Dances should include adage and allegro. Titles, characterisations and handheld props are not allowed. Costumes should ensure that every aspect of classical technique is clearly visible. Repertoire is not allowed. NO POINTE WORK ALLOWED IN NOVICE CLASSES

For Baby Ballet classes and Groups ONLY we will allow a general Classical section to include Ballet, Character or National


All styles and developments in technique, including characterisation and humour, are encouraged providing the projection, beating and presentation of the routine is fully sustained and appropriate.  


An all-inclusive term applied to an ever-evolving performing art. It includes Lyrical Modern, Jazz, Stage Contemporary, and all styles of Modern Theatre Dance. NO ACRO ALLOWED 


Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context 


The song sets the scene, mood and style of the dance. Pitch and accuracy whilst singing are essential. The dance should provide continuity and reflect the words of the song, which should be sustained throughout. The overall performance should show a combination of Song, Dance and Drama/Acting. 

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