Murilova Ballet School follows the N.A.T.D. syllabus (National Association of Teachers of Dancing), examinations start at Class level (from 4 years of age) followed by Primary and Grade One to Six. In addition to the teaching and development of basic ballet technique, the syllabus aims to encourage an appreciation of music, mime and national dance.
Vocational grades, Intermediate Foundation to Advanced Two, are available to further develop technical and performance skills. There is also a series of medal tests catering for all age groups.
The N.A.T.D. syllabus is a Russian Style of ballet, the main difference between other styles of ballet such as Royal Academy style and Cechetti style, is that in Russian style there is a strong emphasis on the use of the arms and also of the head position over the front shoulder, which is called épaulement and also the use of the eyes following the arm movements. this equal emphasis on the upper and lower body allows dancers to use their whole body expressively and beautifully.
Murilova Ballet School is a warm, friendly environment that encourages each student as an individual no matter their age, skill or whether they intend to pursue dance as a career. We are a small school and the students are always at the centre of our decision making, ensuring that each person is valued and that their unique personality is nurtured to promote their well being in order that they may discover a confidence that can be found in the performing arts.
What other people are saying:
‘It is so lovely to be part of a ballet school which is so caring and which has the interests of the children at the heart of everything you do. We really appreciate you and the team’ Lou S.