Classical Ballet classes for young children (age 5-9)

Our beginners Classical Ballet classes for young children age 5-9 incorporates the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus of Pre Primary and Primary. It delivers the core foundation of Classical Ballet and develop awareness of body parts, space, control, co-ordination, movement dynamics and being able to perform expressively to depict a story. Suitable for boys and girls.

Our experienced teachers conduct the classes with imaginative, fun and engaging approach. At the end of the course, students will attempt the exam and achieve the RAD certification.

Each class is structured as following:

  • Age group for Pre-Primary – 5 to 6 years old, Primary – 6 to 9 years old
  • Duration – 45 mins per class (once a week)
  • RAD Primary exam – students attend an additional coaching class for 6 months before the annual examination (twice a week)

Sample of the RAD Primary syllabus (ages 6-9) – Bend and Point

Taipei Dance Exchange – 24th – 29th Nov 2019

Some of our higher grades girls went to Taipei for a dance exchange from 24th – 29th November 2019. There, we participated in an intensive week of ballet focusing solely on the Vaganova ballet technique. We also spent an evening at a street dance school for open classes. The girls had a blast and fulfilling trip; attending ballet, conditioning, pointe, variations, contemporary, jazz funk and hip hop classes. Not forgetting, shopping and eating around the city.

At Elevate, we aim to organise at least one overseas immersion trip every year as part of our extension programme. More photos and video.

Singapore International Dance Challenge – 12th – 13th Sep 2019

The 2nd Singapore International Dance Challenge was held from 12 to 13 September 2019 at The Ground Theatre, Scape. More photos here.

Congratulations to all awardees..!

  • Champion – Open Age Group (Any Other Style)
  • 2nd runner up – Open Age Solo (Any Other Style) – Ang Shi Min
  • 3rd runner up – Open Age Solo (Any Other Style) – Tan Wei Lin, Cheryl
  • 4th runner up – Open Age Solo (Any Other Style) – Ang Jing Yan

 

Get The Beat – 03rd – 13th June 2019

With just a mere 3 months of training, our competitors pushed themselves to their best on stage. Congratulations to all who placed.

Joyce Lim Jia Xuan – 20+ Open – 4th Place
Tan Wei Lin, Cheryl – 20+ Open – 5th Place
Tng Qian Hui – 15-19 Any Styles – 5th Place
Open Group Contemporary – 4th Place
15&U Group Any Styles – 4th Place

Well done to those that still persevere and tried their very best despite sustaining injuries and falling sick. Thank you to all chaperon, dancers & supporters who gave much encouragement and positivity. Congratulations girls..! More photos here.

Progressing Ballet Technique Workshop – 15th Dec 2018

Our last Extension Programme Series – Workshops for the year 2018. Progressing Ballet Technique Advanced workshop was held on December 15th.

Our senior girls were treated to an innovative programme developed by Marie Walton-Mahon, a Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examiner for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. The course helps students to increase muscle memory, improve flexibility, strengthen technique and encourage longevity in dance.

We’re fortunate to have Priscilla Law, the Director of PBT Asia to personally deliver the programme to our students in our own studio. We hope our girls enjoyed themselves and the workshop has helped to improve their technique.

More photos here.

Pilates Workshop – 08th & 09th Dec 2018

At Elevate, we strongly believe in extension workshop programmes to help facilitate and encourage a holistic approach in learning. This December 08th & 09th, our senior girls were treated to an external pilates workshop: pilates mat and reformer. Pilates is exceptionally useful for dancers as it helps to improve flexibility, increase strength and tone the deep muscles of the abdominal, back, hips and buttocks which is all crucial to the art of ballet.

We hope our girls enjoyed themselves and managed to learn a thing or two in the crash course. For more pictures, click here.