Rochelle School of Ballet - Portchester & Havant - Established 2003
Congratulations to all the latest exam students
17 Distinctions and 17 Merits. A big well done.
Autumn term -14 Week Term
The school is created and devised to teach and train dedicated students who wish to achieve the little extra that ballet has to offer.
At RBS, students young and old study and learn to appreciate this beautiful art form in a fully supervised and artistic environment.
Ballet training is the basis of good all-round dance technique. Ballet gives confidence and poise for life, not just for dancing. It teaches self-discipline, pride in appearance, aids concentration and mental stimulation.
Ballet is an excellent introduction to dance for young children. The natural enthusiasm of very young children for movement and music is nurtured and gradually a more formal structured class evolves.
Ballet encourages the development of such skills such as; poise, balance, strength, agility, placement, posture, rhythm and musicality.
Students are taught the The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Syllabus. It is one of the world's leading dance examination boards. Formed in 1904, today it is a registered educational charity which covers the full spectrum of dance throughout the world.
Pre-School Baby to Ballerina Class from 2 3/4 years old - little ones learn to listen and move to music with a few first ballet arm movements and steps.
Boys' Training is aimed at building strength in the upper body used in partner work and strong legs used in the allegro jumps and leaps.
Teen Ballet Class Students will explore the basic techniques of classical ballet from beginners to intermediate ballet student.
Adult Ballet Class Come and experience what you have always dreamt of or pick up where you left off as a child with ballet.
Examination Every child has a choice to take the ISTD exams or just enjoy the gradual progression through each level. Next Exam session Dec 2014. Last big exam session results 'Spring 14' - 17 Distinctions and 17 Merits. 'Exam Results 2013' - 22 Distinctions, 18 Merits and 3 Passes.
Open Day held annually at the end of the summer term, performing class work to show the progress throughout the year. Next Open Day 11th July 2015 at Warblington School. Go to the latest news for more details.
Performances from the age 8 to 18 years students are encourage to audtion for professional ballet companies the English Youth Ballet & National Youth Ballet. The EYB will be auditioning at the kings Theatre, Southsea on Monday 3rd November 2014 4.30pm. The next performance at the Kings Theatre is 6th & 7th March 2015. The NYB Performance 21st - 23rd August 2014 in Sevenoaks.
Professional Workshops - Adult Beginners & Adult Improvers. Learn with the professionals, with dances from two world famous 'ballets'.
Chichester I.S.T.D Student Summer Course The Students' Residential Summer Course is available during August 2015.The course is for those who have passed Grade 5 in any Ballet society and are working towards their Grade 6/Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2. Daily Ballet classes, including Pointe Work and Repertoire, as well as Contemporary, Pilates and Jazz (Musical Theatre Jazz and Hip Hop). Students must be at least 12 years of age.
Our Pianist David Rudling plays for our Children's classes every other week.
Complimentary trial class all new students are entitled to one free trial class per person. (Terms and conditions apply)