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Classical Ballet is an essential foundation for all young dancers and we strongly encourage all our students to take at least one ballet class per week - 2 classes if they wish to take examinations.
RAD Examination Syllabus
Taught by RAD certified teachers, Miss Sarah Hardy and Miss Nina Gelladuga, our ballet program starts from RAD Primary (aged 6), right through to RAD Grade 8 and Advanced Vocational Grades.
Russian Ballet Level 1 (Non-Syllabus class)
For students who used to study Ballet and require refresher training. The classes are designed to cover the essentials through conditioning the body, developing technique, strength and flexibility and Ballet Terminology. There are no examinations for Russian Ballet. For students aged 7-18 and Adults.
Russian Ballet Level 2 (Non-Syllabus class)
For students with at least 4 years of Ballet training, these classes are more intensive, advanced and focus all the essentials taught in Level 1, but will help to develop a greater sense of artistry and understanding of the Russian Ballet method and practice.
Pre-Professional Program (PPP)
This is an invite-only, rigorous training program designed to prepare students for a professional career in the dance industry. It is designed to encourage and enable students to advance at a pace that matches their abilities, interests, and time commitments. The program is for elite students or students who have shown an interest in training full-time in the future.
Ultimately, the Program will hone their technique, increase strength, flexibility and stamina, develop artistry, versatility, a strong work ethic and a maturity that will allow them to confidently command the floor at auditions.
Students train intensively for 3 hours every Saturday in addition to their regular scheduled weekday classes. Over the course of the year, sessions will cover the following:
Ballet Repertoire & Variations
Stretch & Conditioning