Elite Classical Program - NEW 2017
Students currently enrolled in classical ballet can now register for the Elite Program, with a focus on strengthening technique, flexibility and core strength. Those enrolled in the program will participate in two or three open classes per term, taken a guest teacher with an extensive background in classical ballet.
Class dates for Term 1 now confirmed: Saturday March 4th & Saturday March 18th
Students will be required to wear appropriate dance attire and hair must be in a bun for these classes.
Due to the advanced technical work that will be undertaken in this program, we recommend that students enrolling should have received a grade of Highly Commended or above for their last classical examination.
Program fees will be $55 per term and will be added to term accounts.
The program is designed to cater for students in Pre-Elementary and above, however younger students may be considered (please contact us to discuss suitability). To enrol, click on the link below and complete the registration form.
Introducing our new Elite Classical Program Coordinator: Rachael Brierley
Rachael began dancing in Manchester, England at the age of fifteen. After spending every free hour in the studio, Rachael successfully auditioned for the prestigious Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Ballet Education degree program and the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance at the academy's headquarters in London, England. Whilst studying here, Rachael had the opportunity to work as an assistant alongside world renowned Royal Academy of Dance Examiners, Choreographers and Teachers as part of the Dance School, and is still involved with their summer programs. Rachael has gone on to teach throughout the UK, Canada, America and now Australia, successfully preparing hundreds of students for RAD examinations as well as training dancers for full time vocational schools, youth companies and associate programs. Choreography, especially for large events, makes up a significant part of Rachael's work and she has had the privilege of working with a live orchestra for both the 2011 and 2012 Proms in the Meadow. Rachael has also choreographed for festivals and eisteddfods, outdoor events and more recently full length classical productions as Ballet Mistress for a Canadian youth company. Having sustained a serious injury, Rachael has since developed a passion for Dance Science and now also teaches Floor Barre and practical based Anatomy and Physiology, as well as the Progressing Ballet Technique program to her students. Rachael regularly attends courses with Lisa Howell and Marie Walton-Mahon, strongly believing that as teachers, our responsibility is to prepare young dancers not just for the current season but for a life time of dance.
We welcome Rachael to our school and we are looking forward to an amazing year!