Our teachers are registered with The Royal Academy of Dance. We follow the syllabus and guidelines for Classical Ballet. From our fun Pre-school classes to Majors. Pre-School commences from age 2 years 6 months, for boys & girls. We follow the Royal Academy exam syllabus.
Lower Grades (Pre-Primary to Grade 2)
Learn the basics of ballet, which includes fun and expression. They are also introduced to character work from Grade 1 onwards. It involves folk styles from across Europe. Read more
Middle Grades (Grade 3 to Grade 5)
Students continue to increase their vocabulary, technique, posture, musicality, expression and confidence.
Higher Grades (Grade 6 to Grade 8)
Students will have developed an understanding of technique and performance level. These grades are very good for pupils studying for SQA exams.
Scottish Ballet Dance Education Scheme
After auditions we have five pupils who were successful. Namely Kira Ewing (Grade 6), Megan Brown (Grade 4) Katie Ritchie (Grade 4) Molly Fitzpatrick (Grade 4) & Siobhan Grady (Grade 2)
Ballet West Aspiring Professional Scheme
Eight of our pupils were successful. Namely Anna Baird (Grade 3), Christina Mia (Grade 3), Molly Fitzpatrick (Grade 3), Kira Ewing (Grade 5), Katy McDougall (Grade 5), Joy Fitzpatrick (Grade 8), Kathryn Young (Grade 8) and Jennifer McLean (Grade 8).
R.S.A.M.D Ballet Degree Course
Jamie Shields (Male, Grade 7) auditioned and was successful. Jamie commences this full time course in September
We follow the Scottish Dance Teacher's Alliance syllabus for graded examinations and medal tests. Our syllabus ranges from tiny tots to professional level. Jazz dance is a commerial style of dance. It is a cross from modern dance and contemporay style. It is one of the most popular styles of dance, mainly due to its popularity in stage shows, television, and musical theatre. It is challenging and great fun. We follow the Scottish Dance Teacher's Alliance exam syllabus.
We follow the Scottish Dance Teacher's Alliance syllabus for graded examinations and medal tests. Our syllabus ranges from tiny tots to professional level. Tap dancing is conversations with the feet. Believed to have begun in the mid 1800s from the rise of the Minstrel Shows, which led to a Broadway style. It is still a popular style which improves co-ordination, rhythm, syncopation, and it is exciting to hear all the various beats and sounds with a relaxed style. We follow the Scottish Dance Teacher's Alliance exam syllabus.
We follow the British Association of Teachers of Dancing medal test syllabus. Acro/gymnast is the performance of extraordinary feats of balance, for agility and co-ordination. It can be found in many of the performing arts. It helps the dancer tremendously with flexibility.
We enter pupils for the British Association of Teachers of Dancing for the freestyle medal tests and the Scottish Dance Teacher's Alliance for street dance medal tests. Street Dance, Hip Hop & Freestyle is a funkstyle, popping, & locking, for dance routines to pop music.
Higher dance is available at this school through auditions with the Scottish Dance Teacher's Alliance. It is a two year course. Two pupils gained their higher last term. Namely Jennifer McLean (Grade 8) and Jamie Shields (Grade 7). Three pupils auditioned on Sunday 26th August 2012 and they were successful. Namely Joy Fitzpatrick (Grade 8), Marianne McPhee (Grade 7) and Kathryn Young (Grade 8).
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