Ballet forms part of the curriculum in Reception and Years 1 & 2 and it is a very popular co-curricular activity from Years 1 - 8. The aim of teaching Ballet at Thomas's is to inspire and nurture in our pupils a love of classical ballet and dance, its history and traditions and associated arts. We hope to develop physical and mental confidence and foster each child's creative and expressive instincts. All pupils are encouraged to achieve their personal best.
In Reception, pupils learn Dance and Ballet with a strong emphasis on creativity and imagination. Each lesson is accompanied by a live pianist. These very structured classes develop the pupils' physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality, using a range of movements and musical styles.
In Years 1 & 2 this knowledge is built on, furthering pupils' technical and artistic skills and broadening their knowledge. Teaching is based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabi.