Registration – RAD Ballet

RAD BALLET CLASSES

Graded  Ballet: 7+ Years
Ballet students learn curriculum set by the Royal Academy of Dance. The Curriculum is designed for each age level. Each level of graded ballet is progressive and builds on the skills acquired in the previous level, but dancers may join at any grade until Grade 3 Ballet (at which time an assessment would be necessary for class placement).

The dance vocabulary is taught carefully through certified teachers. Each child’s age and physical capabilities dictate the level at which they dance. Students who participate in graded ballet lessons may also be invited to take examinations through the Royal Academy of Dance.

Grade 1 Ballet: Grade 2 at school
Grade 2 Ballet: Grade 3 at school
Grade 3 Ballet: Grade 4 at school

For New Registration for Grade 4 and 5 Ballet, please email us at lana@langleydanceacademy.com.

What to Wear: Bodysuit, convertible pink tights, ballet shoes, and hair in a bun. Character shoes will also be required in some grades.

Graded Ballet students are required to purchase a bodysuit from Langley Dance Academy. Each grade is given a different colour for the year and these bodysuits will be worn in all RAD Ballet Exams and Classes.

Graded Ballet meets twice a week for one hour each time. Classes below list the day of the week only; please confirm times by emailing our office.

Vocational Ballet Program: 10+ Years
The Vocational levels are created by the Royal Academy of Dance. These levels of training are designed for the dancer who would like to train more seriously. Dancers train in both pointe and soft shoes. The emphasis is on classical technique. Dancers move through these levels as they achieve successful results through examination. For new registration for all Vocational Ballet, please email us at lana@langleydanceacademy.com.

“LDA is where my girls call home – they’re taught by wonderful teachers who give their all every single class. They’re taught poise, grace, and discipline, and yet come home from every dance class with a smile on their face, having had the time of their lives. I can’t imagine letting my girls dance anywhere else!” -Mom of Alexys and Francesca

Levels of RAD Ballet classes

Pre-Primary Ballet – Ages 5+

Ballet Students are coached on curriculum set by the Royal Academy of Dance.  In early Spring dancers then participate in an examination,  the exact date is set by the Royal Academy.  In this first level students participate in the exam accompanied by their teacher.

Primary Ballet – Ages 6+
Ballet Students are coached on curriculum set by the Royal Academy of Dance.  In early Spring dancers then participate in an examination,  the exact date is set by the Royal Academy.   Dancers are examined in groups of  a maximum of 4 dancers, performing many exercises in pairs.

Graded Ballet Exam Classes:  Grades 1 to 5 – Ages 7+

Ballet Students are coached on curriculum set by the Royal Academy of Dance.   The curriculum is designed for each age level.  The exercises and dances examined include both classical and character dance technique.  Dancers require both classical ballet shoes and character shoes.  The dance vocabulary is taught carefully through certified teachers. Each child’s age and physical capabilities dictate the level at which they dance. Students who participate in graded ballet lessons may also be invited to take examinations through the Royal Academy of Dance.  Dancers are examined in groups of  a maximum of 4 dancers where they perform exercises and dances as a group, in pairs and as soloists.

Vocational Exam Classes – Ages 10+

Vocational exam classes are the coaching of the Vocational Syllabus set by the Royal Academy of Dance.  The Vocational Curriculum is comprised of exercises and dances in classical ballet technique.   Vocational students are examined in both soft ballet shoes and en pointe.  Exam candidates are examined in group of a maximum of 4 and perform exercises and a group, in pairs and as soloists.  Successful Exam candidates receive high school credit for their ballet training in each level of examination achieved.

Ballet examinations are by invitation only. If you are interested in pursuing an examination with the Royal Academy of Dance please  email us at lana@langleydanceacademy.com

What to Wear: Ballet uniform is Mandatory for all exam classes to be purchased through Langley Dance Academy.

Additional Requirements:

Grade 1-5 -Character shoes

Intermediate Foundation – 15mm satin ribbon sewn on soft ballet slippers.  Pointe Shoes

Intermediate to Advanced 2– Soft bloche ballet slippers and Pointe Shoes.