Ballet is a discipline which creates the foundation for technique, strength, flexibility and grace. We offer ballet classes from the age of 2 and up. The NZAMD (New Zealand Association of Modern Dance) syllabus is taught from Pre-School to Advanced levels at LʼEcole de Danse. All ballet classes incorporate traditional barre exercises, centre exercises as well as flexibility exercises in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Levels from Rosette Pre Grade upwards will have an examination held midway through the year and the second half of the year is dedicated to the end of year recital.
Pre-School Ballet classes (3 ~ 4 years old ) involve teaching children the love of dance and the love of music while building confidence and the ability to follow instructions. Students are introduced to basic steps and moves such as skipping and jumping to help with coordination. Students are encouraged to use their creativity and imaginations in our Pre-School classes.