The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) offers an internationally recognised portfolio of examinations and assessments which is designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to those on the threshold of a career in dance internationally.
Why Choose Ballet?
The classes follow the NZAMD Ballet syllabus, incorporating the foundation positions and steps too mime, leaps and turns. All students have the opportunity to sit exams and are encouraged to do so. Our younger dancers sitting the Rosette grades are supported through these exams, with their teacher entering the examination with them, inspiring them to have the confidence to then enter the exams with their classes once they reach the appropriate grade.
Ballet is a classical style that is the very foundation of many dance genres and stage performance. Our classes however have a definite focus on fun, while still offering all the aspects of discipline and technique that are required to train an excellent dancer.
Pre-Primary 5 to 6 yrs
Primary 5 to 7 yrs
Grades 1 7- 8 yrs
Grades 1-5 8 yrs and u
Pre Ele-Adv 13+
Dancers must be turn 5 years old by the 31st December the year they sit Pre-Primary and must be 7 years by the 31st December the year they sit grade . This is just a guideline set by RAD. Dancers after Grade 1 may choose to sit the RAD syllabus or the NZAMD syllabus - or BOTH! Talk to us when you enrol about previous experience and we will put you in the most suitable class.