The RAD is a globally recognised institution with syllabus classes starting from Pre-Primary and Primary, then progressing to Grade 1 to Grade 8. The classes incorporate ballet, free movement and character dance.
Graded and Vocational Graded exams lead to recognised achievement at a high level in dance, and in England the RAD exams are recognised by the governments UCAS system, allowing students who study and take exams with us, to use their exam marks to top up their UCAS points for university entry.
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Level / Age
Pre-Primary Ballet (Age 4-5 years- reception at school, exam can be taken at 5 years +))
Primary Ballet (6 years+)
Grade 1-5 Age 7+
Grade 6-8 Age 11+
Ideal Course for
Boys and Girls!
Pre/Primary Ballet course is for younger children who have started school, are interested in leaning ballet through fun, energetic sequences.
Grade 1-8 Ballet classes are suitable for students who wish to explore ballet, have fun and gain grades. It provides a broad practical dance education and develops technical, musical and performance skills.
Our Pre-school and Pre-Pirmary classes are one class per week. Primary-Grade 2 is one class per week, increasing to 2 classes per week during exam term. From Grade 3-Grade 8 we require our students to attend 2 classes per week. Vocational classes are selected students only and we expect a minimum of 2 classes per week as well as there graded classes.
Miss Georgina (Principal), Miss Elena, Miss Mia and Miss Elizabeth
Pre-Primary – Primary (available from our online shop)
Pink leotard, pink chiffon skirt, pink leather or satin ballet shoes, pink ballet socks and optional pink wrap around cardigan. (all available from GWDA uniform shop)
Grade 1- Grade 2 (available from our online shop)
Lavender leotard, pink leather or satin ballet shoes, low heel character shoes and a character skirt, optional lavender cross over, hair band and leg warmers.
Grade 3-5 (available from our online shop)
Navy blue leotard, pink leather or satin ballet shoes, Cuban heel character shoes and a character skirt, optional navy cross over, hair band and leg warmers.
Grade 6-8 (available from our online shop)
Black leotard, split sole ballet shoes, Cuban heel character shoes and a character skirt, chiffon skirt.
White / Baby blue RAD logo t-shirt, Navy blue RAD shorts, white socks and white leather ballet shoes.
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