amateur classes

Elise taught her first after-school ballet class for local children over 30 years ago!  This tradition has never stopped, and contribution to the neighbourhood and community is uppermost in her mind…

There is a full programme of classes, starting around 17:30, after school is out, for all ages, from three to eighteen.  These classes are held at the Casinet studios, and very often, it is children who rise through these ranks, who emerge as the members of the full-time group and also the performing group of La Companyia, and indeed go on to become internationally recognised dancers.

Elise and her team ensure that there is discipline, but no unkindness, and rigour but also humour, in all classes, making it easy for a young child to develop a taste for this magnificent art.