Pre-Primary and Primary
Age: 4 to 7 years
Pre-Primary in Dance Class is designed for students aged four to five years of age, while Primary in Dance Class is for students from the age of five years. Both levels offer the opportunity to participate in class awards and examinations.
These syllabi develop students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. Set to engaging music, the gentle exercises teach the beginnings of the ballet technique in a creative and fun environment.
We try to use a wide range of props such as feathers, wrist bands, pom poms and percussive instruments to aid learning in all areas.
Children enjoy interactive learning and we find that they respond with great enthusiasm to anything that is visually, aurally and tactilely attractive.
The classes prepare students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.
In both Pre-Primary in Dance and Primary in Dance, students, through participation and practice will be able to:
• Articulate parts of the body
• demonstrate awareness of positions of the body
• perform with an awareness of space
• demonstrate control
• demonstrate co-ordination
• demonstrate elevation
• demonstrate use of appropriate movement dynamics
• respond to the elements of music
• perform expressively
• perform a sequence of simple steps to depict a story
• confidently recall the settings.
Please note: The above ages are used as a guideline only.
WHAT TO WEAR?
The children are required to wear our school and RAD recommended uniform which is;
For girls – Pink RAD (with or without sleeves) leotard, Pink RAD wrap over skirt, pink ballet socks and pink ballet shoes with elastic sewn in and hair tied back.
For Boys – Black RAD shorts, white RAD t-shirt, white leotard, white ballet socks and black ballet shoes with elastic sewn in.
Our in house dance shop can provide all of the above, please ask the receptionist, however if you wish to source your own please ensure that you get the correct colour, style and brand as there are many other brands available.
Please contact us for further information.