Welcome to our Danceworks Pre-Ballet Programme. We provide a gentle introduction to the world of Ballet and Dance, Our classes are imaginative, nurturing and inspiring. Your little dancer will grow in confidence, improve motor skills, gain musical and artistic sensitivity! For more information, email [email protected].
Baby Ballet (18 months – 3 Years old)
A fun and imaginative introduction to the world of Ballet. We explore music, rhythms and movement in a gentle, encouraging way. Your little one will pick up skills, having fun along the way and making new friends.
Reception Ballet (3 – 6 Years old)
In this class, we work a little more on the basics of ballet. We introduce a little barre work and an enjoyable centre practice with traveling steps and imaginative sequences. We work on good posture and basic ballet techniques while nurturing artistry to build a strong foundation for a healthy and happy dancer. Your little dancer will pick up many useful skills from the ballet class, listening to instructions, watching for visual cues, taking turns, and working as a group.
One parent/carer can accompany the child to the studio. Once the class begins, we kindly ask that you wait outside the building. Please return to the studio 5 mins before the end of the class for pick up. Please ensure your child has been to the toilet before class.
Children’s Ballet (ages 6-8 Years old)
Teacher: Julie Alltree
Classes are taught by Julie Alltree, Julie was a Professional Dancer for 20 years and is a dedicated, supportive teacher with limitless patience and a great understanding of children. She loves to work with all age groups and abilities.
Julie trained in Yorkshire with Dorothy Stevens MBE. She was awarded a scholarship with the British Ballet Organization and trained with John Field and Anne Heaton. She has had an extensive career spanning twenty years on stage and television. She brings a wealth of studio, rehearsal and performance experience to her classes.
In this class we focus in on good ballet basics; posture, placing and alignment. We work carefully at the barre to establish strong technique, and an understanding of the basic positions and steps of class.
We build to an enjoyable centre practise. Building strength, stamina, confidence and artistry.
In addition to ballet class, students will learn good class behaviour, how to do a ballet bun, stage directions, ballet terminology, ballet stories and musical appreciation.
Classes can be booked online in advance or in person at reception. To book for the whole term, click book on a class below and choose the “Term” option under the “Drop In” after signing in.