Choice of Class/Classes
It can be difficult to figure out which class or classes to choose the first time.
Classes are divided in categories like this:
From 3-5 Years there are two levels, Pre School 1, 3-4 Years, and Pre School 2, 4-5 Years. Duration of the class is 25 minutes, and there is a teacher and an assistent on these classes, and a maximum of 15 students to ensure that all children are seen, heard, encouraged and taken care of. At these classes the focus is mainly on improving skills like co-ordination, rhytm, consciousnes about 'the space' one moves in, musicality, increased self esteem, and social competences.
5 - 6 Years
Pre Primary (5-6år) and Primary (6-8år) - Duration of classes is 40 minutes, and it is possible to attend one or two classes per week. Obtaining at least 75% of classes students can be enrolled for Class Award at Royal Academy of Dance (probably at the beginning of June (1-14th). At leat 7 students must enter for Class Award, where the teacher takes the students in, conducts and guides the students through the Presentation Class viewed by the Examiner (see Menu: Exam).
Grade 1 - 8
There are 5 Vocational levels starting with Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2. Here all classes have a duration of 1H 25 min., and all levels can be combined with a 25 min. Point class. It is normal to attend a level for 1½-2 Years in order to be ready for an Exam at a Vocational level.
Two years ago Royal Academy of Dance ran a Trial in Repertoire Classes. Our School participated in this Trial, and it was a great success for the students. This year we also entered students at Level 2, and we have added Level 3 this Year. It is a great experience to learn soloes from a ballet - it is difficult but fun to take the challenge and manage while increasing ones' technical skills. Both Repertoire 2 and 3 must attend a Technique Class: Rep. 2 will attend either T 2 or T 3 in order to practice the difficult technical demands separately. If in doubt about which level one is ready for, contact the School, and maybe we need to see you in a class to guide you into the level from which you will benefit best and most.