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Ballet – Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus

Soft flowing movements set to classical or piano music. The best base technical style of dance to start with.

The RAD has been a world leader in dance for almost a century, and on 31 December 2020 officially turned 100.

There are age requirements for RAD exams, class awards, solo performance awards and presentation classes.

An RAD Registered teacher will identify when a candidate is ready to take an exam.

The minimum age must have been reached by a specified date before each exam session. There are no exceptions to this rule. For Pre Schoolers see Ready Set Dance.

Michelle Heine is a qualified RAD Teacher and was a member of ACT Royal Academy of Dance Board for almost 20 Years, before retiring.

RAD Ballet Time Table

ClassDayStartEnd
Ballet Pre-Primary (5-6 Years)Tues4:30:00 PM5:15:00 PM
Ballet Primary (6-7 Years)Tues5:15:00 PM6:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 1 AMon4:00:00 PM5:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 1 BTues6:00:00 PM6:45:00 PM
Ballet Grade 2 AMon5:00:00 PM6:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 2 BTues4:00:00 PM5:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 3 ATues6:45:00 PM7:30:00 PM
Ballet Grade 3 BWed4:00:00 PM4:45:00 PM
Ballet Grade 4 ATues7:00:00 PM8:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 4 BThurs5:00:00 PM6:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 5 AMon7:00:00 PM8:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 5 BWed6:00:00 PM7:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 6 AWed4:45:00 PM5:30:00 PM
Ballet Grade 6 BThurs6:00:00 PM7:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 7 ATues6:00:00 PM7:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 7 BWed8:00:00 PM9:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 8 ATues5:00:00 PM6:00:00 PM
Ballet Grade 8 BWed7:00:00 PM8:00:00 PM
Ballet Inter Foundation AMon8:00:00 PM9:15:00 PM
Ballet Inter Foundation BSat12:30:00 AM1:45:00 PM
Ballet Intermediate AMon8:00:00 PM9:15:00 PM
Ballet Intermediate BSat11:30:00 AM12:45:00 PM
Ballet Advanced ATues8:00:00 PM9:30:00 PM
Ballet Advanced BSat9:00:00 AM10:30:00 AM
Ballet Pointe BeginnerWed5:30:00 PM6:00:00 PM
Ballet Point AdvSat10:30:00 AM11:30:00 AM
Ballet Basic SnrThurs7:00:00 PM8:00:00 PM
Ballet Discovering Repertoire Level 2ATues8:00:00 PM9:00:00 PM
Ballet Discovering Repertoire Level 3AMon6:00:00 PM7:00:00 PM
Ballet Discovering Repertoire Level 3BThurs4:00:00 PM5:00:00 PM

“Thank you Miss Michelle. I will never forget the biggest most sincere hug you gave me the day I completed my elementary ballet exam. I did it for you. You instilled in me the power of positivity and perseverance, to always give it a go, to be kind to others, and to be organised in my daily routine. I have transferred these skills now into my professional work as a leader in my organisation and I know that through my training at Legs the wonderful power of dance had a positive impact on where I am today. For that I truly thank you.”

Sarah P., 'Legs' Alum
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