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Classical Ballet (R.A.D Syllabus)

Classical ballet provides a strong basis of technique for students to adapt to all other dance styles. Students are taught to implement core strength, postural awareness and centre balance while developing a grace and flow inherent in this romantic style of the ages.

   
 
     
 

R.A.D Primary

 
  R.A.D Grade 1  
   

Develop exercises both on the barre and in centre work. Further develop control and strength with exercise of the feet with rises and demi pliés. Exercise for relaxation. 1st and 2nd Port de bras, transference of weight, Battement tendus, Spring points and Petits Jetés. Gallops and Soubresauts with change of direction. Basic rhythm and character steps.

 
       
  R.A.D Grade 2  
   

Develop exercises both on the barre and in centre work. Further develop control of Battements tendus in various directions. Combination of basic skills with focus on control and transference of body weight. Echappes sauté to 2nd and Changements. Gallops and Coupé. Basic development of rhythm and character steps (Pas de basques and Cifras).

 
       
  R.A.D Grade 3  
   

Develop exercises both on the barre and in centre work. Further develop control of Battement glisses, develop relevés, rounde de jambe a terre and grand battements. Combinations of basic skilss. Focus on balance de cote and in arabesque. Jetés and Coupés, Exercise for grand allegro and pirouettes. Further development of rhythm and character steps (Russian).

 
       
  R.A.D Grade 4  
   

Development of exercises both on the barre and in centre work. Further develop control of Battement glisses, develop relevés, rounde de jambe a terre and grand battements. Combinations of basic skills. Focus on balance de cote and in arabesque. Jetés and Coupés, Exercise for grand allegro and pirouettes. Further development of rhythm and character steps (Russian).

 
       
  R.A.D Grade 5  
   

Further develop work on the Barre' and in the Centre. Develop Piles, Battements tendus with transfer of weight, Battements glissés and petits retires. Battements fondus á terre and ronds de jambe á terre. Développés with fouetté of adage. Grands battements. Centre work includes Port de bras, Battements tendus with transfer of weight and Adage study. Pirouette en dehors, Glissades Sautés and échappés sautés, 1st and 2nd allegro in centre. Balances and Grand Allegro work. Exercises for Relaxation: Triple Runs and spin. Flying hop with change of direction. Hop heel hop toe and gallops. Pivot and half break Holubetz in 3/4 time Stamp and clap with gallops.

 
       
  R.A.D Grade 6  
   

Extensive work on the Barre' and in the Centre. Develop Piles, Battements, Tendus and Glisses. Rond de jambe a terre and battements fondus and frappes. Exercises for Ronds de jambe en L'air with port de bras. Adage work on barre. Centre work includes pirouette en dehors and en dedans. Soubresauts and echappes sautés in 4th position. Development of Pas de Bourrees and Petit Allegro. Development of Waltz Enchainement and Free Movement Sequences. Exercises for Upper back and Elevation. Focus on Use of Space. Students also focus on Charcater Enchainement and Character Dance. Character Reverence.

 
       
  R.A.D Grade 7  
   

Extensive work on the Barre' and in the Centre. Develop Piles, Battements, Tendus and Glisses. Rond de jambe a terre and battements fondus and frappes. Exercises for Ronds de jambe en L'air. Adage study. Grand Battements /encloche. Work on Coupe fouette raccourci. Centre work includes Port de bras, Pirouette enchainement, Adgae, Petit Allegro and Allegro. Grand Allegro work. Free movement with the study of stillness and gravity. Character Enchainements and reverence.

 
       
  R.A.D Grade 8  
   

Advanced development on the Barre'. Develop Piles, Battements, Tendus and Glisses. Rond de jambe a terre and battements fondus and frappes. Adage work on Barre and Grand Battements. Entrée Polonaise and Classical Solos. Free Movement Solos and Character Solos. Final Polonnaise and Reverence.

 
       
 

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