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Class descriptions

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 very little or no previous experience in dance, this class teaches the basics of 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 suited towards students who have had a small amount of experience but still consider themselves to be a beginner in ballet.

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

Improvers Level 2 (applications cease after half term)
This class is suitable for those with at least two years of recent training in ballet technique and wish to develop their skills and technique 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, who have developed a strong ballet technique and want 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)
The Examinations in Dance syllabus provides an in-depth study of ballet, developing the technique, music and performance skills and introduces pointe work for female candidates. Students must have at least two years of recent ballet training to apply for Intermediate Foundation. Students will be assessed by the teacher in their first class. Entry into the class does not guarantee entry into the exam.

Adult Intermediate Syllabus Class (applications cease after half term)
The Examinations in Dance syllabus provides an in-depth study of ballet developing the technique, music and performance skills. To apply for this class 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). Students will be assessed by the teacher in their first class. Entry into the class does not guarantee entry into the exam.

Other Classes available to students aged 18+

Please note that application for the following classes must be completed through the RAD Dance School and cannot be booked online:

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

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. Students will be assessed by the teacher in their first class. Entry into the class does not guarantee entry into the exam.

Classical ballet with a Focus on Pointe A and B
This class is 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 for students studying at Intermediate level and Pointe B is suitable for students studying at Advanced level. Students will be assessed by the teacher in their first class and those not yet ready will be required 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 .