CLASSICAL BALLET

Tiny Tots Ages 2-4

A combination of Ballet and Tap and is an introduction to dance for very young children.
 

Baby Ballerinas  From age 3 years.

Introduction to Classical  Ballet,  - No Examinations
 
Pre Primary/Primary - From age 5

Continuing to build on the fundamentals of ballet and movement.

 

All graded classes follow the RAD syllabus.

Grade 1 - From 7 years.
 
Grades 2 to 3 From ages 8-12 years. 

Grade 4/5

Intermediate Foundation

Intermediate Ballet

Intermediate Pointe

Advanced 1 Ballet

Open Senior Ballet

Open Pointe

Senior Ballet Troupe - Intermediate Foundation and above

Junior Ballet Troupe - Grades 1-3

Dance/Ballet Technique (beginners, 12yrs and over)

Ladies Beginner Ballet

Ladies Intermediate Ballet


Class placements at teaching staff's discretion and is based on age and ability. Older, less experienced students may enter at Grade 4 level or the Technique Class.  They will then be assessed as to what class they are most suited to.
 
Examinations:  RAD Examinations
Students will be invited to sit for examinations or performance assessments at the discretion of Joady Chambers and Thspa’s Ballet faculty. Examination Students will need to do a minimum of 2 ballet classes each week plus compulsory holiday workshops or additional exam lessons as required. We believe in fairness to the students they should feel confident and be fully prepared in order to sit for examinations. We only consider students who display a good attitude, showing a full commitment in learning the syllabus, improving technique and attending regularly. 

 
All students are invited to be involved in THSPA’s Annual concert.
 
 
UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS


 
Baby Ballerina / Primary:
Sleeveless white leotard; white voile skirt or tutu, white crossover (winter); pink ballet socks and shoes; pink tights (winter)

Grades 1-3: White leotard; white crossover; white wrap skirt (optional); pink ballet socks (grade 1 pink tights; pink ballet shoes.  Black character skirt with specified ribbons; character shoes

Grade 4/5: Black leotard; black crossover; black wrap skirt (optional); pink tights; pink ballet shoes with ribbons.  Black character skirt with specified ribbons; black character shoes. 

InterFoundation and above: Black leotard; black crossover; pink ballet shoes with ribbons; tights; Demi-Pointes from intermediate. Black or pink leg warmer recommended in cooler weather.

Male (All Grades): Black ballet length shorts/tights; white leotard or t-shirt; white ballet shoes and socks. 

Character shoes (Grade 1 and above).

                                    
IF UNIFORM/HAIR REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET, STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE CLASS TO CORRECT THEIR APPEARANCE. ALL BALLET STUDENTS MUST HAVE HAIR PULLED BACK AND IN A SECURE BUN.

 

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements

Junior Contemporary: Ages 8-12

Senior Contemporary: Ages 13+

 

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

Black and/or white leotard, tights, t-shirt, shorts. Ballet flats or toe thongs.