Class Descriptions

We offer the following classes to our adult students.

Classical Ballet – Non-Syllabus Classes

Beginners/Beginners Plus (applications cease after half term)
Suitable for those with little or no experience in dance, this class teaches basic ballet technique with a view to moving up a level after a year.

Beginners: the 7pm Monday class is aimed at complete beginners with no prior experience.

Beginners Plus: the 8.15pm Monday class is more suitable for students who have a little experience but still consider themselves to be a beginner.

Improvers Level 1 (applications cease after half term)
For those with previous ballet experience and a good grasp of ballet technique. This class will enable you to progress through the levels as you improve.

Improvers Level 2 (applications cease after half term)
Suitable for those with at least two years of recent training in ballet technique wishing to develop with a view to moving up to Level 3.

Improvers Level 3 (applications cease after half term)
For those with at least three years of recent ballet training, with strong ballet technique and wanting to take on a challenging class.

Advanced (applications accepted throughout term)
For those at advanced level, or professional dancers who would like a fast-paced and challenging class. You can move up into this class from Improvers 3 level on the teacher’s recommendation only.

Classical Ballet – Syllabus Classes

Adult Intermediate Foundation Syllabus Class (applications cease after half-term)
This provides an in-depth study of ballet, developing technique, music and performance skills, and introducing pointe work for female candidates. You must have at least two years of recent ballet training to apply. You will be assessed by the teacher in your first class. Entry into the class does not guarantee entry into the exam.

Adult Intermediate Syllabus Class (applications cease after half term)
This provides an in-depth study of ballet, developing technique, music and performance skills. To apply, you should either have at least three years of recent ballet training, have completed the Intermediate Foundation exam, or have achieved RAD Grade 6 ballet (or equivalent). You will be assessed by the teacher in your first class. Entry into the class does not guarantee entry into the exam.

Other Classes available to students aged 18+ (Applications for these classes are now made through the Dance School application page)

Street dance Level 2 (14–25 years)
High energy and stylised, learn routines incorporating popping, locking, funk and hip-hop – all to your favourite popular music tracks whilst getting a great workout. You must have some previous experience in street dance.

Advanced Foundation, 1 and 2
The Examinations in Dance syllabus provides an in-depth study of ballet developing technique, music and performance skills. To apply for this class, you should have completed the preceding qualification. You will be assessed by the teacher in your first class. Entry into the class does not guarantee entry into the exam.

Classical ballet with a Focus on Pointe A and B
Suitable for those with at least three years of recent ballet training, who have developed a strong technique and have some experience of pointe work from their syllabus classes. Pointe A is suitable if you are studying at Intermediate level and Pointe B is suitable if you are studying at Advanced level. You will be assessed by the teacher in your first class and if you’re not yet ready, you will need to undergo further dance training before being admitted.

Download a copy of our Adult Class Descriptions and Guidelines.

For questions regarding Adult Classes and 18+ classes please email danceschool@rad.org.uk.