Risley Classes

RisleyThe following classes are offered at our Risley branch, which is located at:

Risley Village Memorial Hall
Derby Road,
Risley
DE72 3SU

Butterfly & Dragonfly Ballet

Suitable for children aged 3-5 years of age.

Our Butterfly and Dragon Fly Ballet Classes (for boys and girls) are aimed at children aged 3 to 5 years of age. Each week children begin to learn the basics of ballet as well as continuing to develop posture and coordination of motor skills. The school follow the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) syllabus where children have the opportunity to work towards examinations and medals (it is however not compulsory and children are more than welcome to just participate and move up to the next level without assessments taking place). Alongside learning the IDTA syllabus children will also participate in other ballet class exercises and activities designed by the Teachers to help build imagination, creativity and social skills.

Modern & Tap Dancing

Suitable for children aged 4-7 years of age.

The class is an hour long which involves 30 minutes of modern dance and 30 minutes of tap dancing. Children will study the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) syllabus and will have the opportunity to work towards examinations and medals (it is however not compulsory and children are more than welcome to just participate and move up to the next level without assessments taking place). Alongside learning the IDTA syllabus children will also participate in other contemporary/modern exercises and activates designed by the teachers to help build imagination, creativity, confidence and social skills.


Primary Ballet

This class follows the Primary and Juvenile Award IDTA syllabus in Classical Ballet as well as continuing to explore the wonderful world of Ballet through lots of fun unique games developing strength, flexibility, knowledge and technique. The pupils in this class have also enjoyed participating in Dance festivals by performing a range of different pieces.

Grade One Ballet

For pupils aged 9 years and above who have studied the Primary Ballet Grade 

This class follows the IDTA Grade One syllabus, Preliminary Ballet Award and Bronze Award. Pupils have the opportunity to work towards taking their next Ballet examination or medal assessment. Pupils in this class also have the opportunity to perform in various Dance Festivals and performances developing their performance skills. The class is structured to include flexibility and body conditioning exercises to enhance and develop each child’s Ballet training as they continue to progress.