Classes for Children

"Taking one Dance Step at a time"

Ballet for Children age 4 to 12 years

4 to 6 years

Your child’s first Ballet Class….

This is an exciting step in your loved one’s life and yours too!

Darcy Dance aims to make this journey a truly memorable and special experience.

Our goal is to make each child feel safe and happy in their new environment through exceptional attention to ‘tailoring unique classes to fit each child and group’.

Attention to posture, strength, musicality and creative expression all part of this magical experience.

 

We recommend a trial class so you can feel confident that your child is placed in a class suitable for their level.

7 to 9 years

Building Friendships through shared activities….

Friendships built in a dance studio are lasting relationships that your child will remember and appreciate for years to come. 

Postural alignment and control over the body are some of the physical benefits crucial to your child’s health in and out of the dance studio playing a major role in the avoidance of injury in all other sporting activities.

10 to 12 years

Gaining Confidence and Self Awareness….

Ballet at this age is excellent for emotional development using body movement to express feelings and communicate.   This skill develops a sense of self which spills an important life skill.

 

Your child will continue their dance journey with their peers developing strength and technique along with flexibility and more detailed understanding of how to master ballet steps from Grades 2, 3 and 4.

 

Opportunities for optional examinations and performances will increase in line with student’s progression bringing a sense of pride and confidence.  Beginners can still join classes at this age too and a trial a class is always recommended.

 

What About Boys?

All Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance classes cater for both girls and boys.

Ballet tends to attract more female students while modern theatre dance and other genres are more mixed.  However, all classes are open to boys too.

Boys are sometimes grouped separately depending on the dynamics of what is being taught and the genre choice.

From Age 10 and up, boys can join Boys Dance Crew where they will experience dance with like-minded peers.  More details….