Our Ballet classes are offered at all levels of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus as follows:
- Dance to Your Own Tune is the curriculum for children from 2.5 to 5 years. Click here for more information
- The Graded syllabus (Pre-Primary in Dance, Primary in Dance and Grade 1 – 8) provides a broad practical dance education and develops technical, musical and performance skills (age 5+).
- Vocational Grades (Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2) provides an in-depth study of ballet and prepares students for a career in dance (age 11+).
- Adult Ballet classes – including beginners pointe and pilates.
The following additional classes supplement your ballet training:
- PrePointe and Pointe classes – to build students strength to enable a safe transition to pointe and then build on their strength en pointe.
- Classical Open classes – for technique and artistry and to extend the students beyond just the syllabus work .
- Pilates classes – for both adults and students to supplement the ballet training building core strength.
- Contemporary Open classes – Contemporary dance is an import part of classical training as many ballet companies expect their dancers to have the ability and versatility to combine traditional classical and contemporary dance.
The aim is for students to work towards an exam, or class award. En Pointe will decided as to whether a student is ready to take an exam or class award. Whilst these exams/awards are not compulsory it does give the students a goal to work towards.
In addition all students that are entering exams in October will be required to attend exam week which is in the October school holidays and will comprise of a 1-2 hour per day ballet class in final preparation for the exam.
Private lessons are also available on request.
Dance to your own TuneDance to your own Tune (DToT) aims to capture and nurture the instinctive joy of movement and freedom of expression that young children possess. Through participation in a child-centred learning environment that encourages exploration, independence and social interaction, children will learn to move and learn through movement. This curriculum also forms the bases for shifting into the RAD Ballet Grade/Vocational programme. If you child is under 3 years of age please call us to discuss your requirements
|Dance to your own Tune (DToT1) - Level 1||3 years to 4 years||One 30 min lesson per week||$132 per term|
|Dance to your own Tune (DToT2) - Level 2||4 years to 5 years|
Pre-primary and PrimaryPre-Primary in Dance (PPiD) and Primary in Dance (PiD) are the introduction levels of the RAD's grade syllabus and provide a pathway into grades. These two levels aim to develop students skill, stamina, creativity, expression, and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. This foundation prepares the student for the transition to ballet and other dance genres higher levels.
|Level||Minimum age |
at 1st September
|Pre-primary in Dance (PPiD)||5 years||One 45min lesson per week. Term 3 will require 2 lessons per week if doing an exam or class award||$161 per term (1 class per week)
Term 3 $315 (2 classes per week)
|Primary (PiD)||6 years|
Grade 1 - 5Grades 1-5 encourages the development of sound technique, relevant for the ballet world of today. The syllabus identifies the skills that underpin secure technique, including core stability, weight placement, turnout and line, while continuing to recognise the student’s awareness of artistry and dynamics. Musically inspired exercises and dances will motivate students to acquire a well-rounded understanding of ballet, and will promote joy in movement, creative interpretation and performance.
|Level||Minimum age |
at 1st September
|Grade 1||7 years plus||Two 60 min lessons per week from term 2 if working towards an exam or class award, if not then one 60min class per week||$173 per term - 1 lesson
$340 per term - 2 lessons
|Grade 2||Two 60 min lessons per week||$340 per term|
Discovering RepertoireThis is a new classical ballet performance programme syllabus, providing a innovative new concept in training and assessment. The programme is split into 3 levels and includes studying variations from Giselle, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, the nutcracker and Swan Lake. We will be providing level 2 and 3 in 2019
at 1st September
|level 2/3 (grade 5 to Intermediate)||12 years plus||Two 60 min lessons per week.||$340 per term
Vocational GradesThe vocational graded syllabus comprises of 6 levels and provides a means of measuring the acquisition of technical, musical and performance skills in ballet giving the student a sound ballet base in preparation for further training and/or a career in dance or dance related subjects. In addition it provides students with an opportunity to gain internationally recognised qualifications in ballet to an advanced level.
at 1st September
|Intermediate Foundation||11 years||3 lessons per week |
Recommended Saturday open class
|$510 per term
Saturday open class (75mins) $193 per term
|Intermediate||12 years||4 lessons per week (3 syllabus and 1 open)||$699 per term|
|Advanced Foundation||13 years|
|Advanced 1||14 years|
|Advanced 2||15 years|
Adult BalletThese class involve ballet movements to music adapted to everyone's own ability and the focus will be on fun whilst toning the body. Something for everyone including progressing ballet technique (PBT).
|Basic Beginners - absolutely no experience||One 60 min lesson per week||$173 per term|
|Beginners - some experience necessary||One 60 min lesson per week|
-Previous experience necessary.
|Discovering Repertoire lvl2 - a step up from beginners plus - optional exam|
|Grade 6 - an alternate to discovering repertoire|
|Open Class - a step up from beginners plus|
|Open plus - a step up from the Open Class, for the more experienced dancer|
|Adults Pre-Pointe||One 30 minute lesson per week||$90 per term in conjunction with an Adult ballet class otherwise $135 per term|
|Adults pointe - must have pointe experience or moving up form pre-pointe|
|Contemporary- Beginners, little or no experience in contemporary||One 60min lesson per week||$173 per term|
|Contemporary - Open, more suited to those with prior experience||One 60min lesson per week||$173 per term|
|Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)||One 60min lesson per week||$173 per term|
|Pre pointe/Pointe 1||Grade 4 to intermediate foundation||One 30 min lesson per week also open to external students||$135 per term or $90 per term if being done in conjunction with other syllabus classes.|
|Pointe work 2||Intermediate and Advanced Foundation levels||One recommended 45min lesson per week also open to external students||$160 per term or $125 per term if being done in conjunction with other syllabus classes|
|Pointe work 3||Advanced 1 and above||One recommended 60 min lesson per week also open to external students||$195 per term or $173 per term if being done in conjunction with other syllabus classes|
|Open Class for technique and artistry||Grade 6 to Advanced Foundation||Open to external students 75 mins||$210 per term for external students|
|Open Class for technique and artistry||Advanced 1 and 2||Open to external students 75mins|
|Repertoire 1||Grade 3 to 6||One 60min lesson and open to external students||$195 per term or $173 per term if being done in conjunction with other syllabus classes|
|Repertoire 2||Intermediate Foundation to Intermediate||One 60min lesson and open to external students||$195 per term or $173 per term if being done in conjunction with with other syllabus classes|
|Repertoire 3||Advanced Foundation and above||One 75 min lesson and open to external students||$250 per term or $193 per term if being done in conjunction with other syllabus classes|
|Teenage beginners ballet||Approx 13 plus||One 60 min lesson||$173 per term|
|PBT lvl 2 (up to intermediate) or lvl 3 (advanced Found plus)||Vocational Grades||One 60 min lesson||$195 per term or $173 per term if being done in conjunction with other syllabus classes|
|Private lessons||for competition work, and technique||$40 per half hour|
ContemporaryContemporary dance is an import part of classical training as many ballet companies expect their dancers to have the ability and versatility to combine traditional classical and contemporary dance.
|Contemporary 2||Equivalent Grade 5 to Intermediate||One 60 min class per week. Open to external students also||$195 per term, $173 if being done in conjunction with syllabus classes|
|Contemporary 3||Equivalent Advanced Foundation and above|
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)PBT supplements any ballet training, working on core strength.
|PBT 2||upto intermediate||Recommended 60 min class. Open to external students.||$193 per term or $173 per term if being done in conjunction with other syllabus classes|
|PBT 3||Advanced Foundation and above||Recommended 60 min class. Open to external students.||$193 per term or $173 per term if being done in conjunction with other syllabus classes|
*Tuition fees are based on a weekly class for a minimum of a 8-week term regardless of the term length. Some terms are up to 11 weeks, but no extra charge is made. Tuition fees are payable by the first day of each term .
Additional exam/class award lessons may be required prior to the exam/class award and this will be charged for separately along with exam/class award fees.