the dance programmes are offered by Cecilia Chan &
Ballet is the hardest dance form to learn but it is
the one that gives your child the most. Ballet instills discipline
and concentration that will remain with students throughout
their lives, and has been proven to help children do better
in school. Among other ideals, students studying dance will
gain self-confidence, expression, discipline of mind and body,
greater musicality and rhythmic ability, an appreciation for
all the arts, and dedication with the desire to excel in all
Graded Examinations in Dance (5 yrs or above) Pre Primary - Grade 8
Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance (11 yrs or above) Inter-Foundation - Advanced
Measurement of Progress Teacher Assessment: Parents of students at all levels
are encouraged to enquire about and to follow the progress
of their child.
Studio Presentations/Performances: An enjoyable way
for parents and the children themselves to measure their progress.
Royal Academy of Dance Graded and Vocational Examinations:
Our school prepares and enters candidates for The Royal Academy
of Dance Graded and Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance
every year. These exams are not compulsory but are usually
recommended for students attending a minimum of twice weekly
syllabus classes for a year. Only those students who can present
the corresponding examination syllabus with appropriate aptitude
will be eligible to enter for the examination. All successful
candidates will be awarded a Certificate issued by The Royal
Academy of Dance.
During examinations, most students are eager to show what
they have learned for an audience. Some may be overwhelmed
by the excitement and the attention. The examination experience
can be very positive and uplifting for children, but please
remember that the curriculum is process and not product oriented.
Training Student Discipline Through Required Attire and
Attire It is important for parents to educate their child the habits
of well gloomed, which is a vital part of ballet training.
All the regulated dancewear is available for purchase at .
Regulated ballet uniform is compulsory for students attending
ballet class. All hair must be secured in a bun before entering
class. Students with short hair should also wear headband
and hairnet. Any student not properly dressed for any class
will be given a verbal warning and asked to secure the proper
attire before the next class. Student receives more than TWO
verbal warnings about proper attire for class, will NOT be
allowed to participate in the class. No make-up classes will
be offered for these missed classes.
It is important that students in examination classes attend
all of their assigned classes (a minimum of twice weekly syllabus
classes for a year). Call the studio to inform us in cases
of illness or emergency. Make-up lessons will be handled on
an individual basis. Group work and partnership are vital
part of dance training. Students with too many absences may
not only jeopardize their own performance in classes and examinations,
but also their partners and groups' performance. In this case,
they are likely to be barred from entering the coming RAD
Ballet provides a solid foundation for all other forms of
dance. It also forms the basis for discipline, creativity,
and appreciation of dance as an art form.
believes that a quality dance training helps students develop
not only physically, but also in a manner with which they
can build their self-discipline and positive attitude toward
all areas in their life. In an atmosphere of encouragement
and fun, students are motivated to strive for excellence in
technique, grace, and poise with additional emphasis on strength,
energy, and expression.
All classes are based on the Royal Academy of Dance
syllabus which has proven to be highly successful in reaching
students of all ages and levels. Very young students will
experience the joy of movement, rhythm and improvisation in
semi-structured classes. Adults are invited to recapture their
previous years of ballet training or to study the art for
the very first time. Royal Academy of Dance stresses
the importance of every student having an achievable goal.
This is measured either by an Examination or a Presentation
Class, which involves the study of either the Graded or Vocational
Graded Syllabus. Examinations are open to all students, and
they offer students a challenge to show their understanding
of the work.
Under the guidance of Miss Chan, each student not only receives
a thorough foundation in classical ballet technique, but also
a programme of body
conditioning that promotes strengthening the body through
increased flexibility, based upon ballet, yoga, and Pilates-style
methods. By building carefully on these foundations, students
will progress to explore the full range of his or her artistic
abilities without demanding more from their young bodies than
they can handle.