Classes, Days & Venues

JUNIOR SCHOOL

PRE-SCHOOL BALLET AGE  3 – 4

Malahide Saturday & Wednesday
Portmarnock Saturday & Wednesday
Swords Friday

From 3 years of age students can attend Pre-Primary & Primary Ballet Classes in Malahide, Portmarnock & Swords.  PreSchool Ballet classes are a gentle introduction to dance concentrating on co-ordination, musicality and expression. Through imagery and the use of stories the children learn how to express themselves to music while basic stretching and co-ordination exercises improve their motor skills.

PREPRIMARY BALLET AGE 4 – 5
PRIMARY BALLET AGE 6 – 7

Malahide Saturday & Wednesday
Portmarnock Saturday & Wednesday
Swords Friday

From 4 years of age students can attend Pre-Primary & Primary Ballet Classes in Malahide, Portmarnock & Swords.  Students begin to learn set exercises from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus and have the option of participating in Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Awards.

GRADE 1 BALLET AGE 7 – 9
GRADE 2 BALLET AGE 8 – 10

Malahide Saturday
Portmarnock Saturday
Swords Friday

Grade 1 & Grade 2 Ballet class students continue learning the RAD syllabus which also includes an introduction to Character Dance and the option of participating in RAD Awards.

SENIOR SCHOOL

GRADE 3 & 4 BALLET AGE 10 – 13

Malahide Saturday & Wednesday
Portmarnock Saturday & Wednesday

From Grade 3 students are encouraged to attend 2 ballet classes a week. This is to enable them to develop their potential in ballet and maintain a strong and healthy physique. This is totally optional and students may also continue with 1 class per week.

GRADE 5, 6 & 7 BALLET AGE 13 UPWARDS

Malahide Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Portmarnock Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

From Grade 5 students must attend at least 2 ballet classes a week. This is to enable them to become proficient in the RAD syllabus if they wish to participate in RAD exams.

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

Malahide Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Portmarnock Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

 Vocational Grades begin with Intermediate Foundation Ballet Classes from age 12 upwards.  At this level students begin PrePointe training with the aim to eventually attempt Pointe work. Attendance at 2 ballet classes, or more, per week is compulsory for any student who may wish to participate in Pointe work. This is necessary to develop the required strength and stamina to dance at this level.