Ballet Advanced Foundation

 
  • Prerequisite: 
    • Completed RAD Intermediate ballet, or equivilant, standard exam standard
    • Students wishing to sit the RAD Advanced Foundation exam must have passed RAD Intermediate ballet
  • Uniform Requirements:
    Exam leotard: Royal Blue "Rani" style leotard*
    Ballet tights
    Pink leather ballet shoes
    Demi-Pointe shoes
    Pointe shoes
    Male students - teacher will advise
*Please see Anna for confirmation.
  • Advanced Foundation  ballet is our third "senior school" level ballet class and the third RAD vocational examination. Students are further coached on the fundamental steps, linking steps and combinations of  classical and free-movement ballet styles, as well as beginning to learn more complicated ballet steps. Basic pointe work is continued and increased slightly at this level. Exercises and combinations have a strong focus on technique, detail, style and performance.
  • Students in Advanced Foundation ballet have the opportunity to enter a RAD Examination, NZAMD Medal Test and/or to perform in our annual End of Year Recital. Students wishing to sit the Advanced Foundation RAD examination are required to attend at least three exam classes per week during term times. Additional classes are also strongly advised.
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Recital Information

Remember to stay up to date with all information regarding our 2017 Recitals!

We are constantly updating class pages – remember to check them regularly!

Information currently available includes:

  • Performance dates and times
  • Extra rehearsl dates and times
  • Theatre rehearsal dates
  • Any class time changes for term 4

 

 

Grooming Information for all Dancers

Does your dance teacher nag you about your hair? Taking off your jumper in class? Being appropriately groomed?
Do you know why!? She’s preparing you for life out in the world.
Wear your uniform with pride.
Be ready for class, show you have prepared, show that you are ready, show that you care.
Look like a dancer – feel like a dancer … casual clothes in class equals a casual mind.
Show up, look the part, don’t hide under jumpers. Your body is your instrument – show it so you can grow.
Be ready to receive corrections with humility and grace – they are your teachers gift to you.
When you hide, you avoid feedback. When you get no feedback, that’s when you should start to worry… Your teacher has given up – She doesn’t want to ask you to take off your jumper or fix your Bun, one more time, do this yourself, and be ready. Be humble and hungry. This is why good grooming is important.

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