Classes for ages 6  to 11

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

With over 10 levels of ballet (not including our 5 upper levels of Vocational Ballet) you will find the perfect fit for your aspiring dancer.   Students start with the Petites Etoiles series then move through Pre-Primary and Primary levels.  Progression continues into eight Graded and six Vocational Graded levels. Students can move from Graded levels to Vocational Graded levels at an appropriate time, or they can study both pathways simultaneously.  Upper grades 6 – 8 and Vocational classes can be found in our Etoiles Premieres.

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, 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 RAD, we are here to ensure that you may feel confident for your child to return to dance classes and to enjoy the many benefits 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.

On successful completion of school year’s course of study students, through participation and practice, your child will be able to:

 

All students are rewarded with an unbiased assessment assuring a safe progression to the next level.  Assessments occur in the spring each year as a fun way to show off what we’ve learned for the examiner.  This is a no-observation session.  Students receive formal medals and certificates at completion of their assessment sessions.

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 love being part of something beautiful and fun. Tuition includes Assessment to be taken in the Spring.

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Etoiles Brilliantes series:

Pre-Primary in Dance       ages 5.0- 7.0

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing program for children ages 6 – 9. For the parent seeking quality learning experience for their child.

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 our programs.

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GIRLS:As listed above, plus Regulation leotard in lilac with matching skirt.

BOYS:  As listed above.

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Primary in Dance                Ages 6.0 – 9.0

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing program for children ages 6 – 9. For the parent seeking quality learning experience for their child.

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.

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Levels 1 & 2

Grade 1 in Dance            Ages  7 – 11

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.

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Grade 2 in Dance            Ages  7 – 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WITHDRAWALS 30-day written notice required. No refunds for missed classes. Makeups happily encouraged.

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 classes are limited.  As the wait list increases in numbers, we happily create another class.