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ELEMENTARY

The Elementary Dance level is a 4-year course offering the basic building blocks for a comprehensive dance education: Classical Ballet, Spanish Dance and Music. The entrance examinations are held in the month of June, although candidates may register as from the month of May. Enrolment takes place in the month of June, in the case of enrolled pupils, and in the month of July for new students.


Pupils may enter the Elementary level between the age of 8 and 12 after taking a test designed to assess their physical condition and aptitudes, expressiveness and ear for music.


Once they have achieved this basic level, they may go on to choose the speciality discipline that best suits their possibilities within the Professional Dance level.

Classical Ballet

Classical Ballet is an international form of expression that employs a unique, universal language. The technique and guidelines were defined in France in the 17th century and this established form then spread all over the world.


For a long time now, it has been considered an art form in its own right. It is the academic dance form and yet, despite its deep-rooted rules and traditions, the fact that its performance can be constantly perfected has meant that it has never ceased to progress and be enriched. In fact, its evolution was based on a series of challenges that were successively overcome, with these solutions going on to form the academic study method.


The underlying goal of the Classical Ballet speciality at the RCPD is to provide its pupils with a distinctive training that embraces both ballet and contemporary dance techniques. A training that will ready them for the current professional dance scene, both in companies that concentrate on classical repertory work and those that perform more modern choreographies, such as: Nacho Duato, Jiry Kilian, Mats Ek, Forsythe, John Neumeier, etc.


PROFFESIONAL

The Professional Dance level is a 6-year course in which pupils study various different subjects pertaining to the 3 specialities the school offers: Classical Ballet, Spanish Dance and Contemporary Dance. The entrance examinations are held in the month of June, although candidates may register as from the month of May. Enrolment takes place in the month of June, in the case of enrolled pupils, and in the month of July for new students.


These classes are given in the morning (except for Contemporary Dance which has afternoon classes) and, for this reason, the RCPD has arranged with the local high school – “Instituto Cervantes” – the possibility of our pupils taking their secondary education classes, including a Dance baccalaureate course, in the afternoon.


Hours per week

Subjects

Classical B.

13

13

15

15

10

10

Character D.

1

1





Contemporary D.



2

3

4,5

4,5

Repertory



3

3,5

6

6,5

Paso de deux




1

3

4

Music

1,5

1,5

1

1

1


Anatomy



1

1



History

1

1





Spanish Dance

Spanish Dance is our dance. It is the product of the numerous peoples who, throughout history, have contributed to forming our distinctive culture and personality. However, Spanish Dance is also a universal dance form that is known, practised and admired throughout the world.

Nowadays, there are four basic forms that make up Spanish Dance: the Escuela Bolera, Folklore or regional dances, Stylised Dance and Flamenco.


Spanish Dance technique is highly complex and hard to master, perhaps the most difficult of all, given the many cultures it embraces. It requires a whole range of techniques, inserted in very different rhythms: melancholic, smooth, fiery, and exotic. And all this accompanied by emotion, temperament, sensitivity and grace.


Hours per week

Subjects

Classical B.

7,5

7

7

7

6,5

6

E.Bolera

3,5

3

3

3

3

3

Stylised Dance

2

3

4

4

7

7

Folklore

1

1

1

1

1

1

Flamenco

3

3

3

4

4

5

Contemporary D.





1,5

3

Music

1

1

1,5

1,5

1


Anatomy



1

1



History

1

1





Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance embodies freedom of movement, a personal search for inner energy and a constant desire to investigate further; this is a dominant feature of our times, where we come to question every one of the forms of artistic expression.


Thus, this dance form marks the rhythm of present-day life and allows all dancers to develop and express themselves in an individual manner.


Contemporary Dance was only added to the RCPD syllabus in the 2000-2001 academic year. However, it has already managed to consolidate itself and forge its distinctive character, firmly establishing it as an innovative discipline that constantly treads new ground.


Hours per week

Subjects

Classical B.

6,5

6,5

5,5

5,5

4,5

4,5

Contemp. D. Techniques

7,5

7,5

7,5

7,5

7,5

7,5

Improvisation

3

3

3

3

2

2

Body Techniques

1,5

1,5

1,5

3

3

3

Stage Practice





6

6

Music

1

1

2

2



Anatomy



1

1



History

1

1







Hours per week

Subjects

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

Classical B.

3

5

6

7

Spanish D.

2

3

3

4

Music

1

1

1

1