Grade 1 RAD Ballet

RAD Grade 1 Ballet (Year 4 )is suitable for pupils in Year 4 at school age 8-9. By this stage pupils are expected to have completed a year in RAD Grade 1 Transition Ballet, and will be approaching the stage where they can take their Grade 1 ballet exam should they so wish.

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Grade 1 RAD Ballet

Exams are not compulsory and many children decide to just move up, however Welland school of Dancing likes to offer the option of ballet exams to those pupils who are keen to focus on perfecting the syllabus. We believe it’s a good for youngsters to study towards exams as it encourages them to practise and perfect the steps, and work towards achieving a goal. 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, played live by our wonderful pianist Ruth. Ballet encourages self-discipline and self expression, developing listening skills, encouraging children to follow instruction, learning to work as an individual and in groups, developing  co-ordination, good posture, strength and suppleness. Ballet also provides a nurturing environment for the development of artistry and musical appreciation.


We require pupils to wear the regulation RAD ballet uniform.




£36.00 per half term. Welland School of dancing offers multi-class discounts per student for 2-5 classes from 15-30% respectively off your bill per student.
  Upstairs Studio 1, Broad Street Downstairs Studio 2, Broad Street
Monday - -
Tuesday - -
Wednesday - -
Thursday - -
Friday - 5:15 - 6:00 pm (Miss Jen)
Saturday - 9:45 - 10:30 pm (Miss Henri)4
Sunday - -
1. Beginners Welcome
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