VOCATIONAL INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION – an RAD Preparation Program
Requirement: enrollment in 07 BALLET FUNDAMENTALS – LEVEL 3 or 08 BALLET FUNDAMENTALS – LEVEL 4
Academie de Ballet Classique’s RAD VOCATIONAL INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION – an RAD Examination preparation course works towards mastery of the challenging choreography of the RAD’s Vocational set exercises and variations. Dancers work towards a goal of achieving a high level of skill and quality. What does all that mean? It means students work towards more than learning the steps, instead they acquire a mastery and artistry of the work to a level that progresses easily to the RAD Vocational Intermediate levels.
With the ballet vocabulary learned in the lower graded levels, dancers increase their ballet knowledge to a high degree along with a more stylized approach. Some enchainements and all of the dances are performed as solos, building confidence with big smiles at the achievements made.
Piano accompaniment to enrich the class experience allows for music to be the perfect tempo and pitch. Students’ musicality deepens as they follow the musician’s interpretation of each musical piece. ABC is the only studio in Central Oregon to use live music for regularly scheduled classes.
Academie de Ballet Classique’s Ballet Fundamentals courses, in addition to this course, is a requirement for those wishing to take the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Assessment in the Spring. For more information on the Royal Academy of Dance Program please visit Royal Academy of Dance – Achieve.
RAD Examination fee $275 (Due 1/10/2017) includes, mock exam, DVD of mock exam. Private coaching sessions are not included in RAD assessment examination fee.
Girls: Hair secured into a classical ballet bun. Camisole leotard in a color determined by the class at the beginning of Grade 6, with matching elastic waist belt, pink tights, pink leather full-soled ballet shoes, pointe shoes (after successful pointe assessment examination in end of October, or director’s approval).
Boys: Navy RAD-regulation navy leggings, RAD regulation boys white short-sleeved leotard, white socks, and white leather ballet shoes. Black Katz-brand character shoes.
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