Ballet Dance Classes

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Why take ballet dance classes?

Classical ballet is the foundation from which nearly all dance styles have developed and it has a big influence on all the training we offer at DN Dance.

Ballet requires strong technique, athleticism, poise, balance and precision. It demands an almost invisible strength, where physically challenging moves and sequences are made to look effortless and graceful. 

Taking ballet class will improve your abilities in almost every other style of dance you take. Not to mention, it’s a great  way to keep fit and stay physically and mentally healthy.

We teach both the RAD Ballet and ISTD Ballet Syllabuses, along with Pointe and other classes that support the development of strong ballet technique.

Ballet dance classes – timetable & booking

We offer ballet dance classes in the RAD & ISTD syllabuses. On the timetable below we show all our ballet dance classes for ages 8-17 years. 

ISTD Ballet

Grade 1 – Intermediate

For students aged 8+ we run dedicated ballet classes following the ISTD syllabus from grades 1-5 and intermediate. This syllabus is great for the earlier years.

Grade 1 starts around age 8 and Intermediate reaches college vocational level. Progression through the grades is based more on ability than age.

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RAD Ballet

Foundation – Advanced

Students from age 10 can begin taking RAD syllabus ballet from Foundation – Advanced level. This beautiful syllabus really shines from the upper grades.

RAD is a required syllabus for most dance colleges and theatre schools, so if you are thinking about a career in the performing arts, then this class is a must.

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Open Ballet

Free Syllabus

We run some free syllabus ballet class which offer extra training for any aspiring ballerina wishing to practise and develop their core techniques. These classes don’t follow a specific syllabus

Repetition is the mother of skill. So no matter what you are working towards extra technique training will benefit your progression.

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Invite Only

For students taking two or more ballet classes per week at ISTD Grade 2 or above, or those who have done Pointe work previously.

The priority for this elegant dance style is learning how to execute exercises safely and with correct alignment.

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Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

PBT is a syllabus designed to condition your body to vastly improve your ballet technique. It’s about developing muscle memory core strength and flexibility.

Students learn to use muscles in the right way to initiate the correct alignment and engage those muscles for superior execution.

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Need help finding the right dance class?

If you aren’t sure what class style is best for you or what level you should be dancing at, please contact us for a consultation before booking a class and we’ll be delighted to help you take your first steps with DN Dance.


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