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 Teen ballet classes for recreational students as well as more serious dancers. 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 in June.

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

All Dancers wishing to enter level 2 or 3
must attend a placement class on
Tuesday, August 29 at 2 p.m.


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 RAD Grades 1-3 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 2018 Showcase.

Fees: $370/term + HST. Term fees are due September 10, 2017 and February 1, 2018. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $50-$70)

TEEN BALLET, LEVEL 2 Teachers: Emily Tench and Kelly Gregan
Teen Level 2/3 Placement Class: Tuesday, August 29 at 2 p.m.

Once/week Classes: Thurs 4:45 - 6 p.m. (Full year September – June)
Twice/week Classes: Thurs 4:45 - 6 p.m. & Sat 2:45 – 4 p.m. (Full year September – June)
POINTE Class: Sat 4 - 430 p.m. (Full year September - June)
R.A.D. Exam Track dancers must register for Thursday and Saturday classes. (Pointe is not required for the exam.)



Prerequisite: Teen Ballet Level 1 or equivalent.
Rec Course will include: Ballet training at the RAD Grade 4 level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry. Students will perform in the June 2018 Showcase.
RAD Exam Course will include: Ballet training at the RAD Grade 4 level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry with the goal of presenting the syllabus work in an exam with an external examiner. Students will be required to attend two Mock Exams and are strongly suggested to take private coaching lessons. Students will perform in the June 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: Term fees are due September 10, 2017 and February 1, 2018. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $50-$70)
Once/week = $370/term + HST
Twice/week = $689/term + HST
Exam Track = $780/term + HST
Pointe = $195/term + HST


TEEN BALLET, LEVEL 3 Teachers: Emily Tench and Kelly Gregan
Teen Level 2/3 Placement Class: Tuesday, August 29 at 2 p.m.

Recreational Once/week Classes: Mon 4 – 5:30 p.m. (Full year September – June)
Recreational Twice/week Classes: Mon 4 – 5:30 p.m. & Sat 4:30 – 6 p.m. (Full year September – June)
POINTE Class: Thurs 5:30 - 6 p.m. (Full year September - June)
R.A.D. Exam Track dancers must register for Monday and Saturday classes. (Pointe is not required for the exam.)

Prerequisite: Teen Ballet Level 2 once-a-week for 2 years OR twice-a-week for 1 year or equivalent training.
Rec Course will include: Ballet training at the RAD Grade 5 level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry. All students will perform in the June 2018 Showcase.
RAD Exam Course includes: Ballet training at the RAD Grade 5 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 required to attend two Mock Exams and are strongly suggested to take private coaching lessons. Students will perform in the June 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: Term fees are due September 10, 2017 and February 1, 2018. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $50-$70)
Once/week = $370/term + HST
Twice/week = $689/term + HST
Exam Track = $780/term + HST
Pointe = $195/term + HST


EXAMS: Depending on the RAD Grade level entered the price for each student will be between $80 - $100. 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 a student progress has been delayed we will contact the family and discuss a plan to ensure that student’s best option for success. Solutions might include private lessons, or 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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