We at Joy of Dance are thrilled to inform you that we have had tremendous interest in our Teen Recreational and Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) Exam Preparation Ballet Classes. The R.A.D. is an internationally recognized organization which trains ballet teachers, provides a fantastic syllabus for students to learn and offers exams to help promote goal setting, motivation and personal achievement in students. Our Ballet teachers Emily Tench and Claire Perreault are Registered Teachers with the R.A.D. and would like to offer the chance for our Teen students to take part in this fantastic system of training.
 

TEEN BALLET: REC AND R.A.D. EXAM PREP CLASSES
Joy of Dance is thrilled to offer recreational and exam track ballet classes for Teens. We welcome all dancers who are new to dancing or have up to 5 years of experience. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is an internationally recognized organization which trains ballet teachers, provides a fantastic syllabus for students to learn and offers exams to help promote goal setting, motivation and personal achievement in students. Our Ballet teachers are all registered teachers with the RAD and offer the chance for our Teen students to take part in this fantastic system of training.

TEEN Ballet is a year long program. Showcase performance is only in June.

EXAM TRACK: Twice a week students can choose between recreational or exam track. Exam Track dancers work towards presenting the syllabus work in an exam with an external examiner. There will be two mandatory mock exams or coaching classes in preparation for the RAD exam. Private lessons are available for Exam Track students at a reduce rate to make them affordable and accessible as possible. We want all students to feel prepared for their exams.

All Dancers entering level 2 and 3
must attend a placement class in
September 8 at 4:30 p.m.
so that the faculty is sure which
level the dancer will be best suited for.


TEEN BALLET, LEVEL 1 Teacher: Emily Tench

Once/week Recreational Class: Sundays 2 – 3:15 p.m. (Full year September – June)
No Prerequisite.
Course will include: Foundational ballet training for beginner students who want to experience ballet. Vocabulary based on the grades 1-3 RAD syllabi. There is no exam at this level as we feel students need time to develop their strengths without the pressure of an exam. This course develops the skills necessary to proceed into Level 2 after a full year. Students will perform in the June 2017 Showcase.

Fees: $352/term. Term fees are due September 10, 2016 and February 1, 2017. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $50-$70)

TEEN BALLET, LEVEL 1 TECHNIQUE Teacher: Claire Perreault New! Students welcome to join in February 2017!

Once/week Recreational Class: Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Term course)
Teens new to ballet as well as current level 1 dancers are welcome to join this New technique class. There will be no showcase component to this class. Ballet training at the beginner level will be offered to help introduce ballet to new students and to continue to strengthen the technique of current level 1 dancers. This class can be a great stand-alone technique class or a support for Jazz, lyrical or ballroom.

Fee: $324/term



TEEN BALLET, LEVEL 2 Teachers: Emily Tench and Claire Perreault
Teen Level 2/3 Placement Class: Thursday, September 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Recreational Once/week Classes: Mon 4:45 - 6 p.m. (Full year September – June)
Recreational Twice/week Classes: Mon 4:45 - 6 p.m. & Sat 3 – 4:15 p.m. (Full year September – June)
POINTE Class: Saturday 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. (Full year September - June)
R.A.D. Exam Track: Mon 4:45 - 6 p.m.& Sat 3 – 4:15 p.m. (Full year September – June)



Prerequisite: Teen ballet Level 1 or equivalent. If Student is new to Joy of dance they may require an assessment class to ensure they are placed into the correct level.
Rec Course will include: Ballet training at the Grade 5 RAD level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry. Grade 5 syllabus is very challenging therefore this is a two year program. Students will perform in the June 2017 and 2018 Showcases.
RAD Exam Course includes: Ballet training at the Grade 5 RAD level develops strength, flexibility, technique and artistry with the goal of presenting the syllabus work in an exam with an external examiner. The Grade 5 syllabus is very challenging; we will be taking two years to prepare for this exam. For this year only, because there is no exam, Exam Track students will be required to attend one extra private coaching lesson and two couching group classes. This is included in the class fees. Students will perform in the June 2017 and 2018 Showcase.
Pointe Classes: Available to recreational and exam students who are taking two classes per week and have been given permission to join.

FEES:
once/week = $352/term by September 10 and $352/term by February 1
twice/week = $650/term
R.A.D. Exams = $750/term*
Pointe = $180/term

Term fees are due September 10, 2016 and February 1, 2017. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $50-$70)


TEEN BALLET, LEVEL 3 Teachers: Emily Tench and Claire Perreault
Teen Level 2/3 Placement Class: Thursday, September 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Recreational Once/week Classes: Thurs 4 – 5:30 p.m. (Full year September – June)
Recreational Twice/week Classes: Thurs 4 – 5:30 p.m. & Sat 4:45 – 6 p.m. (Full year September – June)
R.A.D. Exam Classes: Thurs 4 - 5:30 p.m. & Sat 4:45 – 6 p.m. (Full year September – June)
POINTE Class: Thurs 5:30 - 6 p.m. (Full year September - June)

Prerequisite: Teen ballet Level 2 once-a-week for 2 years OR twice-a-week for 1 year or equivalent training. If the student is new to Joy of dance they may require an assessment class to ensure they are placed into the correct level.
Rec Course will include: Ballet training at the Intermediate level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry. No Exam. Twice a week, with positive dedication to their ballet training, and teacher recommendation, students will be ready to move to the next level after one year of training. All students will perform in the June 2017 Showcase.
RAD Exam Course includes: Ballet training at the Intermediate level developing strength, flexibility, technique and artistry with the goal of presenting the syllabus work in an exam with an external examiner provided by the RAD. Students will be ready to move on to the next level after one year at this level provided they pass their exam. Students will be required to attend two Mock Exams. Students will perform in the June 2017 Showcase.
Pointe Classes: Available to recreational and exam students who are taking two classes per week and have been given permission to join.

FEES:
once/week = $352/term
twice/week = $650/term
R.A.D. Exams = $750/term*
Pointe = $180/term

Term fees are due September 10, 2016 and February 1, 2017. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $50-$70)

*EXAMS: Depending on the RAD Grade level entered the price for each student will be between $80 - $150. CASH ONLY. This fee will be due in January of the exam year. Please Note: It is our goal at Joy of Dance to prepare each teen to the best of their ability for their exam. In January of the exam year if there is a student who’s progress we are worried about we will contact the family and discuss a plan to ensure that student’s best option for success. That might be some private lessons, or that might be a decision to not take the exam that year. This will be a collective decision.

TEEN BALLET UNIFORM

Levels 1, 2 and 3

*Required for all twice a week Level 2 students
**Optional for Levels 2 and 3, twice a week ladies

Ladies:

Bodysuit: Uniform bodysuits MUST be ordered through Joy of Dance

Level 1: Optional: Burgundy Joy of Dance uniform or a black bodysuit of the dancer’s choice
Level 2: Burgundy Joy of Dance uniform bodysuit
Level 3: Royal Blue Joy of Dance uniform bodysuit required for Vocational Level Exams.

Tights: Ballet Pink, convertible to bare feet.

Slippers:
Level 1 and 2: Leather, split sole or whole sole.
Level 3: Soft pointe shoes with ribbons

Hair: Short hair pulled back out of face. Long hair in a proper ballet bun:
Pony tail centered at the back of the head.
Bobby pins or hair pins to hold the bun in place.
For the exam a hair net and hair spray are also required.

*Character Shoes: Black canvas with Cuban heal (1 ¼ inch heal) and a pink elastic.

*Character Skirt: Must be ordered though Joy of Dance.
Black cotton circle skirt with matching ribbons.

**Pointe Shoes: To be bought ONLY once the student has been given permission by teacher.

Men:

Top: Fitted white T-Shirt or White Short sleeve bodysuit
T-shirt must be worn tucked in

Pants: Level 1: Athletic shorts or leggings of the dancer’s choosing or Level 2 requirement.
Level 2: Navy Blue cotton blend leggings or Navy Blue fitted shorts.
Level 3: Navy Blue or Black cotton blend leggings.

Shoes: White ballet slippers with white elastics and white short socks

*Character Shoes: Lace up, black leather ballroom shoes with a hard heal.

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