TODDLER CREATIVE MOVEMENT CLASS
This Class caters for boys and girls aged 15 months and upward. It is designed to encourage creativity, musicality, physical awareness and listening skills.
The class is held every Thursday morning from 10:00 to 10:45 at the Woodclyffe Hall
BABY and PRE PRIMARY CLASSES
Specialised non-syllabus classes are held for pre-school children which are
designed to expand the pupils movement experiences. Through movement, basic
motor skills are strengthened and new skills encouraged. In addition, creativity
is inspired through the use of imagery. It is hoped that once the children have
passed through this stage that they have acquired enough confidence and self-esteem
to progress happily to a syllabus class.
From the age of five years, pupils study the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.
Founded in 1920 the Royal Academy has come to represent the very highest standard
in the teaching of classical ballet. It has also grown to become the largest and most
influential examining body for classical ballet in the world, operating in over 50
When the required standard has been achieved, children are given the opportunity to
sit the Academy's examinations. However, it is not compulsory to sit examinations and
children may move on to the next grade once the necessary standard has been achieved.
For the child who is talented, Vocational examination classes are offered; these will
lead to the professional examinations of the Royal Academy and are intended for students
considering a career in dance.
MODERN, JAZZ AND TAP
| From the age of 6 years, children may study the
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing's modern and/or tap
syllabus. The syllabus has recently been restructured to encompass
primary examination and grades 1 - 6. Dance students may then
progress to the Vocational syllabus which, like the RAD ballet
syllabus, is designed for the dedicated student. In addition
to modern exams, students may sit for the Jazz awards.
GCSE and A LEVEL DANCE
The more serious student can opt to study GCSE dance from year 9 upwards. This
is a two year course which covers performance, choreography and the appreciation
of dance. Students attend two classes a week in addition to their normal weekly
dance classes. Students who have completed the GCSE course may then go on to study