ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE
BALLET CLASSES

Ages 7 & older

Our ballet program approaches the classic dance form with creativity and sensitivity to refine the child’s natural ability within the context of ballet technique.

 

Following the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus from Grade I through to Advanced, the graded classes include free movement and character work, with pointe work for the vocational levels. Students are prepared for optional RAD exams, where The School has earned an impressive record of excellence against international standards. All ballet classes are accompanied by a live pianist.

September 2022 - June 2023 Classes

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet
2022-2023 Class Schedule

Grade 1 Ballet (ages 7 - 8)

Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm

Saturdays 12;15 - 1:15pm

Grade 2 Ballet (ages 8 - 9)

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm

Thursdays 4:45 - 5:45pm

Grade 3 Ballet (ages 9 - 10)

Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:15pm

Thursdays 5:45 - 6:45pm

Grade 4 Ballet (ages 10 - 12)

Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:30pm

Thursdays 6:45 - 8:00pm

Intermediate Foundation (ages 12+)

Mondays 6:30 - 7:30pm

Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:45pm

Thursdays 8:00 - 9:15pm

Intermediate Foundation Pointe

Mondays 7:30 - 8:00pm

(extended from Mon Inter Found Ballet)

Intermediate Ballet

Mondays 6:30 - 7:45pm

Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:30pm

Wednesdays 7:45 - 9:15pm

Intermediate Pointe

Mondays 7:45pm - 8:15pm

(extended from Mon Inter Ballet)

Advanced I Ballet

Mondays 4:45 - 6:15pm

Wednesdays 4:45 - 6:30pm*

Fridays 4:45 - 6:15pm*

Advanced II Ballet

Mondays 4:45 - 6:15pm

Wednesdays 4:45 - 6:30pm*

Fridays 4:45 - 6:15pm*

*Wed & Fri combined Adv I/II class

Advanced I/II Pointe

Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00pm

We also offer absolute beginner Adult Ballet Classes through our RAD-certified Silver Swans® classes. These classes are currently on pause, but we hope to offer them again soon. If you are interested in Silver Swans ballet, please don't hesitate to let us know!

Instructors: Carmen Cairns, Deborah Lundmark, Stephanie Violin, Naya Valdellon

 

Class Dress Codes

Ballet Examinations

Students attending more than one ballet class per week may be eligible to participate in RAD Examinations. Instructors will recommend exam candidates based on the dancer's ability, technique, and dedicated work ethic demonstrated during the fall term, to ensure preparedness for a successful exam. Held annually in the spring, these exams require extra training classes and registration fees.

 

Forms and fee schedule are distributed to appropriate classes and students in the Fall Term.

Required number of classes for RAD examinations:

Grades 1 - 5: two classes a week
Intermediate Levels: three classes a week, including pointe
Advanced Levels: four classes a week, including pointe

Character work is a required component of the RAD grades 1 to 5 examinations. The style is based on the national dances of particular countries that have helped shape some of the major classical ballets of this day. Countries such as Russia, Poland and Hungary in ballets such as Swan Lake, Coppelia and Sleeping Beauty. It holds an extremely important and historical value to a dancer’s training. Students will require additional uniform items for these classes, as described in the Dress Code.


All ballet students and RAD examination candidates are strongly encouraged to take at least one modern dance class per week.