School Administration

Please ensure that you stay up to date with the following

2016 Studio Timetable

Timetable sorted by venue

2016 Quick-Reference Timetable

Timetable sorted by class

Uniform

Uniform requirements for 2016

Calendar

List of important dates
for 2016

Achievements

Results from Examinations and Eisteddfod competitions

Registration 2016

In order to enrol your child in the school you will need to complete this form.

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The Ballet Class is delighted to add the Angelina Ballerina program to its classes.

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The Angelina Ballerina program is an excellent introduction to all genres of dance for both girls and boys. They are encouraged and progress through verbal, physical and imaginative influences.

The first 7 years of a child’s life is a critical period of Cognitive/Neural, Motor, Socio-emotional and Language Development. This program is Effective, Safe, Progressive and Developmentally Appropriate. And let’s not forget that it is FUN!

Every child develops in the same sequence yet at their own individual rate and quality of development.

At The Ballet Class we believe this is an excellent stepping stone to the many other genres of dance available at a later age. Please check out the Angelina Ballerina website or contact us for further information.

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Scheduled Classes for Term 1

ANGELINA BALLERINA CURRICULUM (Restricted to 10 students and paid Termly in advance)

MONDAY (3-4 years) 10.30-11.15am at The Church with Miss Wanda
MONDAY (4-5years) 3.30-4.15pm at The Church with Miss Shelley
WEDNESDAY (3-4years) 9.30-10.15am at The Church with Miss Shelley
THURSDAY (3-4 years) 10.15-11.00am at The Church with Miss Wanda
THURSDAY (3-4 years) 3.30-4.15pm at Bondi Beach with Miss Shelley
SATURDAY (3-4 years) 8.30-9.15am at The Scout Hall with Miss Zoe
SATURDAY (4-5 years) 9.15-10am at The Scout Hall with Miss Zoe

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History

Christine Atkinson started her dance career at a local dance school in Cardiff, U.K. at the age of 2 1⁄2. At the age of 10 she joined The Welsh National Ballet School, then run by the late Joyce Marriot (Espinosa School). At 16 she became a full time student of The Rambert School of Ballet, Mercury Theatre, London under the guidance of Dame Marie Rambert.

On completing her training Christine went on to teach for The Welsh Arts Council and Ogwr Borough Council and was voted onto The Executive Committee of The Dance Council for Wales and The Royal Academy of Dancing’s South Wales Committee, U.K.

Christine was privileged to be coached by Mrs. Peggy Olden A.R.A.D. and completed both the R.A.D. Teaching Diploma and Teaching Certificate with Distinction. She is a full member and Registered teacher with the R.A.D. as well as a Grades Examiner, CBTS Tutor and Freelance Faculty Tutor for the Royal Academy of Dance. Christine is also a Freelance Adjudicator.

Before emigrating to Australia in 1992, Christine was principal of her own school in the U.K. for 11 years where she entered children for Major and Grade Examinations with 100% success rate.

Former students have been accepted at:

Royal Ballet School U.K.
Elmhurst Ballet School U.K.
Hammond Ballet School U.K.
Northern Ballet School U.K.
Laban School U.K.
Urdang Ballet School U.K.
Washington School of Ballet, USA London Contemporary School U.K.
Central Ballet School U.K.
English National Ballet School U.K.
Victorian College of The Arts, Australia
Australian Ballet School, Australia
Queensland University of Technology
New Zealand School of Dance
15 pupils Junior Associates of The Royal Ballet School
7 pupils Interstate Associates of the Australian Ballet School

Former students have danced or are dancing professionally with:

Royal Ballet Company-London and Birmingham U.K.
English National Ballet Company U.K.
Royal New Zealand Ballet Company
Dortemund Ballet Company, Germany
Hong Kong Ballet Company
Australian Ballet Company
Melbourne Ballet Company
Western Australian Ballet Company
Tasmanian Ballet Company
The Lion King , Australia
Batsheva Contemporary Company, Israel
Sarisota Ballet Company, America

Since opening The Ballet Class in Rose Bay in 1993 her pupils have been extremely successful in local Eisteddfods and have gained exceptional results in I.S.T.D. and R.A.D. examinations. Students have also been invited to perform as extras with The Australian Ballet Company. Christine believes that ballet is a worldwide form of communication and will continue to help develop an awareness and love of dance for her pupils through her teaching. Pupils are encouraged to progress at their own speed and may choose the path to follow (ie. Examinations or Presentations) as individuals. The Ballet Class offers the facility to students to be prepared for R.A.D. Grades and Major Examinations, I.S.T.D. Tap and Modern Examinations.

The Faculty

The Ballet Class is a family oriented school that prides itself in hiring the best professionals to uphold its ethics and care of students.

Christine Atkinson

Christine Atkinson

Principal & Founder

R.A.D. R.T.S. Grades Examiner, Freelance Faculty Tutor, CBTS 401 and 403 and new grades Tutor and Mentor for the Royal Academy of Dance.

Shelley Bainton-Sinclair

Shelley Bainton-Sinclair

Classical, Modern

Trained at Elmhurst Ballet School, London. Advanced Level I.S.T.D. Tap and Modern, R.A.D. Ballet, experience in Classical Spanish. Teaching Examination for the R.A.D. in 1996. Awarded both the Teachers Certificate and the Teaching Diploma of the R.A.D.

Wanda Wojtulewicz-Levine

Wanda Wojtulewicz-Levine

Character

B Sc Arch (Hons), B Arch (Hons). Cert. Adv Teaching A.V Lunacharsky Institute (GITIS), Moscow.
A Character and Folkloric dance specialist with broad knowledge of dance including classical ballet. Qualifications and experience includes numerous periods in Moscow with GITIS, University of N. Nesterova and The Moiseyev School, and the Artistic Directorship of the Festival of Cultures (formerly the National Folkloric Festival) at the Sydney Opera House. Has taught extensively in ballet schools, tertiary institutions and community dance groups.

Melisa Ribola (Gowen)

Melisa Ribola (Gowen)

Classical, Contemporary

Bachelor of Dance from Victorian College of the Arts in 2002 and Honours in dance research and performance in 2003. A.R.A.D and R.A.D Teachers Certificate (Distinction). Professional contemporary dancer in works by Annalouise Paul, Carol Dilley, Micheal Whaites and Anton. Founding member of DirtyFeet, Sydney. Recipient of the Keys Arenas Trust choreographic scholarship in 2011.

Kim Traynor

Kim Traynor

Classical

Trained at The Royal Ballet School, London. Former dancer with The Australian Ballet Company. Lecturer of Classical Dance at the The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and freelance coach and adjudicator.

Philip Brock-Atkinson

Philip Brock-Atkinson

Classical

Trained at the Australian Ballet School and then at the Royal Ballet School. Genee Silver Medalist 2002 and former dancer with The English National Ballet Company and The Western Australian Ballet Company. Previously a professional dancer with Opera Australia and the Melbourne Ballet Company. Completed the RAD CBTS 2009 and achieved professional teaching status.

Karina Pobereznic

Karina Pobereznic

Classical

Trained at The Australian Ballet School. Danced with The Australian Ballet and as a First Artist with Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Australian Ballet. Holds a Bachelor of Philosophy in Applied Studies in Dance and has completed her Diploma Course with The Australian Ballet School.

Sally Clarke

Sally Clarke

Musical Theatre

Has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and fashion throughout Australia, South East Asia, Japan, Germany and the USA as a dancer (Jazz, Tap and Classical), singer, actor and model. Has conducted Master classes in “Presence and Performance” and is a regular writer for Dance Australia Magazine.

Julia Barry

Julia Barry

Classical

Has taught all levels of dance for the past 38 years. Graduate of the Royal Ballet School Teachers' Training Diploma Course and holds a Royal Academy of Dance Advanced Teaching Diploma. Associate teaching qualifications in the National Dance, Modern Theatre, Imperial Ballet and Cecchetti Ballet Branches of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and a Teaching Diploma in Benesh Dance Notation. Master of Creative Industries (Dance Teaching) with High Distinction and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Teaching and Learning). In 2015, became an examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance and commenced candidature for a Doctor of Creative Industries (Research), researching adolescent dance student wellness, achievement and future career pathways.

Julie McQuire

Julie McQuire

Classical and Contemporary

Advanced Royal Academy of Dance and Solo Seal. Specialises in working with young children and choreographing Eisteddfod solos.

Melanie Watson

Melanie Watson (Lanie)

Classical, Modern, Tap, Jazz

Trained and taught at Langshaw Dancity in Modern Tap and Classical Ballet. Started as a singer, dancer & choreographer and performed on Carnival Cruise Lines. I.S.T.D. Tap Associate and currently studying a Bachelor of Education.

Nicole Rotenstein

Nicole Rotenstein

Jazz

Trained at The Ballet class from a young age, completing I.S.T.D modern and tap exams, as well as R.A.D ballet. Achieved a band 6 for dance in the HSC in 2014 and studied a certificate IV Dance performance in 2015. During this time she was part of several projects including music videos, pre match entertainment for cricket and rugby games and provided entertainment for charity events. As well as dance, she is extremely passionate about health and fitness, currently studying a bachelor of Sport and Exercise science. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and is looking forward to teaching the commercial/ theatre jazz class this year.

On Stage

Here is a selection of our students performing. Follow the link to view the gallery.

Concert 2015

Senior Performance photos

Concert 2015

Junior Performance photos

Concert 2015

Video

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Past Concerts

The Ballet Class productions

Past Students

of The Ballet Class

Since its opening in 1993, The Ballet Class has taught over:

 

10000

Students

150

Classes offered every week
(including private lessons)

Distinction

average R.A.D. exam mark

20

Past students dancing professionally

Testimonials

My daughters have danced at The Ballet Class since they were toddlers. They have loved the breadth of classes offered, enjoying learning tap, character, musical theatre, pilates and more, alongside the traditional classical ballet. The teachers know each child personally and without exception show commitment and great expertise. Students can participate in eisteddfods, take examinations, present at the performance night, and make special memories on the concert day. Being family-run, The Ballet Class is a nurturing and welcoming community which I warmly recommend.

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Dancing together for 10 years!

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