Classes

Class Levels ...


Baby Ballet (Twinkles)

Ages 2-3. Children have a magical time, going on imaginative adventures, using music, dance and props. We explore everywhere from the moon to fairyland. Who knows where we will go this week.

 

Pre-Primary Ballet (RAD)

Ages 4-5.  Basic ballet steps and creative movement.



Primary Ballet (RAD)

Ages 6-8. Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and basic understanding of the Ballet genre. This includes:

  • basic knowledge of vocabulary

  • basic technical skills

  • basic sense of appropriate timing

  • basic responsiveness to music

  • basic use of expression

  • basic awareness of an audience

​Grade 1 Ballet (RAD)

Ages 8-10. Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and basic understanding of the Ballet genre. This includes:

  • basic knowledge of vocabulary

  • basic technical skills

  • basic sense of appropriate timing

  • basic responsiveness to music

  • basic use of expression

  • basic awareness of an audience



​Grade 1 Modern Jazz & Tap (IDTA)

Ages 8-10. Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and basic understanding of the Modern Jazz and Tap dancing genres. This includes:

  • basic knowledge of vocabulary

  • basic technical skills

  • basic sense of appropriate timing and rhythm

  • basic responsiveness to music

  • basic use of expression

  • basic awareness of an audience



Grade 2 Ballet (RAD)

Ages 10-12.  Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and basic understanding of the Ballet genre. This includes:

  • knowledge and understanding of vocabulary

  • consistent technical skills

  • basic sense of appropriate timing

  • responsiveness to music

  • use of expression

  • awareness of an audience

Grade 2 Modern Jazz & Tap (IDTA)

Ages 10-12. Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Modern Jazz and Tap dancing genres. This includes:

  • knowledge and basic understanding of vocabulary

  • technical skills

  • sense of appropriate timing and rhythm

  • responsiveness to music

  • basic use of expression

  • awareness of an audience

​Grade 3 Ballet (RAD)

Ages 12+.  Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and basic understanding of the Ballet genre. This includes:

  • knowledge and understanding of vocabulary

  • consistent technical skills

  • basic sense of appropriate timing

  • responsiveness to music

  • use of expression

  • awareness of an audience

Grade 3 Modern Jazz & Tap (IDTA)
Ages 12+. Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Modern Jazz and Tap dancing genres. This includes:

  • knowledge and understanding of vocabulary

  • consistent technical skills

  • basic understanding of appropriate timing and rhythm

  • responsiveness to music

  • use of expression

  • awareness of an audience

 

Grade 4 Ballet (RAD)

Ages 12+.  Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Ballet genre. This includes:

  • knowledge and understanding of vocabulary

  • consistent technical skills

  • sense of appropriate timing

  • responsiveness to music

  • use of expression

  • awareness of an audience

Grade 6 Ballet (RAD)

Ages 14+.  Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Ballet genre. This includes:

  • demonstrating knowledge of the vocabulary of ballet

  • demonstrating technical skills

  • demonstrating appropriate timing

  • demonstrating responsiveness to music

  • demonstrating use of expression, communication, interpretation and projection

as required by an increasingly complex level of choreographic demand

Vocational Grades

Intermediate Foundation (RAD)

Ages 12+.  Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Ballet genre. This includes:

  • applying and demonstrating sound knowledge and understanding of the mechanics and purpose of ballet vocabulary

  • responding to and interpreting direction correctly

  • demonstrating strength, stamina, and a disciplined approach in a range of technical movement skills

  • demonstrating a clear understanding of a range of rhythmical sounds, accents and timings

  • demonstrating a clear understanding of musical interpretation

  • demonstrating the ability to engage an audience

  • demonstrating an awareness of the subtleties of performance

as required by a moderately challenging level of choreographic demand

Intermediate (RAD)

Ages 14+.  Children will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Ballet genre. This includes:

  • applying and demonstrating sound knowledge and understanding of the mechanics and purpose of ballet vocabulary

  • responding to and interpreting direction correctly

  • demonstrating strength, stamina, and a disciplined approach in a range of technical movement skills

  • demonstrating a clear understanding of a range of rhythmical sounds, accents and timings

  • demonstrating a clear understanding of musical interpretation

  • demonstrating the ability to engage an audience

  • demonstrating an awareness of the subtleties of performance

as required by a challenging level of choreographic demand

Acrobatic Arts

Ages 6+. Children will be able to progress from simple log rolls and forward rolls to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage.

Grade 3 Ballet girls working hard!
Grade 3 Ballet girls warming up
Feet on Fire!
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