Ballet Classes

Ballet is the foundation of all other theatrical dance forms. We offer ballet classes to our students from a young age of 3 or 4. Technique gained through its study is necessary to excel in other dance forms. Grace, poise, control, balance, line, and coordination are developed alongside musicality and artistry. The RAD Syllabus is used by 92 countries world wide. At CDM Dance & Music we are proud to offer Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) Exams and class awards. Students are recommended by teachers in November if they are ready to participate in a Ballet exam or Class Award. A ballet exam 4 students will go in the room by themselves while a Class Award will offer a similar experience but with 8 students in the room with the teacher present.

The R.A.D “Graded Levels” syllabus classes provide a broad practical dance education, progressively developing the technical, musical and performance skills of each student. It incorporates Classical Ballet, Free Movement, and Character Dancing. The R.A.D. “Vocational Levels” provide a more in-depth study of Classical Ballet, developing a higher level of classical technique, music and performance skills of the student and introducing pointe work for female candidates. It prepares students for a dance or dance related career and is appropriate for students from the age of 11 years.

Ballet Classes Summer 2019

Class Name Age Guide Day / Time Duration Cost
Register Tots Movement & Music
Register Preschool Creative Ballet
Register Twinkle Stars Summer Dance Combo
Register Preschool Creative Ballet
2.5-3.5yrs
3-4 yrs
3-4yrs
4-5yrs
Saturday 9:45am
Tuesday 5:15pm
Saturday 10:15am
Saturday 11:45am
30 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
$130
$150
$150
$150
Register Primary Foundations Ballet
Register Primary Foundations Ballet
5-7yrs
5-7yrs
Tuesday 6:00pm
Saturday 11:00am
45 mins
45 mins
$150
$150
Register Junior Ballet Summer Experience 8-12yrs Tuesday 7:00pm 60 mins $150
Register Intermediate Ballet Technique
RegisterTeen Ballet
10+
11 yrs +
Saturday 12:00pm
Tuesday 8:00pm
60 mins
60 mins
$150
$150

Examination/Class Award Stream

Graded Ballet classes start from the age of five and include elements of Free Movement and Character dance. Two classes per week are required for exam preparation from Grade 1 to Grade 8. Instructors will assess students and decide when they are ready to take one of these exams. Graded examinations are located at our dance studio. Exam coaching & exam fees are extra.

Exams and Class Awards are offered by the teacher. Participation is highly recommended if offered. Students must be taking the minimum required classes to qualify for an exam. Participation is not required to be promoted to next level.

RAD Examination/Class award Ballet Classes Season 2019/20

Class Name Age Guide Day / Time Duration *Cost
Register Creative Dance & Music
Register RAD Pre-Primary Ballet
Register RAD Pre-Primary Ballet
Register RAD Pre-Primary Ballet
Register Primary Ballet RAD
Register Primary Ballet RAD
Register Primary Ballet RAD
Register Grade 1 Ballet RAD
Register Grade 1 Ballet RAD
Register Grade 1 Ballet RAD
Register Grade 1/2 Ballet RAD
Register Grade 3 Ballet RAD
Register Grade 3 Ballet RAD
Register Grade 3 Ballet RAD
Register Grade 4 Ballet RAD
Register Grade 4 Ballet RAD
Register Grade 5 Ballet RAD
Register Grade 5 Ballet RAD
4yrs
5yrs
5yrs
5yrs
6-7yrs
6-7yrs
6-7yrs
7yrs+
7yrs+
7yrs+
7yrs+
11yrs+
9yrs+
9yrs+
9yrs+
9yrs+
11yrs+
11yrs+
Saturday 12:15pm
Wednesday 5:30pm
Saturday 10:45am
Sunday 10:45am
Wednesday 6:15pm
Saturday 11:30am
Sunday 10:00am
Tuesday 5:45pm
Saturday 9:00am
Sunday 12:45pm
Saturday 1:00pm
Wednesday 8:00pm
Thursday 6:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm
Thursday 5:30pm
Saturday 11:00am
Tuesday 4:45pm
Saturday 1:00pm
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225

*Cost of tuition above is per installment. The season consists of 3 installments in total. Our season is continuous throughout the school year with the last day of classes on Sunday, June 14th, 2020.

R.A.D. Vocational Graded Examinations

(Intermediate Foundation – Solo Seal Award)

The vocational ballet classes are for the more serious student and include Pointe Work. For this reason, there is a higher technical standard for these exams. Successful completion of the Advanced exam awards the student with the accreditation A.R.A.D (Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance). Which can be used after their name. These classes are augmented by non-syllabus classes and the study of repertoire from classical ballets. Three classes per week are required for these classes. Examinations are taken at another location. Exam fees extra.

More info on Graded Exams

RAD website: www.radcanada.org

RAD Vocational Ballet Classes Season 2019/20

Class Name Age Guide Day / Time Duration *Cost
Register Intermediate Foundation
Register Intermediate Foundation
Register Intermediate
Register Intermediate
Register Advanced Foundation
Register Advanced Foundation
Register Inter/Adv Found. Pointe/Jumps/Turns
Register Advanced 1/2
Register Advanced 1/2
Register Advanced 1/2 Pointe & Variations
11yrs+
11yrs+
11yrs+
11yrs+
11yrs+
11yrs+
11yrs+
11yrs+
11yrs+
11yrs+
Monday 6:00pm
Friday 6:30pm
Monday 4:00pm
Wednesday 4:30pm
Monday 4:00pm
Wednesday 4:30pm
Friday 5:30pm
Monday 7:00pm
Wednesday 6:30pm
Friday 4:00pm
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
60 mins
90 mins
90 mins
90 mins
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$280
$280
$280

*Cost of tuition above is per installment. The season consists of 3 installments in total. Our season is continuous throughout the school year with the last day of classes on Sunday, June 14th, 2020.

FREE Ballet Class Trial

Are you interested in ballet? Do you want to develop dance skills? Or ready to learn the foundation of ballet? Schedule your FREE trial ballet class to experience how CDM can help inspire your dancer to move within our positive environment.

Call us at 416-497-1793 or fill in the form to apply for your free trial class. We will get back to you asap to schedule your free class and answer any questions you might have.