Classical Ballet

Charlesworth Ballet School, offers ballet training to dancers between the ages of 4 ½ and 17 years old. It specialises in the Vaganova method of training, which it has been delivering to CBS students for over 60 years.

The Vaganova method is a ballet technique and training system devised by the Russian dancer and pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951). This method fuses elements of traditional French technique from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of Italian technique.

The Vaganova technique is a training method, designed to involve the whole body in every movement, with equal attention paid to the upper body, legs and feet. Vaganova believed that this approach increases consciousness of the body, thus creating a harmony of movement and greater expressive range.

Is your child not quite old enough to begin in our Preparatory Ballet? Contact us for more information on our Pre-school dance programme.