Teen Ballet: Rec and R.A.D. Exam Prep Classes
Joy of Dance is thrilled to offer Teen ballet classes for recreational students as well as more serious dancers. We welcome all dancers who are new to dancing or have up to 5 years of experience. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is an internationally recognized organization which trains ballet teachers, provides a fantastic syllabus for students to learn and offers exams to help promote goal setting, motivation and personal achievement in students. Our Ballet teachers are all registered teachers with the RAD and offer the chance for our Teen students to take part in this fantastic system of training.
TEEN Ballet is a year long program. Showcase performance is in June.
EXAM TRACK: Twice a week students can choose between recreational or exam track. Exam Track dancers work towards presenting the syllabus work for an external examiner. There will be two mandatory mock exams in preparation for the RAD exam. Private lessons are available to students at a reduce rate. We want all students to feel prepared for their exams.
Teachers: Emily Tench
- Recreational Once/week Classes: Not running 2022-2023 (Full year September – June)
- Recreational Twice/week Classes: Not running 2022-2023 (Full year or 2-terms September – June)
- POINTE Class: Not running 2022-2023 (Full year September – June)
R.A.D. Exam Track dancers must register for twice weekly classes. (Pointe is not required for the exam.)
Prerequisite: Teen Ballet Level 2 once-a-week for 2 years OR twice-a-week for 1 year or equivalent training.
Recreational Course will include: Ballet training at the RAD Intermediate Foundation level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry. All students will perform in the June Showcase.
RAD Exam Course includes: Ballet training at the RAD Intermediate Foundation level developing strength, flexibility, technique and artistry with the goal of presenting the syllabus work in an exam with an external examiner provided by the RAD. Students will be required to attend two Mock Exams and are strongly suggested to take private coaching lessons. Students will perform in the June Showcase.
Pointe Classes: Available to recreational and exam students who are taking two classes per week and have been given permission to join.
FEES: (Showcase costume fee $60-$80)
- Recreational Once/week or twice/week = TBD for term + HST
- Pointe = TBD term + HST
EXAMS: Depending on the RAD Grade level entered the price for each student will be between $150 – $160. CASH ONLY. This fee will be due in March 1 of the exam year.
Please Note: It is our goal at Joy of Dance to prepare each teen to the best of their ability for their exam. If a student progress has been delayed we will contact the family and discuss a plan to ensure that student’s best option for success. Solutions might include private lessons, or a decision to not take the exam that year. This will be a collective decision.
TEEN BALLET UNIFORM
*Required for all twice a week Level 2 students
**Optional for Levels 2 and 3, twice a week ladies