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. 

Classes for Term 1

Monday 4:00pm Ballet Level 1 *

Monday 5:00pm Ballet Degree 1A-B

Monday 6:15pm Ballet Degree 2-3

Monday 7:45pm Pre-/Pointe Degree 2  

Tuesday 3:00pm Petit Ballet 3.5-5 years old

Tuesday 4:00pm Ballet Level 2 *

Tuesday 5:00pm Ballet Level 4

Tuesday 6:00pm Ballet Degree 1C

Wednesday 5:00pm Ballet Level 3

Wednesday 6:00pm Ballet Degree 3+

Saturday 10:00am Ballet Degree 1A

Saturday 11:30am Ballet Level 2

Saturday 1:00pm Ballet Degree 1C-2

Saturday 2:15pm Pre-pointe/Pointe Degree 1C-2

Saturday 3:00pm Ballet Degree 3+

Saturday 4:30pm Conditioning and Pointe Degree 3+

*Class full. Contact us for other options, or to be waitlisted.

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Download our 2019 timetable.