Children are invited from 3 years of age to participate in a Cygnets dance class, the class is mainly ballet based but commences with 10 minutes of tap dancing to give an insight into musicality and co-ordination. Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay in the dance studio to help the children feel secure and confident during this lesson – all other lessons parents/guardians are invited to wait outside the dance studio.
Classes are held in a fun environment with a disciplined and playful approach, helping children to develop their skills through mime, musicality and expressive movement.
Once children are proficient and confident at this level they are encouraged to take assessments with the British Ballet Organisation (B.B.O.) in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Modern.
We strongly encourage children to participate in all the subjects of dance, on offer at the Pamela Darlington School of Dance, as they are complimentary to each other and enable the child to develop to their full potential.
Full examinations, under the umbrella of the B.B.O continue in all five genres of dance: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Modern.
From 3 years of age children can join the Cygnet’s Ballet Class, and early lessons are conducted with the help of teddy bears, tambourines and scarves.
An assessment is taken when the children are 4/5 years of age and they then follow the exams with the B.B.O. from Pre Primary up to and including Advanced level. Older children are also encouraged to commence classes and will be graded accordingly.
A more energetic lesson, using the latest up to date pop music, so enjoyed by the students, more structured than a disco lesson, it incorporates stretching and flexibility exercises, along with newly choreographed routines to suit each age group. B.B.O. exams are available from 5 years of age, Pre Primary through to Advanced level.
Often pupils commence modern at a later age and will then be put into a class in keeping with their age and ability.
Children enjoy a class using traditional rhythmical tunes and are encouraged to appreciate musicality that will see them through their whole dancing life.
Exams are taken from 5 years of age, Pre Primary through to Advanced level. Children can be accepted from a later age and will be graded accordingly.
Jazz Dance is recommended for the older and more “committed” dancer, it is very structured, almost similar to classical ballet in its purity of style – technical but also very rewarding when the correct line and form becomes second nature.
A new and exciting genre of dance, song and performing to be examined by bbodance. Available for all ages and abilities – energy and enthusiasm required for all grades! Enjoy exercises and amalgamations from musicals Oliver, Annie, Little Mermaid, Chorus Line, Mary Poppins……..to name just a few.