Grade 1 (Transition) RAD Ballet
RAD Grade 1 Transition Ballet (Year 3) is suitable for pupils in Year 3 at school aged 7-8. It bridges the gap between RAD Primary and Grade 1, gradually introducing the new vocabulary.
RAD Grades 1-3 constitute Level 1 of the RAD’s Graded syllabus and are equivalent to GCSE Grades D-G NVQ level 1.RAD Grades 1-3 promote “feeling before form” where the children are unafraid to try out new sensations of spinning, leaping and balancing. Musically inspired exercises motivate students to acquire a well rounded understanding of ballet and character and promote joy in movement, sense of dance and performance quality. The music for Grades 1-3 is a glorious collection of three centuries of dance music. Character work is first introduced in Grade 1 transition ballet which is the study of national dancing from countries such as Hungary, Ukraine and Russia, and found in all the traditional classical ballet masterpieces. For character work the students require low heal character shoes and a character skirt for the girls. Students no longer wear the voile skirts worn in RAD Pre-Primary and Primary, and they now have a choice of Lavender or Pink sleeveless leotards.
We require pupils to wear the regulation RAD ballet uniform.
GRADE 1 TRANSITION RAD BALLET (YEAR3) TIMETABLE
|Upstairs Studio 1, Broad Street||Downstairs Studio 2, Broad Street|
|Saturday||10:00 - 10:45 am (Miss Lesley)4||-|
2. Intermediate Level
3. Live Pianist, £4 surcharge per term
4. Potential swap of studio every week
5. Can go into Studio 1 at 6:40pm