Ballet Classes in Victoria
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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet
Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet is taught with students able to take exam programs, or to enjoy ballet as a recreational activity. All classes are challenging and fun!
The RAD is a worldwide organization committed to training excellent dancers and teachers in sound technique, a full range of ballet elements including free movement and character dance, and providing an assessment and exam system which is accepted as a leader internationally. Exams also gain graduation credits. For those not ready/unable to commit to exams, presentation classes may be entered for with Certificate of Participation but no marks/grades awarded.
Exam classes and levels (after Preschool):
Exams may be taken at the discretion of the Principal and regular classes must be attended.
For ALL classes, correct ballet uniform must be worn. Leather ballet shoes - no split soles!
|| - gentle introduction to exams with teacher present. Class Award.
||- first ‘real’ exam for age 6+: up to 4 pupils together.
||- around age 8-10, includes character.
||- 8+ depending on experience. 2 classes per week (G2 + G3)
||- 9+ depending on experience & teen beginners. 2 classes min.
||- 10+ depending on experience 2 -3 classes min.
||- optional exams for teens 3 classes min.
Vocational Levels - high school graduation credits (4) for vocational exams passed
|Intermediate Foundation (includes pointe for girls) at least 3 hrs per week + pointe
|| - requirement for many professional colleges and teaching courses
|Advanced Foundation (optional)
||- at least 6 hrs per week required
||- requirement for ARAD status. At least 6 hrs per week + pointe
||- only for those of solo quality/ability. Min. 10 hrs per week
There are two streams - Certificate (CBTS or PDTC) or Cert/Diploma/Degree. The former is specializing in ballet, the latter is broader in dance styles and areas of study.
Pre-Professional & Professional Training
We offer excellent professional training for ballet and general dancers. Suitable students who wish to study diligently in dance are invited to select the following:
||2 ballet classes minimum per week including one technique class
1 ballet class, 1 modern theatre/jazz class, & 1 contemporary or musical theatre class
||3 ballet classes per week, at least one must be a vocational level
2 ballet classes, 1 modern theatre/jazz class, and a choice of 2 other classes