Ballet



Ballet is a dance style instantly recognisable to all; it is elegant, graceful and magical but it demands strength, discipline and perseverance. Ballet is excellent for embedding good technique, posture, alignment and discipline in the dancer’s body, whether it is being a fairy or a princess for the girls or a prince or soldier for the boys.

Origins

This genre of dance began in the 15th century in Italy and was later refined into a performance genre in Russia and France. It has become a blueprint for many other dance forms. 

Infamous ballet performances

Iconic ballet performances include the many versions of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, all of which are still performed by various theatre groups in the West End and across the world. The art of ballet is now as diverse and far-reaching as any dance style could be – from classical, traditional performances from The Royal Ballet Company through to the more contemporary, lavish and left-field productions of Matthew Bourne.

RPA’s ballet experience

Roynon’s Whole School Productions always feature amazing ballet choreography from across the grades, from Tinies Ballet through to Advanced Ballet grades for our seniors. Regardless of age or ability, they are always undoubtedly captivating and beautiful!

Roynon Performing Arts have classes to suit all ages and abilities in Ballet, from 2 years of age through to senior adults. Each class is tailored to suit, whether it is aspiring to be a fairy princess or to going on pointe. We have a strong track record in developing fantastic, high grade ballet dancers and warmly welcome anyone to come along and try a class out for yourself!

Roynon have decades of experience in teaching ballet to a high standard – it is one of the most established faculties within the school. Our dance teachers are second-to-none and know exactly what steps are required to ensure each student makes good progress.

The student will be supported every step of their creative arts journey in order to ensure they are challenged but not pushed too quickly. This is crucial in the teaching of ballet as attempting moves at the wrong level can be dangerous to both the dancer and their skills progression (going on pointe is one such example and will not be taught by RPA until it is proven that the student is ready and has completed the necessary foundation work).

Grading

As with the rest of our dance work, Roynon follow the ISTD syllabus and pupils can enter exams if they so wish. Taking exams for any performing arts class is highly recommended – find out more about exam work here.

Age groups

Lower School (Ages 2-7), Middle School (Ages 7-11), Upper School (Ages 11-18), and Adult (Ages 18+)



Ballet Classes Available

Tinies (Pre School) – BalletSaturday
09:00-09:45
Miss Ellie
Pre Primary BalletSaturday
09:45-10:30
Miss Charlie
Primary Ballet (Year 1+)Saturday
10:30-11:15
Miss Ellie
Primary Ballet (Year 1+)Saturday
09:45-10:30
Miss Ellie
Grade 1 BalletSaturday
11:15-12:00
Miss Charlie
Grade 3 BalletMonday
17:45-18:30
Miss Lucy
Intermediate BalletTuesday
18:00-19:00
Miss Ellie
Intermediate BalletMonday
19:00-20:00
Miss Lucy
Advanced 1 BalletThursday
20:00-21:15
Miss Lucy
Adult BalletWednesday
20:00-21:00
Miss Lucy
Grade 5 BalletWednesday
19:00-20:00
Miss Lucy
Grade 4 BalletWednesday
18:00-19:00
Miss Lucy
Grade 1 BalletWednesday
16:00-16:45
Miss Lucy
Advanced 1 BalletMonday
20:00-20:45
Miss Lucy
Beginner Pointe/Pre PointeTuesday
16:30-17:15
Miss Ellie
Grade 2 BalletWednesday
17:15-18:00
Miss Lucy
Senior Student BalletThursday
17:15-18:00
Miss Lucy


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