Ballet to Poetry Syllabus

Grace & Poise Academy is the first Ballet School to offer a unique Ballet To Poetry Syllabus. All poetry and choreographic material is written to ensure that the poetry and movements work in harmony together. The use of imagery, dynamics, pace and tone of the spoken word poetry helps guide and inform the movements so that the movements communicate what is being explored in the poetry.

Our poems explore Islamic Values and Celebrate the creation of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى‎

The syllabus is founded upon child developmental theory, created by trained highly qualified professionals and is developed specifically for the child at each stage of their learning.

Our syllabus aids student in the following areas of development:

Cognitive Development
Ballet to Poetry stimulates the mind, enhances language acquisition and memory. Through developing more and stronger synapses connections, intelligence is developed.
Physical Development
Ballet teaches healthy and balanced body alignment which allows for good posture, coordination and stability. Ballet teaches muscle strength, control and stamina.
Emotional Development
Ballet allows the individual to explore, express and communicate their emotional state through words and movements, all of which aids healthier well-being.
Social Development
Ballet Classes are a platform for students to meet and make long-lasting friendships.
Creativity & Imagination
Storytelling and Ballet to Poetry engages the imagination and the creative mind through exploring new ideas.
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Positive Islamic Identity

Islam is at the root of everything we do, we strive to support the formation of a positive Islamic identity by encouraging our students to always present themselves with excellence of character. Our students are encouraged to show patience, kindness, respect and integrity and we emphasise and explore positive messages within all our work to help our students to obtain this.

Our Ballet Classes encourage patience, practice, supporting peers through their learning and finally, by allowing oneself to gracefully unlock their potential.
Our Students are encouraged to look after each other, to share and  buddy-up with a new student to welcome them and make them feel at ease.
Our students learn to respect their teachers and each other, as well as developing effective listening skills.
Our Ballet Classes teach that Allah is watching and loves those that are honest, kind and respectful at all times.

Transferable Skills

As our students progress through the Academy their qualifications will be recognised and accredited. This will aid in their applications for Schools and Universities.

Through our examination and awards we aim to build a host of good traits and transferable skills in our students.

focus & determination
Our students are taught to engage with the Poetry whilst focusing on enhancing their movement, which requires a lot of attention and determination.
perserverance & commitment
Our Ballet Classes are designed to challenge and reward, so that students learn that hard work helps you to succeed.
team work skills
Our students are taught the importance of working well and in harmony with their peers in order for their individual progress and that of the overall class.
confidence & self esteem
Our Ballet Classes promote self-esteem as the child overcomes the challenges faced with increasingly difficult skills, exercises, and combinations to perform.
discipline & responsibility
Our Students are encouraged to adhere to uniform, to be on time and to bring the right attitude towards learning to the class.

Career Opportunities

Our students participate in ballet exams annually and InshaAllah we are aiming for our higher level work to gain our students UCAS points for university. This means that Ballet with G&P should support each student to better their applications for schools and universities. Most students continue Ballet for long life wellbeing however, should our students wish to pursue ballet as a career, we will provide training and graduate programmes for them to train as Ballet Teachers.

This will enable them to join our Ballet Teaching Faculty and teach our Ballet to Poetry Syllabus.

We feel passionately about our work expanding and passing on for the benefit of future generations.


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