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  • July 20, 2020

Ballet

Our Ballet Classes follow the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD).  Our little ones start as early as 2.5yrs old right up to 19yrs old.

We start our little ballerinas off by developing a love of dance through lots of mime, imagery and especially composed music, provided by the RAD pre-school syllabus.

The RAD exams are offered to students from 5yrs upwards starting with Pre-Primary Ballet through to the professional Vocational Exams of Intermediate and Advanced. These examinations are held annually and typically happen during the Spring Break.

For the serious and talented dancers, Turning Pointe runs a program of Vocational Classes, gearing students towards their professional examinations.  Turning Pointe staff are experienced in successfully coaching students through vigorous international auditions, assisting with applications to Vocational Full Time schools and colleges in the UK, Australia and US.

Pre-Primary in Dance 5
Primary in Dance 6
Grades 1-5 7
Grades 6 – 8 & Repertoire 11
Repertoire 12
Intermediate Foundation 11
Intermediate – Adv 2 12

MEET THE TEACHERS

Ballet Showreel

Curious about the history of ballet? 

The etymology of the word ‘Ballet’ is derived from the Italian word ‘Ballare’ which means ‘to dance.’ The dance form was first introduced during the Italian Renaissance period as a form of entertainment in the royal courts. It combined elements of poetry, music and dance, which came together to narrate a story. The art form later gained popularity across Europe and gained widespread patronage from Western rulers who helped develop Ballet into a performance-focused art. Royal influence and the emergence of Ballet dance troupes across Europe helped popularize the dance form beyond Europe and the dance form began to gain recognition across continents.  As a region that appreciates high-quality classical art, the Middle East has also been receptive to Ballet and Turning Pointe has played a crucial role in laying the foundation for young enthusiasts looking for Ballet lessons in Dubai.

Benefits of ballet

While Ballet may look like a delicate dance form that Ballerinas execute effortlessly, there is an immense emphasis on balance, poise and coordination. Here are a few ways in which Ballet helps your child developmental, physical and social skills:

Physical benefits

Due to a constant focus on posture, strength and muscle control, Ballet helps young Ballerinas develop strong, sturdy muscles that move with intent and coordination.

Mental benefits

Ballet involves mental coordination and helps sharpen the mind and improve concentration. It also helps your child overcome feelings of anxiety and releases hormones that combat stress.

Social benefits

Ballet also does wonder for your child’s confidence and helps them develop social skills in the company of other young, budding Ballerinas.

Ballet Dancewear

Looking for a one-stop-shop for all things Ballet in Dubai? Visit https://www.turningpointe.ae/our-shop/ for Ballet shoes, tights, uniforms and accessories. Our extensive collection has everything you will need to help your child transform into a budding Ballerina. Our inventory involves high-quality Ballet-related products from leading brands including Grishko, Capezio and Bloch. Whether your child is a seasoned Ballet dancer or is just starting out on their wonderful journey with Ballet, we have something for every Ballerina out there.

Ballet dance for Kids in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

If you are looking for Ballet dance lessons for kids in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, then Turning Pointe is the right place! With over 2 decades of experience in shaping young aspirants into confident and competent Ballerinas, Turning Pointe is a leading dance school in Dubai, committed to bringing out the best in young students. The Turning Pointe staff is extremely proficient and committed to the mission of teaching Ballet and RAD Ballet with a focus on technique and instilling love for the dance form in the hearts of students.

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