RAD BALLET PROGRAM
Allegro Dance School is a Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Registered Teacher "owned and operated" RAD Ballet Exam School.
We are proud to be one of the dance schools in York region that is certified by the Royal Academy of Dance.
We strongly recommend that each child have an opportunity to participate in a Royal Academy of Dance Ballet exam. We believe the exam process helps students work harder, concentrate in class, and develop the art and beauty of dance and performance while refining their technique. We want our dancers to be their best; to be excellent at what they do.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE
Established in 1920, the Royal Academy of Dance is the largest, most influential dance teacher training and examining body for Classical Ballet in the world. Their teaching method is taught in over 70 countries in the world, setting high standards of dance training for over 250,000 students each year. An international network of examiners travel the world examining students in the Syllabus at every level. Whatever age or stage they reach, RAD-trained students can be confident of receiving a comprehensive, well-structured and relevant education in classical ballet. For older students the Royal Academy is top of its league in providing comprehensive dance teacher training, including dance teaching certification, and degree programs for ballet teachers.
EXAMINATIONS & ASSESSMENTS
There are two examination pathways- Graded and Vocational Exams. Students may begin the Graded pathway at Primary in Dance Level (aged 6-7 years) or Presentation Classes at Pre Dance & Pre-Primary in Dance Level (aged 5-6 years). After Grade 5 they can either continue to Grade 8 and/or opt to follow the Vocational Graded syllabus.
Students undertaking Graded and Vocational Grade examinations receive a result form with marks as well as a certificate of completion and a medal.
PRIMARY and GRADES 1 to 8 - Age 6 years +
A broad, practical dance education developing technique, musicality and performance skills. Students are encouraged to enter for the annual RAD exams.
Two classes per week required for the examination option.
VOCATIONAL EXAMINATIONS - Age 11 years +
Intermediate Foundation through to Advanced offer an in depth study of ballet for those students wishing to further develop their technique.
DISCOVERING REPERTOIRE - Age 12 years +
A newly launched syllabus in 2018. The syllabus includes well-known classical repertoire providing students an opportunity to develop their musicality and artistry while studying choreography from Coppélia, Giselle, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker and Swan Lake. There are three levels of study in the Discovering Repertoire syllabus.