Young Dancers - Program B

For ages 9 - 13 yrs

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The Young Dancer’s Program is for students between the age of 9 and 13 years old who may or may not have taken part in an earlier dance program. It is a multi-faceted program with the choice of participating in any one or in several of the different classes offered.

Students can challenge themselves in RAD Classical Ballet, Creative Movement, Contemporary, and National ISTD dance classes. Without a doubt, each of our classes taken separately or in combination, will enrich the young dancer in many ways; creativity, memory, musicality, musical phrasing, co-ordination, listening, as well as partner and team skills. Students learn to love dance while embracing their differences and challenging each dancer to do the best he or she can. Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement offers a nurturing, non-competitive environment.

Students in this program are encouraged to take a minimum of two classes per week.

Classes are taught by highly qualified teachers and specialists in the field of dance. Our class sizes are capped to ensure that each student receives the attention needed to ensure progress and safe development.

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Classical Ballet R.A.D.

Teachers: Pia Bouman, Kelly Jones-Hart, Nagisa Inoue, Leah Beamish,

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Following the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dancing, and recognized around the world, students explore the world of Classical Ballet and further develop skills in not only classical ballet but free movement, musical theory, national dances and improvisation. Any child can take these classes and have the option to participate in examinations or in-school assessments at year end.

Students planning to do an RAD exam must take two ballet classes per week.


Technique

Teachers: Pia Bouman, Yuichiro Inoue

Students who have passed Grade 4 as well as slightly older beginners will greatly benefit from this first level of the Ballet-Technique classes. Technique 1 prepares for the technical demands of RAD Intermediate Foundation and the first level of RAD Higher Grades, Grade 6. An ‘in house exam’ is offered in the Spring.

Level 1: ages 10-12 yrs


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Creative Movement

Teacher: Pia Bouman

This class continues the development of physical vocabulary and personal expression. Themes for movement exploration are found in stories, through personal experiences, or the world around us,

Level 3/4: ages 10 - 13 yrs


Contemporary

Teachers: Yuichiro Inouye

At aged 10 students have the opportunity to enrich their dance experience with classes in Contemporary Dance. 

Level 1: ages 10 - 12 yrs        Level 2: ages 11 - 13 yrs


National Dance ISTD

Teachers: Leah Beamish and Nagisa Inoue

Students thoroughly enjoy themselves as they study the folkloric dance traditions in National Dance

Level 2: ages 9 - 11 yrs  

Level 3: ages 11 - 13 yrs     

Level 4: ages 13+ yrs