Ockbrook Classes

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

Ockbrook Parish Hall
Church Street
Ockbrook
DE72 3SL

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.

Preparatory Tap

Suitable for children aged 4 years and above.

Our Preparatory Tap class is a beginners Tap Dance course which teaches pupils the basics of Tap. The class follows the International Dance Teacher’s Association (IDTA) syllabus as well as free creative work which complements the vocational training. Pupils have the opportunity to work towards examinations should they wish and to perform in community dance shows and festivals to help develop confidence and presentation skills.

Senior Tap

Suitable for children aged 12 years and above.

This class is taught by Jackie Nicholas and Katie Dillon (our Apprentice Teacher). This class follows the International Dance Teacher’s Association (IDTA) syllabus as well as free creative work which complements the vocational training of Tap Dance. Pupils have the opportunity to work towards examinations should they wish and to perform in community dance shows and festivals to help develop confidence and presentation skills.

 

Junior Ballet

Suitable for children aged 6-8 years of age.

The Junior Ballet class is a beginners class for children aged 5 years or above with little or no experience. The class follows the International Dance Teacher’s Association (IDTA) syllabus as well as free creative work which complements the vocational training. Pupils have the opportunity to work towards examinations should they wish to perform in community dance shows and festivals to help develop confidence and presentation skills.

Overall the class aim to introduce your child to the wonderful world of Ballet where theatre trips and visits will be organised as well as the opportunity of learning how to put steps together through composition and choreography.

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 where 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.

Grade 2Senior Ballet

For pupils aged 12 years and above with no previous Ballet training.

This class is aimed at older pupils who have never has the opportunity to study Classical Ballet before as it teaches the basic principals in a sophisticated way to engage the older pupil. This class is recommended for pupils planning on studying or are already studying GCSE Dance who would like to develop and build on their Dance Technique skills. This class allows pupils to work towards a range of examinations and live performances and dance festivals.