Panorama Dance offers different classes for students based on how advanced they are. We offer classes to students ranging from beginners who just want to dance for fun to students wishing to pursue a professional career in dance.

At Panorama School of Dance we enhance our student’s education through the highly respected Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) graded and vocational examinations. The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organizations in the world with more than 13,000 members spread across 79 countries.

The examination syllabus is taught to more than a quarter of a million students around the globe and is one of the most widely used classical ballet syllabi in professional academies and college dance programs throughout Canada and the United States. Participation in the RAD Exam system is possible only through officially registered and certified RAD teachers and schools. Upon teacher’s assessment to ensure optimal progress, our students are given the option to prepare for graded or vocational examinations.

We are excited to implement our new Leap N’ Learn early childhood dance program. This wonderful program is a comprehensive early childhood dance syllabus that is based on children’s physical, emotional and cognitive development. It encourages creativity, self-expression and fundamental movement skills. Click here for more information on our Leap N’ Learn classes and to register your child in our program

Pre-Ballet is for students who are 5 years of age. Students will learn more classroom discipline and the beginnings of ballet technique. This is done in an atmosphere of play and imagination. We also implement aspects of our newly designed early childhood dance program, “Leap N’ Learn”.

These levels offer an introduction to the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabus and, upon the teacher’s discretion children may be entered into a short formal examination conducted by the teacher and RAD examiner.

The eight grades provide a gradual progression in ballet training encouraging children to achieve a high technical standard, freedom of expression and love of dance. Students may be examined in a formal setting to provide an independent evaluation of their dancing. Students may be examined at a presentation level or a full grade level at the discretion of the teacher.

Founded in 1920 to set standards for dance teaching in the UK, The Royal Academy of Dance is a global leader in dance education and continuing professional development for dance.

The Graded Syllabus consists of Pre-Primary, Primary, and numbered Grades 1-8. Each grade incorporates classical ballet, free movement, and character dance. The syllabus is devised to progress in difficulty from one grade to the next and a student studying the grades in sequence would be expected to develop a greater degree of dance technique at each level. Students study classical technique, free movement, and character dance

The Vocational Graded Syllabus is designed primarily for older children or young adults who are considering a career in professional dance, as a performer, teacher or in another capacity. The vocational syllabus is technically demanding and comprises only Classical Ballet and Pointe Work. Students choosing to study this series of awards are required to be competent in the fundamentals of ballet technique and movement vocabulary.  *Please be advised that students participating in the Vocational levels will continue classes until mid-July, which is after our regular session has finished.  Often, the Vocational students will be entered into the summer session of Exams, which generally run from mid-July, through the first week of August.

Panorama School of Dance has been offering dance classes in Surrey for over 30 years. Our experienced and friendly staff make Ballet dance classes something that students look forward to attending every day.

Getting your child enrolled in one of our Ballet classes is incredibly easy. You have the option of registering your child online within a few minutes from the list below. Simply select the location at which you would like your child to be enrolled in and the level they fall under.

If you have questions regarding what level your child fits under, or any other questions regarding our dance school feel free to call us at (604) 599-9351 (Ridge Studio) or (604) 599-4011 (Fleetwood Studio).

We look forward to having your child join our dance family.
**Class enrolment is closed for the 19/20 dance year.  We will open up registration for our June classes and summer camps shortly, with registration in our 20/21 dance year available in June.

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