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RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet (Wednesdays)

Weekly Course for Young People

Introduction

The RAD Intermediate Foundation syllabus challenges and inspires students technically and creatively, encouraging critical thinking and physical fitness.

Led by an RAD registered dance teacher, students will develop their understanding of the vocabulary and technique of ballet.

Upon successful participation of the course, students can be entered for the Intermediate Foundation Examination. This is aligned at Level 2 of the RAD Graded syllabus. Successful candidates are eligible to become Affiliate Members of the Royal Academy of Dance.

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations and is recognised internationally for the highest standards of learning and teaching. These classes are designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and levels of ability through systematic measurement of progress and attainment.

Students will be taught by a qualified RAD teacher in professional dance spaces, and when required accompanied by a pianist. Classes will focus on dance technique and performance skills, working towards optional examination and class awards.

These classes provide an opportunity to study ballet through recreational and vocational routes. They are suitable for students who want to develop their dance technique and skills further, or are new to dance and looking for a fun way to get fit.

Students who study the RAD syllabus will have:

  • Achievable goals to work towards
  • Recognition from the world’s largest ballet examination board
  • Qualifications that are fully accredited by the UK regulatory authorities
  • The impetus to achieve their personal best in a fun and nurturing environment

The course will be delivered by an RAD registered and qualified teacher.

Introduction

The RAD Intermediate Foundation syllabus challenges and inspires students technically and creatively, encouraging critical thinking and physical fitness.

Led by an RAD registered dance teacher, students will develop their understanding of the vocabulary and technique of ballet.

Upon successful participation of the course, students can be entered for the Intermediate Foundation Examination. This is aligned at Level 2 of the RAD Graded syllabus. Successful candidates are eligible to become Affiliate Members of the Royal Academy of Dance.

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations and is recognised internationally for the highest standards of learning and teaching. These classes are designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and levels of ability through systematic measurement of progress and attainment.

Students will be taught by a qualified RAD teacher in professional dance spaces, and when required accompanied by a pianist. Classes will focus on dance technique and performance skills, working towards optional examination and class awards.

These classes provide an opportunity to study ballet through recreational and vocational routes. They are suitable for students who want to develop their dance technique and skills further, or are new to dance and looking for a fun way to get fit.

Students who study the RAD syllabus will have:

  • Achievable goals to work towards
  • Recognition from the world’s largest ballet examination board
  • Qualifications that are fully accredited by the UK regulatory authorities
  • The impetus to achieve their personal best in a fun and nurturing environment

The course will be delivered by an RAD registered and qualified teacher.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 



Entry requirements

RAD Intermediate Foundation course does not have any prerequisites, but students should normally have completed the RAD Grade 4 Ballet course.

Exam Prerequisites

Examination Prerequisite
Intermediate Foundation None
Intermediate None
Advanced Foundation Intermediate
Advanced 1 Intermediate
Advanced 2 Advanced 1
Solo Seal Advanced 2 (Distinction)

Equivalent ballet qualifications from the following organisations are accepted:

  • British Ballet Organisation (BBO / bbodance)
  • British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA)
  • Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
  • International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA)

Where, exceptionally, candidates enter for an exam and the prerequisite in the same session, the award of the exam will be dependent on the prerequisite also being passed.

Preparing for your course

Students will be required to wear a set uniform for RAD classes. Uniform promotes safe dance practice and also follows the etiquette of ballet training.

Students should arrive for the class with the uniform appropriate to their grade or level. Female students should have their hair neatly tied back, in a bun or appropriate alternative. Jewellery must not be worn, unless for religious or cultural reasons.

 

Short course feedback

“Life enhancing, possibly rejuvenating, enjoyable, invigorating, reviving, reaches the parts missed by the rest of life”.

– Weekly ballet student, 2013

At a glance...

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Term dates and tuition fees

Term 1: Sat 9 September – Fri 15 December 2017 (no lessons Sat 14 October – Fri 20 October)

Term 2: Sat 13 January – Fri 23 March 2018 (no lessons Sat 10 February – Fri 16 February)

Term 3: Sat 21 April – Fri 15 June (no holiday)

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look.

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

Who is this course for?

The course is for young people between the ages of 11 – 18, who are wishing to develop their ballet skills.

Further training

If you are interested in this course, you will also like:

* RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet (Fridays)
* RAD Intermediate Ballet (Wednesdays)
* RAD Intermediate Ballet (Fridays)