Whether for fun and fitness or to develop technique and skills through exams, Innovation Dance provides a full timetable of Ballet classes offering something for everyone.
We teach the RAD graded syllabus, which offers dancers the achievement of working towards ballet examinations, and at the higher levels gives students UCAS points towards their university applications.
Dance to Your Own Tune, Pre-Primary, Primary, Graded Ballet, Solo Performance Award and Vocational Graded Ballet classes.
Tots Ballet, Pre-Primary and Primary in Dance
Classes prepare students for ballet and other dance genres at higher levels. They also develop:
- physical skills
- expression, and
- Musicality using a range of movement and musical styles.
Graded Ballet (Grades 1–8) (7–14+ years)
The Graded Examinations in Dance consists of three disciplines:
- Ballet – the foundation and the most important part of the syllabus.
- Free Movement – incorporating styles such as Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek Dance.
- Character – the presentation of national styles, using original ethnic dance and music. The three styles — Hungarian, Russian and Polish — were selected due to their importance in the development of classical ballet.
Vocational Graded Ballet
(Intermediate Foundation–Advanced 2)
This provides an in-depth study of ballet developing technique, music and performance skills and introducing Pointe work for female candidates. This highly-focused and practical training prepares students for a dance career. These levels are for students from 11 years-old and those studying at this level should have the maturity and aptitude to respond to demanding study.
Innovation Dance also offers Technique Classes on a Sunday, which are designed to work alongside the graded syllabus classes, and give an opportunity to work in more depth on strength, flexibility and conditioning.