Dance styles & classes information at Ecole de Danse of Balham
We have classes to suit everyone from absolute beginners through to advanced levels.
For the youngest children: good fun classes often involve a magical adventure theme; more structured classes for older children as well as adult classes. These classes are taught following the French style. Private classes can also sometimes be arranged.
The philosophy of Jean-Pascal Cabardos and his teachers is to both nurture and inspire in their students a love of music, movement, performance skills and freedom of expression through ballet together with self-discipline and focus – an asset in all walks of life.
We provide the opportunity for students to learn from teachers with an excellent level of education in ballet and who have danced (or indeed still dance!) professionally in companies including The Ballets of Monte-Carlo, The Ballet of the Opera of Berlin and Chantry Dance Company. Teachers are trained with recognized institutions and have years of experience teaching students with a wide range of physical and learning abilities. Our classes do not follow a syllabus.
In founding his ballet school in 2010, Jean-Pascal’s goal is to offer student dancers of ALL ages the best education in ballet whether attending classes as a hobby, exercise, love of dance movement or of course as a potential profession where his own professional connections and previous experience may provide useful guidance.
ALL TEACHERS ARE CBS CHECKED AND ARE FIRST AID CERTIFIED
With regard to class age groups, Ecole de Danse of Balham follows a similar system to that of academic schools. If you need any guidance with this, please do contact us.
Ballet classes for Nursery and Primary level
These are classes where toddlers can learn some basic elements of ballet during weekly different ‘magic’ adventures. The young students are gently encouraged to develop their skills through imagination, the pleasure of physical activity and socialising with their peers.
In Nursery level only, due to the young age of the children, we ask that the parent or the person accompanying the child be present and involved in the class to help and encourage their child as may be appropriate, to follow the instruction given by the teacher.
Ballet classes from Ballet 1 to Ballet 3
In Ballet 1, the students will learn the basics of ballet as well as recognising and dancing to different musical rhythm and tempo.
Progressing through Ballet 1+ , Ballet 2 and Ballet 3 the students will gain more knowledge in ballet technique and its unique vocabulary, consistently building more confidence, improving body control, co-ordination, posture, spacial awareness and musicality.
Absolute Beginner / Beginner + Adult Ballet class
This class is designed for adults with no knowledge in Ballet who would love to learn it or for Adult with some basic Ballet knowledge who love and enjoy the pleasure of dancing and is also ideal for those who would like to come back to it (perhaps after a long break) and re-familiarise themselves with fundamentals and carefully re-build strength and confidence in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Elementary / Advanced Adult Ballet class
This class is designed for adults who enjoy the intrinsic pleasure of dancing and who have good Ballet knowledge and classical technique and who may also like to improve their general ability, together with increasing their stamina, sense of artistry and musicality…. again in a class which has a fun and relaxed atmosphere
Elementary / Intermediate Pointe Work
This class is designed for adults who have good Ballet knowledge and classical technique and who may also like to improve their Pointe Work ability, together with increasing their stamina, sense of artistry and musicality…. again in a class which has a fun and relaxed atmosphere. For your safety and to enjoy fully the class, WE ASK YOU TO ATTEND THE ELEMENTARY/ ADV CLASS BEFORE.
Private one-to-one coaching
This may sometimes be possible by special arrangement. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss this at any time.