Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
(Exams offered annually)
Mom and Tots
18 month - 2 years
For our youngest dancers, this class will serve as an introduction to dance. The creative elements in this class allow a child to be inspired by movement and engage with other children. Parents are to remain with their tot in the class, unless advised by the instructor. Tot must be 18 months for this class.
Tiny Tot Class (3 years) & Creative Movement Class (4 years)
These combination classes include ballet, jazz, and pre-tap. During this time your child will learn to be creative while understanding musicality, spatial awareness, group diversity, rhythm, and fundamental skills to inspire their learning. Children must be 3 years old and toilet trained in order to participate.
RAD Graded Syllabus
Pre-Primary combination class
These classes give a pleasant, customized introduction to the young beginner's ballet. Combinations of ballet, jazz, pre-tap, conditioning/Acro and hip hop will be the foundations as they continue their dance training.
Ages 7 and up
Ballet is highly recommended to students who wish to have a strong foundation in any form of dance. Ballet is the basis of all dance and is taught to assist reinforce, create flexibility, enhance posture, grace, poise, and educate the student with Ballet terminology understanding. Ballet benefits many kinds of sports and enhances alignment, equilibrium, strength and flexibility. The ballet training of your dancer utilizes the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance and includes Annual examinations.
RAD Vocational Syllabus
Intermediate Foundation (non-compulsory)
This ballet class is designed to introduce sophisticated ballet learners to Pointe. Pointe work is a continuation of strong ballet technique. The ballet teacher must recommend the dancer to the class.
This class is for advanced Ballet students. The dancer must be recommended to the class by the Ballet instructor. The dancer must also be enrolled in a Ballet class. Requirements: Previous Ballet experience and instructor recommendation.
Advance Foundation (non-compulsory)
Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 levels are attainable after passing previous levels of ballet classes
Solo Seal (Only available if you scored Distinction for Advanced 2)
Our Tap program gives students the opportunity to further develop their rhythm of coordination and toe-tapping. Dancers will learn fundamental and progressive tap skills using the CDTA syllabus to become accomplished tap dancers. As they move forward, dancers will be challenged to learn and acquire tap rhythms, exercises, and more complex combinations. CDTA exams will be offered yearly for advancing dancers. Ballet is a pre request for tap class unless choosing to take the recreation tap class.
Through a series of technical exercises, dancers will learn Jazz combinations, steps, and skills using the ADAPT syllabus. The student will also appreciate trendy music while performing vigorous dance movements. As they progress, dancers will learn to properly execute split leaps, pirouettes, leg extensions, and other jazz techniques to create a very exciting and defined routine. This class is high-energy and is for anyone who wants to have fun and develop him or herself as a strong and wide-ranging performer. Students must be enrolled in ballet class unless choosing the recreation program
Acro is an acrobatics style that is specifically used for dancers. It is a dance genre that includes gymnastics, jazz, balance, tumbling, and fundamental contortion components. Students learn acrobatic tricks like handstands, cartwheels, stands in the chest, stands in the elbow, walkovers, side and front aerials and swinging. The combination of CDTA, ADTA, and Acrobatic arts instruction will develop the necessary strength to master the Acro components. Conditioning and strength training will be a key component to the acro class. Ballet training is recommended and is at the digression of the teacher to determine the readiness of the student.
With a strong technical foundation, students will learn to express themselves through lyrical dance, a combination of classical ballet and jazz technique. This type of dance is emotional expression that focuses on fluidity, musicality, flexibility and expansion. The readiness of the student will be determined by the teacher, and student must be enrolled in ballet and jazz class. Recreation lyrical class is open without pre-requisites.
Hip hop is a style of street dance that developed from thehop-hop culture. This is a very powerful and energetic dance type that enables dancers to perform freely and add their personal artistic style. It is at the digression of the teacher to determine which class to enroll the individual student.
Contemporary dance is a combination of ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern and other varieties of movement to create an extremely fluid style of dance. Students explore gravity, natural energy and feelings of their bodies coupled with their technical background to create movement that is often very personal. The readiness of the student will be determined by the teacher, and students must be enrolled in ballet, jazz, lyrical in order to enroll in this class. Recreation contemporary class is open without and pre-requisites.
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.
CONDITIONING / PBT
This class is a combination of strengthening and flexibility exercises that will assist dancers in their ability to perform advanced movements in many variety's of dance. In addition to this class we will be offering PBT (Pogressive Ballet Technique). PBT is an innovative program designed to train dancers in muscle memory to improve technique, flexibility and longevity in dance, while gaining a greater awareness of their muscles and how to use them properly to achieve their goals in ballet.