Sammy's Dance offer classes in Classical Ballet for all ages.
Classical Ballet is the epitome of the Dance World, An art form in itself. It is the most recognised dance form around the globe and competition is big. Sammy's Dance have great ambitions and a huge passion for teaching Ballet. The school has an exceptional pass rate among ballet examinations, and for the past three consecutive years, SSD students have qualified and participated at the Junior Imperial Classical Ballet Awards in Milton Keynes.
All of our classes follow the ISTD dance syllabi, and all examinations from Grade 1 - Advanced are recognised by Ofqual and the DofE.
Students can begin classes at this level from the age of 5 years, although we do run a tinies class from 3 years within our junior level.
Classes run for half hour, as we understand that younger children struggle to concentrate for long periods of time.
Primary Ballet focuses on basic technique with a more structured approach to exercises, whilst Primary Modern focusses on basic Jazz and Lyrical techniques through fun structured exercises. Once ready students can take the Primary Class Test before progressing into the grades.
Our pre senior classes cover the lower graded syllabus' (Grades 1-3). Students begin to learn more about the role of the dancer, the vocabulary of steps and start to make strong progressions in Technique, Artistry & Performance skills. Students in Grades 1&2 can take additional classes in Body Conditioning to enhance their technique and training.
Senior level classes include the higher grades (4-6) with more progression in Technique, Artistry and Performance skills as students work towards vocational level. Students at the senior level can also take additional classes including Body Conditioning plus Prep-Pointe and Pointework to enhance their training.
Advanced classes cover those at the Vocational levels (Intermediate, Advanced). Students in these classes may be working towards vocational training at professional dance establishments, auditioning for professional dance roles or may wish to head into teaching dance through the DDE programme.
Please see our timetable for details of class times.