What’s happening

Welcome to ballet to all students!

Mount Lawley branchMonday 1st February 2016
Armadale branchTuesday 2nd February 2016
South Perth branchWednesday 3rd February 2016
Victoria Park branchThursday 4th February 2016
Subiaco branchSaturday 6th February 2016
Victoria Park branch (Saturdays)Saturday 6th February 2016

New students can contact Miss Gowers:   hgballet@hotmail.com   

A helpful guide to our classes

Tiny Tots Classes (3 – 5 years)
Fun, Fun, Fun is the aim of the Tiny Tots classes!  Our classes contain steps little children know and enjoy.   As well as Hi-5, Bananas in Pyjamas and nursery rhymes we have skipping, marching and running and include exercise for the hands and feet to incorporate basic ballet technique.  Children start to develop their imagination with the creative use of movement.

Recreational classes – all levels
Students can participate in all classes/levels for recreation developing fitness, a love of movement and an appreciation of all other art forms, especially music.

Pre-Primary/Primary (6 – 8 years)
Ballet technique (gently introduced at a basic level) with the emphasis on creativity and imagination.  Students start to gain muscle strength, flexibility and coordination.  Students may participate in exams and medals.

Grades 1 to 6
Students develop an artistic and spatial awareness with good listening skills and critical thinking.  As they get older students develop a sense of self discipline.  Students wishing to sit exams should be studying dance for at least 2 ½ hours per week.

Seniors (Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2)
Students participating in examinations at this level are considered professional vocational dancers/teachers

Age recommendations are approximate. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Gowers to discuss the best class for your child.

We are continuing to work out who goes where for all our classes and I thank you for your patience. Please call me on 9399 2473 if you wish to discuss any aspect of the ballet school. Thank you once again for all the lovely gifts and flowers for the concert and for Christmas.

Please be sure to check your class times, as there may be changes from last semester’s timetable.

Teachers:
Miss Helene Gowers – Mount Lawley, Armadale, South Perth, Victoria Park (Thursdays), Subiaco
Miss Gemma Esvelt, Ingrid Horeb, Ashley To and Annelise Colman – Victoria Park (Saturdays)

Performance Awards
The format for the Performance Awards will remain basically the same as the students Grade exams. More emphasis will be on the “performance” quality presented. Students will receive a trophy and a report.

Presentation Day
Presentation Day, where the certificates, medals, and trophies, earned by participating in the exams and medal and trophy tests are presented, will be held in September.