Students are instructed using the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and the British Association Teachers of Dance syllabus. Exam and non-exam programs are available.
Dancers in the competitive stream must begin studying ballet at an early age along with jazz and tap. Training in all 3 forms of dance ensures strong, well-rounded dancers. Ballet training comprises work from both the B.A.T.D. and R.A.D. syllabi.
Competitive students must also prepare and be examined in ballet, jazz and tap by the B.A.T.D. These examinations are taken in the spring of each dance season. Participation in our local festival is mandatory as well as out of town travel for competition (at approx. age 10).
Recreational classes give students the opportunity to take classes that they are interested in without the commitment to exams or competition. Dancers learn technique and the fundamentals of a wide variety of dance forms by qualified instructors in an environment that is fun and exciting.
Students also prepare a number that they will perform in our year end show. These classes are perfect for the dancer who wants a little less pressure and time commitment.
All competitive students are required to study and prepare for exams in the B.A.T.D. syllabi. Students must prepare and be examined in ballet, tap and jazz.
Dancers are expected to maintain a minimum level of “commended” in order to remain in the competitive system. Examinations are optional for dancers once a Grade 5 level is passes in all 3 forms of dance.