ballet

Experience the joy of dance while developing confidence, creativity and sound technical foundations.

Ages: preschool – 18 year olds

Classical ballet is a disciplined art form, giving students an awareness of posture, musicality, spacial awareness and an opportunity to develop focus, commitment and concentration skills. All these abilities are an important part of a dancer's development and are an excellent foundation for other dance forms including creative and contemporary dance.

About OTM Ballet classes

  • OTM teaches the Laurel Martyn Dance Teaching System (LMDTS), a holistic and creative approach to ballet brought to Australia by Laurel Martyn OBE and influenced by the Russian Vaganova method.

  • The LMDTS emphasises creative expression, musicality and a thorough understanding of the basic structure and movements of the body. In this way it reflects the OTM values and principles.

  • Ballet exams are held annually and are an option for students who are keen to challenge themselves in a formalised way.

  • OTM places great importance on dance safety and impeccable technique. We also incorporate the Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) system by Marie Walton-Mahon ensuring that our students reach their highest potential with an awareness of the biomechanics of dance alongside their artistry.

  • Our classical ballet program begins with our Petit Ballet Classes designed for preschoolers, through to classical ballet training for Primary (Stage 1 to 4) to the Senior level (Degree 1 to 6) in the Laurel Martyn Dance Teaching System.

Handbook

Download our ballet handbook.

What to wear

Please refer to uniform section of our ballet handbook for detailed information on what to wear to your ballet class. 

Timetable

Download our current timetable.

Download our 2019 timetable.