DUAL SYLLABI - BBO & RAD
Receive the comprehensive benefits of the world's two leading classical syllabi - British Ballet Organization & Royal Academy of Dance.
Under the helm of three exceptionally talented leading classical teachers, IDS is proud to offer dual training and examinations in the world’s two most prominent classical syllabi - British Ballet Organization (BBO) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). The two leading training formats ensure students receive every opportunity to experience the comprehensive benefits of both classical ballet styles. IDS offers ballet training from Beginners to Advanced levels by fully-qualified and highly-skilled registered teachers.
· Nicole Jacobsson-Kneebone – Artistic Director and Principal of IDS, (BBO)
· Justine Miles – former Leading Soloist and teacher for The Australian Ballet Company, (BBO)
· Rebecca Jacobsson – RAD Registered Teacher and former professional ballerina, (RAD)
How lucky our students are to receive training from these expert teachers locally!
Students who have previously trained in alternate syllabi such as Cecchetti, ATOD, ACB and Vaganova method easily transfer into the appropriate BBO/RAD levels.
Both the BBO & RAD syllabi are devised to progress in difficulty from one grade to the next and a student studying the grades in sequential order would be expected to develop a greater degree of dance technique at each level.
The merge between the grade levels of BBO and the vocational levels of RAD is seamless as the two syllabi were founded and created upon the same basis and are known as ‘sister syllabi’.
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) was founded in 1920 and is the largest examining body of classical ballet worldwide. Taught in over 83 countries, with an international network of examiners assessing well over 250,000 pupils, providing students with an annual goal to strive for and an indication of their progress.
The British Ballet Organization (BBO) was established in 1930 and its syllabus is designed to nurture and encourage young dancers to appreciate the enjoyment of movement, develop in flexibility and strength, in harmony with the whole body.
Between the dual-syllabi students gradually increase in technical ability, artistry, performance skills, grace and charm - the bases of all good dancing.
IDS is proud to hold our examinations annually within our own state-of-the-art studios. Students are measured at an international level, either by an examination or presentation class, held at the conclusion of each year, usually in term three.