Ballet Classes for Students Ages 7  to 12

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) programs

Begin a wondrous dance journey to

  • Ignite enthusiasm and creativity
  • Enjoy enthusiastic encouragement building on prior grades
  • Share sparkling performance with 3 optional performances each year
  • Reach your next level with acclaimed Progression Assessments ensuring safe training
  • Your heart strings sing with each level and accomplishments
  • Build sparkling technique towards your shiny performances
  • Relish the rewards from a successful year with unbiased assessments as given by R.A.D.
  • 5 levels of Graded ballet that follows prior training and development towards elegance and musical performance
  • Follows the “Safe Teaching Practices” and training program of the celebrated Royal Academy of Dance
  • Dress code to foster respect and inclusivity  
 

 

 

Students may move from Graded levels to Vocational Graded levels at an appropriate time, or they can study both pathways simultaneously.  Upper grades 6, 7 and Grade 8 Award and the Vocational pre-professional classes can be found in our Les Etoiles series.

We believe that the safe return to activities, particularly dance, has an important role to play, now more than ever, in supporting the physical and mental well-being of children and adults, who have been at home with reduced social contact and physical activity. This is particularly pertinent as Sport England has warned that physical activity for children was significantly reduced during lockdown, with 44% of children doing no activity or less than 30 minutes per day.

As an ISTD and RAD affiliated dance school we are well placed to manage COVID-19 measures for a safe return to the studio, with the R.A.D., be assured that you may feel confident for your child to return to dance classes and to enjoy the many benefits of dance.

All classes will be available as online classes in addition to in studio classes.  If you would like to take this class as an online class, please register and then email us at dance@abcbend.com to let us know you will be attending online. A link will be emailed.

On successful completion of school year’s course of study students, through participation and practice, your child will be able to:
 
  • Articulate parts of the body with control and coordination
  • Demonstrate awareness of positions of the body, increasing in difficulty with each grade
  • Perform with an awareness of space
  • Demonstrate control and co-ordination
  • Demonstrate elevation with sense of performance and communication with an audience
  • Demonstrate use of appropriate movement dynamics with increasing sophistication appropriate to each level
  • Despond to the elements of music
  • Perform expressively
  • Perform a sequence of simple steps to depict a story
  • Confidently recall the settings

What does all of that mean? It means our excellent teaching staff guide students on a dance journey with skills that will last a lifetime. Students learn to work together, be responsible for oneself, cheer others to excel while working on their own achievements. Children and adults love being part of something beautiful and joyful. Tuition includes Assessment to be taken in the Spring.

 
All items available for purchase through ABC Boutique. Please call in advance to schedule a fitting appointment. 541-382-4055
  • GIRLS (Please no leg warmers unless your child is protecting an injury)  Hair secured into a classical ballet bun or ponytail. Short hair may be held off the face with a headband.    RAD regulation leotard in class color, pink ballet socks,  pink full-soled leather ballet shoes (no satin slippers please)
  • BOYS:  Dark blue dance shorts, White short-sleeved t-shirt, or boys white short-sleeved leotard, white socks, and white full-soled leather ballet shoes

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Etoiles Brilliantes series:

Pre-Primary in Dance       Ages 6-7

Clever dances and exercises frame the content of our storytelling classes that always generate plenty of smiles. Children love being challenged – and watching them master this level of ballet is such a joy for parents and grandparents. You’ll marvel at their poise and accomplishments as they progress through their dance experience.
GIRLS:As listed above, plus Regulation leotard in lilac with matching skirt.

BOYS:  As listed above.

 
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Primary in Dance                Ages 7-8

For the parent seeking quality learning experience for their child without sacrificing an enjoyable experience.

PRIMARY IN DANCE  takes dancers on a journey of imaginative and fanciful stories, ballet manners, inclusiveness and skill building. Children work towards learning the fundamentals of ballet for a safe transition to successive levels of dance. This and all of our programs follow the safe teaching practices of the RAD & ISTD and the education requirements of the UK, taking in consideration the physical, mental and emotional development of children ranging in ages of 6-9.DRESS CODE: All items available for purchase through ABC Boutique. Please call in advance to schedule a fitting appointment. 541-382-4055     For complete Primary in dance uniform details click here

  • GIRLS:  Regulation leotard in Marine blue with matching chiffon skirt
  • BOYS:   As listed above.

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Grades 1 – 5 in Dance

Grade 1 in Dance            Ages  7 – 10

Grade 1 in Dance suits the elementary aged child to build confidence, stamina, and coordination for all forms of dance and sport. Children work together and individually in fascinating dances and exercises that progress throughout the year. Excited and challenged, at year’s end you’ll be enthralled at their progress. Tuition includes assessment to be taken in the Spring.

DRESS CODE: All items available for purchase through ABC Boutique. Please call in advance to schedule a fitting appointment. 541-382-4055  

For Complete Uniform Guide click here

  • GIRLS:  As listed above plus:  Regulation leotard in  pink, Character shoes & skirts available for lend;
  • BOYS:   As listed above plus:  regulation character shoe in black canvas

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Grade 2 in Dance            Ages  8 – 12

Grade 2 in Dance builds upon skills mastered the year prior.  For children over age 10, this may be the perfect entry into our program.  Whether new or a Grade 1 graduate, they will be excited and challenged.   At year’s end you’ll be enthralled at their progress, and thrill at their marvelous performance in our annual production.   Tuition includes assessment to be taken in the Spring.

DRESS CODE: All items available for purchase through ABC Boutique. Please call in advance to schedule a fitting appointment. 541-382-4055

  • GIRLS:  As listed above plus:  Regulation leotard in Rasberry , Character shoes & skirts available for lend
  • BOYS:   As listed above plus:  regulation character shoe in black canvas

Get Started Today

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Grade 3 in Dance            Ages  8 – 14

Further progression of lessons and skills from prior year’s mastery.  Inclusion of bigger leaps, finite footwork, mime and stagecraft, dancers eagerly progress with new choreography.  Prior ballet experience necessary for a delightful dance journey.  Private lessons can bring students up to achievement level. 

DRESS CODE: All items available for purchase through ABC Boutique. Please call in advance to schedule a fitting appointment. 541-382-4055

  • GIRLS:  As listed above plus:  Regulation leotard and matching waist elastic in Concord Blue, Character shoes & skirts available for lend
  • BOYS:   As listed above plus:  regulation character shoe in black canvas

Get Started Today!

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Grade 4 in Dance            Ages  9 – adult

Advancing with confidence students draw upon their prior year’s lessons to propel themselves even higher. With the inclusion of bigger leaps, finite footwork, performance mime and stagecraft, dancers eagerly progress with new choreography of the RAD’s Grade 4 in Dance syllabus.  Some settings require collaboration between teacher and students.  The collaborative nature of student directed learning enhances the retention and depth of understanding for all in the class.

DRESS CODE: All items available for purchase through ABC Boutique. Please call in advance to schedule a fitting appointment. 541-382-4055

  • GIRLS:  As listed above plus:  Regulation leotard and matching waist elastic in Teal, Character shoes & skirts available for lend
  • BOYS:   As listed above plus:  regulation character shoe in black canvas

Get Started Today

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Grade 5 in Dance            Ages  10 – adult

Advancement continues with lessons and skills, building to even higher complexity of variations and exercises.  Students continue to fine tune pirouettes, adage strength and rapid allegro.  The finite cultivation of skill with higher stagecraft, dancers eagerly progress with new choreography of the RAD syllabus.

DRESS CODE: All items available for purchase through ABC Boutique. Please call in advance to schedule a fitting appointment. 541-382-4055

  • GIRLS:  As listed above plus:  Regulation leotard and matching waist elastic in Red, Character shoes & skirts available for lend
  • BOYS:   As listed above plus:  regulation character shoe in black canvas

Get Started Today!

WITHDRAWALS 30-day written notice required. No refunds for missed classes. Until State of Oregon lifts restrictions, makeups are achieved via a recorded version of missed class. Video sessions are available for 14 days, with notice of link emailed to address on file.  Until further notice, no in studio makeups are allowed.

Terms and conditions apply. Completion of registration implies consent. For complete details please see web page: Refund-Policies and Procedures

To keep classes safe, all class sizes are limited.  As the wait list increases in numbers, we happily create another class.