Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays
We have an extensive range of Ballet classes for all ages in including toddlers, children, older beginner children and adults.
Our toddler classes (Little Swans)are a lovely combination of movement and fun to music, the very beginnings of ballet. We have examinable ballet classes from 3 years. These include RAD, Classic Ballet (NATD) and Saltare. Saltare has been developed from many years of experience based on teachings from our patron Lucette Aldous. It is Russian based with influence from Paris Opera Ballet School, Royal Danish Ballet School, The Royal Ballet School and Bournonville techniques. We believe it enables the dancers to gain a higher standard of technique but also enables the dancer to keep their own individuality and flowing dance quality imperative for professional work. We are supported by both Dame Lucette and teachers of The Royal Ballet School in teaching this method. We teach a small percentage of RAD and are a registered RAD school however our classes are predominantly Saltare method as we feel this produces a more well rounded dancer.
We also teach adult ballet on Mondays (beginners) and Wednesdays (open class), these are relaxed friendly classes open to everyone.
We also offer classes for older beginners who missed the chance to start when little.
Wednesday and Saturdays
Our Contemporary classes for both children, older beginner children and adults start from 7 years. Proudly we are amongst only a hand full of schools in the UK able to put people into contemporary exams through NATD (Ucas points awarded).
Contemporary classes are held on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays.
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Ballet Malvern's floorbarre classes are based on the original floorbarre method developed by Boris Knaiseff in the 1930s. It is an amazing combination of core strength, flexibility, co-ordination and re-alignment. It is an all over body workout like no other. We have Low impact Floorbarre on Mondays also mixing in a bit of progressing technique using yoga balls for extra stretch and strength. No experience necessary for either class a complete body workout lying down.
We are currently working alongside Malvern Cycle Sport with our Thursday classes.
Ballet Malvern's Grade 2 Tap class as servants and young Sleeping Beauty in 2015
Gymnastic Dance is a class incorporating the gymnastic movement alongside ribbon work and dance. We teach an examinable method which incorporates acrobatic dance. Students below as acrobats in our Sleeping beauty performance 2015
Goldilocks in 2015
Our Stage Performance children learn the skills for performance with a mixture of Singing, Acting and Drama and have been very successful in auditions for professional productions. Most current are children in the pantomime and A Christmas Carol at Malvern Theatres.
At 9 children are invited to continue with stage performance or stream line to Drama where they concentrate on learning various scripts for performance.
Our Court performers below in Ballet Malvern's Sleeping beauty production 2015
Stage Performance students in our production of Peter Pan 2014
Rhythmic Gym Dance rehearsing for Ballet Malvern's Peter Pan 2014
Tinsel Tale Productions Pantomime Rehearsals