General Technique Dance Programs


Driftwood Dance Academy follows, and employs teachers who are certified in, Acrobatic Arts, Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT), Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), Progressing Ballet Technique, (PBT), the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabi, and Rhythm Works Integrative Dance (RWID).  For more information, please click here.

General Technique Dance Programs are studied from September - June.  Each class performs the year's work with a piece in the year-end recital.

RAD Ballet Minimum Age Guide

PrePrimary & Primary ~ 5/6
Grade 1 ~ 7+
Grade 2 ~ 7/8
Grade 3 ~ 8+
Grade 4 ~ 9+
Grade 5 ~ 10+
Grade 6 ~ 11+
Grade 7 ~ 12+
Intermediate ~ 13+
Advanced 1 ~ 14+
Advanced 2 ~ 15+

General Program Age Guide

Preschool ~ 3/4
Primary ~ 5/6
Junior ~ 7/8
Foundations ~ 9 - 11
Advanced Foundations ~ 12+
Advanced ~ 13+ with minimum 2 years experience
Open Ballet 1 ~ 8+
Open Ballet 2 ~ 10+
Open Ballet 3 ~ 12+


Young Children's Programs


Driftwood’s Adult Dance Programs

All Adult Dance Programs are designed for beginners in mind.  Classes include technical and vocabulary foundations, repetition, and progression.