STANDARDS 4 - 6
GRADES 1 - 6
SENIOR CERTIFICATES 1 & 2
For children starting in Reception and Year 1
Post Grade 3
For confident and able children.
Pointe work preparation starts in Grade 5 or 6
Grade 1, 2 & 3. Invitation only
Grade 4 & 5. For all children
While training for/after Grade 6/Standard 6 (Intermediate)
Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 1, Advanced 2
Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold star medals
Royal Ballet School, Cecchetti, Central School of Ballet, etc.
From: age 5 for Primary & Standard 1; age 7 for Grade 1; age 13 for vocational grades
Single or shared by two. From 30 minutes depending on pupil's level. (Not available for non-vocational adults)
The first ballet steps are taught but with plenty of fun & games thrown in
For once-a-week or recreational physique pupils
The real work starts here but still with lots of encouragement and fun.
Grades 4-6 for pupils who attend more than one class a week with allowable physique.
Starts with demi-pointe shoe training with specific bare-foot, core and other strengthening exercises. Pointe work starts following successful completion of this.
Extra training for competitions, auditions for specialist Associate classes and full time vocational training. The Pirouettes also have their own number in the show.
Optional regular 2nd or 3rd Ballet class a week with unset work unless exams are imminent. The Arabesques also have their own number in the show
For those who wish to continue dancing recreationally. A skirt can now be worn
Post Grade 6. For those children who show great talent and fortitude. Necessary for entry into Vocational schools and teacher training as well as aiding acceptance onto BA(Hons) dance courses
Having passed the relevant grade, students can enter for these short but challenging exams… all in costume!
Parents will be advised by the teacher if their child should audition for these prestigious classes.
Children are entered at the teacher's discretion. No exam is compulsory for progression within the school. Exam guidance is posted on the notice boards at classes
Also available during half term and holidays
SPIRITED STEPS AWARD
The cup can be kept at home for the term. A certificate is given to keep
Each January, medals and certificates are awarded for the previous year’s exams results and general work throughout the year
Medals are awarded by a Special Guest who attends the biennial show
Awarded in recognition of hard work. The cup doesn't only go to the most talented children but also to those who have made great strides or fought hard to maintain standards
Raising personal best into next category or by ten marks or more; Joy of Dance for each grade; Exams taken within a very short time-scale; Highest exam mark in the grade; 100% attendance; Exam marks at 90% and above; Highest mark in the school. Winners: see the NEWSLETTER page in January
2014 medals were awarded by James Forbat, First Soloist with English National Ballet, and James Coverdale ATCL Pianist
Fees: Fees are due BY the first day of term
Online payment: details on your invoice
Cash: In a sealed, named envelope
Notice: Half a term’s notice is due or HALF a term’s fees