Our pupils comes from all over Gloucester, Newent and the surrounding areas. Our ballet classes are held at various times through the week.
Although progression is usually measured using examinations, should any child prefer not to take examinations they will not be held back in any way and will progress to the next grade when they have achieved the required level.
Most little girls (and some boys) like to act the part of the ballerina, dancing round the lounge. At Strawberry Hill we place an emphasis on the enjoyment of dance, regardless of age or physical ability.
Ballet is a graceful dance style which is taught over a period of a number of years. Our ballet classes are taught by our experienced teachers using the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) and ISTD (International Dance teachers Association) syllabus.
Our Pre-school class can work towards their Rosette examination teaching basic ballet steps and principles.
Following on from Rosette we have Pre Primary and Primary Classes which provide a strong foundation for future dance that is fun and rewarding, help to develop children's physical skills, stamina, creativity, and expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles.
Grade classes – develop three areas classical (the foundations/ technique), free movement and character dance (theatrical dance).