Examination Syllabi

- all classes for boys and girls -


Royal Academy of Dance

From five years old the Graded Syllabus is taught – Beginner Ballet/ Pre-Primary through to Grade Five. The RAD syllabus encourages self expression with a sense of performance and style, while building the foundations of strong classical ballet technique.

The Vocational Syllabus from Intermediate Foundation to Advanced Two requires a lot of time and commitment to reach the necessary standard – this work develops technique and artistry to the highest levels.

These exams are recognised worldwide, but it is not compulsory to take exams.


Theatrical Dance International

A fun style in which the dancer wears shoes fitted with heel and toe taps where rhythm and performance are paramount. This syllabus take beginners at age five right through to advanced levels.

The Theatrical Dance International syllabus now also offers new “Beat It” classes for older students as well as the traditional Tap syllabus.

Exams are available but not compulsory.

Make music with your feet!


American Jazz Dance Affiliation

From age five, this syllabus progresses to teach dancers a wide variety of jazz styles to popular music.

Based on a foundation of ballet technique and strong jazz dynamics, this syllabus develops strength, flexibility and great performance skills.

The work is up to-date, fun and exciting to learn. The syllabus is constantly upgraded which ensures a freshness and vitality for both students and teachers.

Exams are available but not compulsory.

Recreational Classes

- no examinations -

Storybook Ballet

A unique experience where children aged 3 and 4 years can learn to dance in a ‘STORYBOOK’ themed class.

This class will benefit all children, designed with a musical mixture of movement and dance which encourages teamwork, listening skills, and use of imagination.

Particularly helpful for children who are shy. Dancing with their new friends is lots of fun!


Contemporary dance involves versatility and improvisation with a strong focus on floor-work and use of gravity.

It encourages dancers to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements to many different styles of music.

These classes are a great option for a fun, open class that will broaden your dance experience.

Musical Theatre

These classes are designed to introduce students to the wonderful world of Musicals.

The classes involve singing, dancing and acting – popular songs and scenes from stage shows. Preparing for auditions and camera work.

A fun class for all!

Adult Classes

We offer both adult ballet and tap classes, giving you the opportunity to exercise both the body and mind, while getting to dance to beautiful music.

Dance is for everyone no matter your age or ability, it is never too late to start!

Silver Swans

Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s, but whatever your age, this class provides wonderful benefits with elegant exercise to beautiful music, developing good posture, self-esteem and the chance to make new friends.

Whether you’ve never danced before or
want to get back into the swing of it, this class has something for everyone.

Progressing Ballet Technique

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening programme developed to help students understand the importance of training correct muscle memory.

With a strong focus on core stability, weight placement and alignment, the programme uses fit balls and TheraBands to aid in training ballet technique and strong muscle memory.

*Fit Ball Required*

Stretch & Strengthen

An open jazz technique class, using dance specific conditioning exercises with a focus on battements, turns and leaps.

This class is designed to help improve the strength and flexibility of the intermediate to advanced level dancer.

Private Lessons & Competition Work

Private lessons are available to help students prepare for Exams.

Competition students must attain a high standard in all aspects of their work to be considered.

Competition dancers can only perform a dance with the permission of their teacher.

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