Once A Week RAD Ballet vs Full Program RAD Ballet
At Dance Theme, we strive to provide programming that meets all our students' needs so that they can grow and shine in a class that is best suited for them.
If your child is at a Grade 1 or higher RAD ballet level, they can choose between a once a week ballet class or the full RAD ballet program, which is two classes per week. This is a choice that is very personal and we can discuss this with you so that you can achieve the best placement for your child.
What is the difference between the once a week program and the full RAD program (which has a minimum of two classes per week based on grade level).
Both are taught by qualified instructors. Both will be taught proper ballet technique and develop grace and skills. Both programs will be taught a ballet choreography piece that will be performed. Please note, the teen ballet class will focus on Technique only and will not do choreography.
The dance that they learn will be performed in the year end recital. Full program ballet students may participate in more festivals and/or competitions than once a week ballet students.
Students taking the full RAD program take two classes per week and will learn the syllabus at a faster pace than those attending class once a week. They may be recommended to participate in an RAD Exam.
Once a week students will cover the same syllabus but it will take them longer to achieve the work. They will not be recommended for RAD exams as a student requires a minimum of two hours of ballet per week to achieve the muscle memory and strength required to take an exam.
Both will be rewarding and fun classes!
Once a week ballet options for the 2021-2022 Season:
Pre-Primary Ballet A (6 Years) Monday 5:15-6:00 ONE SPOT LEFT
Beginner Ballet (7-11 Years) Monday 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Once a Week Grade 3-4 (Ages 10-13) Tuesday 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Teen Ballet (12 and up) Tuesday 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Once a Week Grade 1-2 (Age 8-11) Wednesday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Primary Ballet A (7 Years) Wednesday 6:00-7:00 p.m. THREE SPOTS LEFT
Primary Ballet B (7 Years) Saturday 9:20-10:20 a.m. THREE SPOTS LEFT
Pre-Primary Ballet B (6 Years) Saturday 9:35-10:20 a.m.