Jill Bridger School of Dance
Established 1988 
Jill Bridger  RAD Teach. Dip., AISTD, MNATD
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Foundation Department

Little Bear Feet with Melody Bear    
Melody Movement Level 1a   
Melody Movement Level 1b                
Melody Movement Level 2                 
Tip Tap Toe with Melody Bear           
First Ballet with Melody Bear            
First Tap & Modern with Melody Bear
Foundation Ballet with Melody Bear   
Foundation Tap and Modern               
Junior Department

Junior Ballet              

Grade 1 Ballet            
Primary & Grade 1 tap
Inter Department

Grade 2 Ballet     children who have taken the Grade 1 exam or are age 9+
Grade 3 Ballet     children who have taken the Grade 2 exam or are age 11+

Grades 2 to 3 Modern and Tap - students who have taken the relevant grade or covered the work in class.

Musical Theatre: School year 1 upwards
Senior Department

Grades 4 to 8 - students who have taken the relevant grade, or covered the work in the class
Ballet Extra - Inter - for grade 2b upwards
Ballet Extra - Senior - for grade 4 upwards  
Ballet Extra - Advanced - for grade 6 upwards

Photo of girl and boy dancing Boy ballet dancer with Milligan Bear Senior ballet dancer RAD character dancing girls
18 months - 24 months -parent/carer participate
ages 2 to 2½  - parent/carer participate
ages 2½ to 3+ and starting school in Sept 2015 - parent/carer stay in the studio
ages 3 to 4 and starting school in Sept 2014
ages 3 to 5
Reception age
Reception age
School Year 1 culminating in the Foundation Ballet Graduation Ceremony
at the end of the Spring Term (ballet) and children progress to the Junior
Ballet in the Summer Term.  The tap and modern classes progress to the
ISTD grade work following Graduation at the end of the summer term.
NB exams at all levels are optional.

Team JB: Team of junior and senior girls preparing groups for festivals, competitions and additional show work.

Please note: Parents wait outside the dance studio for all classes from Melody Movement Level 2 upwards. Parents are invited to watch the last class of term or ‘special Melody Movement and Junior Ballet award days’ including the First Ballet Progress Presentation class and Foundation Ballet Graduation Ceremony.