In 2015, we started to teach ballet as part of the curriculum to introduce another genre of dance and widen children’s ability to express themselves through this art form. In a short space of time, our children have made amazing progress in learning this highly complex and technically demanding form of dance.
As part of the PE curriculum, all classes will have a ballet lesson each week as part of their PE curriculum. In addition to the reasons mentioned above, ballet is one of the best ways to develop core strength and flexibility. This compliments and support children’s development in our key sports of gymnastics, football and rugby.
Each year we enter Stages at The Colston Hall and each year have been successful in reaching the Gala performance. Last year, our dancers were chosen to open the West of England Games.
Tamara Sage is our resident ballet teacher. She teaches ballet as part of the P.E. curriculum from Nursery to Year 6. She is a fully qualified ballet teacher through the International Dance Teacher’s Association, with 15 years’ experience. Tamara has run dance clubs of all ages, taking groups to perform at Stages in the Colston Hall for the last five years.
Tamara Sage, our ballet teacher.