Ballet Classes 2019

We follow the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus (RAD) in our ballet classes, with the opportunity for students to participate in annual examinations.

Junior Division | Grades | Vocational Levels | Adult Classes

 

Junior division

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"MINI DANCE" Pre-School RAD Ballet - Age 3

Ballet based curriculum allows 3 year old to explore the world of dance with imagination and creativity.  Enhance your child’s experience through dance with music, co-ordination, focus, movement, stimulating social and intellectual development.  Begin at any time if there is an opening in class.

8 Week sessions- 45 minute class, once weekly.
Mon 5pm Sat 9am Register now →

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RAD DANCE READINESS - Age 4-5

Ballet based, developing musicality, dance skills, co-ordination, posture, relaxation, focus, imagination, creativity, and confidence building in a supportive, creative and nurturing environment.

Full and Half Year Session. 45 minute class, once weekly.
Sat 9am.

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RAD PRE-PRIMARY BALLET - Age 5-6

Ballet based invoking the imagination, through dance. Fun and active but requiring focus and co-operation. Children work individually, in partners and in groups. with patterning, rhythms, dance styles and music growing as dancers and individuals.

Full and half year sessions. 45 minute class, once or twice weekly.
Mon 5:15pm Thurs 5:15pm Sat 9am

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RAD PRIMARY BALLET - Age 6-8

Foundation of dance technique is established. Children’s imagination, creativity and love of movement is explored and enriched. Students may also study tap or modern and/or jazz.

Full Year. 45 minute class, once or twice weekly.
Thurs 5:15pm Sat 9am

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RAD GRADES 1 & 2 - Age 7+

Dance technique including barre, dance solos and group ballet combinations and dances and Character dance. New students will quickly catch up if they are just beginning dance at this level. Royal Academy of Dance medals are awarded to successful exam candidates. Exams are offered to students deemed to be ready by the Academy Director. Students may also study tap, jazz and/or modern.

Full year. 1 hour class.
Gr 1 Wed 5:15pm Sat 9:45am
Gr 2 Wed 5:15pm Sat 9:45am

RAD Grades

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RAD GRADES 3 to 5 - Age 10-14 approx.

New students will be directed into appropriate levels. Performance, ballet skills, solo and group dances. RAD medals are awarded to successful RAD exam and Class Award candidates.

Full year. 1 hour class, two to three classes weekly.

Gr 3 Tues 5:15pm  Thurs 5pm   Sat 9:45am
Gr 4 Wed 6:15pm Gr 5 Mon 6pm Wed 6:15pm  Sat 10:45am


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RAD GRADES 6 to 8 - Age 12+

Students may study the vocational levels concurrently or on alternate years. Examinations are offered. Successful Grade 6 students may apply for RAD student membership.

Full year. 1 & 1 1/4 hour classes.
Gr 6-8 By arrangement, please contact us.

 


vocational levels

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RAD INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION / INTERMEDIATE and POINTE -  Age 12+

The vocational stream of RAD training includes pointe work, with an emphasis on advanced technique and sophistication in performance. Students successful in their examinations can apply for RAD student membership.

Full year. 1 1/4 hour class
Intermediate Foundation Mon 6pm, Thurs 6pm, Fri 4:30pm

Intermediate Ballet Mon 7:15pm, Wed 7:15pm, Thurs 7:15pm, Sat 12:30pm

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RAD ADVANCED FOUNDATION 1 & 2 and POINTE

Offering classes in RAD Advanced levels, preparation for examinations and pointe work.

Full year. 1 1/2 hour class.
Advanced Foundation Wed 7:15pm, Thurs 6:15pm, Sat 12:15pm

Advanced One Ballet Fri 5:45pm *Option to attend Advanced Adult Ballet, Tuesdays 7:15pm


adult ballet

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          ADULT RAD BALLET CLASSES

Our adult ballet classes are tailored to our participants, welcoming beginners and those continuing or returning to ballet training! Classes run all year long and new students are able to join at any time. Perfect for University and College students!

8 Class FlexPass or "Find Your Level" Single Pass - 1-1 1/2 hr class. Summer class times listed - check for changes in September.
Beginner Level 1 - Thurs 7:30pm
Beginner Level 2 - Mon 7-8pm Intermediate - Wed 7:15pm
Advanced - Tues 7:15pm Advanced Ballet & Pointe - Fri 5:45pm (advanced registration required)

NEW! ADULT "GENTLE" BALLET

This class is suitable for beginners and perfect for adult dancers who wish for a lower impact ballet class that is easier on the joints. Taking the focus away from jumps, turns and extreme positions and onto enjoyable movement and gentle strengthening through ballet based exercises. 1 hr class

Saturday 11am-12pm.

*Class times and availability subject to change.