CLASSES

Ballet

About Ballet

An excellent foundation for any student. This dance style follows the technique of the Royal Academy of Dance and is the basis for all dance forms.  Martin School of Dance & Baton follows both the Graded Syllabus and for the more serious student, the Vocational Syllabus of the RAD.

Ballet Pathways

Fundamentals and Fun

This is a low intensity program designed for the student who loves to dance without the demand or commitment of the competitive program.  Children may be prepared for exams at the teacher’s discretion and will participate in our annual recital, Danskapades.

Students will be placed in classes based on dance experience and age.

*Tuition is per month, based on 34 classes in the dance year.  Classes run from September – June.

Class – 45 minutes once a week

CLASS ATTIRE

  • Plain black leotard such as Capezio BraTek (#MC110) or Mondor Pinch Front Tank Leotard (#3546) 
  • Classic Pink tights (#314)
  • Pink Ballet Leather slippers (full sole), or
  • White t-shirt (tight fitting)
  • Black shorts or leggings
  • White Ballet slippers (full sole), with tall white socks
  • Hair – Ballet Bun 

* Please note – Classic Pink tights are noted as they help the teacher to see the dancer’s muscle definition in class. However, we fully support our dancers to wear tights and shoes that match their skin tone.

Competitive Program

This program is for the student who is looking to further develop their training at a higher intensity.  Students will be prepared for exams and competitions in the disciplines they are taking.

Pre-Primary – Primary

Students have the option to register following Combo 2 or at the discretion of the teacher. This class may be taken in conjunction with their Combination Level 3 or Pre-Junior classes.  These classes will only attend competition if the teacher feels they are ready.

*Tuition is per month, based on 34 classes in the dance year.  Classes run from September – June.

Class – 45 minutes once a week

CLASS ATTIRE

  • Mondor (#3545) True Pink (01) or (#1633) Academy Pink (93) RAD tank suit with pinch
  • Classic Pink tights (#310 or #314)
  • Pink Ballet Leather slippers (full sole), or
  • White t-shirt (tight fitting)
  • Black dance shorts or leggings
  • White Ballet slippers (full sole) with tall white socks
  • Hair – Ballet Bun

    Graded

    The length of the class is dictated by the Grade in which the child is enrolled.

    Grade 1 to 2: two 45 minute classes per week

    Grade 3 to 8: two 60 minute classes per week

    Demi-Pointe Technique – For students working at a Grade 3 or 4 level. The class is an extension of the ballet technique and is an introduction to Pointe techniques.  Class will be 30 minutes.

    CLASS ATTIRE

    Grades 1-2

    Female/Identifies Female

    • SoDanca Child Tank Leo (SL07) – needed for exam
    • A plain black bodysuit may be worn for class
    • Classic Pink Tights (#310 or #314)
    • Pink Ballet leather slippers (full sole)
    • Black Canvas Character shoes (low heel)
    • Hair – Ballet Bun

    Male/Identifies Male

    • White t-shirt (tight fitting)
    • Black or navy dance shorts or leggings
    • White Ballet slippers (full sole) with tall white socks
    • Black Jazz shoes

      Grades 3-5

      Female/Identifies Female

      • Mondor (#3546) Black (BL) RAD tank suit – needed for exam
      • Any plain black bodysuit may be worn for class
      • Mondor Classic Pink or Saumon tights (#310 or #314) – please match tights to shoe colour
      • Pink Ballet Leather slippers (full or split sole)
      • Black Canvas Character shoes (Cuban heel)
      • Hair – Ballet Bun 

      Male/Identifies Male

      • White short sleeve leotard or tight fitting White short sleeved t-shirt tucked in 
      • Black or navy stirrup tights or leggings (no shorts)
      • White Ballet slippers with tall white socks
      • Black Jazz shoes

      Grades 6-8

      Female/Identifies Female

      • Capezio Studio Collection Camisole Leotard with BraTek (SE1020W) in Navy – needed for exam
      • A plain black bodysuit may be worn to class
      • Mondor Classic Pink or Saumon tights (#310 or #314) – please match tights to shoe colour
      • Leather or Canvas Ballet slippers (teacher will advise)
      • Black Canvas Character shoes (Cuban heel)
      • Hair – Ballet Bun 

      Male/Identifies Male

      • White short sleeve leotard or tight fitting White short sleeved t-shirt tucked in 
      • Black or navy stirrup tights or leggings (no shorts)
      • White Ballet slippers with tall white socks
      • Black Jazz shoes

      Vocational

      Intermediate Foundation – Intermediate: two 60 minute exam work classes, one 60 minute technique class, and one 30 minute Pointe class 

      Advanced Foundation – Advanced 2: two 60 minute exam work classes, one 60 minute technique class, and one 45 minute Pointe class 

      Female/Identifies Female

      • Plain Black leotard suited to your body.  We recommend Capezio Bra Tech Leotard (#MC110) or Mondor Camisole Leotard (#13520)
      • Mondor Classic Pink or Saumon tights (#310 or #314) – please match tights to shoe colour
      • Intermediate Foundation: Leather or canvas Ballet slippers (teacher will advise)
      • Intermediate – Advanced 2: Soft blocks
      • Pointe Shoes: To be fit with your instructor
      • Hair – Ballet Bun 

      Male/Identifies Male

      • White short sleeve leotard
      • Black or navy stirrup tights or leggings (no shorts)
      • White Ballet slippers
      • Black Jazz shoes

       

      * Please note – Classic Pink tights are written as they help the teacher to see the dancers muscle definition in class. However we fully support our dancer’s to wear tights and shoes that match their skin tone.

      Ballet Gallery