KIDS BALLET DANCE
SYDNEY DANCE RHYTHMS ('SDR') offers a range of classes for children including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Salsa, Latin and Ballroom dancing. At SDR your child will have the opportunity to develop dance skills, gain confidence, make friends and learn how to become great dance performers in a safe and friendly dance environment. Throughout the year SDR will hold performances at one of many events including local Festivals, Carnivals, Dance Spectaculars and other festivities, and your child may be chosen to show his or her newly learnt dance talent.
Ballet is a graceful and structured dance form that provides basic foundation for many other dance styles.
Currently, our Ballet Dance Classes run only at our North Parramatta location on Friday afternoons and evenings.
- Primary and Grade 1 Ballet for children aged 4-7 years old
These syllabi develop students' physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles.
In both Primary and Grade 1, students, through participation and practice will be able to:
• Articulate parts of the body
• demonstrate awareness of positions of the body
• perform with an awareness of space
• demonstrate control
• demonstrate co-ordination
• demonstrate elevation
• demonstrate use of appropriate movement dynamics
• respond to the elements of music
• perform expressively
• perform a sequence of simple steps to depict a story
• confidently recall the settings.
- Ballet Grades 2-3 Syllabi for children aged 7-10 years old
These syllaby provide a broad practical dance education developing the technical, musical and performance skills of the students.
The aims of the Grades 2-3 syllabi are to:
• promote the study of ballet as a leisure and/or vocational activity;
• To increase the students ability to demonstrate practical knowledge of the dance disciplines of ballet;
• promote and encourage enjoyment of movement as a form of physical exercise;
• increase self-confidence in the student through the learning, memorising and performing of prescribed sequences of movement, studies and dances;
• develop an awareness and understanding of working with others;
• aid the development of a general appreciation of music and rhythmic patterns.
- Ballet Grades 4 Syllabi for children aged 10-16 years old
These graded syllabi continue from the previous grades (1, 2 &3) with the enhanced learning of a broad practical dance education further developing the technical, musical and performance skills of the student.
Ballet is a style of dance that originated in the Italian courts during the Renaissance period in the 15th century, and has developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has become really popular in all corners of the world. The dance is very technical, and the names of the Ballet moves are based on French terminology.
There are a few types of Ballet: Story Ballet that tells a story, Plotless Ballet that has no storyline.
The styles of Ballet that have been studied along the time are:
Classical Ballet, which is the most common style of ballet, and what people usually think of when they hear "Ballet". This style is characterized by grace, flowing movements, pointe work, balance and symmetry, emphasis on story ballets and narrative, and it involves elaborate costumes.
Neo-Classical Ballet was introduced in the 20th century by choreographers like George Balanchine. It is characterized by speed, energy, asymmetry, off-balance feel. It includes manipulation of the classical ballet. It is often one-act ballets, non-narrative, and costumes are, in general, fairly simple.
Contemporary Ballet includes floor work, turn-in of the legs, a great rage of movement and body line. This style is influenced by modern dance.
Our Ballet Classes encourage children to discover their physical potential, movement and sense of gravity. Your child will start with fundamental movements and gradually progress to activities that are faster, bigger and more challenging. The classes will help the children develop strength, balance, coordination, good posture and proper alignment. Music is a major part of the class to instill melody and rhythm.
Our dance classes for children are taught by highly trained teachers and classes with SDR will positively benefit your child's self-esteem development, coordination, confidence and socialization.
Please refer to the FAQ below for uniform and more information.
Please click on the image to watch a video with some of our beginner ballerinas in their first dance concert.
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Sydney Dance Rhythms is a well established Dance School in Sydney offering dance classes for children, adults and seniors. We run dance classes in Summer Hill and Parramatta. We have developed confident and competent dancers since the beginning of 2010, and we have given everyone the opportunity to perform at different small and large scale events in Sydney. No matter the reason you want to learn how to dance for (be it for fun, to meet new people, socialise, for your wedding, for an event, to get back into dancing, to compete, to follow a career in dance), we can cater for everyone.
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