RAD Classical Ballet 5-18yo

Classes & Programs

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Classical Ballet is the essential component of every dancer’s repertoire. It creates balance, grace, agility, core strength and discipline.

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s largest and most influential dance education and training organisations. RAD was created with the objective of improving the standard of ballet teaching, and in pursuit of that goal, a new teaching method and dance technique were created.

The most identifiable aspect of the RAD method is the attention to detail when learning the basic steps, and the progression in difficulty is often very slow. While the difficulty of an exercise may only increase slightly from grade to grade, more importance is placed on whether the student is performing the step with improved technique. For example, plié exercises are employed consistently throughout the lower grades to enable the student to progressively deepen the plié and improve turnout. The principle behind this is that if enough time is spent achieving optimal technique before introducing new vocabulary, the easier it is for the student to learn the harder steps while exercising basic technique to the maximum at all times.

We offer the following RAD Classical Ballet classes. Subject to change, our Timetable will have the most up-to-date classes.

Preliminary Ballet 4 turning 5
Pre-Primary Ballet 5 turning 6
Primary Ballet 6 turning 7
Grade 1 Ballet 7 turning 8
Grade 2 Ballet 8 turning 9
Grade 3 Ballet 9 turning 10
Grade 4 Ballet 10 – 12 years
Grade 5 Ballet 10 – 14 years

RAD Vocational Classical Ballet:
Intermediate Foundation
Advanced Foundation
Advanced 1
Advanced 2

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