BALLET FOR 13-16 YEAR OLDS
Ages 13-16 • 60 Minute Class
Ballet is an art form created by the movement of the human body. It is theatrical – performed on a stage to an audience utilising costumes, scenic design and lighting. It can tell a story or express a thought, concept or emotion.
Ballet dance can be magical and exciting!
Ballet has been around for centuries. It is believed that the level of training needed is equivalent to that of a professional soccer player. The magic of dance is harnessed and over time, the skills believed to be obtained while dancing are:
- Motor skills
- Coordination of body movement and awareness
- Posture correction and alignment
- Confidence and presentation skills
- Memory training
- fitness endurance
- Core fitness and footwork
- Classical music appreciation
- Story telling using movement
In this class, kids will go on an out-of-this-world dance adventure with renowned choreographer, Penny Thloloe. Are you ready to be inspired through dance and music?
🚀 LEVEL: Beginner
📣 LANGUAGE: English
🗓 CLASS START DATE: Every Monday of the Week
⏰ CLASS TIME: 60 Minute Evening Classes Between 18:00 – 20:00 South African Standard Time (GMT+2)
💰 PRICE: R300 (ZAR)
1. Barre Work, Routine Combinations, Royal Academy & More!
In this exciting class, you will be introduced to the basics and more complex techniques which includes:
- Warm up
- Barre work
- Routine combinations
- Point work
We are also going to learn how to create audience moving choreography and with permission, create works for social media platforms.
You will also explore with the different styles in ballet, including Vaganova, Cecchetti and Royal Academy. These styles of dancing are internationally recognised methods of presenting.
Also learn all about intermediate footwork in preparation for pointe work (dancing on your toes).
The movements are complicated, but so much fun and we aim to equip the dancers with skills to be able to handle auditions and stage presentations of dances that are longer than 3 minutes.
You will also get an opportunity to do solos and explore with storytelling.
2. Get Your Certificate!
We all love being rewarded for our hard work! At the end of this class, you are going to complete a short ballet quiz challenge.
Once you have passed the challenge, you will receive a cool Bravespace Academy certificate!
JOIN THIS CLASS! Simply complete the form below:
Meet Your Bravespace Captain:
👨💻 Penny Thloloe
INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHER | REALITY DANCE SHOW JUDGE | AS FEATURED IN OPRAH & ELLE MAGAZINE | PASSIONATE ABOUT DANCE
Penelope (Penny) Thloloe is a South African choreographer and professional Ballet, Modern and Spanish dancer.
In 2005, she started the Kasi Ballet Theatre – a professional dance company that also offers dance classes.
In 2011, she was a judge on a popular South African dance reality show on E.TV called Step Up or Step Out.
Have a Question?
1. What do I need to attend your classes?
All our live classes are conducted online in small groups using cutting-edge virtual learning tools. Your child will need access to a computer with a built-in microphone and webcam, as well as a strong internet connection.
Some classes require additional resources like pens and paper, however, our classes are designed with everyday materials in mind, especially stuff commonly found around the house.
Should your child be required to make use of a third-party tool like an app or website, steps on how to install / access the platform will be explained in our course welcome pack.
2. Can I change the dates / times of classes?
All our classes are conducted live, therefore dates / times cannot be changed. We believe that by providing live classes, our students are able to actively take part in the lessons, ask questions and provide feedback. Once students register, they commit to completing the class on the specified days and times.
Our classes are presented throughout the year – we encourage parents and students to keep an eye on our website for future dates if they are not able to complete a class on the stipulated dates / times.
3. How can I follow up on my child's progress?
After each class, students complete a short quiz challenge or do a practical assignment. When they pass these challenges, students will receive a cool Bravespace Academy certificate as evidence. Parents are also welcome to contact our academy via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. How does payment and registration work?
Simply complete the registration form on this page or click / tap on any of the ‘REGISTER NOW’ buttons. After completing the class registration form, you will be redirected to our Payment Confirmation page.
💰 Confirm your registration by clicking on ‘Pay Now’.
Select your preferred payment method and follow the easy steps. We accept Debit / Credit Card, EFT or SnapScan Payment Methods.
After successfully registering, one of our Bravespace Captains will send you a class welcome pack which explains everything you need to know, including how to log in to our world-class learning galaxy!
5. What about the online safety of my child?
We create online learning experiences that are safe and empowering for kids. Safety and privacy are paramount as learning and creativity can’t happen unless everyone feels safe.
Our online classes can only be joined by students who have registered for the course. Our instructors, also known as Bravespace Captains have passed rigorous background checks. We do not allow anyone over 18 to join our online classes.
Our Bravespace Captains answer students’ questions, and provide encouraging feedback.
6. Who are the instructors?
Our team consists of qualified and passionate educators with diverse backgrounds and experience in education. These incredible Bravespace Captains believe in creating positive change in the lives of students by equipping them with super future-ready skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, innovation and more!
You can find more details about our instructors on each class page.
Live, Engaging & Safe!
None of our lessons are pre-recorded. All our classes are conducted LIVE in small groups. This makes the learning experience more engaging and enables students to ask questions. Parents are also updated on their child’s progress.
NETFLIX FOR KIDS
Instead of being a couch potato, we encourage out-of-this-world screen time! All of our lessons are super fun, hands-on and presented by highly-qualified teachers with international experience.
Our goal is to provide students with a safe and innovative learning space. All our ‘Captains’ (teachers) have been thoroughly screened. Our classes also offer an ad-free experience and a space where we encourage braveness.
How it Works:
Students learn new skills in an engaging and collaborative world-class virtual learning environment. After students have enrolled in one of our classes, they will receive a class welcome email with details that explains everything they need to know, including how to access our online classes.
Our students don’t simply learn content, but truly explore with it. They actively take part in classes by completing challenges, sharing ideas and having discussions. We not only equip students with theoretical knowledge, but also empower them with future-ready skills through a variety of exciting hands-on projects. Students also receive resources after each course, including interactive notes and other great resources.
We all love being rewarded for our hard work! At the end of each class, students will complete fun assessments in their own time. This includes quizzes, engaging challenges and fascinating projects. Once students have completed all the assessments, they will receive a cool class certificate!
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