Our Classes

Our Classes at Canada Water Studios and Dockland Settlements

CWS Dance offers dance classes for children in the beautiful fully ventilated studios at Canada Water Studios & Dockland Settlements

Classes include Pre School Ballet for Children aged 3 yrs +
Classical Ballet in the Cecchetti Method for children aged 5 – 18yrs 
Street Dance
We now have Adult Ballet classes too!

We run classes on Saturdays and week days for children aged 3yrs upwards.

Pupils are invited to attend a free trial class and can start at any time in the school year.
(Unfortunately one off free trial classes can’t be booked during Covid 19 times, however please complete Free Trial Form below and we will send you further information)

“Welcome to CWS Dance, at CWS Dance we strive to share our love of teaching and our love of dancing with every child. Our ethos is to provide a safe, happy environment which nurtures self belief and physical confidence balanced with an understanding and respect for Ballet and Dance Discipline.

Our fully qualified and experienced teachers provide the highest level of ballet training. Some children at this stage of learning take their ballet extremely seriously and have been awarded places on professional dance training programmes, however the majority of our pupils dance for ENJOYMENT and our classes at CWS Dance aim to develop an enthusiasm and passion in dance which we hope will remain with them for the rest of their lives”

Principal, Angelina Spurrier BA Hons AISTD (Cecchetti), AISTD (Imperial)

BALLET CLASSES AT CANADA WATER

at Canada Water Studios

Classes include Pre School Ballet for Children aged 3 yrs +
Classical Ballet in the Cecchetti Method for children aged 5 – 18yrs
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BALLET CLASSES AT CANADA WATER

at Canada Water Studios

BALLET CLASSES AT DOCKLAND SETTLEMENTS

at Dockland Settlements

Classes include Pre School Ballet for Children aged 3 yrs +
Classical Ballet in the Cecchetti Method for children aged 5 – 18yrs
For more information on our Ballet Classes at Canada Water Studios

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BALLET CLASSES AT DOCKLAND SETTLEMENTS

at Dockland Settlements

STREET DANCE CLASSES AT CWS DANCE

at Canada Water Studios

Miss Cherilyn’s passion for Street Dance creates a secure, positive environment for children.

These FUN, CREATIVE and authentic Street Dance classes follow an exciting programme of achievement goals with a strong focus on nurturing self belief and physical confidence.

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STREET DANCE CLASSES AT CWS DANCE

at Canada Water Studios

Ballet pupils from Standard 2 are given the opportunity to work towards their Cecchetti Ballet Examinations and are adjudicated by examiners from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).

Each year our Ballet Pupils from Primary upwards, are given the opportunity to participate in our CWS Dance Ballet Assessments.  Children are encouraged to work hard, aiming for good results whilst at the same time having fun in discovering the world of dance.

Ballet 2 & 3 yrs

Our 2 and 3 year old classes are very special as they are a child’s first experience of the world of dance. CWS Dance provides FUN, structured classes, which include set ballet exercises and steps, nursery rhymes and magical stories, encouraging children to develop their imagination.

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Ballet 2 & 3 yrs

Ballet 3 & 4 yrs

Ballet for 3 & 4 yrs is for pre-school children, who are due to start Reception in September the following year. This is a beautiful and imaginative class which aims to encourage our Baby Ballerina’s to express themselves through movement and dance. Children will learn how to interpret ballet stories to wonderful musical scores. This fun class introduces the early foundations of ballet technique, ballet discipline and encourages independent learning. Parents are invited to watch their child in a class presentation at the end of each term.

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Ballet 3 & 4 yrs

Reception Ballet (Pre-Primary)

This class is for children who have started School/Reception/Kindergarten. Our week day classes are scheduled so that children can come straight from school and we also run Saturday classes which are very popular. Our Reception class is a big ‘step up’ from our pre-school programme, and we are aware that our week day pupils are adapting to a full day at school so we keep the atmosphere FUN by applying a range of ballet themes, games and concepts, whilst learning the foundations of ballet technique, strengthening exercises, and gentle ballet stretching. Parents are invited to watch a class presentation at the end of each term.

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Reception Ballet (Pre-Primary)

Primary Ballet

Our Cecchetti Primary Syllabus class is is designed for children age 5+ (Year 1 & 2). At this stage in ballet, pupils begin to develop their ballet knowledge, physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality. Their ballet education will focus on:

Stance and posture
Physical awareness and motor skills
Spacial awareness
Develop co-ordination
Develop control of movement
Strengthening Techniques for Allegro (jumps)
Develop understanding and knowledge of Ballet terminology
Use of hands and arms
Sense of Performance and developing expression
Musicality and sense of timing and dynamics.
Develop memory and recall skills
Perform sequences of simple steps to depict a story
Improvisation and developing creative movement
Develop confidence
Develop independence
ENJOYMENT

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Primary Ballet

Standard 1 Ballet

This class is is designed for children in Year 2 & 3. Our Ballet classes for Standard 1 aim to provide a safe, structured, challenging programme which will inspire and encourage children. Our ballet Syllabus which is founded on the Cecchetti Method focuses on developing ballet technique, knowledge of movement vocabularly, creativity, artistic and musical appreciation.

Particular focus is spent on developing pupils’ posture; correct alignment and placement and understanding of ‘how muscles work’ and how they can be used to develop strenth and control. Pupils learn how to use their body to make beautiful ‘lines’ and how to appreciate artistry, both in their own movement and that of others. Our children learn about ballet culture and become confident, considerate, repectful and proud of their understanding and knowledge of ballet discipline.

Parents are invited to a class presentation at the end of each term.

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Standard 1 Ballet

Standard 2 Ballet

This class is is designed for children in Year 3, 4 & 5 (depending on prior dance experience). Our Ballet classes for Standard 2 aim to provide a safe, structured, challenging programme which will inspire and encourage children. Our ballet Syllabus which is founded on the Cecchetti Method focuses on developing ballet technique, knowledge of movement vocabularly, creativity, artistic and musical appreciation.

Particular focus is spent on developing pupils’ posture; correct alignment and placement and understanding of ‘how muscles work’ and how they can be used to develop strenth and control. Pupils learn how to use their body to make beautiful ‘lines’ and how to appreciate artistry, both in their own movement and that of others. Our children learn about ballet culture and become confident, considerate, repectful and proud of their understanding and knowledge of ballet discipline.

Parents are invited to a class presentation at the end of each term.

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Standard 2 Ballet

Standard/Grade 3 Ballet

These classes are designed for pupils aged 10 + (Year 5 +). Our Cecchetti Ballet Syllabus classes provide a broad practical ballet education further developing the technical, musical and performance skills of the students; with an expected learning outcome to be of a more mature and technical nature

Children are given the opportunity to work towards their Cecchetti Ballet Examinations and are adjudicated by examiners from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).

Children are encouraged to work hard, aiming for good examination results whilst at the same time having fun in discovering the world of dance.

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Standard/Grade 3 Ballet

Standard/Grade 4 Ballet

These classes are designed for pupils aged 10 + (Year 5 +). Our Cecchetti Ballet Syllabus classes provide a broad practical ballet education further developing the technical, musical and performance skills of the students; with an expected learning outcome to be of a more mature and technical nature.

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Standard/Grade 4 Ballet

Standard 5 - Standard 6

This class is aimed at children ages 11 and over. Previous ballet experience would be expected at this level Children working towards their Standard 5 & 6 Ballet examinations would often be expect to attend a minimum of twice a week.

At Standard 6, there is basic pointework for those who are ready and stong enough (the class teacher and a professional pointe shoe fitter will assess each pupil); however pointe work is not part of the examination syllabus.

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Standard 5 - Standard 6

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