Ballet & Pointe

Current Classes

Class Venue Day Time Level 1 Price/Class
Enroll Ballet Shiptonthorpe Monday 17:45-18:15 1 £4.00
Enroll Demi-Pointe/Pointe Shiptonthorpe Monday 19:15-20:00 2-3 £4.80
Enroll Ballet/Demi-Pointe/Pointe Upper Poppleton, York Thursday 19:15-20:00 2-3 £4.80
Enroll Ballet Shiptonthorpe Saturday 09:00-09:30 1 £4.00
Enroll Ballet Shiptonthorpe Saturday 09:30-10:00 2 £4.00
Enroll Ballet Shiptonthorpe Saturday 10:00-10:30 1 £4.00
Enroll Ballet Shiptonthorpe Saturday 10:00-10:30 2 £4.00

1 1 = Beginner 2 = Improver 3+ = Advanced

Class Description

The core of all dance subjects. It is a wonderful mixture of a number of arts; dancing, music, drama and poetry.

Whether just for pleasure or for the more serious-minded, ballet develops a sense of movement, rhythm and appreciation of music. It helps to co-ordinate mind and body whilst improving poise and posture. Ballet is also a confidence builder and promotes self-discipline. In July 2012, the IDTA released a completely re-written ballet syllabus, and in doing so has breathed new life into this wonderful style of dance. It is certainly very exciting and imaginative. For the younger ballet dancer, it is an actively engaging class that is fun, exciting and inspiring, sometimes using small hand props to enhance the story telling and imagination which this genre of dance promotes.

What is the essence of ballet?

Ballet is passion - an entertaining theatrical art that tells a story, expresses a mood or reflects a piece of music. When performed correctly, it allows the dancer to communicate with their audience simply through movement, body gestures and facial expressions.

It is widely believed that ballet provides the core technique and poise for all other dance subjects.

What makes a ballet dancer?

Mature ballet dancers are extremely fit, strong and flexible, and yet are able to express themselves through their choreography and by feeling and reacting to a piece of music.

Will I need to dance 'en pointe'?

'En pointe' literally means 'on the tip', and is the art of dancing on the tips of the toes using specially reinforced ballet shoes called pointe shoes.

The early stages of ballet should not include dancing en pointe, particularly in younger children, as learning this technique is a gradual process that requires strengthening exercises at the barre. Starting this technique too early can cause foot deformities if the bones in the feet are still developing.

Your teacher will advise you when you're ready for point shoes. Students who are able to hold their turnout from the hips whilst performing centre combinations, pull up correctly in relevé will be asked to progress to pointe work.

Uniform

  • Starbrite sells all required uniform.
  • Please refer to any important notes below regarding specific items before purchasing them.
  • Click on the items below to buy them from our online shop.
  • Orders can only be collected from our venues, delivery charges do NOT apply.
  • Customers will be notified when orders are available for collection.
  • Certain items cannot be returned once opened, these are noted in the product descriptions in the online shop.
  • Please refer to our shipping and returns policy.
Girls
Ages Top Bottom Footwear Accessories Important Notes
3-10 years
Children's Yellow Nylon Lycra Leotard


Children's Turquoise Nylon Lycra Leotard 2


Children's Starbrite Branded Jacket (optional for warm-up)
Adults' Yellow Nylon Lycra Leotard


Adults' Turquoise Nylon Lycra Leotard 2


Children's White Crossover 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan (optional)

Children's White Crossover Long Sleeve Cardigan 3 (optional)

Children's Yellow Nylon Lycra Circular Skirt


Children's Turquoise Nylon Lycra Circular Skirt 2

Adults' Yellow Nylon Lycra Circular Skirt


Adults' Turquoise Nylon Lycra Circular Skirt 2


Children's White Ballet Socks


Adults' White Ballet Socks

Children's Starlite White Leather Ballet Shoes 4


Children's Bloch White Leather Ballet Shoes 4

Children's So Danca White Leather Ballet Shoes 4
Adults' Starlite White Leather Ballet Shoes 4


Adults' Bloch White Leather Ballet Shoes 4

Adults' So Danca White Leather Ballet Shoes 4

White Crochet Bun Net

Yellow Nylon Lycra Scrunchie


Turquoise Nylon Lycra Scrunchie 2


Turquoise Nylon Lycra Headband 2

2 We are phasing out the turquoise uniforms in favour of the yellow versions. If you only require one item of turquoise uniform, you can still purchase it. If you need or want a whole uniform, we suggest you purchase the yellow version. Headbands will not be required for the yellow uniform.

3 The White Crossover Long Sleeve Cardigan is being phased out in favour of the White Crossover 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan.

4 The different ballet shoes offer different fittings, please click the product links to understand which will be most suitable.

Hair for ballet, demi-pointe, and pointe is to be worn in a secure, pinned bun, finished off with the correct hair accessories.

11+ years

Adults' Black Nylon Lycra Leotard


Adults' Black Crossover 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan (optional)

Adults' Navy Cotton Lycra Ballet Wrap 5


Adults' Starbrite Branded Jacket (optional for warm-up)


Children's' Black Chiffon Skirt


Adults' Black Chiffon Skirt

Adults' Pink Footed Ballet Tights 6

Adults' Pink Convertible Ballet Tights6
Adults' Navy Polycrepe Wrap Skirt 5

Children's Bloch Pink Leather Ballet Shoes

Adults' Bloch Pink Leather Ballet Shoes

Black Sequin Flower Elastic

5 We are phasing out the navy uniforms in favour of the black versions. We have a small number of the old uniform items in stock which are still available to buy but once sold will not be available again.

6 Students may wear either of the pink tights. The convertible versions are useful if students attend other classes such as jazz or acrobatics as the tights can be rolled up the leg to allow the students to work in bare feet.

Hair for ballet, demi-pointe, and pointe is to be worn in a secure, pinned bun, finished off with the correct hair accessories.

Boys
Ages Top Bottom Footwear Accessories Important Notes
3-10 years
Boys' White Cotton Lycra Ballet T-Shirt

Children's Starbrite Branded Jacket (optional for warm-up)

Boys' Black Cotton Ballet Shorts


Boys' Navy Cotton Lycra Ballet Shorts 7


Children's White Ballet Socks

Children's Starlite White Leather Ballet Shoes 8


Children's Bloch White Leather Ballet Shoes 8

Children's So Danca White Leather Ballet Shoes 8

7 We are phasing out the navy uniforms in favour of the black versions.

8 The different ballet shoes offer different fittings, please click the product links to understand which will be most suitable.

11+ years
Boys' White Cotton Lycra Ballet T-Shirt

Adults' Starbrite Branded Jacket (optional for warm-up)

Boys' Black Cotton Ballet Shorts


Boys' Navy Cotton Lycra Ballet Shorts 7


Adults' White Ballet Socks

Adults' Starlite White Leather Ballet Shoes 8


Adults' Bloch White Leather Ballet Shoes 8

Adults' So Danca White Leather Ballet Shoes 8

7 We are phasing out the navy uniforms in favour of the black versions.

8 The different ballet shoes offer different fittings, please click the product links to understand which will be most suitable.

Watch your child develop in

Improved poise and posture

Musicality

Appreciation of famous ballets

Enroll today

Take your first step towards an active, confidence-building and rewarding time learning the performing arts