Baby and Pre Ballet
MK Dance introduces children in to the magical world of ballet at the age of 18 months. Children can move,dance and sing with all the learning of basic ballet movements. Building on a child's balance, imagination, rhythm and confidence. Parents can join in the fun and help develop their child through the teaching of Ballet
Building on from the creativity and imagination learned from the baby ballet classes, children will begin to develop their gross motor skills, and increase their knowledge of the basic ballet steps in Pre Ballet classes. These classes will prepare children for the RAD syllabus and lay the foundations for learning RAD ballet.
Pre Ballet classes are currently held at the Woodside Green Christian Centre on a Saturday Morning
MKDANCE follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus which prepares pupils for classical ballet examinations from Pre-Primary through to Advanced II. Children begin to take part in the Royal Academy of Dance Examinations when they go in to Primary. The Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and examinations are internationally recognized and accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
All pupils are encouraged to set goals for themselves through either examinations or class presentation. Whilst we offer the opportunity for pupils to take exams these are not compulsory. We believe that pupils should be encouraged to develop confidence, discipline, creativity and independence which will help whether they decide to pursue a career in dance or take another route in their life's.
RAD recognised Ballet classes take place at Woodside Green Christian Centre on a Monday, Thursday and Saturday, at Shirley Methodist in Shirley on a Wednesday and at Bromley Parish Hall on a Friday.