Welcome to the magical world of Melody Bear! A loveable teddy bear called Melody is the focal point of the syllabi and children are introduced to the joy of movement, song, dance and ballet from age 18 months upwards. It is a fun environment for your child to not only learn movement skills but also fundamental curriculum learning skills.
All syllabuses enable your child to participate in non-competitive award schemes which aside from building confidence give a sense of achievement. The awards include stickers, badges, medals, rosettes and trophies.
First Ballet (4 – 6 years) ….. Moving on from Melody Movement this syllabus is the ideal entry into the world of ballet. It introduces correct posture, foot positions and French ballet terminology. The music from certain well known ballets forms part of the syllabus and centre work further develops the children’s natural dance skills.
Little Bear Feet (18 – 24 months) ….. This syllabus is the first step into the magical world of Melody Bear. It is designed for pre-school children aged 18 months to 2 years and is the perfect introduction to dance and movement. The joy of dancing and singing is shared by parent and toddler as they join Melody Bear on her journey to Nursery Rhyme Land. There are delightful interpretations of traditional, familiar nursery rhymes together with new music and songs which inspire children’s natural zest for dance, movement and self-expression.
Melody Movement (2 – 4 years) ….. This syllabus is the next stepping stone moving on from Little Bear Feet. It introduces children to dance and movement using the natural actions of the body such as jumping, skipping, galloping, running, walking and hopping. It is structured to aid children’s physical development, co-ordination, spatial awareness, sensory development, creativity and self-expression working individually, with a partner or as a group.
Junior Ballet (6 – 8 years) ….. A step up from First Ballet, the Junior Ballet syllabus teaches the basics of ballet and dance introducing barre exercises to the already developing centre work. It has creative themes such as the Weeping Willow Fairy Dance and The Woodland Ball with the wicked witch as our uninvited guest. Children are introduced to ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle and Coppelia.
Please phone Louisa to book your place on 07970223342
Melody bear classes:
Monday’s @ Moulton Verdin Club
3.50-4.20pm Melody movement level 1 2-3yrs £3.50
4.25-4.55pm Melody movement level 2 3-4yrs £3.50
Melody Bear Uniform
(Can all be purchased through Quicksteps, please call for details)
Little bear feet
-Pale blue t shirt with Melody bear logo – £12
-Plain navy/ black loose trousers/ shorts/ skirt- own purchase
– White socks- own purchase
– Ballet shoes- optional
Melody Movement & First Ballet
– Pale blue logo leotard – from £13
-Pale blue ballet skirt – optional £14.50
-Pale blue wrap over long sleeved cardigan- optional £14.50
– Pink for girls/ white for boys ballet socks – £3
-Ballet shoes leather- from £9
Satin- from £8
Black leather for boys- from £9
-Hair tied back preferably in a bun. Pale blue ribbon or scrunchie permitted
-Purple logo leotard- from £13
-Purple logo ballet skirt- optional £15
-Purple logo long sleeved wrap cardigan- optional from £14.50
-For boys pale blue logo t shirt- £12
-Pink for girls/ white for boys ballet socks – £3/ pink ballet tights from £6
-Ballet shoes- satin from- £8
Leather from- £9
Black leather for boys from -£9
– Hair secured neatly in a bun. Pale blue ribbon/ scrunchie permitted
MELODY BEAR AWARD SCHEME
LITTLE BEAR FEET
Red / Blue/ Purple Award Sets – £6 each
(Sets include award stickers (awarded each class), collection cards, shape cards, nursery rhyme cards & red/ Blue/ Purple award badges (given on completion of each sticker card)).
Bronze Package- £12
Package includes clear plastic folder, award stickers, sticker collection card numbers 1 & 2, fun sheets 1 & 2, dance vocabulary sheets 1 & 2, Melody Bear balloon, a mystery gift from Melody Bear and a bronze medal awarded on completion of sticker cards 1 & 2.
Silver Package- £9
Package includes award stickers, sticker collection card numbers 3 & 4, fun sheets 3 & 4, dance vocabulary sheet 3, picture card 4 and a silver medal awarded on completion of sticker cards 3 & 4.
Gold Package – £9
Package includes award stickers, sticker collection cards 5 & 6, fun sheets 5 & 6, colouring-in cards 5 & 6 and a gold medal awarded on completion of sticker cards 5 & 6.
Pink/ Blue for boys, Red and Purple Rosette Awards – £9
Packages are similar to the above and are for completion of sticker cards-
7 & 8 for level 1 pink/ blue rosette
9 & 10 for level 2 Red rosette
11 & 12 for level 3 Purple rosette
First Ballet package – £16
Package takes approximately 1 school year to complete and includes a combined pupil sticker book and workbook with 7 track CD for home practice, useful information on how to do your hair and how to dress for class, ballet positions and much more, a half-way point badge, award stickers and award trophy.
Level one with work file- £11
Package includes work binder, user manual, card to personalise with name & photo, own details card, award stickers, sticker card numbers 1 & 2, stage scenery card, ballet dictionary, level one badge and certificate awarded on completion of sticker cards.
Level two- £7
Package includes award stickers, sticker cards 3 & 4, tutu card, level two badge and certificate awarded on completion of sticker cards.
Level three – £7
Package includes award stickers, sticker cards 5 & 6, ballet story card, level three badge and certificate awarded on completion of sticker cards.