Through a variety of programmes that run throughout the year our Ballet curriculum provides training and education in the following areas of study:

 

 

 

 

  • American Syllabus Ballet.
  • English Syllabus Ballet.
  • Introduction to and differentiation of Russian technique.
  • Classical Ballet practice.
  • Modern Ballet practice.
  • An understanding of ballet and its relationship to contemporary/lyrical dance.
  • Terminology and Vocabulary (French).
  • An understanding and practice of Ballet as a classical training tool that serves as the foundation of all other dance styles.
  • An informed understanding of the Ballet industry (life in a Ballet Company, aesthetic demands, auditions, contracts etc).
  • An understanding of the anatomical placement of the body and use of breath in Ballet.
  • Education in the history and origins of Ballet.
  • Education in the social/economical relevance of Ballet and its development through the ages as well as dominant trends of Ballet.
  • Exploration of other dance styles/art forms that cross reference Ballet (eg  Ballet, Hip Hop, lyrical, Contemporary,  Commercial, Jazz etc).
  • A study of leading productions /significant performances.
  • A study of leading practitioners and influential artists.
  • How cultural/character styles are translated into ballet technique.
  • Devising and choreology.
  • Production and Design.
  • Health and Nutrition.
  • Mental Health and Body Autonomy for the dancer.
  • Changing industry issues -(institutionalised classism, racism, exclusion etc).
  • Those students who are of a suitable age, stage of development and technical advancement will be given the opportunity to study Pointe.

In addition to these core areas lies the heart of the company ethos, ‘Let Your Colours Explode!’ Workshop participants are encouraged to discuss other ideas and areas of interest and what they want to get out of the curriculum. Due to the nature of creative education, workshop delivery is flexible, adaptable and always fun!