Vocational / Major Grades - Intermediate Foundation and Advanced students are required to attend 3 Ballet classes and Strengthening classes. These classes are necessary to prepare the student for Pointe work and the Major exams. Students not able to attend all these classes are still very welcome however; entries for examinations will need careful consideration. Exams are held twice a year; students are invited to enter for their exam when they have reached their full potential in that particular grade.


RIGHT: Jasmine - Graduated 2016, commenced full time Senior program (Level 2) at Queensland Ballet in 2017 and was Semi-Finalist at Genèe International Ballet Competition


Pre-Grade 1  to 6 students are required to attend a minimum of 2 Ballet classes per week to ensure correct knowledge and performance of the exam criteria. 


The R.A.D graded syllabus has 3 sections within each grade and are covered in the ballet classes:

- Classical Ballet

- Free Movement

- Character


In 2016, The Macarthur Ballet and Dance Studio introduced Transitional Full-time Training Programs for Advanced and Intermediate students enrolled in Classical Ballet and Contemporary. The program is offered to students who attend a traditional school and/or distance education.


For more information please email the studio - info@balletstudio.com.au 


Emily - Semi-Finalist at

Genèe International Ballet Competition.


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Sian -  Graduated 2016, commenced Pre-Professional year with The Victorian State Ballet Company in 2017 and was a Semi-Finalist at Genèe International Ballet Competition.






In 2018, The RAD launched a new syllabus, Discovering Repertoire:  A Classical Ballet Performance Programme. 


The Macarthur Ballet and Dance Studio is excited to offer this innovative new concept in training and assessment to our current Tuesday Extension Program.   There are three (3) levels within the syllabus and the variations studied are taken from the following ballets:


Level 2:  Coppelia and Giselle

Level 3:  Paquita and The Sleeping Beauty

Level 4:  Nutcracker and Swanlake


The variation choreography is tailored to the dirrerent levels.  e.g:  Level 2 will offer a modified variation, while Level 4 will offer the full variation.   

The students will be assessed mid-year in readiness to register for the exam applicable to the level studied.