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Dance Training and Royal Academy of Dance Examination Classes

Dance Training

 

The Royal Academy of Dance Examination Ballet Classes incorporate
Classical Ballet, Free Movement
and Character Dance

Pre-Primary R.A.D
Classical Ballet, Mime and Props are used to enhance imagination
Primary R.A.D
Classical Ballet, Mime and Props are used to enhance imagination
Grade 1 R.A.D
Classical ballet, Free-Movement, Hungarian Peasant Character Dancing  (New Syllabus)
Grade 2 R.AD
Classical ballet, Free – Movement, Hungarian Peasant Character Dancing  (New Syllabus)
Grade 3 R.AD
Classical ballet, Free-Movement, Russian Character Dancing  (New Syllabus)
Grade 4 R.AD
Classical ballet, Free-Movement, Russian Character Dancing  (New Syllabus)
Grade 5 R.A.D
Classical ballet, Free-Movement, Polish Character Dancing  (New Syllabus)
Grade 6 R.A.D
Classical Ballet, Free-Movement, Polish Character Dancing
Grade 7 R.A.D
Classical Ballet, Free-Movement, Hungarian Court Character Dancing
Grade 8 R.A.D
Classical Ballet, Free-Movement, Russian Character Dancing
Intermediate R.A.D. Vocational Grade
Classical Ballet, Pointe Work  (New Syllabus)
Advanced 1 R.A.D.
Vocational Grade
Classical Ballet, Pointe Work (New Syllabus)
Advanced 2 R.A.D.
Vocational Grade
Classical Ballet, Pointe Work (New Syllabus)
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Adult Ballet

Adult Ballet is open to anyone and is designed for the Adult ballet student who has no formal ballet training or who has studied ballet in the past and wishes to resume training.
Emphasis will be on correct placement, body alignment, toning and stretching.
Ongoing training in proper ballet techniques reshapes bodylines, tones muscles, improves balance, strength, grace and physical coordination, all with a sense of enjoyment.

Repertoire

We pride ourselves in the quality of our 'Repertoire' program at our Academy.
Students develop Excellent Technique and Artistic Expression through our 'Repertoire' classical ballet class.
Gaining Knowledge from all the Major Ballets: The Nutcracker Ballet, Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee and Swan Lake to name a few....
Repertoire Develops Musicality,Technique, Strength, Grace and Discipline incorporating Artistic Expression throughout and prepares students with a flavour for potential experience for a future career in a classical ballet company.

Pilates
Classical Matwork
/ Body Conditioning.

The Beauty of the Pilates method is that it lends itself to physical fitness for all ages.
All classes are choreographed for the individual, the Pilates method applies to all levels of strength and fitness.
The aim of the Pilates classical matwork exercises is to stretch and balance the body, stretching muscles out to create sleakness rather than bulk.

Spanish Dance (Flamenco)
Spanish Dance has light and graceful arm movements that contrast the reverbeating steps as feet drill into the floor with a strong intensity.
The dancer often stands motionless for the first few moments absorbing the strums of the classical guitar, the clapping and then launching into a flamenco dance incorporating passion, tension and emotion.

Modern Dance
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Examinations

Modern Dance is structured to take your existing use of dance further filled with energy
and passion.
Students enjoy learning different dance styles based on Matt Mattox technique incorporating funky slick moves and lines.
Modern Dance is an integral part of our programme reflecting the commercial style
used for Professional work encouraging students to grow technically and creatively.
Students work towards the I.S.T.D. Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Examination Syllabus.

Tap Dance
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Examinations

This has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out different rhythms, wearing tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound. Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals.
Students work towards the I.S.T.D. Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Examination Syllabus.

Contemporary Dance
Contemporary Dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including Classical ballet, Modern Jazz and Lyrical. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull down to the floor.
This dance genre is often danced in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.

Additional Information
Private Classes are Available on Request.
Pilates Two Person Sessions are also Available on Request.
Royal Academy of Dance ( R.A.D. ) Grades Coaching is Available on Request.
Professional Company Coaching is also Available on Request.
To achieve the standard to obtain positions at major vocational schools in the U.K and ballet Companies both in the U.K. and abroad.
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