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PANTUSO DANCE LEVELS

We have streamlined our levels for all of our programs with a number system. The level is listed beside each course, before the time/date information. If you are unclear as to your level, please speak to Lindsay or your instructor. Preschool programs are open to all levels. Also note levels do NOT correspond to the number of years taken, but is representative of the optimum learning environment for the individual student.

1 = Beginner
2 = Advanced Beginner
3A = Junior Intermediate
3B = Senior Intermediate
4 = Advanced Intermediate
5 = Advanced
6 = Senior Advanced

Ballet

A good foundation in dance begins with ballet, which enables the proper placement and alignment needed to build strong versatile dancers. This program will help students gain the fundamentals required for all other forms of dance. Students are encouraged to study ballet in conjunction with their tap, jazz and musical theatre.

Pointe (by invitation)

A comprehensive series that prepares students for pointe by beginning with a pre-pointe strength program (Level 3) and carries them through to full pointe (Levels 3B, 4 & 5). Attention is paid to strengthening of the core and feet.

Dress Code

Girls: Pink Ballet slippers, pink ballet tights and black leotard, chiffon dance skirts optional (no tutus please). Hair must be tied back in a bun.
Boys: Black Ballet slippers, form fitting black dance pants and white form fitting top

Registration & Schedule
Please contact us if you cannot see a table below. 

Ballet Contemporary

Contemporary Ballet fuses the technical elements of classical ballet with modern dance. Challenge yourself both physically and emotionally with focus on strength, technique, improvisation, and story. 
Co-requisites: 

Please see the Pantuso registration book for information about what level of Ballet is required for each Ballet Contemporary class. Instructor permission is also required. 

Link: Registration Book

Dress Code

Girls: bare feet, pink ballet tights and black leotard, chiffon dance skirts optional (no tutus please). Hair must be tied back in a bun.
Boys: bare feet, form fitting black dance pants and white form fitting top

Costume Fees

Please refer to our policies page for an explanation of our tiered letter system (A-E) for costume fees.

RAD Ballet Tech

The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world's most influential dance education organisations. It offers a wide range of exams and assessments to motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities. Our RAD programs will be taught by our registered RAD and Ballet teacher Victoria Hanaway. Students must be enrolled in a Pantuso recital Ballet class.

Current RAD students

Please register in the class entitled “RAD Current Students” online. You will be placed is the appropriate classes after exams and notified of your class time and day. RAD classes are held Fridays and Saturdays. 

New RAD Students

Please register in the class entitled “RAD New Students” online. You will be contacted with assessment times so that we can place you in the correct RAD Grade. Please note that there is an assessment fee of $25. 

Dress Code

Each grade has a specific uniform that is needed, including ballet slippers and either character shoes or pointe shoes. A detailed list will be sent out to students in the summer. 

Fees

  • Tuition Fee depends on number of classes and length of each class. Includes extra exam prep sessions scheduled outside of class time. Fees will range from $403-$504.
  • An administration fee of $30 will apply to each class. This covers extra costs associated with exams including: accompanist, rental of hall, props registration expenses etc. This will be billed at the start of classes in September and is non-refundable.
  • Exam Fees: $85-$160. The fee depends on grade and what R A D determines for 2018 fees. This fee will be billed after Christmas. 
  • This program does not apply for the regular discount structure if students are taking 7 or more classes.

 

Registration & Schedule
Please contact us if you cannot see a table below.