Classical ballet encourages muscle development, flexibility, good posture, balance, discipline and strength.
Classical ballet is the foundation of many dance genres. For students who choose the ballet path, they often become the most versatile and technically proficient.
We always tell our students that ballet is like the alphabet of dance – you need to learn your letters before you can learn to read and write. Peninsula School of Dance uses the Cecchetti Syllabus to teach our classical ballet program
The Cecchetti syllabus is an internationally recognised system of training which gradually builds sound ballet technique while encouraging a love of music and dance. The syllabus is designed to suit the young beginner right through to the pre-professional and professional dancer.
Sapphire & Ruby ballet classes
These classes are specially designed for the young dancer (Sapphire: Grade 1-2 at school, Ruby: Grade 3-4 at school) and share the beginnings of sound ballet technique with interesting and stimulating exercises. Our Sapphire and Ruby ballet classes are coupled with contemporary to provide a sound basis of technique, love of movement, expression and creativity.
Emerald, Gold, Diamond Ballet classes
Our ballet program utilises the internationally recognised Cecchetti method of training. Our staff are highly skilled and qualified in the Cecchetti method. You can be assure that the ballet training received provides a sound foundation and as a result our students show great versatility and adaptability across dance genres. Class placement is at the discretion of the Director and Principal.
Foundation Ballet Classes
Ballet is a great foundation for the well-rounded dancer. This class is designed for students beginning ballet at a later age with the aim to eventually move into the Cecchetti graded system once core skills have been gained. The program allows students to learn dance with their peers and develop foundational ballet skills.
what to bring
Cotton lycra leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes. Hair in a bun with matching ribbon.
Colours are as follows:
Columbian Blue pinch front leotard – Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald
Navy Blue – Gold, Diamond and Adult
Note: Ribbons on ballet shoes from Grade 4 upwards. Pointe shoes are only to be obtained after through assessment and direct approval from the Principal and/or Director.
We also encourage all our students to bring a water bottle and their positive attitudes to class.
PSD Schedule of Fees 2021
Annual Membership Fee
$35 per student
Non-refundable once only annual payment. This amount is added to the Term 1 invoice or upon full enrolment.
Fees are calculated based on the number of hours per week multiplied by the number of weeks in the term.
Note term 4 is calculated based on additional rehearsal time and includes the dress rehearsal. PSD does not run classes on public holidays and fees are reduced accordingly.
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$30.00 off per term for 2 in family
$40.00 off per term for 3 in family
$50.00 off per term for 4 in family
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Specialist Program Rates
These programs are billed separately to the fee schedule due the increased value provided within these programs. This includes specialist teachers, additional performance opportunities, costumes for events and the like.
Industry $25 per workshop
Private Lessons $35 per ½ hour
Pilates Assessments $40 ½ contact time plus written report
Excel program guidelines
Industry – Students must be in at least Ruby ballet, taking a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week and at least one other class in another genre.
Our Excel programs are for dedicated students only! We do not require students to audition but do ask that they are committed and dedicated to their personal learning and development. Please email email@example.com to receive program guidelines and an application form.