Grade 1 and 2
From this age, we want our Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) based classes to stay imaginative, guiding children through the demands of classical technique with constant encouragement and inspiration.
From Grade 1, students will be preparing for RAD examinations. Training in ballet, free work and character work.
We also give more depth into our introduction to the Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
PBT is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for over 40 years and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment for over 12 years. She has passed on her knowledge down to our teachers who are qualified to use her technique in parallel with our RAD training.
In keeping with the quality of our tuition for younger children, most of our classes for older pupils are also accompanied by experienced pianists.