Pointe Works offers classes in Classical Ballet and Character Dance. The Royal Academy of Dance syllabus is taught in Ballet Classes where children can start in their Pre-School Year, from the age of 3.
At Pointe Works, the ballet classes are organised into academic school years. Children can start ballet in the September a year before they start school, with a minimum age of 3. The children move up a class in September of each year to accommodate new children joining at the school at the start.
Below is a list of the RAD Grades offered and a guide to the suitable entry point. Please bear in mind that an academic year must be spent at each grade before moving up, and these are only guidelines - some children will need longer.
Full Class List
|RAD Class||Ideal School Year Entry Point||Recommended Number of School Terms of Study||Normal Target for Taking Exam||Class Length||Cost|
|First Steps Ballet||Pre-School Year||3||No Exam||30 mins||£4.50|
|Next Steps Ballet||Reception||3||No Exam||30 mins||£4.50|
|Pre-Primary||Year One||3||End of Year One||45 mins||£5.10|
|Primary||Year Two||3||End of Year Two||45 mins||£5.10|
|Grade 1||Year Three||5||Easter of Year Four||45 mins||£5.10|
|Grade 2||Year Four – Summer Term||5||December of Year Six||1 hour||£6.00|
|Grade 3||Year Six – January Term||5||End of Year Seven||1 hour||£6.00|
|Grade 4||Year Eight||6||End of Year Nine||1 hour||£6.00|
|Adult Ballet||No exams||1 hour||£5.00|