At NLPAC we recommend students learn classical Ballet. A sound Ballet technique provides an easy transition into other forms of dance. Ballet trains the body carefully, developing strength, control, coordination and line.

 We offer beginner classes for 3-4 year olds, and teenage students returning to ballet or starting for the first time, spcialist boys classes along with graded classes in ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) Imperial Classical Ballet. 

Students are given the opportunity to take exams from Pre-Primary up to Advanced 2 Vocational exams. Students wishing to be entered for exams must attend an extra class in the term of the exam from Grade 1 upwards. Students studying for Vocational Graded examinations: Intermediate-Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 1 & 2, must attend both weekly syllabus classes. The ISTD Diploma in Dance Education teaching qualification is also offered in Imperial Classical Ballet as well as Tap and Modern Theatre to students 17 years and over.

Successful exam students from Grade 1 who recieve a distinction mark, are offered the opportunity to take part in the prestigious ISTD Imperial Ballet Junior and Senior awards in the Autumn each year.

Below is the timetable of ISTD SYLLABUS BALLET classes for autumn 2020. 

Ages are given as a guideline but once a trial class has been taken, the teacher will suggest the best possible class for the student. Examinations are not compulsory but if a child wishes to we hold examinations at our centre at the end of every summer term.

ISTD Pre-PrimaryReception+Tuesday4.00-5.00
ISTD Pre-PrimaryReception+Saturday2:30-3:30
ISTD  PrimaryGradedWednesday4:00-5:00
ISTD  PrimaryGradedSaturday1:30-2:30
ISTD Grade 1GradedFriday4:00-5:00
ISTD Grade 2GradedWednesday5:00-6:00
ISTD Grade 2GradedSaturday2:30-3:30
& 3:30-4:30
ISTD Grade 3GradedSaturday3:30-4:30
ISTD Grade 4GradedSaturday4:30-5:30
ISTD Grade 5GradedTuesday5:00-6:00
ISTD Grade 5GradedSaturday4:30-5:30
ISTD Intermediate-Foundation (1)Vocational Graded – By InvitationTuesday5:00-6:00
ISTD Intermediate-Foundation (2)Vocational Graded – By InvitationFriday5:00-6:00
ISTD Intermediate (1)Vocational Graded – By invitationWednesday6:00-7:00
ISTD Intermediate (2)
Vocational Graded – By Invitation Friday 6:00-7:30

We have a variety of ballet classes for children who may be starting or returning to ballet. We also have specialised technique classes for students who already attend a graded class with us and wish to take their studies further. A dedicated Boys Ballet class is part of our Boys Performance School and encourages boys to take up this fantastic dance form.

Below is the timetable of BEGINNERS AND NON SYLLABUS BALLET classes for autumn 2020.

Tiny Toes (Ballet & Tap) 3-4 – pre-school Monday 4:00-5:00
Tiny Toes (Ballet & Tap) 3-4 – pre-school Saturday 1:30-2:15
Youth Ballet  Year 6+ Monday 5:00-6:00
Boys Ballet A By Ability Saturday 11:20-12:05
Boys Ballet B By Ability Saturday 12:15-1:00
Junior Ballet Technique By Invitation TBC TBC

Senior Ballet Technique

By Invitation Tuesday 6:00-7:00

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