The programme has been designed to provide students with both classical and contemporary training to assist them to enter their pre-professional/professional training having with a excellent level in both genres.
Classical and pointe – open technique and different methods e.g Vaganova
Repertoire – not just performing but exploring the history of repertoire
Character – open technique and history of
Contemporary – including open technique, improvisation and composition
Pilates – including stretch and strengthening
Yoga – including meditation
We believe this comprehensive programme will prepare young dancers for future success by providing them with the necessary skills, strengths and confidence as they prepare to enter pre-professional training.
The transition into pre-professional/professional training will be smoother having been through these programmes.
Our tutors for both the part time and full time programme will include
Classical – Laura Saxon Jones, Alina Kulikova, Fiona Hulands.
Contemporary – Gina Andrews, Kathryn Crawford.
Pilates and Yoga – Gina Andrews, Caroline Tan
They will be supported by our other teachers from EnPointe.
We will also have guest tutors during the year for specialised areas such as Character and Pas de Deux and will incorporate a few surprise guest tutors from over seas.
aDvANCE Full time – This programme will run 5 days per week (Sunday to Thursday), approx 5 hours per day (9am to 3pm) and is open to students who are equivalent to RAD Advanced Foundation level and above or from 14 years of age. Optional Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus classes will also be available at a discounted rate.
aDvANCE Part time (1 or 2 days) – Immerse into the full time programme 1 or 2 days per week (Sunday and Monday), approx 5 hours per day (9am to 3pm) and is open to students who are equivalent to RAD intermediate level and above or from 13 years of age.
You do not need to be a student at EnPointe to be part of either of these programmes.
The Programme will be a minimum of 32 weeks and up to 38 weeks per year an in most cases will align with the school terms.
Optional Syllabus classes will be available to aDvANCE students at a discounted rate.
Syllabus classes are also available to Part time students, however we are also happy if they continue their syllabus and other classes at their current school.
Full time students where applicable should continue with their academic study through the correspondence school, home schooling or by other arrangements with an academic school – EnPointe will provide supporting letters to any relevant school or organisation.
Part Time students (1 day) will not require anytime off school as the programme will be run on a Sunday.
Part time student (2 days) will require the student to obtain permission to have Mondays off school – EnPointe will provide supporting letters if required.