About The Caprice School of Ballet
Classical Ballet ( Russian Vaganova System )
The Caprice School of Ballet operates within a 36 week time frame,from February through to late November. Fees are calculated on a 36 week year. In fourth term, 3 Saturdays in November are devoted to studio rehearsals, photo day and a full dress rehearsal at the theatre. If you are unavailable during this time or have planned to go away, the ballet school must be notified by the beginning of Term 3. It is unfair to both teachers and other students if parents do not adhere to this rule.Concert choreography is completed by the end of term three, and costumes have been ordered and fitted, therefore a full commitment to the concert is expected.
Code Of Conduct
1. All students are expected to show consideration and respect to all teachers in the school and also to each other.
2. All students must conduct themselves with honesty and courtesy and show consideration to teachers, fellow students, parents and staff.
3. Older students need to remember they are a role model for younger students.
4. All students need to take responsibility for adhering to the rules of the studio. Any concerns must be raised in an appropriate manner.
5. All students and parents are expected to maintain a high level of integrity. Gossip, criticism and/or disparaging comments about fellow students, teachers or other parents will not be tolerated.
6. Parents will be notified if student behaviour becomes unacceptable. This may result in suspension from classes.
7. Inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour from parents will not be tolerated and will result in termination of enrolment.
System of Training
Our system is based on the Russian Vaganova Method of classical ballet. The program has been developed by adapting the existing eight year Vaganova method to become a twelve year training and assessment program. This enables ballet students to study this program from 5 years of age as part time students. The twelve year program is designed to suit the needs of all classical ballet students who are unable to take full time dance training from an early age. The program emphasizes correct placement, dynamics and performing quality and aims to develop in the student a professional attitude which will assist them in the pursuit of a career either as a professional dancer or teacher.
Aims and Objectives.
1. To develop body awareness.
2. To explore imagination and creativity and to promote the child’s kinesthetic sensitivity.
3. To complement the acquisition of motor skills.
4. To enhance self discovery, perception and concentration.
5. To develop a stronger sense of ‘self’ through the growth of movement confidence.
6. To explore and consolidate both technique and artistry.
7. To develop new friendships, self confidence and have fun !
Dance is unique in that it is simultaneous in movement, thought and feeling, and is an extension of the child’s natural movement.