Children’s Ballet Classes Warrington
First of all, for our youngest of ballet students. This class is all about introducing young children from the age of 3 years old to the ballet basics through movement, song and play.
We encourage our budding ballerinas to explore their own ability to move as we help in developing their confidence levels through dance and singing. This class brings so much joy and laughter to our youngest members.
PRE-SCHOOL DANCE CLASSES
Pre-School Ballet classes start at the age of 4. This class is of a ballet structure with musical movement incorporated within the steps therefore, a lot of basic co-ordination is learnt here. After a year the children are usually ready to attend a more traditional style of ballet class. In our Primary Ballet Classes is where the children will be able to work towards their first ballet exam. Our Primary level Ballet class follows a syllabus. The children learn and partake in exams dancing the Cecchetti Classical Ballet Primary Syllabus awarded by the ISTD.
JUNIOR DANCE CLASSES – (GRADE EXAMS)
KS Dance Junior Programme offers a wide variety of dance classes for all ages, including Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Lyrical Jazz, Contemporary, Strength & Flexibility classes, Commercial, Spanish and Tap Dance.
If you require more information about our classes or registering to join the school, please contact us.
SENIOR DANCE CLASSES – (MAJOR EXAMS)
Training with Kate Simmons Dance School, it is advisable for the notable progression of each dance student, that they attend at least 2 classes per week of the same subject, especially if working towards a dance exam. This in order to achieve the required standard.
Kate Simmons Dance is fortunate to have this unique facility for Junior Dance Programme Students.
Students of the school displaying certain qualities and talent, as well as dedication, are invited to audition for the Junior Graduate Classes. This involves an extra Ballet class per week. Graduate Classes take the form of a free technical Ballet class for the Development of ‘picking up’ Choreography, Artistry, Mime & Improvisation,
A Junior Graduates age ranges between 9-12 years old and through a successful Audition process, dancers can progress into our Senior Graduate Programme, from the ages of 13-16 years.
When ballet students pass their Grade 6 class, they are then able to move on to the Major Syllabus and Senior work, starting with Intermediate- Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced I and Advanced II (all of our Major Syllabus Grades also follow the Cecchetti method).
MODERN AND TAP
Major exams follow from Grade 5 starting with Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Advanced I and II. Examinations are taken in Modern and Tap. Awarded by the ISTD.
Junior Programme also have their own annual productions. Kate Simmons Dance believes it is important for young dancers to have the opportunities to perform on stage in a theatre. Performance skills are valuable experiences for young children and at Kate Simmons Dance we understand the importance dance plays in their development. Performing enables our younger students to grasp a sense of where their training is leading them. Kate Simmons Dance also participates in dance National and International competitions for its Juniors members
All students from Grades 3 and up have the opportunity to create their own work in either classical dance, modern dance, tap dance or any chosen dance genre, which is then performed in our Annual Choreographic Competition, part of Prize Giving and Graduation.
Ballet Classes Warrington.