For all students under the age of 4 please visit https://kindydancetime.com.au/

Programme

Pre-Primary Ballet

Pre-Primary ballet classes provide the opportunity for each child to develop musical awareness, good posture and coordination, and to cultivate imagination, confidence and concentration, whilst being introduced to the first basic positions of Classical Ballet.

The children learn through enjoyment, with lessons including topics and themes relating to their age and development. Ballet classes of 30 minutes are held once a week during the term.

Students are encouraged to take part in our major ballet productions. Students receive a certificate of achievement at the completion of the year’s study. Pre-Primary school age children are accepted into this grade.

*Preparatory classes are available for Kindy aged children. Enrolment conditions apply. Please contact Admin at  schooladmin@charlesworthballet.com.au  or phone 9475 0320 or 0450 188 020*

Grade One Ballet

Lessons continue to nurture each child’s unique dance ‘quality’. Simple classical ballet steps are introduced building on basic positions taught in Pre-Primary. Imagination and acting ability are further developed by continuing story themed lessons.

Classes of 45 minutes are held once a week during the term. Students take part in our major ballet productions.

Grade 1 students participate in the major ballet production. Students receive a certificate of achievement at the completion of the year’s study. Grade one school age children are accepted into this grade.

Grade Two Ballet

Classes at this level include the introduction of new exercises of the Classical Ballet technique, including extended development of musicality, dance steps, coordination and improvisation.

Classes of 45 minutes are held once a week during the term.

Grade 2 students participate in their first assessment, which is low key, and introduces the children to Classical Ballet examinations without fear or undue stress.

Grade 2 students will participate in the major ballet production. Students receive a certificate and report following their class assessment at the end of third term. Grade two school age children are accepted into this grade.

Grade Three Ballet

Students at this stage are highly recommended to do 2 classes per week – one Level 1 class and one Level 2 class. All Grade 3 students participate in the major ballet production.

Level 1

Students at this level increase their weekly class time to one hour during the term. This enables them to add a further variety of study to their ballet technique including:

Level 2

Students are required to take the level 2 class at our central studios. This level further develops the classical technique improves strength and flexibility and prepares the students for their yearly grade examination.

Grade Four Ballet

Students at this stage of their training are highly recommended to do 2 classes per week. One Level 1 class and one Level 2 class. All Grade 4 students participate in the major ballet production.

Level 1

Students take weekly ballet classes of one-hour duration during the term, enabling them to add a further variety of study to their ballet technique including:

Level 2

Students study Level 1 as a pre-requisite for level 2 and take an additional weekly special technique class offered at the central studio. This level of study is important for preparation of acceptance into Level 2 of grade Five. Students are prepared to participate in their yearly grade examination.

Grades Five/ Six Ballet

Students at this stage of their training are required to do 2 classes per week at our central studios. One Level 1 class and one Level 2 class. All Grade5/6 students participate in the major ballet production.

Level 1

Classes at this level continue to introduce new exercises of Classical Ballet technique with extended development of musicality, dance steps, harmonious coordination and improvisation. Classes of one- hour duration are conducted weekly during the term.

Level 2

Students study Level 1 as a pre-requisite for level 2 and take an additional weekly special technique class. It is important that level 2 students have completed Grade Four studies at Level 2.
Students continue to strengthen and develop their classical ballet technique with the introduction of turns and are prepared for their yearly grade examination.

As grooming plays an important part in ballet and performance, we expect correct grooming from our ballet students.

An additional Contemporary class is introduced in Grade 5 and students will have performance opportunities in the Charlesworth Ballet Institute Contemporary Soiree.

Grade Seven/Eight Ballet

Grade 7/8classes are conducted at the central studios. At this level it is required that students take 2 classes per week in order to achieve a satisfying level of skill. Technique classes include Floor Work, Barre, Centre Practice, Sauts and Demi-Pointe work. Students are prepared for their yearly grade examination. Students participate in the annual major ballet production.

We are pleased to offer additional classes – ‘Pointe Preparation’ and ‘Contemporary’. These classes are recommended for students wishing to extend their studies and to prepare for Pointe work in Grades 8 & 9. Students will have performance opportunities in the Charlesworth Ballet Institute Contemporary Soiree.

Grades Nine/Ten

Grade 9 & 10 classes are conducted at the Central Studios. It is imperative, as skills increase and bigger jumps (sauts) are introduced, that classes are conducted on sprung floors. We encourage all students to continue their training in a professional environment.

Grade 9& 10 students continue developing their classical ballet technique, training 2.25 hours weekly within two class periods during the term, It is recommended that Grade 8 & 9 students also take the ‘Contemporary’ and ‘Pointe’ classes. Students will have performance opportunities in the Charlesworth Ballet Institute Contemporary Soiree.

As grooming plays an important part in ballet and performance, we expect correct grooming from our ballet students.

Grade 9 & 10 students are prepared for their yearly grade examination and participate in the annual major ballet production.

Boys Class

This is a 45 min per week ballet class designed specifically to cater to boys from 5 – 9 years. The ‘boys only’ class while introducing classical technique in a fun, stimulating and fast-moving environment also works on strength, musicality and co-ordination providing the important necessary skills required as a male dancer.

 

For all students under the age of 4 please visit https://kindydancetime.com.au/

Available Classes