RAD Ballet ( Royal Academy of Dance)

 Showshack Dance & Theatre School for Children.   

Pre-School - Grade 3

Our pre-school classes develop basic movement skills, musical awareness, expression and creativity. Classes incorporate storytelling, dress-up and creative play whilst introducing the basic principles of ballet technique.

The Pre-Primary in Dance and Primary in Dance syllabi develop students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. The syllabi prepare students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.

Examinations begin at Pre-Primary level through to Grade 3.

Ballet Dance classes are available to children from age 3 years.

The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations, with its global headquarters in London.

The Royal Academy of Dance’s patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and their President is Dame Darcey Bussell, DBE.

Our examinations are recognised by Ofqual and contribute to UCAS points. 




 ISTD Ballet (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance)

Showshack Dance & Theatre School for Children.

Grade 4 - Intermediate Ballet

At Showshack we provide Ballet through the ISTD examination board for Grades 4 through to Intermediate level.

Our classes will develop you physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality through our classes which are instructed by our fully qualified and ISTD approved Ballet Teachers.

These classes are aimed at students to advance their capabilities within this genre of dance and to meet the required standard for our advanced classes.

The Imperial Society of Teacher of Dancing is one of the world's leading dance examination boards.

Since 1904 they have provided training for dance teachers and examiners, enabling their teachers to enter their students for examinations, develop new techniques and spread the joy of dance.

ISTD’s mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms, to promote knowledge of dance, to provide up-to-date techniques for its members, and to maintain and improve teaching standards.

Our examinations are recognised by Ofqual and contribute to UCAS points.



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