Departments: Foundation Department Little Bear Feet with Melody Bear Melody Movement Level 1a Melody Movement Level 1b Melody Movement Level 2 Tip Tap Toe with Melody Bear First Ballet with Melody Bear First Tap & Modern with Melody Bear Foundation Ballet with Melody Bear Foundation Tap and Modern Junior Department Junior Ballet Grade 1 Ballet Primary & Grade 1 tap Inter Department Grade 2 Ballet children who have taken the Grade 1 exam or are age 9+ Grade 3 Ballet children who have taken the Grade 2 exam or are age 11+ Grades 2 to 3 Modern and Tap - students who have taken the relevant grade or covered the work in class. Musical Theatre: School year 1 upwards Senior Department Grades 4 to 8 - students who have taken the relevant grade, or covered the work in the class Ballet Extra - Inter - for grade 2b upwards Ballet Extra - Senior - for grade 4 upwards Ballet Extra - Advanced - for grade 6 upwards
18 months - 24 months -parent/carer participate ages 2 to 2½ - parent/carer participate ages 2½ to 3+ and starting school in Sept 2015 - parent/carer stay in the studio ages 3 to 4 and starting school in Sept 2014 ages 3 to 5 Reception age Reception age School Year 1 culminating in the Foundation Ballet Graduation Ceremony at the end of the Spring Term (ballet) and children progress to the Junior Ballet in the Summer Term. The tap and modern classes progress to the ISTD grade work following Graduation at the end of the summer term.
NB exams at all levels are optional. Team JB: Team of junior and senior girls preparing groups for festivals, competitions and additional show work. Please note: Parents wait outside the dance studio for all classes from Melody Movement Level 2 upwards. Parents are invited to watch the last class of term or ‘special Melody Movement and Junior Ballet award days’ including the First Ballet Progress Presentation class and Foundation Ballet Graduation Ceremony.