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Prima Ballet is Lauren’s aspiration in life. She believes it is her calling to teach, to popularize ballet as an art form, not only to train more professional dancers, but also to involve dance enthusiasts of all ages and sizes. The language of ballet is readily related to other dance forms, and therefore a foundation for any behavior arts or artistic sports. Our training program caters to the needs of students of different skill levels (professional, semi-professional, amateur) and dance styles. We run RAD curriculum for all levels, including teachers’ certification, leading to accreditation by the Royal Academy of Dance. We have classical and contemporary ballet repertoire classes. We have Chinese classical and ethnic folk dance performance sessions. We believe in small classes so that each student is given the personal attention unique to their understanding of the movements. The goal is to guide her students to uncover their individual artistic potentials. Through structured and proper training, ballet is possible for everyone, every age and everybody.

  • Private Lessons

    The most effective way to take your dancing to the next level is by receiving individual attention.

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  • Semi Private Lessons

    Semi-private lessons are ideal for learning dances. Allow more one-on-one with instructor and focused on specific techniques.

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  • Group Lessons

    Learn ballet in a fun and energetic group atmosphere where peers who can socialize and build ballet techniques.

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Youth
Classes

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Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Syllabus Exams

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is an internationally accredited dance syllabus, the largest governing body of classical ballet in the world. RAD is dedicated to the training of dancers. The thorough curriculum is designed to be progressively appropriate for the dancer based on age and development. Examinations and awards are issued to maintain a high standard of training and to celebrate the achievement of the dancer. The Vocational Level exam awards are accepted by the school districts in Canada for students’ high school credit.

Examinations and awards are issued to maintain a high standard of training and to celebrate the achievement of the dancer. The Vocational Level exam awards are accepted by the school districts in Canada for students’ high school credit.

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Adult
Programs

Adult classes provide a fun and satisfying way to improve muscle tone, flexibility and co-ordination as well as improving dance technique. We tailor each sessions around the individual class needs, so there will be always be a class for you.

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Adult Beginner Classes

This beginner level is for adults who have a basic understanding of the foundations of ballet. These concepts are incorporated into a full ballet class with exercises at the barre, in the center and moving across the floor. The core emphasis of this level will be on understanding and improving proper alignment, posture, rotation, and flexibility. Dancers will also expand their ballet vocabulary while learning new movements and positions

Adult Intermediate Classes

This is the perfect level for dancers who are serious about their training and have many years of experience in ballet. This class will move at a much quicker pace, offering complex combinations both at the barre and in the center. Dancers will be exposed to more advanced and diverse exercises, challenging them to elevate their level of training while still maintaining a strong focus on their core ballet technique. At this level dancers should begin to explore and develop their artistry, musicality and epaulement.

Prima ballet provides training to students from their early childhood, utilizing the most current standards of ballet training. The Academy begins teaching from creative dance and pre-ballet, our academy curriculum is designed to guide students from their first introduction to the art through a full course of ballet study. During their time here, students will take classes in technique, pointe work, pas de deux, modern, jazz as well as vital conditioning classes

RAD Ballet Exam Schedule

Leap N’ Learn

Ages 3 & 4 years – We are excited to implement our new Leap N’ Learn early childhood dance program. This wonderful program is a comprehensive early childhood dance syllabus that is based on children’s physical, emotional and cognitive development. It encourages creativity, self expression and fundamental movement skills. Classes are 45 minutes in length.

Pre-Ballet

Age 5 years – We also implement our newly designed early childhood dance program, “Leap N’ Learn”.

Pre-Primary & Primary Ballet

Ages 6 – 7 years – These levels offer an introduction to the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabus and, upon the teacher’s discretion, children may be entered into a short formal examination conducted by the teacher and RAD examiner.

Grades One to Eight Ballet

The eight grades provide a gradual progression in ballet training encouraging children to achieve a high technical standard, freedom of expression and love of dance. Students may be examined in a formal setting to provide an independent evaluation of their dancing. Students may be examined at a presentation level or a full grade level at the discretion of the teacher.

Vocational Levels

Designed for those students showing technical skill or those wishing to pursue a career in dance at the performing or teaching level, the major levels provide an opportunity for committed students to further develop their technical skills. Classes are offered from the Intermediate Foundation to the Advanced levels. Pointe shoes are introduced at the vocational level.