RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) Ballet is a classical form of dance that is known for It is known for its graceful, precise movements, poise and discipline. It requires both physical strength and technical skill. We offer ballet classes from ages 1 – 18yrs, ages 1-6 will learn our Tiny Ballet Program which will prepare your little one to start their journey in ballet before starting the RAD syllabus. This is a fun play-based class to engage the little ones while teaching them the foundations of Ballet.
Ballet is a highly beneficial activity for children, both physically and mentally. Here are some of the benefits of ballet for kids:
Overall, ballet is a great activity for children that can improve their physical health, mental well-being, and help them develop important life skills. At Paradox Studio, we believe ballet is the foundation to all styles of dance.
A typical ballet class consists of several components, including:
Throughout the class, dancers will work on various ballet techniques, including the five basic positions of the feet, pliés, tendus, jetés, pirouettes, and more.
We Teach the RAD Ballet syllabus and offer exams yearly.
RAD started life in 1920 as the Association of Teachers of Operatic Dancing in Great Britain.
It was born out of a meeting of leading dance professionals arranged by Philip Richardson, former editor of the Dancing Times. With Adeline Genée chosen from among her peers as its first President, the Association launched its first syllabus in the same year and held its first exams in 1921. We are very proud to be teaching this art form at Paradox dance Studio
Yes we do 2 shows a year plus any community performances and competitions that pop up throughout the year.
Yes we offer mentorship for all students plus an elite training program for kids wanting to take their dance to the next level with our director.
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely, such as activewear or shorts and a t-shirt. Most people will wear something that makes them feel confident and comfortable so whatever that may look like for you is great.
Our team will assess the child within her or his age group and suggest the level.
100% we believe boys should have every opportunity to dance varied styles as much as girls.
Tiny Ballet – pink tutu dress, Ballet shoes
Girls – Pink or black leotard, pink or black ballet skirt, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes.
before they enter class.
Boys – Black cycling shorts and Paradox Tee, Black ballet shoes
All are available to purchase from the Paradox shop or here on our website
Hair MUST be tied up in a neat bun or students will be asked to redo their hair
Yes we employ teachers of the highest who have completed and are registered to teach RAD ballet with the ballet association.