We offer intermediate, advanced, and professional level training for dancers who are serious about learning ballet technique.  The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) offers two paths of training for intermediate and advanced students - the Higher Grades Syllabus for recreational students, and the Vocational Syllabus for pre-professional level students.

Most of our students study both syllabi concurrently, as they complement each other, and students who pursue Vocational examinations also add a Saturday master class and pointe classes. Students studying at the highest level can work towards college dance programs and careers in professional dance or teaching.

Qualified and dedicated students at the intermediate and advanced levels have opportunities to perform in solos and small ensembles in our annual Nutcracker Ballet and Spring Showcase, as well as compete locally and nationally as part of our invited Pre-Professional Dance Company (PPDC).


RAD Levels*

  • Higher Grades 6, 7 & 8
    • 3 technique classes/week
  • Vocational Track
    • 4 technique classes/week
    • Additional pointe classes
  • Private/semi-private lessons as needed by invitation/arrangement

* Placement in levels, and placement en pointe is at the discretion of faculty, as is entry for RAD examinations.