A ballet class generally suitable for students already attending two Children's Graded classes per week, and with approval from the Principal, for whom this is an important hobby or as part of training for a future career in dance or dance teaching. The classes cover the relevent techniques for this level, using unset and syllabus exercises to build technique and artistry.
It is expected that Intermediate ballet students attend this class supported by two graded classes (ie G5/6) per week, and in general it will take a minimum of 5 terms to reach readiness to prepare for the exam. It is recommended that students take two Intermediate classes/week and consider attending the Pointework class on Saturdays in addition.
Students will need a theraband and a notbook & pen/pencil in every lesson (in addition to the CoD Uniform). Students may wear non-uniform dance clothes on Saturdays, though hair must be secured away from the face and neck in a classical style.
Adult students are welcome and should be attending at least 3 hours of ballet classes per week to support strength and development as well as safe physical activity.
(RAD examinations are regulated by Ofqual. Intermediate Foundation is at Level 3 on their regulatory Framework.)