It is my belief that whilst structure and discipline are important, there is the greatest need for children to be able to express themselves creatively without restriction, have confidence in making their own decisions and most of all have fun! This is where First dance comes in, whether you are a beginner or advanced level student; we offer a unique opportunity for students to use dance in a way that inspires them, shows their personality and gives them true confidence in their ability.
Toddler Dance (Suitable for children aged 2+):
A unique class for toddlers, using music and movement to inspire creativity, incorporating props, fun themes, story telling/ mime, rhythm and counting and providing an introduction to Ballet.
Themes include the jungle, pirates, weather, nature, teddy bear picnic and many more. Using a variety of music styles to compliment and teach quality of movement and rhythm
I.S.T.D Graded Imperial ballet:
We follow the I.S.T.D Syllabus, one of the worlds leading examination boards in dance, you can find out more here
Pre Primary- Age 4 + Primary- Age 5+ Grade 1- Age 6/7+ Grade 2- Age 7/8+ Grade 3- Age 8/9+ Grade 4- Age 9/10+ Grade 5- Age 9/10+ Grade 6- Age 10/11+
I.S.T.D Vocational Grades - Intermediate, Advanced 1 & 2
Whilst the syllabus is the foundation for class work, free work, mime, choreography, pointe work are also included. There is also the option for your child to enter examinations, this is not compulsory
Age ranges are a guide only and ability will be discussed prior to enrollment.