Nursery Classes (Aged 3-5 years)
Ballet forms the basis of all forms of dance and is very popular throughout the school with practically all students taking classes at least once a week. Classes create a positive learning environment and the dancers learn proper classroom etiquette, which will follow them throughout their school years and into adulthood. Initially the children develop basic motor skills such as standing correctly, balancing on one foot, good co-ordination, moving to music and working with partners. As they progress they develop fitness, strength and proper body alignment to turn while balancing. They work on advanced level jumps, dancing on pointe and reaching maximum flexibility, all of which will improve with every year of training. Most importantly, they also develop an awareness of their own style and learn to express their emotions through the art of dance.
Ballet classes at Allesley School of Dance are available from beginners to advanced standard and follow the syllabus of the British Ballet Organisation, which is fully accredited by the Dance Council of Great Britain and QCA. All students are encouraged to attend external master classes, workshops, summer schools and youth companies if they so wish. A British Ballet Organisation scholarship scheme is available by audition for especially gifted pupils and includes monthly classes by eminent teachers in London and residential coaching courses.
Tap dancing is great fun, very energetic and an excellent way to keep fit. It teaches listening skills and helps develop musicality, individual style, presentation and self-confidence.
Allesley School of Dance has an especially good reputation for producing great tap dancers and ex-pupils have shown their skills in 42nd Street, Singing in the Rain, Crazy for You, Fosse and Riverdance to name but a few. Lessons follow the syllabus of the British Ballet Organisation, which teaches students to dance to a variety of rhythms and in many differing styles. Perfecting routines of increasing difficulty does takes time and practice but is always very rewarding and learning the intricate steps at ever-increasing tempos has been likened to mastering a computer game.
Allesley offers tap classes from beginners to professional standard, including popular adult classes for beginners and improvers. It is recommended that keen tap students also learn jazz to help with their style and presentation.
Piano and Signing Tuition
Piano and Singing tuition is available from Lizzie Pearce. Contact Lizzie for further details on 07970 592 908.
Private Tuition in all Disciplines
If you require private tuition in any of the disciplines that we offer at Allesley Dance please feel free to contact June Pughe via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01386 700748.