RAD Higher Grades
The Higher Grades (Grades 6, 7 and 8) were originally developed to provide continued ballet training and exams for students who did not wish to pursue a career in ballet, or who, for whatever reason, wanted to focus more of the performance aspect of ballet than the technical. However, due to difference in style, most students at JBA study the higher grades and the vocational grades alongside each other for a more rounded ballet training.
At JBA our main focus is Classical Ballet. However, we also provide Tap and Modern classes in which pupils can learn a variety of styles within these genres. These non-syllabus classes are technique and performance focused. Pupils can join these classes once they are in Primary Ballet or have reached the required age. Also open to students are our regular workshops. These vary in content. They may focus on technique or performance, they may introduce pupils to a new genre or they may be with a guest teacher.