ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE
The RAD offers an internationally-recognised portfolio of examinations and assessments designed to encourage, motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities, outlining a progressive structure for learning and achievement in dance.
Students start with the Dance to Your Own Tune curriculum, move through Pre-Primary and Primary levels and then into eight Graded and six Vocational Graded levels. Students can move from Graded Examinations to Vocational Graded Examinations at an appropriate time, or they can study both pathways simultaneously.
At The Dance Station, we offer classes in the full range of RAD Syllabi and an array of Advanced syllabus for students to discover the beauty and History of Dance.
(Suitable for 2.5 – 3.5 years)
Dance to Your Own Tune curriculum is a fun and creative movement class for toddlers aged 2 ½ to 3 ½ years. This curriculum is a perfect introduction to movement and dance. It is designed to develop motor skills, improve confidence, coordination and to develop social skills. Using an array of props and lively music, the classes guarantee to capture the children’s imagination.
This class is filled with movement, music, and magic for children ages 3.5 – 4.5 years. It is designed to develop physical, cognitive, affective and creative thinking skills. It encourages creativity, expression, and musicality. Behind all the fun, they are actually being prepared for a transition to ballet.
(Pre-Primary – Suitable for 5 years)
(Primary – Suitable for 6 years)
The Pre-Primary and Primary curriculum are structured classes that is designed to develop students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of movements and musical styles. The syllabi prepare students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.
(Grade 1 – Suitable for 7 years)
(Grade 2 – Suitable for 8 years)
(Grade 3 – Suitable for 9 years)
(Grade 4 – Suitable for 10 years)
(Grade 5 – Suitable for 11 years)
RAD Graded Ballet (Grades 1–5) provides a broad practical dance education and develops technical, musical and performance skills. It incorporates:
Ballet – the foundation and the most important part of the syllabus.
Free Movement – influenced by and incorporating movements in common with other dance styles such as Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek Dance.
Character – the theatrical presentation of national dance using original ethnic dance and music which has been freely adapted for the theatre. The three styles — Hungarian, Russian and Polish — were selected because of their historic importance in the development of the nineteenth century full-length classical ballets.
(Grade 6 recommended for 11 years and above)
(Grade 7 recommended for 12 years and above)
Similar to the Grade 1-5 syllabus except that the ballet technique is in the Romantic style. It is structured in the three dance disciplines of:
· Ballet- in the Romantic foundation
· Free Movement
(Grade 8 recommended for 13 years and above)
Grade 8 develops solo performance as a culmination of the graded exam syllabus.
Candidates are required to perform solos in the three genres previously studied. This is preceded by a short warm up barre.
RAD Vocational Curriculum
(Intermediate Foundation – Advanced 2 recommended for 11 years and above)
RAD Vocational Ballet (Intermediate Foundaton – Advanced 2)
The Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance Syllabus provides an in-depth study of ballet, developing students’ technique, music and performance skills and introduces pointe work for female candidates. This highly-focused and practical training prepares students for a dance, or dance-related, career. The syllabi are appropriate for students from the age of 11 years. Students wishing to study for Vocational Graded examinations should have the maturity and technical aptitude for this demanding study.
POINTE WORK for Intermediate
Foundation & Intermediate
Classical Ballet with a Focus on Pointe Work A (Intermediate Foundation/ Intermediate levels)
A classical ballet class with a strong focus on the development of pointe work. Following a structured warm-up, students will study at least 30 minutes of pointe work. This is a fantastic opportunity for students at Intermediate Level and above (or Intermediate Foundation level with the recommendation from a Dance School teacher) to strengthen and develop their technique in this key area of classical ballet, whilst also working on their performance and artistry skills.
POINTE WORK for Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 and 2
Classical Ballet with a Focus on Pointe Work B (Advanced levels)
A classical ballet class with a strong focus on the development of pointe work. Following a structured warm-up, this 1-hour 30minutes class will give students a minimum of 45 minutes of pointe work. This is a fantastic opportunity for students at Advanced levels and above to strengthen and develop their technique in this key area of classical ballet. It will also prepare the students for Classical Repertoire Variations for their career in Dance or for Competitions both locally and internationally.
OPEN BALLET for Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 and 2
Non-Syllabus Ballet (Advanced Levels only)
A non-syllabus, classical ballet class for students of Advanced level. Students are given the opportunity to use their RAD syllabus training in this challenging and focused class
This is a classical ballet performance programme. It is an innovative new concept in training and assessment from the RAD. Uniquely, the programme includes well-known classical repertoire, meaning students will learn and dance choreography that they have seen on stage, set to music that they know and love. Level 2 is equivalent to Grade 5/Intermediate Foundation, and in this level, students will learn modified variations from Coppélia and Giselle. Students are able to take the exams in various Units.
Tanglin Main Studio
19 Tanglin Road #05-39/43
Tanglin Shopping Centre Singapore 247909
604 Sembawang Road #01-19/20
Sembawang Shopping Centre Singapore 758459
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