St Mary’s School, Ascot
Commencing September 2010 - St Mary’s pupils will have the opportunity to take classes in Ballet, Conditioning/Pointework, Tap and Pilates.
RAD Classical Ballet Pupils follow the RAD syllabus (Royal Academy of Dance) and have the opportunity to take Graded and Vocational examinations. Examinations are optional. Lessons can also be taken as a recreational activity. (Group and Individual Lessons)
Tap Dance has its roots in Harlem, USA. It involves the use of the ankles and feet incorporating different beats and rhythms to music. Not only is it a very popular form of dance but it's good fun too! Pupils follow the Grade Examinations and Medals of the Imperial Society of Dance (ISTD)
Pilates is a popular form of exercise that focuses on the core postural muscles. These help to keep the body balanced and are essential for providing support for the spine. Pilates improves flexibility and teaches awareness of breath control. It requires focus and concentration. (Group and Individual Lessons)
Conditioning, Stretch & Pointework Preparation Suitable for pupils who attend Grade 4 & above Ballet and who wish to be considered for an RAD Ballet examination. Pupils will improve their strength and flexibility through stretching and Pilates based exercises. Additionally pupils will do pointework or demi- pointework preparation.
For more information on classes please speak to Mrs G Eamer – Head of PE.