About Vocational Training
Vocational Graded ballet classes offer another branch to the RAD examinations. These advanced level classes offer a more in-depth study of classical ballet in a more technical manner, and include the training and examination of Pointe Work.
Through invite only, students can move from Graded examinations to Vocational examinations at an appropriate time, or they can study both pathways simultaneously. These levels are for students that show additional potential & commitment, and those aiming towards a vocational career in dance.
These courses will usually take 2+ years due to the higher technical demand. At this level, we expect students to be doing a minimum of 2 classes per week at Intermediate Foundation, as well as their graded classes. A minimum of 3 classes per week for Intermediate & above are needed to acquire the correct stamina, strength and overall physical training necessary at this level.
Level / Age
Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2
Vocational Grades (available from our online shop)
Black / purple leotard, pink ballet tights (convertible), optional purple skirt (depending on Variation chosen), full sold satin ballet shoes with ribbon (Intermediate Foundation), demi pointe shoes/soft blocks (Intermediate & above), and pointe shoes*.
* Pointe shoes are to be purchased only when the teacher deems the student ready, and should be appropriately fitted in a dedicated shop. They are to be approved by teacher before ribbons / elastics are sewn on.
Location and times