Class Information and Uniform Requirements

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CONTEMPORARY (1 x 3/4 or 1 hour class/week)
In contemporary we use basic combinations with a focus on good technique, breathing, style and performance.  It is a great opportunity for students to expand their movement repertoire and compliments ballet and jazz classes.

Uniform Requirements:
WBS marine blue t-shirt with students own below the knee leggings and socks or bare feet as required by the teacher.

JAZZ American Jazz Dance Affiliation syllabus (1 x 3/4 or 1 hour class/week)
Jazz encourages confidence, as well as being a fun alternative dance style with solid technical foundations.

Uniform Requirements:
Black singlet top leotard and bike pants. Black jazz shoes with low socks, hair should be in a high ponytail or out of the face with a headband if short.

TIPPY TOES (2-3 year olds, 1 x class/week)
A 25min introduction to dancing for two to three year olds and their parents to enjoy dancing together while learning basic motor skills in a fun, supportive class environment.

Uniform requirements:
The children can wear any thing they would like to and are able to move freely in.

MAGICAL MOVEMENT (3-4 year olds, 1 x class/week)
A 1/2 hour introduction to dancing independently in a class. The class is story based, with the emphasis on participation and fun! Parents/Caregivers stay and observe each class.

Uniform requirements:
The children may wear anything they would like to and are able to move freely in. Ballet shoes are a bonus but are not compulsory.

BEGINNING BALLET (4-5 year olds, 1 x class/week)
A 1/2 hour class which prepares the building blocks for RAD Pre Primary in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Parents/Caregivers stay and observe each class.

Uniform requirements:
The children may wear anything they would like to and are able to move freely in. Ballet shoes are a bonus but are not compulsory.

RAD PRE PRIMARY (5 years by 1st September, 1 x class/week)
A 3/4 hour class. Students begin wearing a ballet uniform, learn simple, fun exercises and can participate in a presentation class with their teacher later in the year. Parents may stay to observe.

Uniform requirements:
Option A – Lavender leotard and chiffon skirt. Pink ballet socks and pink ballet shoes with elastic.
Option B – White t-shirt or leotard and black ballet shorts (loose fitting style). White socks and white ballet shoes.

RAD PRIMARY (6 years by 1st September, 1 x class/week)
A 3/4 hour class. Students learn more formal short exercises and their first ballet dance. They can participate in a presentation class with their teacher later in the year. Parents may stay to observe.

Uniform requirements:
Option A – Lavender leotard and chiffon skirt. Pink ballet socks and pink ballet shoes with elastic.
Option B – White t-shirt or leotard and black ballet shorts (loose fitting style). White socks and white ballet shoes.

RAD GRADE 1 (7 years by 1st September, 1x 1 hour class/week)
The students begin character work as well as studying the set ballet exercises.

Uniform requirements:
Option A – WBS white cap sleeved leotard and waist elastic, pink ballet socks and pink ballet shoes with elastic. WBS character skirt and low heeled character shoes.
Option B – White t-shirt or leotard and black ballet shorts (loose fitting style). White socks, white ballet shoes and low heeled character shoes.

RAD GRADE 2 (8 yrs by 1st September, 1 x 1 hour class/week)
Students begin barre work and study the set ballet exercises as well as a character dance.

Uniform requirements:
Option A – WBS light blue singlet top leotard and waist elastic, pink ballet socks and pink ballet shoes with elastic. WBS character skirt and low heeled character shoes.
Option B – White t-shirt or leotard and black ballet shorts (loose fitting style). White socks, white ballet shoes and character shoes.

RAD GRADE 3 (9 yrs by 1st September, 2 x classes/week)
1 hour classes. Grade 3 further develop their classical vocabulary learning both a ballet and character dance.

Uniform requirements:
Option A – WBS royal blue singlet top leotard and waist elastic, ‘flesh’ ballet tights, pink ballet flats with elastic, WBS character skirt and character shoes.
Option B – White t-shirt or leotard and black ballet shorts (loose fitting style).White socks, white ballet shoes and character shoes.

RAD GRADE 4 (10 yrs by 1st September, 2 x classes/week)
1 hour classes. Students broaden their vocabulary and study both a ballet and character dance.

Uniform requirements:
Option A  – WBS navy blue singlet top leotard and waist elastic, ‘flesh’ ballet tights, pink ballet flats with elastics. Optional navy blue chiffon skirt. WBS Character skirt with white, light blue and royal blue ribbons. NO character shoes at this level for girls, we study the tarantella danced in flats).
Option B – White short-sleeved leotard, navy blue stirrup tights. White socks, white ballet shoes and character shoes.

RAD INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION (11yrs minimum age requirement)
WBS students study the Intermediate Foundation vocational syllabus progressively over 2 years, generally entering for an exam mid way through their 2nd year of study. Readiness for pointe work varies and is determined by a qualified dance physiotherapist.

IF Level 1(G5) – Students begin studying the Intermediate Foundation class work, and will enter for a Grade 5 Solo Performance Award (3x solo dances performed in an exam setting).

Uniform requirements:
WBS black leotard and waist elastic, optional matching black chiffon skirt for class (not allowed in exams), ‘flesh’ ballet tights, pink ballet flats (split sole leather or canvas) with crossover elastics. Black 1/2 tutu skirt. WBS Character skirt & cuban heeled character shoes. 

IF Level 2 – Students must attend the Senior Open Class and may enter for the RAD Intermediate Foundation exam.

Uniform requirements:
WBS black leotard and waist elastic, optional matching black chiffon skirt for class (not allowed in exams), ‘pink’ ballet tights, pink ballet flats (split sole leather or canvas) with crossover elastics. Pink pointe shoes with matching ribbons. Black 1/2 tutu skirt.

RAD INTERMEDIATE – Students entering for the exam must also attend the Senior Open Class.

Uniform requirements:
WBS black leotard and waist elastic, optional matching black chiffon skirt for class (not allowed in exams), ‘pink’ ballet tights, pink demi-pointe shoes with ribbons, pink pointe shoes with matching ribbons, black 1/2 tutu skirt.

PRIVATE LESSONS
These are for dedicated WBS students who wish to increase their performing experience and confidence by dancing in local ballet competitions.