Centre Stage School of Dance and Performing Arts is celebrating this week after its students achieved a 100% pass rate in the recent Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet exams. Not only did all the students pass, but they all passed with ‘flying colours,’ achieving high merits and distinctions.
One hundred and three students from the school were entered for the exams from Primary to Grade 5, ranging in age from five to fifteen.
Principal Zoe Mather, herself a classically trained dancer, said “our ballet students worked incredibly hard in preparation for their RAD examinations and it is their commitment and desire to do their best that has achieved such incredible results. We had students from across the grades entered for the exams and I knew that they were all capable of doing brilliantly. I am just so glad that the examiner saw that on the day. They all shine and I am so proud.”
Zoe encourages anyone interested in Ballet to have a go. “The benefits to young people are huge. Dance is one of the best and most enjoyable forms of exercise and fantastic for developing confidence.”
Centre Stage offers the opportunity to try Ballet from the age of just 2½, with all classes (even at the youngest age) taught by Royal Academy of Dance trained teachers.
“The RAD syllabus is world-leading and allows us to create dancers that can beautifully marry both the artistic and technical aspects of classical ballet,” claims Zoe. “You shouldn’t be concerned if you think you are coming to Ballet late. You can join at any age or Grade and not be disadvantaged. We are always looking for more ballet dancers – both boys and girls – to join the Centre Stage family, so come and give it a go!”
Visit the Centre Stage website www.centrestagedance.org or contact the school on 01202 733 231 or via firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.