At Riverside Ballet we offer RAD ballet classes for students who are 3 years old+ to adult! Ballet not only has great physical benefits such as developing good posture and flexibility but is also is a great way to increase confidence and self-esteem! Children develop lifelong friendships and memories they will treasure always!
Our ballet classes start with 3-4 year ballet. During this time your child will explore ballet through adventures and stories, so developing their imaginations as well as introducing them to simple ballet technique. At 5 years old we start Pre-Primary followed by Primary, Grade 1 preparation and then onto Grade 1-Grade 8. There is also a chance for students to start pointe work in Grade 5+.
These graded ballet classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabi. RAD is an internationally renowned organisation which offers ballet examinations which are recognised on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Examinations are not compulsory but are a great way to build self-esteem and reward the students for all the hard work they put in.
Our ballet classes are not just for kids! Riverside Ballet also offers a mixed ability adult class, which incorporates barre work, centre and allegro (jumps), as well as some gentle stretches. Ballet is a great way to stay fit, increase flexibility and socialise!
“Holly runs a really wonderful ballet school. She has a kind, supportive and caring approach to teaching the children.” Jo Elliott
“Holly makes teaching ballet fun just what you’d want for a children’s ballet class, very happy parents and very happy children,” Ben Shurmer