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Cremona School of Dance

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About The School

The Cremona School of Dance established in 1990 is based in Woking and is renowned for its excellence. The School is a traditional dancing school offering tuition for 3-18 year olds in Ballet (Cecchetti Method), ISTD Modern, Tap and Jazz. Students have the opportunity to train right through to the Vocational Grades at Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 levels. Examinations are held annually.

‘Petites’ for 3 & 4 yr olds are packed with creative ideas, nursery rhymes, mime, stories and adventures. These 30 minute classes, specifically designed for the younger child, prepare pupils for a more structured approach at 5 yrs+ in one or more dance disciplines.

Alongside our own School shows, students are offered chances to audition for local productions at The New Victoria Theatre and the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. Talented children are encouraged to audition for The Royal Ballet School, The Cecchetti Associate Programme, London Junior and Senior Ballet, London Children’s Ballet and other organisations.

Whether a student attends once weekly for fun or is considering dance as a career, every child matters. Our aim is to bring the joy of dancing into the studio through nurturing and encouragement. Every child is given the opportunity to incorporate skills developed in dancing, into many to other aspects of their lives. Dance develops confidence, poise, self-discipline, musicality and increased physical and sensory awareness.

Our teachers are highly qualified, experienced professionals. All staff are committed to ongoing professional development and are DBS checked.

Cecchetti Classical Ballet

Cecchetti Classical Ballet is one of the most respected training methods for young dancers, teachers and professionals both in the UK and worldwide. The great virtuoso dancer and teacher Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928) was one of the most important influences on the foundation of modern Classical Ballet training.

He evolved a method of training that is as relevant today as it was when first created - producing oustanding artistic and technically accomplished dancers able to work with today's directors across the spectrum of classical and contemporary companies. His influence on British Ballet has been far reaching and resulted in the creation of The Cecchetti Society in 1922.

Patrons of the Cecchetti Society include Dame Monica Mason DBE, David Bintley CBE, Darcey Bussell CBE, Lesley Collier CBE and Kevin O'Hare.

What is Modern Dance

Modern dance develops a secure foundation building rhythmical movement, isolations, turns, leaps, travelling sequences and exciting dance combinations combined with artistry and musicality. It incorporates a variety of different styles, including jazz, lyrical, contemporary, blues, hip-hop, street and more!

Basic exercises increase strength, develop flexibility and improve core stability, which in turn secures technique. Performance and projection are enhanced and a well toned body is ensured.

Modern as a genre has the ability to adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance, thus helping to create versatile dancers who have an all-round ability. Within the professional dance syllabi, the work has specifically been developed to meet the increasing demand of today's choreographers.

ISTD Modern Theatre Dance Examinations are offered from Primary through to Advanced 2 level as well as festival and competition work.

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