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The school is divided into pre-school, primary school and upper secondary school levels. KLS emphasises on technique and the training of the students, creativity, as well as introducing them to the history of dance and new developments in the field of dance. Positive motivation and student development is a key part of the school's work.

Preschool

PRESCHOOL IS FOR STUDENTS 3 YEARS TO 8 YEARS AND IS PREPARATION FOR PRIMARY LEVEL.

The preschool is open to everyone and the age is based on the year of birth. The goal is to develop and stimulate motor intelligence, body awareness and social development.

The main emphasis is to introducing classical ballet to students and laying the foundation for further dance studies.

The dance students participates in the Christmas show which is held in Dansgarðurinn theatre studio and the school's spring show is held in the Borgarleikhúsið, The City Theatre. There, students have the opportunity to show the results of their work.
 

The classes take place in the school's studio in Mjódd, Álfabakka 14a, 3rd floor.

Primary level

THE PRIMARY LEVEL, FOLLOWS AFTER THE PRESCHOOL LEVEL, IS FOR STUDENTS 9 YEARS TO 15 YEARS AND IS PREPARATION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL.

The primary level consists of 7 levels. Younger students are taught in KLS premises at Mjódd, Álfabakki 14a, 3rd floor, and older students in KLS premises at Grensásvegur 14.

 

The emphasis is on professional, maturing and constructive teaching where each student gets the opportunity to develop and flourish.

Teaching is based on the National Curriculum Guide. The primary level consists of classical ballet, modern dance, contemporary dance, improv, point work and historical dance repertoires, in addition students participate in various exhibitions and are introduced to new trends and developments in the dance scene.

Students go to levels according to ability rather than age, but the age distribution is roughly:
Level 1: 8 to 9 years
Level 2: 9 to 10 years
Level 3: 10 to 12 years
Level 4: 11 to 12 years
Level 5: 12 to 13 years
Level 6: 13 to 14 years
Level 7: 14 to 16 years

Students in primary level participate in a Christmas show held in the Dansgarðurinn theatre studio and the school's spring show held in the Borgarleikhúsið, The City Theatre. There, students have the opportunity to show the results of their work.

After completing their primary levels studies at KLS, students are ready to begin their studies at a graduate course in ballet, whether it is a Classical Ballet or a Modern / Contemporary program.

Junior College Program

THE JUNIOR COLLEGE PROGRAM IS DIVIDED INTO; CLASSIC BALLET PROGRAM AND MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM. THE STUDY IS A GOOD PREPARATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO STUDY DANCE  AT A UNIVERSITY LEVEL AND HAVE THE AMBITION TO WORK IN THE DANCE INDUSTRY, BUT THE STUDY CAN ALSO BE GREAT PREPARATION FOR VARIOUS PROFESSIONS.

The program is a three-year study period that is divided into six 16 weeks semesters.

Students who are admitted to the graduate program must have completed primary school education and have studied dance in some form or have unequivocal dance skills and a keen interest in the opinion of the school's management and teachers. To graduate students have to have achieved satisfactory results and physical training according to he school's curriculum, which is based on the main curriculum in dance-art, which includes dance techniques in ballet, modern dance, contemporary dance, ballet history, choreography and more.

Junior college students take part in a Christmas show held in Dansgarðurinn theatre studio and the school's spring show is held in the Borgarleikhúsið, The City Theatre. Graduate students also take part in various other exhibitions and events, such as the Unglist, Festival for Young People, the Winter Festival, Museum Night and more. Emphasis is placed on introducing students to the development of the dance-art, new currents and trends, and further study paths and employment opportunities in the field.

The advanced program is intended for students aged 16-25, however, there are exceptions for both older and younger students to pursue this study, for more details please contact the office or send an e-mail to info@ballet.is.

Dansgarðurinn role is to:

OFFER PROFESSIONAL AND VARIED DANCE TEACHING, CLASSICAL BALLET, MODERN, CONTEMPORARY AND CREATIVE DANCE.

 

MAKE DANCE CLASSES AND EVENTS ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

 

CREATE A PLATFORM TO OPEN UP DISCUSSION ABOUT PERFORMANCE ARTS BETWEEN YOUNG AUDIENCE AND ARTISTS.

 

JOIN AND SUPPORT ARTISTS WHO ARE WORKING WITH DANCE AND PERFORMANCE ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ALL AUDIENCE.

 

WORK WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS TO MEET THE SOCIAL NEEDS IN THE FIELD OF DANCE AND PERFORMANCE ART.

Dansgarðurinn

Grensásvegur 14,

108 Reykjavík.


info@ballet.is
dansgardurinn@gmail.com

Tel: +354 534-9030 

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