Classes

Pre-Primary/Primary - Royal Academy of Dance*
Ballet & Tap            

Ages 3-4, 1 hour per week.
  

Grade I/II RAD* Ballet & Tap

Ages 5-6, 1 hour per week.
 

Grade III/IV RAD* Ballet & Tap

Ages 7-9, 1 hour per week.



1st Class - Vaganova method** Ballet/Pre-Pointe 

Ages 10+, 1.5 hours 2 times per week, first year of the Vaganova petagogy syllabus.  Classes meet for 1.5 hours, twice per week.  Syllabus prepares students for future pointe work.

 

2nd Class VAG** Ballet/Pointe

Ages 10+, 1.5 hours 2 times per week, second year of the Vaganova petagogy syllabus.  Classes meet for 1.5 hours, twice per week.  

 

3rd Class VAG** Ballet/Pointe

Age 10+,1.5 hours 2 times per week, third year of the Vaganova petagogy syllabus.   Classes meet for 1.5 hours, twice per week. 

 

Beginning Classical Jazz 

Ages 7 - 12, 1 hour per week. 



Beginning Tap and Intermediate Tap

Ages 7+, 1 hour per week, Broadway Tap.



Boys Exercise & Tap
Ages 3 - 4, ages 5 - 6, and ages 7 - 10, each group meets 1 hour per week, (20 min. muscle toning & stretching, 40 min. Broadway Tap).



Mommy & Me Creative Movement

Ages 2-3 child, any age adult, 1 hour per week.

 

Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet, 1st Class VAG** Ballet

1.5 hours, 2 times per week.

Teen/Adult Beginning Tap

1 hour per week, Broadway Tap.

 

Teen/Adult Intermediate Tap

1 hour per week, Broadway Tap.

 

Contemporary Ballet

Ages 9+, 1 hour per week.  Previous 2 years Ballet experience necessary.

Pas de Deux Classes

Ages 7+, 1 hour per week.

Ballroom Dance Classes 

Free Trial Excluded.

To schedule free trial classes and receive class schedule of class dates and times; call or text 423.598.8786, or E-mail patricia.ryan@hamiltonballet.com.

 

*RAD

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is a UK-based examination board specialising in dance education and training, with an emphasis on classical ballet. The RAD was founded in London, England in 1920 as the Association of Teachers of Operatic Dancing, and was granted a Royal Charter in 1935. 

The RAD was created with the objective to improve the standard of ballet teaching in the UK and, in pursuit of that goal, a new teaching method and dance technique was devised for the Academy by a group of eminent European dancers.

RAD exams are recognised by the national qualifications regulators of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, with selected exams also carrying a UCAS tariff towards university admission. The RAD is also a validated awarding body of the Council for Dance Education and Training. The RAD works in partnership with the International Dance Teachers' Association. 

Source - Wikipedia

 

**VAG

The Vaganova method is a ballet technique and training system devised by the Russian dancer and pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova (1879–1951). It fuses elements of traditional French style from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of Italian technique.[1] The training system is designed to involve the whole body in every movement, with equal attention paid to the upper body, legs and feet. Vaganova believed that this approach increases consciousness of the body, thus creating a harmony of movement and greater expressive range.[2]

Tenets of the training method included development of lower back strength and arm plasticity, and the strength, flexibility and endurance required for ballet, and it incorporated a detailed instruction process that specified when to teach each topic and how long to teach it. In 1948, Vaganova authored a book titled "The Foundation For Dance" (more commonly known as "Basic Principles of Russian Classical Dance") that outlined her training method and ballet technique. Following Vaganova's death in 1951, her teaching method was preserved by instructors such as Vera Kostrovitskaya and Vera Volkova.

Today the Vaganova method is the most widely used ballet teaching method in Russia, and it is also used in Europe and North America.

Students at Vaganova-based pre-professional schools are expected to also take courses in choreography and pedagogy.[citation needed] These two subjects allow students of all abilities to go on to become both choreographers and well trained teachers. Frequently, students who do not pass exams for their grade in ballet are redirected into training as choreographers and teachers. This is unique to Vaganova training,[citation needed] as other schools focus solely on a future in dancing.[citation needed]

Source:  Wikipedia


 

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