Welcome to ballet to all students!
A helpful guide to our classes
Tiny Tots Classes (3 – 5 years)
Fun, Fun, Fun is the aim of the Tiny Tots classes! Our classes
contain steps little children know and enjoy. As well as
Hi-5, Bananas in Pyjamas and nursery rhymes we have skipping, marching
and running and include exercise for the hands and feet to incorporate
basic ballet technique. Children start to develop their
imagination with the creative use of movement.
Recreational classes – all levels
Students can participate in all classes/levels for recreation
developing fitness, a love of movement and an appreciation of all other
art forms, especially music.
Pre-Primary/Primary (6 – 8 years)
Ballet technique (gently introduced at a basic
level) with the emphasis on creativity and imagination. Students
start to gain muscle strength, flexibility and coordination.
Students may participate in exams and medals.
Grades 1 to 6
Students develop an artistic and spatial awareness
with good listening skills and critical thinking. As they get
older students develop a sense of self discipline. Students
wishing to sit exams should be studying dance for at least 2 ½
hours per week.
Seniors (Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2)
Students participating in examinations at this level are considered professional vocational dancers/teachers
Age recommendations are approximate. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Gowers to discuss the best class for your child.
We are continuing to work out who goes where for all our classes and I thank you for your patience. Please call me on 9399 2473 if you wish to discuss any aspect of the ballet school. Thank you once again for all the lovely gifts and flowers for the concert and for Christmas.
Please be sure to check
your class times, as there may be changes from last
Miss Helene Gowers - Mount Lawley, Armadale, South Perth, Victoria Park (Thursdays), Subiaco
Miss Terri Joannides - Victoria Park (Saturdays)
Trophy Tests = Performance Awards (note the name changed)
The format for the Performance Awards will change slightly this year with students expected to perform 2 dances with a slightly reduced amount of class work.
More emphasis will be on the “performance” quality presented.
Students will still receive a trophy and a report.
There are still some positions left in our Distinction Programme. The Programme is an opportunity for enthusiastic students to work with professional guest teachers of international repute. The classes will address different aspects of classical ballet and performance requirements. The course will consist of 10 classes on Friday afternoons at our Mt Lawley Branch and is for students from Grade 2 and up. Anyone interested should phone Miss Gowers on 9399 2473.
Presentation Day, where the certificates, medals, and trophies, earned
by participating in the exams and medal and trophy tests are presented,
will be held in September.
Annual Concert 2013
Please note that the Annual Concert will be held this year on Sat 14th December 2013 at the Regal Theatre. Rehearsals - 12th and 13th December. Don't forget to
put these dates in your diary!
Annual Concert 2012
The annual concert in 2012 ran for two nights at the Regal Theatre, both of which were outstanding successes. All students
performed beautifully, and with professionalism and enthusiasm. Miss
Gowers thanks everyone for the lovely flowers and presents at the end of last year. Once again I have been thoroughly spoilt and I really appreciate all your warm wishes. Photos
from past performances can be viewed by clicking here.
DVD recordings of the concert are available for purchase. See Miss
Gowers for details.