L’Académie

 

“The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.”

– William Arthur Ward

 

Ballet (RAD)

L’Académie ballet classes are based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, the world’s leading organisation in classical ballet education.

Ballet is the basic foundation for most forms of dance, improving posture, balance, flexibility and increasing agility, which is not only required for dance but assists in many different sports and physical activities.

L’Académie students must attend a minimum of 2 RAD ballet classes per week to reach the required standard for examinations.

 

Contemporary

Using ballet technique as the foundation, our contemporary classes build strong core, allowing the torso to move more freely in a variety of different ways. Contemporary dance utilises the strong and controlled legwork of ballet yet allows the students to relax through the upper body and arm lines. Versatility and improvisation are nurtured though a variety of music focusing on floor-work and the sense of gravity through movements.

Our contemporary, Lyrical, Limber and Rhythmic Ballet classes are only available to L’Académie students participating in 2 RAD ballet classes per week.

Stretch/limber

These classes focus on flexibility, core strength, power, balance and stability which are essential for proper training and success in Ballet and Contemporary classes. To ensure growing bodies are exercised correctly and minimise risk of strain or injury these classes are compulsory for students from Grade 4 onwards.

Brio

Lyrical

Lyrical dance is a combination of ballet and contemporary techniques challenging dancers to use movement to interpret music and express emotion. This style will help improve lines, flexibility, strength and overall kinaesthetic awareness.

Lyrical will be taught for students Grade 2 and above.

Junior – Grades 2 & 3,
Intermediate – Grade 4,
Senior – Intermediate Foundation & Intermediate

Brio

Rhythmic Ballet

These classes are a combination of Ballet and Gymnastics enhancing the key components of both styles and the importance they have on each other. Focusing on posture, coordination, agility, strength and intrinsic understanding of movement.

These classes will improve athleticism and strengthen dancers for the physical demands of Ballet, Contemporary and Lyrical.

Classes are scheduled Saturdays for students Primary and above.

Term Dates 2018

Term Dates
Term 1 Friday 2nd February – Saturday 14th April
Term 2 Tuesday 1st May – Saturday 7th July
Term 3 Tuesday 24th July – Saturday 29th September
Term 4 Tuesday 15th October – Saturday 10th December

Please note closures:

  • Easter long weekend, Friday 30th & Saturday 31st March

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
08.00
Rhythmic Ballet – Primary

Petersham
Studio 3
08.15
09.00
09.00
Pre-Primary

Petersham
Studio 2
09.00
09.45

Groups – Ballet 10 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
09.00
10.00

Rhythmic Ballet – Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 3
09.00
10.00
10.00
Pre-Primary

Earlwood
Studio 4
10.00
10.45

Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 1
10.00
11.00

Rhythmic Ballet – Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 3
10.00
11.00

Primary

Earlwood
Studio 4
10.45
11.45

Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 1
11.00
12.00

Rhythmic Ballet – Grade 3

Studio 3
11.00
12.00

Contemporary – Primary

Earlwood
Studio 4
11.45
12.45

Grade 3

Petersham
Studio 1
12.00
13.00

Rhythmic Ballet – Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
12.00
13.00

Primary

Earlwood
Studio 4
12.45
13.45

Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
13.00
14.15

Senior Open Class

Petersham
Studio 3
13.00
14.30

Groups – Ballet 12 Years & Under (invite only)

Studio 1
14.30
15.30
11.00
12.00
13.00
14.00
15.00
16.00
Limber/Stretch – Senior

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
16.45

Pre-Primary

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
16.45

Pointe

Petersham
Studio 3
16.45
17.45

Primary

Petersham
Studio 1
16.45
17.45

Intermediate

Petersham
Studio 2
17.45
19.00

Intermediate Foundation

Petersham
Studio 1
17.45
19.00
Contemporary – Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
17.00

Grade 3

Petersham
Studio 2
16.00
17.00

Primary

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
17.00
Limber/Stretch – Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
16.45
Groups – Contemporary 10 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
17.00

Lyrical – Senior (IF & I)

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
17.00
17.00
Contemporary – Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.00

Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 2
17.00
18.00

Limber/Stretch – Grade 3

Petersham
Studio 3
17.15
17.45
Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.15

Contemporary – Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
18.15
19.15
Groups – Contemporary 12 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.00

Lyrical – Junior (Grades 2 & 3)

Petersham
Studio 3
17.00
18.00
18.00
Contemporary – Grade 3

Studio 1
18.00
19.00

Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 2
18.00
19.00

Lyrical – Intermediate (Grades 4 & 5)

Petersham
Studio 3
18.00
19.00
19.00
Contemporary – Senior

Studio 1
19.00
20.15
Intermediate

Petersham
Studio 2
19.00
20.15

Intermediate Foundation

Petersham
Studio 2
19.00
20.15
20.00

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Contemporary – Grade 1
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Grade 3
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Primary
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Contemporary – Grade 2
    17.00 – 18.00
  • Grade 1
    17.00 – 18.00
  • Limber/Stretch – Grade 3
    17.15 – 17.45
  • Contemporary – Grade 3
    18.00 – 19.00
  • Grade 2
    18.00 – 19.00

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09.00
Pre-Primary

Petersham
Studio 2
09.00
09.45

Rhythmic Ballet – Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 3
09.00
10.00
10.00
Pre-Primary

Earlwood
Studio 4
10.00
10.45

Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 1
10.00
11.00

Primary

Earlwood
Studio 4
10.45
11.45

Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 1
11.00
12.00
11.00
12.00
Grade 3

Petersham
Studio 1
12.00
13.00

Primary

Earlwood
Studio 4
12.45
13.45

Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
13.00
14.15
13.00
14.00
16.00
Pre-Primary

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
16.45

Primary

Petersham
Studio 1
16.45
17.45
Contemporary – Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
17.00

Grade 3

Petersham
Studio 2
16.00
17.00

Primary

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
17.00
17.00
Contemporary – Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.00

Grade 1

Petersham
Studio 2
17.00
18.00
Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.15
18.00
Contemporary – Grade 3

Studio 1
18.00
19.00

Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 2
18.00
19.00
Lyrical – Intermediate (Grades 4 & 5)

Petersham
Studio 3
18.00
19.00
19.00
Contemporary – Senior

Studio 1
19.00
20.15
20.00

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Contemporary – Grade 1
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Grade 3
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Primary
    16.00 – 17.00
  • Contemporary – Grade 2
    17.00 – 18.00
  • Grade 1
    17.00 – 18.00
  • Contemporary – Grade 3
    18.00 – 19.00
  • Grade 2
    18.00 – 19.00

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

  • Pre-Primary
    09.00 – 09.45
  • Rhythmic Ballet – Grade 1
    09.00 – 10.00
  • Pre-Primary
    10.00 – 10.45
  • Grade 1
    10.00 – 11.00
  • Primary
    10.45 – 11.45
  • Grade 2
    11.00 – 12.00
  • Grade 3
    12.00 – 13.00
  • Primary
    12.45 – 13.45
  • Grade 4
    13.00 – 14.15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
08.00
Rhythmic Ballet – Primary

Petersham
Studio 3
08.15
09.00
09.00
Groups – Ballet 10 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
09.00
10.00
10.00
Rhythmic Ballet – Grade 2

Petersham
Studio 3
10.00
11.00
11.00
Rhythmic Ballet – Grade 3

Studio 3
11.00
12.00

Contemporary – Primary

Earlwood
Studio 4
11.45
12.45

Rhythmic Ballet – Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
12.00
13.00
12.00
14.00
Groups – Ballet 12 Years & Under (invite only)

Studio 1
14.30
15.30
15.00
16.00
Limber/Stretch – Senior

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
16.45

Pointe

Petersham
Studio 3
16.45
17.45
Limber/Stretch – Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
16.45
Groups – Contemporary 10 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
16.00
17.00

Lyrical – Senior (IF & I)

Petersham
Studio 3
16.00
17.00
17.00
Limber/Stretch – Grade 3

Petersham
Studio 3
17.15
17.45
Groups – Contemporary 12 Years & Under (invite only)

Petersham
Studio 1
17.00
18.00

Lyrical – Junior (Grades 2 & 3)

Petersham
Studio 3
17.00
18.00
18.00
Contemporary – Grade 4

Petersham
Studio 1
18.15
19.15
19.00

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
13.00
Senior Open Class

Petersham
Studio 3
13.00
14.30
14.00
17.00
Intermediate

Petersham
Studio 2
17.45
19.00

Intermediate Foundation

Petersham
Studio 1
17.45
19.00
18.00
19.00
Intermediate

Petersham
Studio 2
19.00
20.15

Intermediate Foundation

Petersham
Studio 2
19.00
20.15
20.00

Tuesday

  • Intermediate
    17.45 – 19.00
  • Intermediate Foundation
    17.45 – 19.00

Friday

  • Intermediate
    19.00 – 20.15
  • Intermediate Foundation
    19.00 – 20.15

Saturday

  • Senior Open Class
    13.00 – 14.30
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