The studio offers RAD Ballet from Primary and Grade 1 through to the Vocational Grades. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world. The RAD Graded Examinations in Dance (Grade 1 – 5) consist of three disciplines.
- Ballet: the foundation and the most important part of the syllabus;
- Free Movement: incorporating styles such as Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek Dance;
- Character: the presentation of national styles, using original ethnic dance and music. The three styles — Hungarian, Russian and Polish — were selected due to their importance in the development of classical ballet.
The Vocational Graded Examinations (Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2) provides an in-depth study of ballet developing technique, music and performance skills and introducing pointe work for female candidates. This highly-focused and practical training prepares students for a dance career. These levels are for students from 12 years old.
Graded and Vocational Graded examinations are optional, upon recommendation by the teacher. All exam students are required to attend two syllabus classes per week including the additional pointe class to be considered for examinations.
Come join us for a free trial class which will give you or your child the chance to jump in with our other students and experience the joy of dance at Centenary Dance Academy.