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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.
BALLET
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 countries.

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 A level.