Our Majors programme provides intensive training in the Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Graded syllabus.
From August 2016, we are changing the format of our Majors programme to better suit the challenges of the new syllabus. Students can now audition for entry from Grade 2 upward. Younger students will spend their first year working on flexibility, core strength, understanding and developing technique, and performance work. They will be better prepared for the syllabus work and exam preparation in following years. Any older students gaining entry to the scheme will have intensive training in the set work in preparation for the exam so that they can progress to Intermediate level.
We hope this new approach will be more beneficial for the dancers and provide them with a fuller dance education. It will give us the opportunity to apply current training techniques and research without the pressure of mixed classes and examination work.
Due to the demanding nature of the RAD Vocational syllabus and examinations, entry to the programme is by annual audition. The auditions are open to ballet students currently studying RAD Grades 2-5 or equivalent. Each candidate receives a letter with a short report on their performance based on the comments of the panel. Unfortunately, not all students are suited, either physically or emotionally, for this syllabus.
|Saturday 3 September 2016, 5.30-7pm||GrangemouthTown Hall|
CANDIDATES MUST READ: Majors programme information leaflet
DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE: application form for 2016 audition
Training and classes
Students in the programme will attend at least 2 ballet classes each week alongside other dance styles. It is important to have a well-balanced dance training, even with a ballet focus. Majors students are encouraged to audition for associate schemes (e.g.Ballet West, Scottish Ballet, Royal Ballet and English National Ballet) and to attend holiday courses across scotland and the UK. They will also have a demanding rehearsal and performance schedule.
The programme is a big committment and demands dedication from both students and their parents.
Contact us for more information about auditions.
Watch our Majors students in performance:
We strive to meet the following objectives: