This month our students in Early Years (Reception and Year 1) performed their first Ballet steps in front of very proud parents. They were able to show off the progress which they have made since the beginning of the year. Over several days, the School organised open classes from 9:20am to 10:00am in the Ballet room, which became the makeshift stage for our young Ballet dancers.
Considered to be one of the most important performing arts, Ballet requires concentration, flexibility, coordination and musical rhythm. Despite its difficulty, it is advisable to begin from an early age. It is precisely from the age of 3 or 4 years old when children´s locomotive system is able to learn and cope with the dexterity and dancing techniques involved.
The School believes that Dance is an important discipline. We offer it as part of the school curriculum at all stages, starting of course, with our youngest students. Dance is also one of our most popular extra-curricular activities. We have over 150 students between the ages of 3 and 18 who use part of their free time each week, to practice Spanish dancing or Classical Ballet.
These kind of open classes offer parents the chance to see their children´s progress in an area where they can really shine. The School is committed to providing all the necessary support and training for this to happen.