Ballet Dance Classes
RAD, ISTD & free syllabus ballet classes for kids over 9 years old
About our ballet 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 might decide to take. Not to mention, it’s a great way to keep fit and stay physically and mentally healthy.
For students under 8 years we run 4 age-based combination classes (Tiny, Little, Mini & Junior Dancers). All include a ballet, tap and modern theatre section.
The combination classes are great for younger kids, they love the variety and get a taste of them all.
For students aged 8+ we run dedicated ballet classes following the ISTD syllabus from grades 1-5 and intermediate, offering students the opportunity to sit exams.
Grade 1 starts around age 8 and Intermediate reaches vocational level. Progression through the grades is based on ability not age.
For those studying ISTD Grade 2 or above. This is an open ballet class for any aspiring ballerina wishing to practise and develop their core techniques.
Repetition is the mother of skill. You must attend at least two ballet classes per week before you can be assessed to go on pointe.
For students taking two or more ballet classes per week at ISTD level 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.
Progressing Ballet Technique
For students studying at Grade 2 or above. PBT is all about training muscle memory to improve ballet technique.
Students will learn to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment and how to engage those muscles for superior execution.
Adult Ballet & Pointe
Our range of classes for adults is for all ages, experience and ability. From those starting out for the first time, to those trained to a high level.
Our ballet classes are a great way to get fit, strengthen your important muscle groups, and have fun while you’re at it.
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.
Check out our timetable below and book and a term of Ballet Dance Classes. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll be added to the register for the remainder of this term and then automatically enrolled into every subsequent term for as long as you want to continue dancing with us. Our terms dates are based on the Edinburgh school terms.
Please note: Due to current physical distancing requirements we have had to reduce the numbers in class. Class spaces are limited so we are not offering taster classes at present.
Ballet Dance Classes in Edinburgh - for kids from age 9-17
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