Kinder
Classes

2024 TERM 1 KINDER TIMETABLE
 
 
Wednesday
4:00- 4:45pm    4yo Kinder Ballet Jazz
 
Thursday
10:15- 11:00am   3/4 yo Kinder Ballet Jazz
 
Friday
9:30-10:15am     3yo Kinder Ballet Jazz 
10:30 – 11:15am  4yo Kinder Ballet Jazz
 
Saturday
9:00- 9:45am     3yo Kinder Ballet Jazz 
10:00 – 10:45am     4yo Kinder Ballet Jazz

 KINDER BALLET & JAZZ ( 3 & 4YRS)

These classes are age-specific dance classes designed to teach dance skills and musicality through imaginative exercises, in addition to structured syllabus exercises. The classes are fluid and we respond to the children’s interest, ideas and moods. We aim to cover the following during the course of the year:

  1. dance basics – straight backs, stretched legs and feet, bending knees before jumping, jumping from and to 2 legs,  bounding from and to 1 leg, demi pointe runs, skips, side gallops, picked up gallops, marches, basic turns, softened arms and hands
  2. basic ballet positions and terms (bras bas, first & fifth position of the arms, parallel and first position of the feet, demi pliés, sautés, demi pointe, retirés, arabesque, penchés)
  3. story telling, imagination and performance (i.e. – we create exercises and dances around a character and story – Cinderella going to the ball/baby birds leaving the nest and learning to fly/children picking flowers in a field etc )
  4. class etiquette (making circles, taking turns, dancing with a partner, following instructions, working as a group, focusing)
  5. musicality, rhythm, co-ordination, creating a sequence of steps
  6. dance games

We use a variety of music – classical, age appropriate pop music, music from popular children’s movies, in addition to the pre-primary RAD ballet syllabus.  We also use a large volume of props  – to give the class interest and shape.