At Footlights we offer classes from 2 to 18 years! Scroll down to find out about all the brilliant things we have on offer!
Footlights teachers are associated with the ISTD Ballet accredited examination board. Members work on technique and exercises, which greatly helps them in their other dance styles. We also offer pre-pointe and pointe classes for those already experienced with the discipline or who are invited by their teacher to progress.
Progressive Ballet Technique
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program. One of the important elements used in the PBT method is muscle memory which helps to improve students' understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment. Each exercise in the PBT program has been developed with care and guidance with a team of physiotherapists. Tina and Esther are fully qualified teachers and look forward to bringing these skills to our dancers.
Emphasis is on the learning of solid technique, increasing strength, coordination, musicality, rhythm and stage presence. Classes follow the ISTD syllabus, where there is the opportunity to enter for examinations.
Advanced 12+ based on ability
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, lyrical and ballet. Classes encourage freedom of expression as well as strong technique. Classes are from age 8 upwards.
Footlights attends national competitions all over the country competing in a range of styles.
To be invited to join our competition groups students must already attend ballet and modern graded classes with us.
Little Toes Ballet
Explore an introduction to Ballet for children age 2-5 years. We encourage natural co-ordination, rhythm and movement incorporating basic ballet steps and technique. Classes are full of fun and imaginative games and activities using props such as scarves and pom poms.