27 September 2024 09.00am-3.30pm

Focus on Classical Dances: Grades 1-3 (Brisbane)

A one-day practical course in which participating teachers will gain a detailed understanding of the steps and movements of each of the Classical Variations within Grades 1-3. Learning activities relating to the development and presentation of the original choreography will be taught. The examination and assessment criteria relating to the variations will also be discussed. 


The course aims to provides teachers with an in-depth analysis of the choreography relating to the Classical Variations of Grades 1-3 (female and male). Teachers will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the technique, style and musicality relating to each variation. 

Learning Outcomes 

On completion of the practical workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate, physically and or through explanation, an understanding of the technique and movement quality in each variation, 
  • Demonstrate, physically and or through explanation, an understanding of the performance elements for each variation, and 
  • Discuss musical interpretation.  


Friday 27 September 2024 


9am – 3.30pm AEST (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne/Brisbane time) 


In person practical workshop 


Kick Dance Studio, 29 Breene Place, Morningside QLD 4170 


Debra Whitten 

Debra Whitten (A.R.A.D Solo Seal) is an Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance and is also an appointed Solo Seal Examiner and Standardisation Examiner. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Diploma in Dance, Debra opened her own school the Debra Whitten School of Dance which offers classes from 2 years- vocational full-time training. As a well-respected RAD Examiner, she travels throughout Australia and overseas, which gives her a high exposure to up-to-date training methodologies, syllabi content and examiner criteria. Debra has trained numerous successful and outstanding dancers at both her own school and as a faculty member of the Queensland Dance School of Excellence for over eighteen years.   

CPD hours  

8 time-valued 

Recommended preparation 

  • Attendance of an introductory Grades 1-3 course or a working knowledge of the content of Grades 1-3 including the variations (male and female), 
  • Approaches and methodology to help their students develop expressive and confident performance, and 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the assessment criteria for examinations (male and female). 

Required resources 

  • Suitable clothing to take part in the practical elements 
  • Relevant props related to each of the dances 

Booking closing date  

Thursday 5 September 2024 

Time differences 

We recommend checking the date and time of this course in Australia against that of the local time in your area before booking. 

Expression of interest 

If this course is full or you are interested in attending this course in the future, please complete the expression of interest. 



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Key Information

Time Duration Fee Closing Date
09.00am-3.30pm 6.5hrs RAD Member $230
RAD FoE Student $115
Non-RAD Member $345
5 September 2024 12:00am