15 April 2020 12:39

Join our global dance community in taking class with RAD@Home

As the home for dance, the RAD is here to support you when you can’t leave yours. As such, we’ve created RAD@Home to provide a whole raft of content to help you make the most of dancing at home.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be adding online dance classes for all ages and abilities as well as fun and useful features such as exclusive Dance Gazette articles, interviews and more.

Our series of FREE online ‘Silver Swans’ ballet exercise classes will take place every Wednesday at 1pm BST or 9.30pm ACST (Adelaide & Darwin), 10pm AEST (Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney) and 8pm AWST (Perth) Australia time, designed to get the older generation moving to the music at home. From experienced dancers to those that don’t know their plié from their pointe, older learners of any ability are invited to try out free Silver Swans classes. Shared in manageable bitesize videos, viewers can work on these during the week before moving onto the next exercise.

The classes can also be viewed on our YouTube channelFacebook page and IGTV.

Important Disclaimer –
Before participating, please consider if you have enough clear space, that is free of obstacles, and suitable to work in safely; that the floor surface is suitable to work on; and that you have footwear appropriate for that surface. As we are working remotely, we are unable to give you personal feedback. Any child participating must have a suitable parent/guardian present, or have their consent to participate in this activity. Given the nature of these activities, you participate at your own risk and should only do those activities that you consider safe for your own body and the space that you are working in. Please warm up and cool down appropriately (before and after the session) and do feel free to stop and/or modify activities as necessary.

Lesson 1 is below

 

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Children’s online exercises

For little ballet dancers stuck at home, we have compiled exercises to keep you fit and practising.

There are videos for different levels (some ballet experience is necessary, these are not exercises for beginners), suitable for either female or male identifying dancers. The workouts are taught by Jane Tucker, RAD Registered Teacher and teacher for the Academy of Northern Ballet. All the music is composed and played by Robert Sudall.

The videos include cardio warm-up, floor exercises for strength and flexibility, foot exercises.

Important information

An adult should make sure that the space is safe for these exercises and also assist their child to achieve the correct execution of these moves.

Any child participating must have a suitable parent/guardian present, or have their consent to participate in this activity. Given the nature of these activities, you participate at your own risk and should only do those activities that you consider safe for your own body and the space that you are working in. Before participating, please consider if you have enough clear space, that is free of obstacles and suitable to work in safely; that the floor surface is suitable to work on; and that you have footwear appropriate for that surface. As we are working remotely, we are unable to give you personal feedback. Please warm-up and cool-down appropriately (before and after the session) and do feel free to stop and/or modify activities as necessary.

Primary – Grade 2 (ages 6-8)

Grades 2-4 (ages 8-10)

Grades 5+ (age 11+)