We offer classes in the Cecchetti method for Ballet and the ISTD syllabus for Modern Theatre Dance for children aged 2-16years.
Our 2 ½ to 4 year old classes are very special as they are a child’s first experience of the world of dance. Swiss Cottage Dance provides structured classes, which include set ballet exercises and steps, nursery rhymes and magical stories, encouraging children to develop their imagination.
Syllabus work is taught to children aged 5years and up. Throughout their time at Swiss Cottage Dance, children are given the opportunity to work towards their Cecchetti Ballet and/or Modern Theatre Dance Examinations and are adjudicated by examiners from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). Children are encouraged to work hard, aiming for good examination results whilst at the same time having fun in discovering the world of dance.
We believe that music is an essential part of learning to dance so all our classes are accompanied by live piano music allowing children to interpret and understand a range of music styles.
Some children at Swiss Cottage Dance take their ballet extremely seriously and have been awarded places on professional dance training programmes, however the majority of our pupils dance for fun and our classes at Swiss Cottage Dance aim to develop an enthusiasm and passion in dance which we hope will remain with them for the rest of their lives.