The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world. Its mission is to provide knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally and boasts HM Queen Mary II as patron.
Grade 1 to 8 students are required to attend a minimum of 2 Ballet classes per week to ensure correct knowledge and performance of the exam criteria. The Royal Academy of Dance graded syllabus has 3 sections within each grade and are covered in the ballet classes:
- Classical Ballet
- Free Movement
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org