Risley Village Memorial Hall
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.
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.
When children reach their sixth Birthday they are allowed to progress into the Junior Ballet class. This class follows the Primary IDTA syllabus in Classical Ballet as well as continuing to explore the wonderful world of Ballet through lots of unique games developing strength, knowledge and technique. The pupils in this class have also enjoyed participating in Dance festivals by performing a Frozen theme Ballet piece!
Suitable for children aged 7 -13 years of age.
The Junior Performing Arts classes aim to provide children with the necessary skills needed in order to be successful in life. The skills and techniques that the children learn include communication and presentation skills as well as confidence building. All classes will allow the children to develop at their own pace in a supportive and fun learning environment. Each week a different theme is explored for example ‘super heroes’ or ‘Horrible Histories.’ Classes will also involve the teaching of Musical Theatre and Dance Skills. There is also the opportunity for children to work towards Speech and Drama examinations held by the awarding body Trinity College London. (Participation in examinations is not compulsory).