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RAD Pre-Primary Ballet

Weekly Course for Children

Introduction

This RAD ballet class is for children aged 5+ who want to learn this beautiful art form, get fit and meet other young people.

There is no previous experience required for this class and we encourage young children who love to dance to join in our ballet classes.

The class is taught by an RAD-registered dance teacher and students will learn movement skills, expression, creativity and musical awareness.

Students also have the option to study for and be presented for RAD examinations at the end of the academic year. 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 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

 

Introduction

This RAD ballet class is for children aged 5+ who want to learn this beautiful art form, get fit and meet other young people.

There is no previous experience required for this class and we encourage young children who love to dance to join in our ballet classes.

The class is taught by an RAD-registered dance teacher and students will learn movement skills, expression, creativity and musical awareness.

Students also have the option to study for and be presented for RAD examinations at the end of the academic year. 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 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

 

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.

Applications are now closed for the Agnes Allan bursary.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us on 0141 270 8213 or lifelong@rcs.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you. You can also download a FAQs document here: Agnes Allan Bursary FAQs



Entry requirements

There is an open access course and no previous experience of ballet is needed to take part.

Preparing for your course

Students are advised 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.

 

At a glance...

RAD Pre-Primary Ballet Saturdays, 9am-10am 20180609 140

Term dates and tuition fees

Term 1: Saturday 9 September – Friday 15 December 2017 (no classes between 14 – 20 October)

Term 2: Saturday 13 January- Friday 23 March 2018 (no classes between 10 – 16 February)

Term 3: Saturday 21 April – Saturday 9 June 2018

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers from 25% off the overall tuition cost for current undergraduate/postgraduate students and staff, to 10% off when two summer schools are booked at the same time.

View a full list of promotional offers here. Contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to request your code prior to booking a course.

Who is this course for?

The course is for any 5-6 year old who is interested in developing their skills in ballet.