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First Steps - Early Childhood Program - 2.5 to 5.5 years old , 1 class per week

The structure of a classroom environment is introduced and the children learn to take simple direction from the teacher. Children gain body awareness and begin to master group work, for example, moving in a circle or working with partners. Musicality and rhythm are taught through clapping, singing and improvising to music. Creative imagery and mime are used to help the children respond to music. Basic movement themes such as; jumping, balletic, runs walks, spinning and skipping are explored as an introduction to classical ballet.

Dance Attire / Grooming - First Steps

Girls- pink leotard, pink chiffon skirt, tights and pink full sole ballet shoes with elastic. Hair in a bun, short hair secured with clips/hairband, away from face.

Boys- white t-shirt, black shorts or leggings, white socks, black full sole ballet shoes. Hair secured, away from face.


Level 1 , 5-7 years old, 1 or 2 classes per week   -   RAD Grade 1

Basic movement themes such as; jumping, balletic runs, walks, spinning and skipping are explored as an introduction to classical ballet. Students continue to work with partners to facilitate a sense of teamwork. Expression and musical awareness are taught through free movement, mime and storytelling. Coordination and control of the body, arms, hands and head are improved. Primary level students have now developed the ability to retain basic movement combinations and can now perform short dances in solo form.

Dance Attire / Grooming - Level 1

Girls- pink leotard, tights and pink full sole ballet shoes. Hair in a bun, short hair secured with clips/hairband, away from face.

Boys- white t-shirt, black shorts or leggings, white socks, black full sole ballet shoes with elastic. Hair secured, away from face.


Level 2-3, 7 - 10 years old, 2 classes per week   -  RAD Grade 2-3

This introduces students to the foundations of barre work in order to develop proper alignment and classical technique. Students continue to work on traveling steps with an introduction to grand allegro. At this level an emphasis is placed on turning, jumping, and linking steps. Introductory character work and free movement study provide students with an avenue for self expression and performance style. Students are expected to show awareness of basic technique appropriate timing and musicality.

Dance Attire / Grooming - Level 2-3

Girls- royal blue leotard, tights and pink full sole ballet shoes. Hair in a bun, short hair secured with clips/hairband, away from face.

Boys- white t-shirt, black shorts or leggings, white socks, black full sole ballet shoes with elastic. Hair secured, away from face.


Pre-Inter , 10 - 12 years old - 3-4 classes per week   -   RAD Grade 4/5

Students continue to build their vocabulary with a new set of specific exercises at the barre and is the centre. At this level an emphasis is placed on detail and artistry, therefore, increasing stamina, concentration and discipline are required. Dancers will learn to communicate expression and feeling in their movement. Character steps in the Russian style are expanded as students are now expected to show a clear understanding of stylistic and rhythmical nuances. Pre pointe shoes will be considered at this level up at the discretion of the teacher. Students MUST attend 3-4 classes per week. ***This requirement is to insure the proper strengthening in preparation for pre-pointe and pointe shoes.***

Dance Attire / Grooming - Pre-Inter

Girls- red leotard, tights and pink full sole ballet shoes. Hair in a bun, short hair secured with clips/hairband, away from face.

Boys- white t-shirt, black shorts or leggings, white socks, black full sole ballet shoes with elastic. Hair secured, away from face.


Advanced, 13-15 years old - 4-5 classes per week   -   RAD Intermediate

The vocational syllabus is the continuation of classical ballet from the grade work adding pointe work and dances. This level is designed to give the necessary training to students wishing to study seriously. Encouraging the technical requirements along with stablishing artistry, musicality and feeling. Many more steps are introduced further establishing the movement and line of the dancer. Good stance and placement required for pirouettes and grand allegro. Having developed strong posture and at the descration of the teachers, students can now begin to train en pointe. Students are required to attend 4-5 ballet classes per week.

Dance Attire / Grooming - Advanced

Girls- any color leotard, tights, pink soft shoe, pink pre pointe, pointe shoe. Optional: matching short wrap or circular chiffon ballet skirt. Hair in a bun, short hair secured with clips/hairband, away from face.

Boys- white t-shirt, black tights/shorts/leggings, white socks, black ballet shoes. Black Jazz shoes for character work. Hair secured, away from face.

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