Ballet promotes physical strength and agility, can boost concentration, develops an understanding of music and rhythm and generates a love of movement. In addition to its physical benefits, ballet can also help to improve children’s mental and emotional health. Training in classical ballet instils a sense of pride and accomplishment, which can boost self-esteem. As children improve and master more challenging movement combinations, they feel more self-assured, which can carry over into other areas of their lives. Dance training can also be a great way to relax and use excess energy productively after school.
The Repton Schoolhouse Ballet Enrichment Programme is designed to give children both an appreciation for this art form and mastery of basic dance movements that can be applied across the full range of dance styles in the future, from hip-hop to pointe work. Additionally, these classes help children to learn to follow instructions and gain a sense of discipline. They learn co-ordination, balance and how to control their bodies in motion. Performing before an audience builds their confidence and self-esteem.
Repton Schoolhouse is famous for our Character Education Programme and the focus on values during each session supports the children’s growth in this area of their development.