The Richmond Academy (Established, Richmond Surrey, 1952) Children’s Classes are offered from 2 1/2 years old. Teaching takes place in the heart of Richmond Upon Thames, at Parkshot, six days a week. All subjects are examined and the pass rate is exceptionally high. The Distinction attainment is very high.
Ballet The National Ballet syllabus is designed for the development of the basic skills and technique of classical ballet. There are Eight Grades preceded by Preliminary and Class Examination levels, which may be taken from the age of four years.
Tap The National Tap syllabus provides an exciting and stimulating way for pupils to develop and flourish, whether they wish to become a professional dancer or merely treat dance as a very healthy hobby. With technique that becomes increasingly sophisticated by Grades, students combine rhythm and timing to create joy from this very vigorous and rewarding art form.
Contemporary The NATD Contemporary Syllabus was conceived and written by The Richmond Academy’s Miss Harita BA(HONS) FNATD and encompasses Six Grades. Students interpret, create and execute routines based on ideas emanated and evolved from the pioneering choreographers of our time such as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and José Limon.