Classes for all ages and abilities

Pre-Primary and Primary Dance

These classes are for children aged 5 to 7 years. They are an introductory ballet class for our youngest girls and boys using natural movements, colourful props, and musical instruments. Together the teacher and children create stories inspired by their imagination and the music. As the levels progress, the content continues to emphasise natural movement developing them into simple ballet sequences.

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pre-primary

Pre-Primary

Graded Levels - One to Eight

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus offers a progressive programme of ballet levels for all age groups, incorporating character dance. Students, if they wish, can prepare for RAD examinations.

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Grade One Character Dance

Grade One Character Dance

Vocational Levels - Intermediate Foundation to Advanced

These classes are available to prepare for Royal Academy of Dance Vocational examinations. The Vocational Levels are designed for students who are considering a serious commitment as a dancer, teacher, or another capacity. Vocational classes are technically demanding and include Pointe Work.

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Vocational Candidates

Vocational Candidates

Conditioning Classes - Grade Three and above

FirstSteps School of Dance believe all young people should be ‘fit’ to dance. Conditioning Classes are based on Pilates and ‘Progressing Ballet Technique’ of which Miss Espe is certified. This class encourages core strength, joint flexibility and muscular control. Both Graded and Adult students can take this class in addition to their ballet class.

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Conditioning Class

Conditioning Class

Repertoire - Grade Four and above

Students learn choreography from famous ballets. They will also gain an understanding of the history of ballet, music, set and costumes. With the wealth of knowledge and experience from all FirstSteps teachers, this is an important addition to our timetable.

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Dance Attack GIRLS

The girls now get a chance to be in the Crew! A high energy and fun rollercoaster of a class for 7 – 11 years, introducing an array of different dance styles. Each class begins with a unique warm-up based on circuit training, aerobic, strengthening and stretching exercises. The bulk of the class will be spent learning and creating choreography in varying dance styles and techniques which includes street, acrobatics, jazz, ballet, Latin, ballroom and contemporary.

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