Ballet

R.A.D. GRADE CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Every week Students taking Grade classes should bring to Grade class the following items.

Grades 1 to 8 – Black Circle Character Skirt Length 3 inches below the knee when taking the exam (buy it longer if just starting the Grade).

Grades 1 to 8 – Black Character Shoes – Grades 1 & 2 low heel, Grade 3 and above Cuban Heel.

Grade 3 – Flower Head Band with ribbons hanging down the back (Can be purchased on line)

Grade 6 to 8 – Light Soft Silk piece of material or similar, 1 metre by 2 metre

To give you every technical support it is important you have your props, skirt and shoes with you at your Grade Class

Please remember a dancers discipline is to always have the hair tied back off the face in a bun. This is what is expected in Grade Classes

RAD Training

Following is a rough estimate of the length of time each RAD Ballet Grade should be studied.

The length of time taken depends on the commitment of the children and the regular attendance of 2 ballet classes per week.

Pre-Primary Ballet – 1 term
Primary Ballet – up to 1 year
Grade 1 Ballet – over 1 year
Grade 2 Ballet – over 1 year
Grade 3 Ballet – up to 1 ½ years
Grade 4 Ballet – up to 1 ½ years
Grade 5 Ballet – up to 1 ½ years
Grade 6 Ballet – up to 2 years
Grade 7 Ballet – up to 2 years
Grade 8 Ballet – up to 2 years

All Vocational Major Exam syllabi are taken over 2 years of intensive training per level.