Ballet Classes

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Performance & Competitive Divison Ballet

Our Ballet classes are designed to teach students the traditional graceful movements of classical ballet. Dancers are encouraged to move with intention, poise, and elegance.

Classical Ballet is a very technical style of dance that requires strength and flexibility to perform, and we pride ourselves on having talented and experienced instructors. We offer the Royal Academy of Dance, Vaganova, and Cecchetti Syllabi to help our students achieve their goals and reach their highest potential.

Recitals

Our performance division dancers are not required to participate in competitions, but are invited to perform in end-of-year recitals should they choose to. For information on recitals, please refer to the Dance Schedule.

About the Class

Royal Academy of Dance Ballet

The Royal Academy of Dance is a world-renowned dance education organization that has set standards for classical ballet instruction all over the world. 

The R.A.D. offers internationally-recognized examinations that are designed to encourage, motivate, and reward dancers for their determination and abilities. Premiere Dance Academy offers classes in the full range of the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus to prepare dancers for R.A.D. examinations.

The examinations focus on creativity and musicality to provide opportunities to progress, offering certificates and medals for achievement.

Students move through levels, beginning at Pre-Primary and Primary. Once these levels have been completed, dancers will move forward onto Graded and Vocational Graded Syllabi. 

Successful completion of Graded and Vocational Graded examinations can lead to the recognized achievement of high-level ballet.

Vaganova Ballet

The Vaganova Method is a ballet training system designed by the Russian dancer and pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova (1879 – 1951). She perfected and cultivated the Vaganova technique and turned it into a viable syllabus.

The Vaganova Method fuses the romanticism of French ballet with the athleticism of Italian ballet. Designed to involve the whole body, the Vaganova Method increases consciousness of muscle movements by creating a harmony of movement and expressive range.

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Cecchetti Ballet

The Cecchetti Method is a classical, theatrical style of ballet that is based around the teachings of Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928). Cecchetti was an international professional dancer before becoming a teacher, and his works are now world-renowned.

The Cecchetti Method develops the technical skills of ballet, such as balance, poise, strength, and elasticity. The training regimen is meticulous, with the goal being that students learn to express themselves by internalizing basic principles to become self-reliant on the movements, rather than imitation.

Cecchetti dancers move with a purity of line and simplicity of style that allows them to work towards a future in ballet.

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The Vaganova Method is a ballet training system designed by the Russian dancer and pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova (1879 – 1951). She perfected and cultivated the Vaganova technique and turned it into a viable syllabus.

The Vaganova Method fuses the romanticism of French ballet with the athleticism of Italian ballet. Designed to involve the whole body, the Vaganova Method increases consciousness of muscle movements by creating a harmony of movement and expressive range.

The Cecchetti Method is a classical, theatrical style of ballet that is based around the teachings of Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928). Cecchetti was an international professional dancer before becoming a teacher, and his works are now world-renowned.

The Cecchetti Method develops the technical skills of ballet, such as balance, poise, strength, and elasticity. The training regimen is meticulous, with the goal being that students learn to express themselves by internalizing basic principles to become self-reliant on the movements, rather than imitation.

Cecchetti dancers move with a purity of line and simplicity of style that allows them to work towards a future in ballet.

Dress Code

Ballet dancers must come to class with poise and professionalism. Girls must have their hair up in a classical ballet bun. No messy buns. No visible bras/sports bras.

  • Navy blue Mondor R.A.D. bodysuit w/ matching waist elastic
  • Pink microfibre non-seamed ballet tights
  • Soft Italian leather pink ballet slippers/shoes w/ elastic drawstring
  • Navy blue character skirt
  • Black canvas character shoes
    • Grades 1 & 2: low heel
    • Grades 3 – 5: high heel
  • Sleeveless black bodysuit (any style)
  • Pink microfibre non-seamed ballet tights
  • Soft Italian leather pink ballet slippers/shoes w/ elastic drawstring or canvas shoes
  • Navy blue character skirt
  • Black canvas character shoes (high square heel)
  • Any solid colour bodysuit (any style)
  • Pink microfibre non-seamed ballet tights
  • Soft Italian leather pink ballet slippers/shoes w/ elastic drawstring or canvas shoes
  • Navy or black bodysuit (any style)
  • Pink microfibre non-seamed ballet tights
  • Soft Italian leather pink ballet slippers/shoes w/ elastic drawstring or canvas shoes
  • Black shorts above the knee
  • White tank top
  • Soft Italian leather black ballet slippers
  • Elastic black socks
    • All boys 11+ must have a dance belt
  • Black bodysuit ONLY – any style
  • Convertible ballerina pink ballet tights w/ seams
  • Pointe shoes w/ ribbons – must be fitted, approved professionally, and not “broken”

Proudly Serving Calgary for Over 35 Years

Where to Find Us?

Visit Our New State of the Art Facility at The Link at Royal Oak

Location & Parking

We have a private parking lot and are located across from Renert School.

Address

#310 – 19 Royal Vista Link NW
Calgary, AB T3R 0K4

Contact

Phone: 403-286-8561
[email protected]

Office Hours

Monday
4:30 PM8:30 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM8:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM8:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM8:30 PM
Friday
4:30 PM8:30 PM

Subject to change due to Covid-19

Programs & Workshops

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