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Ballet Exams

Ballet Exams

The Dublin Ballet Academy are affiliated members of ARBTA (Association of Russian Ballet & Theatre Arts) and offer accredited Russian Ballet exams in ballet and in character dance.

In December 1996 a group of Teachers who for many years had been involved in the teaching of Russian Ballet (Legat, Vaganova Method) and other styles of Theatre Dance, felt there was an opportunity for a new Association, which culminated in the formation of the Association of Russian Ballet and Theatre Arts (ARBTA) in January 1997.

The present Examining Board is made up of qualified and experienced examiners and teachers who all have had a thorough background in the training and traditions of the Russian Method. They have held responsible examining positions in the UK and overseas and have also worked in professional theatre.

The Association is proud to have Mikhail Messerer, Olga Sabadoch and Svetlana Adrykheava as their Patrons.

Exams are held every second year in term 3. The exams are optional and students can decide if they wish to take part or not. They are a great target for the students to work towards and really motivate them in class. It is also a great way for students to learn the areas they need to work most on. Each student who takes part in the exams, receives a certificate from ARBTA and a break down of their scoring so they can understand their mark better.

Our Ballet Classes & Dance Studio

Drumcondra Dance Studio

We offer Ballet classes in Drumcondra for all ages, from 3 years to adults. Our classes are taught in the Russian Vaganova style and include ballet technique, repertoire, pointe work and character dance.

The Drumcondra Dance studio is based in the ABCD building and is home of The Dublin Ballet Academy. It has approx 90 square meters of floor space with 14 meters of wall mounted ballet barres and another 8 meters of portable barres. There is also a wall of full length mirrors and a large car park to the rear of the building.
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Our Classes

We spend the first portion of class warming up our bodies safely to prevent injury. As the students get older and gain experience, we expect them to do this on their own before class starts.

We then move to the barre. The ballet barre steadily builds strength and teaches the correct body placement for ballet dancers. It is a crucial part of training and challenges your flexibility, strength, balance and precision. The barre is where you can begin to develop the right muscles and co-ordination, which is very specific for ballet.
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Looking for Ballet Classes in Dublin?

Our dance studio is located in Drumcondra & we offer Ballet classes throughout the year.

Call Aine: +353 85 1444 263