Our classical Ballet classes follow the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus (www.rad.org.co.uk) The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the worlds most influential dance education organisations. Classical ballet is the foundation of all styles of dance. Classical Ballet enforces self confidence, self discipline, poise and grace. A child introduced to dance at an early age will likely develop a love of the arts and a passion for rhythm and movement. Examinations may be taken, the Principal Holly Mayer will let you know you when your child is ready for an exam.
If you require a class which isn’t listed on the timetable please do contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Little Tinkers Ballet class
(Age 2.5 – 4 Nursery)
A creative magical class where children learn basic ballet movements through imagination, use of props and story telling.
RAD Pre-Primary Ballet
(Reception/Year 1 )
RAD Primary Ballet
RAD Graded Examinations classes
Graded syllabus Grade 1 to 8 incorporates ballet, free movement, and character.
Graded and vocational graded exams lead to recognised achievement at a high level in dance.
Graded and vocational graded examinations in dance at RQF Level 3 are allocated points on the UCAS tariff. This means that candidates who have achieved a pass or higher in Grades 6, 7, 8, Intermediate or Advanced Foundation, can use their RAD exam result towards their points tariff when applying to a relevant course at a university or higher education in the UK.
RAD Grade 1 Ballet
RAD Grade 2 Ballet
RAD Grade 3 Ballet
RAD Grade 4 Ballet
RAD Grade 5 Ballet
RAD Grade 6 Ballet
RAD Grade 7 Ballet
RAD Grade 8 Ballet
Vocational Graded Syllabus
Vocational Graded syllabus develops the technique, music and performance skills of the older ballet student to an advanced level, preparing them for a dance or dance-related career.
(Age 11 /By ability)
Advanced 1 Ballet
Advanced 2 Ballet
Progressing Ballet Technique
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students’ technique by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels.
Pre-Pointe classes / Pointe work
Pointe work is introduced to students with excellent strength and control in their core, legs, feet and ankles. From the age of 11 upwards students will be introduced to strengthening exercises in a pre-pointe class to get them ready for pointe work.
Limbering, Stretching and Strengthening
This class increases the students flexibility and strength.
This class is essential for a dancer. Students will learn pilates exercises suited to their needs and stretching exercises to help them achieve that ‘Grand Jete’ (Splits in the air!)