This class is for children aged 4 to 5 years. This class has
a very gentle structure involving exercises, expressive arm movements,
a music section and expressing the music.
Pre-Primary has more definite structure elaborating in that
which was learned in Pre-Assessment. Age group is 5 to 6
This level introduces barre work and centre work in
preparation for Grade 1.
1 to 5:-
These grades are deigned gradually to introduce the pupil to
all the basic steps in a logical order. The muscles gradually
gain strength through this process so it is strongly
advisable to learn all the grades in sequence to enable the
body to develop accordingly. This recommendation applies to
children as well as adult dancers.
& GRADE 6: -
Grade 6 and Pre-Elementary, are the same syllabus, Grade six
being the simpler version of the two. The pupils can stay
together in the same class but work at two different levels.
Grade 6 has the same barre exercises but eliminates one of
the barre exercises. At Pre-Elementary level there are two
Port de Bras, two Adages, two Allegros and Beaten steps. For
grade 6 the dancer only demonstrates one of each exercises,
no beats and no pointe work. The pointe work is simply
performed on Demi-pointe. This system allows the pupils to
work at their best, enjoying the major levels after having
worked so hard for the lower grades.
AND GRADE 7:-
Elementary is the entry qualification for full time
training, or a teaching diploma. Again the same working opportunities
are there. The hobby dancer simply takes a simpler version
of Elementary and it will be called Grade 7.
AND GRADE 8:-
This is a
Company level class. And involves at least 4 two hour
classes a week in order to pass this exam. For Grade 8 the
dancer would need fewer classes, but still the dancer would
have to be very fit indeed. We are proud to have 4 dancers
at Dance Laines who have passed the full Intermediate exam.
most difficult of all and
we are still working on getting some of our pupils through
this exam. By the time our our pupils have reached this
level they are already in fulltime training at major dance
schools, like Rambert or London Contemporary.
This is not an open class.
- NON SYLLABUS CLASSES:-
Esther enjoys teaching free classes or non-syllabus classes
very much. These classes are much slower and often simpler
and based on the difficulties found with working on the
syllabus. In the adult school
Esther teaches non-syllabus for one week and Syllabus the
next. This also allows for creativity in the class as well
as the pupil being able to pick up steps and movement
sequences quickly and easily.