When it comes to children, parents want them to have the best. Exposure to things like sports and the arts help them to become more well rounded young men and women. Have you thought about ballet? Kids are into all sorts of after school sports and other activities like piano and violin lessons.

Dancing is a great medium for both girls and boys. And, they can start young. Classical ballet may have been pushed aside in favor of tap dancing, hip-hop, jazz and other forms. But, did you know that beginning with ballet will help with these other types of dancing? That is just one little secret we’re letting you in on. Ballet dancers make it look effortless as they move across the stage. From the lifts to toe points, many wonder how they can do it. Your kids can also be part of this through the practice of classical ballet and gain various benefit for your children in both mental and physical.

At Saxon, we prepare students for the Royal Academy of Dance Examination Board as follows:


Examination or Presentation class Level Minimum Age Requirements
Pre-primary ≤ 6 years old
Primary ≤ 7 years old
Grade 1 ≤ 8 years old
Grade 2 ≤ 8 years old
Grade 3 ≤ 8 years old
Grade 4 ≤ 8 years old
Grade 5 ≤ 8 years old
Grade 6 ≤ 12 years old
Grade 7 ≤ 12 years old
Grade 8 ≤ 12 years old
Intermediate Foundation ≤ 12 years old
Intermediate ≤ 13 years old
Advanced Foundation ≤ 14 years old
Advanced 1 ≤ 15 years old
Advanced 2 ≤ 16 years old