CLASSICAL BALLET CLASSES
CLASSICAL - OPEN STYLE
5 YEARS AND ABOVE
For students wishing to take a once a week ballet class focusing on establishing correct technical training in a fun and friendly environment.
CLASSICAL EXAMS - ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE
7 YEARS AND ABOVE
IDS offers classical examination training in the world renowned Royal Academy of Dance examination classes from Beginner to Advanced levels by fully-qualified RAD trained teachers.
The syllabus is devised to progress in difficulty from one grade to the next with students studying in sequential order expected to develop a greater degree of dance technique.
The RAD graded syllabus is measured by an examination/presentation at the conclusion of each year, usually term three. Examinations are offered in-house in our very own state-of-the-art facilities. No travel required.
Every student throughout IDS's history has received a100% pass rate, often obtaining the highest awarded level of Distinction.
Examination Classes Include: Pre-primary, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Intermediate Foundation (Inc. Pointe work), Intermediate (Inc. Pointe work) and Advanced Foundation (Inc. Pointe work).
ANNUAL CHARACTER BALLET
Annual Character Ballet Performance (Grades 1 and above)
IDS offers students the opportunity to develop dramatic strengths through a 25 minute characterised performance at our annual Showcase.
Students learn how to perform with props managed by a full stage team, learn the art of quick costume changes and play a diverse range of characters and roles individually and as a production team.
IDS's Annual Character Ballets have included tales such as Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Cinderella and many more.
Each year, students eagerly await the Character Ballet reveal during Term Two. Rehearsals for IDS's Annual Character Ballet usually commence in term three and require a number of Sunday rehearsals.
CLASSICAL AUDITIONS AND AWARDS
Aligned with Victoria’s leading dance schools and institutions, IDS selects students to participate in prestigious classical events recognising and acknowledging their Royal Academy of Dance training. These include the coveted Victorian Ballet Teachers Workshop and RAD Audrey Nicholls Awards and Kathleen Gorham Awards, among others.