Ballet

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Preschool Ballet

Over 30 years of teaching experience have gone into preparing classes that are lively and fun, but still encourage concentration, attention, and develop learning abilities. Co-ordination is worked on through dance movement, mime, ballet exercises and rhythmics. The atmosphere of a large school, with senior students training and rehearsing, is stimulation for young students. Viewing mirrors allow parents to watch the class in progress without disturbing the students. 3 year olds must be out of diapers.

 

Preschool Classes:

Mommy & Me- 2-4yrs old (30 min)- An interactive class for parents and their 2/3 year olds. Features dance play and music and movement activities.

Ballet 3/4 yrs (30 min)- 3/4 year old creative ballet class. Students must be 3 by December 31. Class runs from September-June.

DRESS CODE:  

Girls: Students are allowed to wear any colour body suit and skirt, pink leather ballet slippers .

Boys: short sleeved white T-shirt and black tights or shorts. Black leather ballet slippers or cotton gym slippers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Academy of Dance Graded

The Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) is a worldwide organization that governs ballet through a series of graded exams.

For ballet to retain its vigor, it is vital to have professional classical ballet teachers, equipped with internationally recognized qualifications. The Royal Academy of Dance is the largest examining and teacher education organization for classical ballet in the world.

Ballet exams are a set of predefined steps, exercises and dances that students learn and practice throughout the year. Each year, students register for these formal exams through the recommendation of their teacher. There is an exam registration fee which ranges from $50.00 – $150.00. We request that the Royal Academy schedule our exams in April.

Ballet Apparel : The Royal Academy of Dance has strict apparel regulations. Please see Dress Code under General Information for specific grade requirements.

RAD CLASSES:

*Students in Grade 1 and up must be enrolled in two classes a week to participate in our Nutcracker Performance, and be eligible to take their RAD exam.

Pre Primary- kindergarten (1 hr)- Ballet for ages 5 and up. Must be 5 by December 31st. Class runs from September-June.

Primary- (1 hr) Ballet for ages 6 and up. Must be 6 by December 31. Class runs from September-June.

DRESS CODE:  See Dress Code page under About Us/Info for details!

Grade 1-(1 hr) Ballet for ages 7 and up. Must be 7 by December 31st. Class runs from September-June. Student must be enrolled in two Grade 1 classes in order to participate in the Nutcracker and the RAD exams in the spring.

Grade 2- (1hr) Ballet for ages 8 and up and who have taken Grade 1 ballet or equivalent. Must be 8 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 2 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

Grade 3 (1hr)- Ballet for ages 9 and up and who have taken Grade 2 ballet or equivalent. Must be 9 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 3 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

Grade 4- (1hr) Ballet for ages 10 and up and who have taken Grade 3 ballet or equivalent. Must be 10 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 4 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

Grade 5 -(1hr) Ballet for ages 11 and up and who have taken Grade 4 ballet or equivalent. Must be 11 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 5 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

Grade 6 -(1hr) Ballet for ages 12 and up and who have taken Grade 5 ballet or equivalent. Must be 12 by December 31. As of September 2016, Grade 6 will be a 2 year program. Grade 6 A is for first year participants, Grade 6 B is for students continuing with their second year. This particular class is a combination of both first and second year participants. 

Students need to be registered in two grade 6 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. 
Class runs from September-June.

Grade 7 - (1hr) Ballet for ages 13 and up and who have taken Grade 6 ballet or equivalent. Must be 13 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 7 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

Grade 8- (1hr) Ballet for ages 14 and up and who have taken Grade 7 ballet or equivalent. Must be 14 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 8 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

 See Dress Code page under About Us/Info for details!

 

 

 

Royal Academy of Dance Vocational

The Vocational Graded Syllabus is the continuation of classical ballet training from the Academy’s Graded Syllabus. Each syllabus has been designed to give the necessary training to students wishing to study seriously, with a possible view to following a career in dance, or dance related subjects.

Open Ballet (1hr)- A non syllabus class for students looking to expand their repertoire in Ballet. This class is strongly recommended for optimal results in Ballet. Must be in Ballet grades 4-6. Class runs from September-June.

Open Ballet (1hr)- A non syllabus class for students looking to expand their repertoire in Ballet. This class is strongly recommended for optimal results in Ballet. Must be in either Grade 7 Ballet or above. Class runs from September-June.

Intermediate Foundations (1hr)- Ballet for students enrolled in Grade 5 Ballet and up. Strongly recommended to take in conjunction with Ballet Grades 7 and 8. Class runs from September-June.

Intermediate (1hr-1.25hrs)- Ballet for students enrolled in Grade 6 Ballet and up. Strongly recommended to take in conjunction with Ballet Grades 7 and 8. Class runs from September-June.

Advanced Foundations (1hr-1.5hrs)- Vocational Grade for students in Intermediate Ballet and up. Class runs from September-June.

Advanced 1 (1hr-1.5hrs)- Vocational Grade for students who have already completed Advanced Foundations. Class runs from September-June.

Pointe Beginner (30 min)- For students in Grade 6 Ballet and up with little to no experience on Pointe. Class runs from September-June.

Pointe Open Level 1 & 2 (1hr)- Students must have completed Intermediate pointe or equivalent. Teacher will asses each student and place them in the appropriate level. Class runs from September-June. 

DRESS CODE: 

 See Dress Code page under About Us/Info for details!

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