Ballet

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Childrens Classical Ballet Classes

Ballet is a beautiful art form which enriches you with gracefulness,strength, good posture and confidence.

Dance Star follows the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) Syllabi.

Dance Star always strives to offer their students the very best in knowledge and keep them up to the technical demands  required for their level.

Grades Pre-Primary to  8 and Vocational Graded Syllabi are taught.
Students may choose to sit for examinations or class awards and Presentation class for Grades 6-8.

DANCE FANTASY is tailored for the 3-4 year olds giving them their first introduction to the world of dance, through body movement, rhythm,song and mime.
The end of year concert is a highlight and culmination of the students talents.

PRIMARY – GRADE  1
At this stage Grade 1 students need only take one class per week.

GRADES 2 – 5
Students doing exams must take 2 classes per week.
In addition to the classes, students must have 1 private lesson each term before the exam.

GRADES 6 – 8
Students doing exams must take 2 – 3 classes per week.
In addition to the classes, students must have 1  private lesson each term before the exam

VOCATIONAL GRADES
Students doing exams must take 2 – 3 classes per week.
In addition to the classes, students must have 1 private lesson each term before the exam.

Vocational Grades ONLY  have examinations.

R.A.D. AWARD  CLASSES

PRIMARY & GRADE 1
Classes may be taken with one class per week.

GRADES 2 – 8
Award   Class  Students must take 2 classes per week.

The Paramount Reason To Be In Class
The discovery for the love of ballet is the paramount reason to be in class. Whether one sits for examinations or award classes the aim for each student is to achieve their highest ability at each level. Every student will be required to attain their optimum level of technique, musicality and artistry in each level they study.
UNIFORMS
May be purchased from Dance Star Studio. No ballet shoes are sold, only character shoes. Dance Fantasy  children wear their own fantasy costumes. Tutus and costumes can be purchased from Dance Star Studio.

Pre-Primary, Primary & Grade 1
Pink Leotard
Pink Tights (winter)
pink anklet socks (summer)
Pink Ballet Shoes (no ribbons, only elastic across the instep)
Pink Crossover (winter)
Pink Leg warmers (winter)

Character skirt pink toned ribbons and  Black character shoes LOW heels for Grade 1

Grade 2 
Pink Leotard
Pink Ballet Tights (winter)
pink anklet socks (summer)
Pink Ballet Shoes
Pink Crossover (winter)
Pink Leg warmers (winter)

Character skirt pink toned ribbons, Black character LOW heels for Grade 2

Grades 3, 4 & 5
Royal Blue Leotard
Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes
Black Crossover (winter)
Black Leg warmers (winter)

Character skirt blue toned ribbons  & Black character CUBAN heels

Grades 6, 7, 8
Mulberry Leotard
Mulberry Chiffon Skirt
Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes
Black Crossover
Black leg warmers

Character skirt  with mulberry tones  & Black character CUBAN heels

Major Examinations (Vocational )
Black Leotard Leotard
Pink Ballet Tights
Pink Demi-Pointe Shoes
Pink Pointe Shoes

Classical Ballet Boys
White Short Sleeve Leotard
Navy full length Tights
White Socks
White Ballet Shoes

Private Lessons are required for Grades 1-8.
Low heels for Grades 1 & 2 Character

A black Character
Cuban Heels for Grades 3 to 8

Useful links for Dance             Information

Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down

Ballet Vocabulary

Dhttp://www.wikihow.com/Apply-Ballet-Makeup

http://www.ehow.com/how_6210150_apply-stage-makeup-girls.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Ballet-Bun

dancetrain Magazine   dancetrain.com.au

Royal Academy of Dancing http://www.rad.org.au

Dance Stores

Blochs                www.blochs.com.au

Ellis Bella           www.ellisbella.com

Synergy             www.synergyincdancewear.com.au

Salvios                www.salvios.com.au

My Dancewear     214 Homer St, Earlwood  Phone  95593661

NSW Commission for Children and Young People (kids@kids.nsw.gov.au)

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