The Royal Academy of Dance is the largest examining and teacher education organisation for classical ballet in the world. The syllabus includes free movement and character dance as well as classical ballet and provides an excellent introduction to classical technique.
NURSERY – PRIMARY
Classes are for children 2.5 to 7 years.
The nursery – primary programme uses a combination of resources from La Four Prima Dance; the ‘Dance to your Own Tune’ pre school programme and the new Pre – Primary & Primary syllabus from the Royal Academy of Dance. Children begin to develop core control and stamina and learn fundamental classical vocabulary and steps; through engaging in music and improvisation children are also encouraged to use their imagination and combine steps learned through out class. Our aim is to engage the imagination and harness the enthusiasm of children during the sessions. We focus on listening skills, body awareness and moving to music, the very basics of dance.
GRADE 1 – VOCATIONAL GRADES
At Marble Hill we are able to offer exam tuition from RAD Primary to Advanced 2 level.
ISTD Modern Theatre & Tap Dance
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is another of the worlds leading dance organisations. The modern theatre syllabus is a mix of modern dance, jazz and other styles. The ISTD tap dance syllabus is excellent for improving rhythm and fitness as well as being a satisfying and enjoyable discipline to learn.
Adult Barre Class
Adult Barre Class is not committed to any syllabus; technique is based on RAD and Vaganova. Attention is focused on toning, strengthening and lengthening the core muscles of the stomach, back, and extremities while learning the fundamentals of classical ballet. Benefits include improved posture, flexibility, strength and general well being.