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Baby-Toes ballet classes were set up in 1991 with the establishment of The Dance Studio. The classes use a range of classical music and nursery rhymes specifically designed for the 2 to 6 year age groups. The class is a follow the leader format where the shy child can be absorbed into the group and the more outgoing personality can progress with more confidence.
The classes help develop motor skills, creativity and musicality as well as being lots of fun! Parents are invited to watch the last class of each term so that they can see their child’s progress and also to give the children an opportunity to perform what they have been learning. These classes bring a small degree of discipline with a formal uniform and encouragement of neat grooming. All children will have had their 2nd birthday to participate in the 2/3 year-old class, 3rd birthday to participate in the 3/4 year old class and 4th birthday for the 4/5 year old classes. “Jump and Jive” boys only classes can be timetabled to suit with a group of 6 or more students.
BABY TOES CONCERT
The Dance Studio holds an annual Baby-Toes Ballet Concert each year in July and this is held at a professional theatre. This is a highlight on the children’s calendar each year and is looked forward to by families and students alike. The concert is held in the middle of the year and is the perfect first concert for your child to be involved in as it is held just for our youngest students! Although a marvellous experience for most children, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual child/parents as to whether they feel ready to perform on stage.
BEYOND BABY TOES
Classical ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and is encouraged to be taken throughout the training of the young dancer. Formal technical training starts at 6 years of age when there is more understanding of body awareness. For the more serious classical ballet student, we offer examinations in the highly regarded Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus.