|Development of creativity, discipline and technique are an integral part of ballet training and are encouraged and explored through the many ballet dance classes offered from Pre-primary Dance to Advance levels. Curriculum based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, and is complemented by internationally recognized training methods, students are working towards R.A.D. examinations in a non-competitive dance school that works towards making each student a greater individual. Students can choose the recreational path or the professional one.At higher levels – ballet includes more dance classes per week and incorporates other forms of dance as Free Movement, Character, National, and Pointe classes.All students Participate in the year-end show theatre production.
Pre-primary (age 5): Classes slowly starting to introduce classical and modern elements of the foundation of classical ballet. Dance Classes follow the R.A.D. syllabus as well as free work, students will be part of the Open House presentations and Year end theatre productions.
Auditions for our performing group are available for students who: excel in their work, enter the RAD exams yearly and are 11 year old and older.
|Twinkle toes/Tots class
(age 1.5 – 2.5 year old)
|A fantastic parented, rhythmical dance class for boys and girls with a parent or caregiver. encouraging the development of rhythm, musical movement and imagination.
Lessons incorporate fun props and instruments.
Classes are 40min and run once a week.
|Pre-School Dance (Ages 3 -4)
|Fun and joyful pre-school class that develops a wide range of movement skills. It incorporates Royal Academy of Dance syllabus to help develop creativity, discipline and concentration as a vital part of preparation for ballet training. Pre-school classes will also take part of Story Book Ballet where kids can develop their imagination and feel connection between story and dance.Lessons incorporate fun props and Instruments.
Pre-school dancers gets to take part in our yearly theatre production in the end of May.
lasses are 45min and runs once a week.
| Pre-Modern/Jazz Dance
|Children explore and develop the different forms of rhythms and shapes in dance. This class is designed for the younger dancer as preparation for the structural Modern classes in the higher levels, kids who are enrolling in Pre-modern & rhythm dance should be registered to primary ballet, Grade one ballet or Grade 2 first year ballet. Classes are 45 min long and run once a week.|
Modern/Jazz and Contemporary
|Will explore different styles and develop artistic freedom. Classes are inspired by Marce Cunningham and Marta Graham technique. Incorporating ISTD syllabus and free work. Working side by side with the classical Ballet for supporting and increase strengthening. Aspects of modern dance include use of torso, space, weight and parallel legs as well as turned out. Modern dance values a weighted use of the body in relation to the earth, dancing bare feet enable the dancers to connect directly with the floor.Modern/Jazz Junior class (ages 8-10): Working on ISTD syllabus as well as free forms. students in this level should be taking ballet grade 2, 3 and 4.
Modern/Jazz Senior (ages 11-14): This level continues to work on the ISTD syllabus as well as Marta Graham technique, Marce Cunningham and many more. students in this level should be enrolled in the grade 4, 5, 6 ballet classes.Contemporary class (ages 13+): This level Takes it a lot further in the Modern/Contemporary work exploring African dance, Alvin Ailey technique, Mark Moris and many more. Students taking this class required to to take 2 to 3 ballet classes in the Intermediate Foundation level or higher.Cinderella Ballet 2015, Mary Poppins 2016, Willy wonks 2017
|Musical Theatre & Jazz
(age 8 and up)
|Bringing the exciting world of acting, singing and dancing to life. Classes will focus on Vocal Technique as well as bringing characterization to a song and choreography. For the dancing element, the focus is on jazz dance genre.
Students registering in the Musical Theatre program must attend ballet class regularly to maintain high technique and coordination level.
(age 6 and up)
|Keep those toes tapping!
Tap classes are terrific for developing co-ordination and rhythm. Tap students are encouraged to augment their training with a weekly ballet class.
(please make sure students have Tap shoes for each class)
|Adult Classes: Tap, Ballet & FitBarre & Pilates||If you are looking for an alternative way to keep healthy and toned, drop in to our Adult ballet classes.
Ballet promotes Flexibility, helps posture and body awareness, tones muscles, strengthens core stability, help to relieve stress and inspires creativity. A class for Open ballet/Barre work for all levels as well as FitBarre Pilates classes are offered by our director, Yael Guterman
Hip -Hop Classes
“Hip hop” refers to a variety of forms of music that began with African-American and Latino youth in the South Bronx and Harlem in the 1970s. You can come across this form of music at the club, at a school dance, or pretty much anywhere, so it helps to look like you know what you’re doing when you hear anything from Chris Brown, Beyonce, Bruno Mars. If you want to know how to dance hip hop, come join Miss Chelsea.
La Pointe Dance Studio offers Progressive Ballet Technique classes every Monday .
Introducing the Junior level and the Senior level. (for dancers age 9 and up).
PBT class is strongly recommended to all ballet students in grade 4 level and higher who are thinking of entering the Royal Academy of Dance examinations.
Please bring a Fit-ball and a Yoga mat if you have. The 2.7 stretch band can be purchased at the school.
PBT by Marie Walton-Mahon (Progressing Ballet Technique) is an innovative program for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for over 40 years and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement, and alignment.