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Ballet @ JvR Dance Academy

JvR Dance Academy starts teaching this beautiful art form from as young as three in a fun, safe environment. Ballet is a form of art, telling a story through gracious movements, poise and expression. Ballet teaches a child to express themselves appropriately and beautifully.

Ballet has various benefits including;

  • Talent and physical ability
  • Love and appreciation for dance, music and movement
  • Positive self-image
  • Self-discipline
  • Good posture and self-portrait
  • Coordination and integration of music and movement
  • Creative skills, by incorporation mime and gesture, free movement, fantasy and imagination
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Movement patterns
  • Social skills
  • Learn to set goals

Enroll in any of the following Ballet Classes:

Ballet: Tiny Ballerina (3-4-year-olds)


Tiny Ballerina is specially choreographed for toddlers 2-3 years who are not yet old enough to be entered for Tiny Tots 1 examination. All Pre-Grade levels will, however, enjoy this fun-filled program. It consists of 4 adapted classical ballet stories: Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. The music of these stories is used, but creative movements and characters are added.

Ballet: Tiny Tots (4-6-year-olds)


Tiny Tots is an imaginative syllabi - specially compiled to meet the needs of the 4-to-6-year-old. Students are entered for exams in a group with a maximum of six students, with their teacher present. If successful, they receive a group report, a certificate and a medal each.

Ballet: Grades 1 - 6 (6-18-year-olds)


A core syllabus and examination set work is given for each level. Teachers have the option of choreographing the dance to the set music or their own choice of music. Students are entered for exams in groups of three or in the case of even numbers, an odd group of two. A percentage mark is given in a detailed report, and a certificate is issued if successful.

A Test Examination is offered where a student/s may be entered with the teacher present in the room. She may dance in front of the candidates, but may not “teach” them or do any technical corrections. The words “Grade 1 – Test” will be typed on both the certificate and report and the student will receive Successful/Unsuccessful.

These challenging syllabi were compiled and choreographed by DASA Artistic Director, Ms Lorna Haupt. They each consist of a core syllabus, which reflects all the steps to be mastered at that level and the set work that is seen in the examination. The set work is specifically designed to elicit dance quality and musicality, and include a variety of different styles. All levels of Major examinations are compulsory. However, if a candidate has a Major examination certificate from another recognised association, she may be entered for the next DASA Major level.

Ballet: Intermediate Foundation

This first Major examination is compulsory for students attempting Major exams. Candidates will be examined in a Major exam session at the official studio in each area only. There is no pointe work in the examination set work.

Ballet: Intermediate, Advanced 1 & 2, Advanced Performance

Candidates will be examined in a major session at the official studio in each area only. Pointe work is included in both the core and set syllabi. To accommodate Major candidates who do not feel confident, or should not be executing the Pointe work section on full pointe, they may present it on demi-point. Teachers must make sure that the entry form clearly states, with the point section on demi-point’, the highest attainable mark being a Merit. Advanced 1 candidates entering the examination as a teacher [this is the ONLY Major exam that may be taken as a teacher] and executing the Pointe work section on demi-pointe will be given the option of either an oral exam or a short question paper to complete, on Pointe work per se.

Ballet for Adults


Beginner: This is an open class for the adult that always loved ballet and would like to learn this beautiful art form. This is a great way to get fit, increase flexibility and de-stress.

Intermediate For the adult who has some ballet experience and would like to improve their current set of skills.


Modern Dancing @ JvR Dance Academy

JvR Dance Academy starts teaching this beautiful art from for Grades 1 - 4 starting from ages of 5 up to 12. Modern dance is often considered to have emerged as a rejection of, or rebellion against classical ballet. We follow AIDT syllabi.

A comprehensive syllabus in all sections enables students from the age of 5 (five) years upwards to learn the correct technique, develop discipline and musicality while enjoying the dancing experience. Careful attention is given to anatomy as used in dance to avoid injury through incorrect use.

Enroll in any of the following Modern Dancing Classes:

Modern: Grades 1 to 4 (From 5-12-years)