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Ballet Grades 1-8

The Grades listed below are fun and energetic with new combinations of steps, which challenge the dancer and provide them with a good basic knowledge of Ballet Technique.

Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 Ballet

7.5 - 9yrs, 9-11yrs and 10-12yrs

These classes follow the RAD ballet syllabus in the three disciplines: Ballet , Free movement and Character. These are to develop the basic principles of classical ballet technique and the recorded orchestral music inspires students to dance, giving them a chance to develop their performance skills.

Students will be entered for RAD examinations when they have achieved the standard required.

Grade 4 and Grade 5 Ballet

12-14yrs and 13-15yrs

These classes continue to follow the RAD ballet syllabus building on techniques to include pirouettes, adage and allegro. Students are given the opportunity to develop their dance skills in the various styles which include working with props and performing Flamenco, Tarantella, Hungarian, Russian and Polish dances. Students will continue to be entered for RAD examinations.


Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8 Ballet

15-18yrs, 16-18yrs and 17-18yrs

The grades were developed for students who wished to continue dancing as a hobby and they are an alternative to the Vocational Classes. Many students choose to do these grades as well as the Vocational Classes. They focus on performance and each grade is based on a romantic classical ballet i.e. Giselle, La Sylphide and Les Sylphide. They continue to incorporate the three disciplines of ballet, free movement and character. Students are entered for exams as appropriate.


Teenage Ballet

13 - 18yrs

This is a non-syllabus class for teenagers wishing to start ballet or returning to ballet after a few years away. There is the option to move into a graded ballet class after 2-3 terms on the recommendation of the teacher.

Dance never becomes easy.
It becomes possible.

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