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 from the age of 3.
At Pointe Works, the ballet classes are organised into academic school years. Ideally Children will start ballet in the September a year before they start school but they can join earlier if desired, 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||£5.00|
|Primary||Year Two||3||End of Year Two||45 mins||£5.00|
|Grade 1||Year Three||5||Easter of Year Four||45 mins||£5.00|
|Grade 2||Year Four – Summer Term||5||December of Year Six||1 hour||£5.90|
|Grade 3||Year Six – January Term||5||End of Year Seven||1 hour||£5.90|
|Grade 4||Year Eight||6||End of Year Nine||1 hour||£5.90|
|Adult Ballet||No exams||1 hour||£5.00|