Ballet is the foundation of all other theatrical dance forms. We offer ballet classes to our students from a young age of 3 or 4. Technique gained through its study is necessary to excel in other dance forms. Grace, poise, control, balance, line, and coordination are developed alongside musicality and artistry. The RAD Syllabus is used by 92 countries world wide. At CDM Dance & Music we are proud to offer Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) Exams and class awards. Students are recommended by teachers in November if they are ready to participate in a Ballet exam or Class Award. A ballet exam 4 students will go in the room by themselves while a Class Award will offer a similar experience but with 8 students in the room with the teacher present.
The R.A.D “Graded Levels” syllabus classes provide a broad practical dance education, progressively developing the technical, musical and performance skills of each student. It incorporates Classical Ballet, Free Movement, and Character Dancing. The R.A.D. “Vocational Levels” provide a more in-depth study of Classical Ballet, developing a higher level of classical technique, music and performance skills of the student and introducing pointe work for female candidates. It prepares students for a dance or dance related career and is appropriate for kids from the age of 11 years.
Who is it for
Ballet classes are available for all ages beginning at 3 years old.
Fees vary depending on the type of class being offered, the age of student participants, and whether classes are comprised of a full program or a drop-in class. Please check our Registration section for more info.
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At CDM Dance & Music, we are committed to nurturing and encouraging the appreciation, education and love for the performing arts. Through dance and music, we aim to foster the discovery of life’s lessons and life’s journey to be the best version of ourselves possible.