En Pointe has fantastic dance facilities for dance classes with sprung floors, mirrored walls and ballet barres. In 2016 we won 'Best Dance Classes' in York as voted by the readers of Little Vikings Magazine. Our qualified and passionate teaching staff are dedicated to providing you or your child excellent dance training. Whether you dance for fun or for a career in dance we have a class that is right for you. We offer Royal Academy of dance ballet classes for all ages and abilities along with Technique classes, Pointe classes and adult ballet too. Our classes are imaginative, creative and fun.
Twice a term we give you the opportunity to sit in and watch the ballet dance classes. We find this really helps with encouraging the children to perform to an audience and gives the dancers confidence. It's also great for you to see progress in the ballerinas. En Pointe are proud of our quality dance teaching and we have nothing to hide.
En Pointe also has a 100% pass rate for its RAD exams which is a world recognised classical ballet syllabus. One of the most highly respected qualifications in Ballet. This year all exam students received the highest marks in Gold and Silver medals.
Not only is ballet a great grounding for other dance styles but it's also very beneficial to children:
🌟Coordination 🌟Balance 🌟Focus/Concentration 🌟Agility 🌟Strength 🌟Stamina 🌟Endurance 🌟Posture 🌟Flexibility 🌟Precision 🌟Motor skills 🌟Rhythm 🌟Physical fitness 🌟Learn to follow instruction 🌟A sense of discipline through learning new positions and steps.
Ballet is a great way for your child to keep fit, strengthen core muscles and a lovely way for him/her to use their imagination through the magical world of dance. At En Pointe we encourage the dancers to do their best in class. The dancers gain a sense of self-confidence and pride in their bodies. They can accomplish anything through practice.
Here at En Pointe, we love to host a dance performance every year on the stage at Joseph Rowntree Theatre. All children and teenagers are encouraged to take part and perform to an audience of friends and family. It is a fantastic opportunity and a memory that lasts forever and not to be missed.
We believe dance is for everyone, no matter your ability or age so feel free to book a class today and enjoy a trial class for £2.00 to see what we are all about, and why En Pointe should be your first choice for ballet classes in York.
Our new dance studios which opened January 2016, have been designed for dancers in mind. With that we've had custom made double ballet barres, two sprung wooden dance floors, shatterproof mirrors as well as a kitchenette, toilet facilities, a reception and of course FREE parking. We have become very proud of our creative dance space and want to share it with you.
All candidates who successfully pass an examination or award receive a certificate of achievement and a medal. Students as young as walking one year olds at En Pointe, move through our Pre-school level classes and on to Primary levels before moving on to Graded and Vocational Graded levels.
Grade 1 to Grade 8 incorporates ballet, free movement, and character, and is suitable for candidates from seven years (Grades 1–5) and from eleven years (Grades 6–8).
Vocational Graded Syllabus:
This develops the technique, music and performance skills of the older ballet student to an advanced level, preparing them for a dance or dance-related career.
Graded and Vocational Graded exams lead to recognised achievement at a high level in dance.
If you wish to take classical ballet seriously we have the training and teaching knowlwdge to make this happen.