At RS Dance we believe that a sound classical training is essential for the excellence of all dance forms, we place our emphasis on classical ballet. Classical ballet is the most formal of the ballet styles, the method and execution of movement in ballet is imperative.
Our aim at RS Dance is to produce an exciting program that lays a strong foundation for all dance forms. The Classical work is the technical foundation and the most important part of the Graded Syllabi.
A subdivision of classical dance, free movement incorporates movements in common with other dance styles such as natural movement, contemporary based dance and Greek dance.
Character dance is another area of Classical dance; it is the theatrical presentation of national dance using original ethnic dance and music which has been freely adapted for the theatre. Character dance is integral to much of the classical ballet repertoire.
The Royal Academy of Dance is an awarding body recognised by the qualifications and curriculum authority (QCA) in England.
Grades 1 – 3 usually attained at the ages of 7 – 10 years are recognised as GCSE grade D – G or NVQ 1
Grades 4 – 5 usually attained at the ages of 10 – 11 years are recognised as GCSE grade A* – C or NVQ 2
Vocational Graded examinations usually attained at the ages of 12 – 16 years are recognised as Alevels or NVQ 3.