First Stage follows the Classical Ballet syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of
Dancing (ISTD). Ballet is the foundation of all dance disciplines and is based on precise
conventional steps and flowing movements.
Ballet develops poise, strength and technique while using positions of the arms, feet,
and body designed to enable the dancer to move with the greatest possible agility,
control, speed, lightness, and grace.
Classes are available for all ages (2 years +) and levels and are during the weekdays
and Saturdays. Please see latest timetables for further details.
Please check the uniform page for the First Stage ballet uniform. The correct uniform
must be worn for all examinations. Grooming is very important and hair should be worn
in a neat bun for all ballet classes.