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 grades are during the week
and on Saturdays. Those Grade 4 ballet and above also take a free ballet class

once a week that does not follow the ISTD Syllabus to help grow step vocabulary

and gain extra strength. Please see latest timetables for further details.
Please see Tammy in our onsite shop, First Gear, for the correct First Stage uniform for

Ballet.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.

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