All children are welcome to join our ballet classes, regardless of ability and level of commitment. 

Lessons start from 2 years of age with our Baby Ballet Classes and are an excellent introduction to the basic classical technique. They develop creativity and musicality and enable them to move easily to the Pre-Primary Syllabus at approximately 4 years of age, followed by Primary once they are 6yrs. Children are invited to take a Presentation Class award at Pre-Primary and can take an examination at the Primary level.

The Graded Syllabus (Grade 1 to 8) progressively develops physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression, and musicality. Classical Ballet is the core of the syllabus with Free Movement (Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek) and Character (Hungarian, Russian and Ukrainian) making up the remaining elements.

The Graded syllabus is appropriate for children from 6 years of age and the following age groups are a good guideline for each level:
Grade 1: 7yrs to 9yr
Grade 2: 8yrs to 11yrs
Grade 3: 10 yrs to 12 yrs
Grade 4 Upwards: 11yrs plus

The Academy recommends the following number of hours of study for each Grade:
Grades 1 – 3: 70 hours
Grades 4 – 5: 95 hours
Grades 6 – 8: 130 hours
Intermediate: 275 hours

If your child is currently attending one lesson per week each grade level should take approximately 5 to 6 terms. In order to take an examination more frequently, there are the following options:

  • Your child attends twice each week, therefore being able to sit the examination at the end of the academic year, subject to progress.
  • Your child enters the Presentation Class, after which they will receive a RAD Certificate of Participation, subject to a reasonable standard is met.
  • Your child enters the Solo Performance Award on alternate years to the examination. Solo awards are only open to children who have entered the previous examination. Candidates perform three solo dances and receive an Assessment Report, and provided they meet the minimum criteria, a certificate and a Bar (similar to a medal); this could be followed by the examination the following year.
  • Your child attends private lessons with one of our teachers.

Classes & Timetable

MONDAY
Time Classes Approximate Age Group
10.00am – 10.45am Baby Ballet 2 – 4 years
2.15pm – 3.00pm Baby Ballet 2 – 4 years
3.00pm – 3.45pm Baby Ballet 2 – 4 years
3.45pm – 4.30pm Pre-Primary Ballet 4 – 6 years
4.30pm – 5.15pm Primary Ballet 6 – 7 years
4.45pm – 5.30pm Gymnastics Aerobics – Juniors 5 – 8 years
5.30pm – 6.15pm Gymnastics Aerobics – Seniors 9+ years
5.15pm – 6.15pm Grade 2 Ballet 8 – 10 years
6.15pm – 7.15pm Grade 4 Ballet 10 – 12 years
7.15pm – 8.30pm Intermediate Foundation  Ballet + Pointe 11+ years
TUESDAY
Time Classes Approximate Age Group
3.15pm – 4.00pm Baby Ballet 2 – 4 years
4.00pm – 4.45pm Pre-Primary Ballet 4 – 6 years
4.45pm – 5.30pm Pre-Primary Ballet 4 – 6 years
4.45pm – 5.30pm Primary Ballet 6 – 7 years
5.30pm – 6.30pm Grade 1 Ballet 7 – 9 years
6.30pm – 7.50pm Grade 6 Ballet + Pointe 11 + years
6.30pm – 7.50pm Grade 7 Ballet + Pointe 11+ years
WEDNESDAY
Time Classes Approximate Age Group
4.00pm – 5.00pm Grade 1 Ballet 7 – 9 years
5.00pm – 6.00pm Grade 3 Ballet 11 + years
6.00pm – 7.00pm Grade 5 Ballet 11 + years
7.00pm – 8.15pm Intermediate Ballet + Pointe 11 + years
THURSDAY
Time Classes Approximate Age Group
4.15pm – 6.15pm  Grade 2 Tap and Modern 8 + years
4.15pm – 6.15pm Grade 3 Tap and Modern 8 + years
6.15pm – 8.15pm Grade 4 & 5 Tap and Modern 9 + years
FRIDAY
Time Classes Approximate Age Group
3.15pm – 4.00pm General Adult Tap Adult (pay as you go)
4.00pm – 5.30pm Primary Tap and Modern 5 – 7 years
4.00pm – 5.30pm Grade 1 Tap and Modern 7 + years
5.30pm – 7.30pm Grade 6 Tap and Modern 11 + years
7.30pm – 9.00pm Contemporary 11 + years
SATURDAY
Time Classes Approximate Age Group
8.15am – 9.15am Private lesson Book at Reception
9.15am – 10.00am Pre-Primary Ballet 4 – 6 years
10.00am – 10.45am Primary Ballet 6 – 7 years
10.45am – 11.30am Tiny Tots Tap and Modern 2 – 5 years
10.45pm – 11.45am Grade 1 Ballet (including exam prep) 7 – 9 years
11.45pm – 12.45pm Grade 2 Ballet (including exam prep) 8 – 10 years
12.45pm – 1.45pm Grade 3 Ballet (including exam prep) 11+ years
2.15pm – 3.15pm Grade 4 Ballet (including exam prep) 10 – 12 years
3.30pm – 5.30pm GCSE in Dance 13+ years
3.15pm – 4.15pm Grade 5 Ballet (including exam prep) 11+ years
5.30pm – 6.30pm Grade 6 Ballet (including exam prep) 11+years

AUTUMN TERM 2020
THERE ARE 14 LESSONS IN THE AUTUMN TERM

Term Commences: Monday 7th September
Half-Term: Monday 26th October ~ Saturday 30th October
Term Ends: Saturday 19th December

SPRING TERM 2021
THERE ARE 11 LESSONS IN THE SPRING TERM

Term Commences: Thursday 7th January
Half-Term: 15th – 20th February
Term Ends: 31st March

SUMMER TERM 2021
THERE ARE 13 WEEKS IN THE SUMMER TERM

Term Commences: Monday 19th April
Half-Term: 31st May – 4th June
Term Ends: Monday 26th July