About the Ballet Program at Greta Leeming
All our ballet classes are based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus RAD (www.radcanada.org). The RAD is the world’s largest examining and teacher education organization of classical ballet. The carefully designed syllabus benefits the recreational as well as the professionally oriented student. There are opportunities for yearly examinations at the grade and vocational levels.
Students are accepted from the age of two (Kinderdance).
Those dancers interested in a potential ballet exam at the PRIMARY level must register in 2 primary classes weekly.
As per our schedule GRADE 1 Topaz is for those students interested in only one ballet class per week (approximate age 7-9yrs). Dancers do have the option of registering for two classes at this level if desired.
As per our schedule GRADE 1 Opal is for those students who are committed to 2 ballet classes per week in hopes of taking their Grade 1 exam in the spring.
It is GLS policy that a student not participating in 3 ballet classes at the vocational level is not permitted to partake in any pointe work.