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Adult RAD Ballet Exam Program

WINTER TERM 2018

Sunday, January 6 –
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Benefits of training towards an exam

As an adult, do you wish you could have trained in ballet as a child? Or maybe you dream of continuing your training where you left off as a youth? At Joy of Dance we offer a very unique opportunity for Adults to train for Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exams. This one-of-a-kind program is in its 5th year and is steadily growing.

  • Progressive classes, learning new movements and concepts from the ground up over the course of a year
  • Personalized feedback and corrections from teachers
  • Faster rate of learning and improvement with clear expectations and goals
  • The opportunity to learn solo variations, polishing them until quality, musicality and performance ability is at its peak
  • The sense of achievement that comes from performing a set ballet class, solo variation and pointe work or character work for an external, international RAD Examiner

If you are interested in our Adult RAD Ballet program, please fill in the following form by clicking the link and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible:

New Student Form

 

Dancers interested in levels we are not currently offering are also welcome to contact us as we are always looking to start new levels.
Contact us at Joy of Dance at info@joyofdance.ca or 416-406-3262 to leave a message for RAD Program Director Emily Tench.

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SCHEDULING NOTE:

We are CLOSED for Easter Weekend Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22.

RAD Ballet Exam Program

Intermediate Foundation RAD (New)

Course starts January 2019. Exam planned for November 2019.

Course Description:

Intermediate Foundation is an excellent syllabus to develop and clean up your basic technique. This level has fairly simple choreography, allowing the dancer to hone in on technical and artistic skills.

Vocabulary Examples:

Single pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, simple adage movements, basic assemblés and sissonnes fermé, jeté ordinaire, temps levé in 1st arabesque, grand jetés. Male: single tour en l’àir, lots of allegro. Pointe: Relevés 5th and echappé relevés at the barre and in the centre.

 

Pre-requisite:
2-3 years of continuous ballet training. Assessment required.

Schedule:
2 hr class

Mondays: 12:00-2:00 p.m. (live accompanist)
Thursdays: 12:00-2:00 p.m.

 

Intermediate RAD (New)

Course starts January 2019. Exam planned for November 2019.

Course Description:

The Intermediate RAD syllabus is an excellent foundation for your ballet training. The skills and vocabulary you learn at this level are your spring board into advanced ballet. This is also the level you must pass in order to apply to teach for the RAD.

Vocabulary Examples:

Double pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, posé piqué turns en dedans, fouetté of adage, developé passé, entrechatquatre, assemblé battu, sissonne ouvert, brissé dessus, pas de basque sauté, grand jete. Male: Grand allegro en manège Pointe: Coupé foetté racourci and posé piqué de côté at the barre. Relevé devant/ derriere/ passé, temps lié en avant and de côté, courus de côté and en tournent, all in the centre.

 

Pre-requisite:
3-5 years of continuous ballet training and 1 year of pointe experience for women. Assessment required.

Schedule:
2 hr class

Mondays: 9:30-11:30 a.m. (live accompanist)
Saturdays: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

 

Advanced Foundation RAD (Ongoing)

Course began September 2017. Exams planned for May 2019.

Course Description:

The Advanced Foundation syllabus begins to teach movements danced regularly by professionals. This is an elegant, challenging and very fun syllabus that requires your posture and alignment to be secure and your turnout, core, feet and legs strong.

Vocabulary Examples:

Double pirouettes en dehors, double pirouettes en dedans with fouetté, posé piqué turns en dehors and en dedans, promenade in attitude derrière, entrechat trios and cinq, failli, sissonne doublé, ballonnée, grand jeté en tournent. Male: Pointe: In the centre; assemblé soutinue, posé piqué en avant to arabesque, posé piqué de côté and en arrière to retiré, single pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, posé piqué turns en dedans.

 

Pre-requisite:
Passed the RAD Intermediate Exam.

Schedule:
2 hr class

Thursdays: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 3:30-5:30 p.m. (live accompanist)

 

Grade 6 RAD (Ongoing)

Course is closed. Exam in November 2018.

Course Description:

Grade 6 is a beautiful syllabus based on the style of the Romantic period. It draws its inspiration from Romantique ballets like Giselle, La Sylphide and Raymonda.

Term Dates and Fees

Winter Term (15 Weeks):

Sunday January 6, 2019 – Monday April 20, 2019

We are closed for Easter Weekend Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22

Term Fees (payment deadline: January 14, 2019):

Once/ week: 15 classes: $390
Twice/ week: 30 classes: $750

RAD Jump-in Passes:

Single: $28
5-Class Pass: $133
10-Class Pass: $255

Note: Prices do not include HST. Students must register 1/week to be eligible for RAD Jump-in passes. They are valid for 6 months.

Spring Jump-in Week:

Regular RAD Classes will be held on Thursday May 2 and Saturday May 4. These will only be available as jump-in RAD classes (or make up classes) for our regular registered students.

Spring Term (8 Weeks):

Sunday April 29, 2019 – Monday June 24, 2019

Holidays: We are closed for Victoria Day Weekend on Sunday May 19 and Monday May 20.

Term Fees (payment deadline: May 7, 2019):

Once/ week: 8 classes: $208
Twice/ week: 16 classes: $400

RAD Jump-in Passes:

Single: $28
5-Class Pass: $133
10-Class Pass: $255

Note: Prices do not include HST. Students must register 1/week to be eligible for RAD Jump-in passes. They are valid for 6 months.

Summer Jump-in Week:

Regular RAD classes will be held on Thursday June 27, Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30. These will only be available as jump-in RAD classes (or make-up classes) for our regular registered students.

Make up Class Policies and Procedures
  • Students are allowed 2 make-up classes, per registered class, per 15 week term, OR 1 make-up class per 8 week term
  • Students MUST EMAIL the studio IN ADVANCE of a missed class to have access to their make-up class: info@joyofdance.ca
  • You may book your make-up class in advance, or use a make-up on the day-of
  • Make-up classes may be used for RAD course classes or regular Joy of Dance jump-in classes
  • Make-up classes must be used by the end of the term, or during the following Jump-In Week

Make-up Email protocol:

  • State your full name
  • State the course you are registered for
  • State the class you will be missing
  • If known, state the date and class you would like to use your make-up class for
Course Expectations

Training towards an RAD ballet exam takes a real commitment. Here is what we expect of you, and what you can expect from us:

Studio Etiquette:

  • To attend class regularly, and not be late
  • To warm-up for class to prevent injury
  • To wear proper ballet attire and have your hair in a bun that will NOT fall out
  • To leave your cell phone OFF, unless there is an emergency phone call you are expecting.
  • To enter the studio with your mind and body focused on the task at hand (however, we know everyone has crappy days)

Course Expectations:

  • To practice personal corrections and syllabus choreography at home a minimum of 2 hours per week.
  • To take supplementary open ballet classes to maintain/improve fitness levels and to keep the mind sharp.
  • To communicate your best learning style to your teacher so we can facilitate the best learning environment for you.
  • To communicate all questions and concerns with your teachers. Issues are best dealt sooner, rather than later!
  • To have patience and perseverance for the process: This is a long course! We all have up days and down days. We have to be patient with each other and enjoy the process. We all have to work hard and keep our goals in mind.

What you can expect from us:

  • Knowledgeable, experienced and prepared teachers providing an excellent dance education
  • Patience as you develop and evolve as a dancer
  • Motivation and determination to bring out the best in our students
  • Personal corrections and feedback specific to your needs
  • A listening ear to your questions and concerns. We take everything you say seriously and will do our best to address your specific needs.

Instructors

Emily Tench

Teen and Adult Ballet Program Director

Irene Yacoub

Ballet & Barre Fitness

Inspire

Hard work, mental focus and dedication are all part of the process. Just remember that in life the best part is often the journey not the destination which gives us our greatest joy. Step into your future, point your toes and embrace your dream.

RAD Jump-in Passes:

Single: $28
5-Class Pass: $133
10-Class Pass: $255

Prices do not include HST.
Students must register 1/week to be eligible for RAD Jump-in passes.

Expiration: 6 months from purchase

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