RAD BALLET

(ages 4 to Professional level)

  • Pre-Primary (5 or 6 year olds)

  • Primary (7 or 8 year olds)

  • Grade 1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8. (8 years and older)

  • Intermediate Foundation

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced Foundation

  • Advanced 1

  • Advanced 2.


The student’s placement is determined by completion of previous grade.

New students to the ALSD will be assessed and placed in age appropriate classes, if possible.


RAD Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Training

Throughout the entire world of dance training, the Royal Academy of Dance is unique.  Founded in 1920, it has grown to become the largest, most influential examining body for classical ballet in the world.  The RAD   Syllabus is taught in more than 82 countries, setting high standards of dance training for some 250,000 students.  The international network of trained examiners travels the world, examining pupils in the Syllabus at every level.


The safe and correct training of your children is one of the Academy’s major concerns which is why the Grades Syllabus has been devised with great care.  It progresses the child in slow stages, demanding no more of a young body than it can easily cope with.


Not only is the Syllabus great fun for the children to dance, it also helps co-ordination, fitness, sense of rhythm, musicality and self expression, as well as self-discipline and boosting confidence.


Ballet is not competitive, and the Academy’s examinations are simply setting goals to which pupils can work.


For students, examinations offer a challenge and a great sense of achievement.  For the parents they give an indication of the child’s progress.  For the teacher they provide proof of her expertise and professionalism.  And for the Academy, they are a way  of upholding and improving the standards of dance training throughout the world.


Examinations are not compulsory of course.  And for those students who are unable, for some reason, to take the Exams, the RAD offers Presentation Classes.  They are designed to enable every young person the opportunity to achieve a goal.


While ballet is fun, it is also physically demanding and parents should take great care to send their children to professional, qualified teachers.  To become registered, a teacher must first pass an Academy teaching examination.


To young people everywhere, whether they want to dance or teach professionally or simply love to dance as a hobby, the RAD provides an exciting challenge, caring training, knowledge and appreciation of one of the great artistic disciplines.

 

CDTA TAP

  • Beginner Tap (ages 6,7,8)

  • 2nd Year Tap (7,8,9)

  • Primary Tap

  • Grade 1 Tap

  • Grade 2 Tap

  • Grade 3 Tap

  • Grade 4 Tap

  • Elementary Tap

  • Intermediate Tap

  • Advanced Tap

  • CDTA Teacher (membership) Training


The CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association)
Since 1949, the CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association) , a truly Canadian organization of qualified Dance Teachers dedicated to advancing education in the field of dance, has offered workshops, exams, conventions and competitions to its members.

The CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association), with over 650 members across Canada, is managed by a national board made up of two members from each of its 6 branches.
Prospective members of the CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association) are examined by a Board of Examiners, and they must exhibit correct teaching skills (by teaching a class).
Each applicant must have a correct working knowledge of the syllabus in the discipline to which they have applied.

The CDTA (Canadain Dance Teachers Association) tap program offered at the Alison Lamont School of Dance trains students with absolute care. Although not mandatory, exams are offered to gain qualifications in the CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association). The exams are demanding and require a lot of work. We find our students meet the challenge with enthusiasm. In general they love to achieve a tangible goal each year and attain the satisfaction of accomplishment.

 
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JAZZ

Jazz is a popular and exciting dance form. Jazz at the Alison Lamont School of Dance is a challenging and fun program incorporating all the latest jazz styles and trends.


Classes are as follows:

  • Beginner Jazz (age 7 and up)

  • 2nd year Jazz

  • Jr Jazz •

  • Advanced Jazz Jr.

  • Intermediate Jazz

  • Advanced Intermediate Jazz

  • Senior Jazz


    Adult Jazz is offered for those with experience who want more than a beginner class.

     
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    LYRICAL

    Lyrical is a soft flowing style of Jazz, combining the technique of Ballet with the isolation of Jazz and the emotion of both.
    This is a beautiful style for more technically trained dancers with the physical strength and maturity to handle the intensity involved.

     
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    HIP HOP

    (ages 5 to adult)

    Hip-Hop is a funky dance class filled with all the newest dance moves and music you see in the latest music videos.


    Classes offered are as follows:

    • Beginner Hip-Hop ages 5,6,7

    • Beginner Hip-Hop ages 7,8,9

    • Jr. Hip-Hop

    • Advanced Jr. Hip-Hop

    • Intermediate Hip-Hop

    • Senior Hip-Hop

    • Teen Hip Hop (see Teen Classes)

    • Adult Hip-Hop (see Adult Classes)

     
    Female Dancer

    CONTEMPORARY

    Let’s Do It

    Whether you’re looking to learn new dance moves or hone in on your existing talent, this class is what you are looking for. The instructors are committed to giving each student attention while also moving the class forward. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about this class or any others - simply contact us or stop by.

     
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    ACRO

    Acro is offered for students enrolled in Ballet and Jazz.Classes.

    Our new Acro classes are taught by Eila Miller,  who has 15 years teaching experience and is a NCCP Level 2 (WAG) coach.

    Our 2013/14 season was a huge success, so once again we are offering this new discipline.


     
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    MUSICAL THEATRE

    Get Up & Move

    This class is a favorite among many of our students. Everyone loves the opportunity to explore the new dance moves taught in this class, while also mastering the classic moves. Our amazing instructors make sure everyone gets individual attention while keeping the class collaborative. Want to find out more? Get in touch with us today.

     
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    CONDITIONING

    Let’s Do It

    Whether you’re looking to learn new dance moves or hone in on your existing talent, this class is what you are looking for. The instructors are committed to giving each student attention while also moving the class forward. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about this class or any others - simply contact us or stop by.