Classes resume as normal on Monday 23 November 2020
End of year concert for Saturday 5 December 2020 has been postponed until Saturday 27 March 2021.
The Pavlova School of Classical Ballet invites girls and boys aged 5-18 years
to learn classical ballet, jazz, contemporary dance and stretching.
The School offers junior beginner classes for girls and boys up to 12 years of
age. There are further beginners, intermediate and advanced classes for girls and boys
aged 12 and over. Private lessons are also available.
Intermediate and advanced students practice pointe work.
Private lessons are available to prepare for ballet competitions. SA Stage Dancing Society Eisteddfod is held annually in September/October at Michael Murray Centre for Performing Arts, Westminster School.
The Vaganova Method
The School uses the Vaganova Method of classical ballet in its pedagogy. This
method is the basis of the renowned Russian School of Ballet style.
The method was developed by the famous Russian ballerina Madame Agrippina
Vaganova (1879-1951), and is widely used in Russia, Europe, North America and
other parts of the world.
A highly professional approach based on years of experience in the field of
teaching this method is used.
Classes are imparted by the Bolshoi trained, Moscow Festival Theatre and State
Kremlin Ballet acclaimed soloist and principal dancer, Valentina Pavlova.
Students will study classical repertoire from the following ballets:
The Sleeping Beauty
Variations from other classical ballets
Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their acquired skills through
participation in the professionally staged, artistically directed performance
at the end of 2019 in an established theatre venue.
Henley High School Dance Studio
Classes are held in Henley High School Dance and Drama Studios. Dance studio is fully equipped with barres, mirrors and tarkett dance floor. Dance Studio is air-conditioned. Change rooms are also available.