From 2017 Radiance Academy Toowoomba will be adding to our training Australian Teachers of Dance Syllabi. We are very excited about this extension to our existing timetable and all that it will mean for our dancers. Radiance Academy Toowoomba dance classes will combine the ethos, purity and heritage of Living Dance International with the infrastructure, depth and additional opportunity that a large provider like ATOD can offer.
Why did we chose this particular syllabus? We are very excited about our choice. There are a lot of other dance syllabus providers and we did much research into the subject. However this particular syllabus is fantastic for the Australian dancer. The ATOD has an amazingly high standard whilst not being overly stuffy or rigid. Having studied myself Cecchetti, Royal Academy of Dance, Living Dance and Vaganova - Australian Conservatoire of Ballet; I am very excited about the opportunities and advantages of this particular syllabus. I am more than happy to expand on this topic in person and list the specific advantages, so please contact me if you would like more in-depth information regarding syllabus selection.
To find out more about ATOD please click here.
All examinations will be held at our studio at St Mark's in 2017. We anticipate offering the following examinations in 2017:
The ATOD also offers additional opportunities for exceptional students. These may include scholarships, competitions and performance opportunities.
The Australian Teachers of Dance high level examinations in MULTIPLE genres are recognised by the Queensland Government - Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority for their high standard. To find out more about this and what it means for your child's QCE click here.
Uniforms will remain unchanged for 2017. For a uniform list please click here.
All examinations will still be by invitation only. To be eligible to receive an invitation that students need to meet minimum class requirements.
Most student will go up a level each year, see conditions below.
School year level
|Uniform Colour||New Name||Classes / Week|
|Simple Steps||Pre School Age 3-4||Baby Pink||Simple Steps||1|
|Sweet Steps||Prep||Baby Blue||Sweet Steps ATOD Test One||1|
|Sweet Steps||Grade 1||Baby Blue||Sweet Steps ATOD Test Two||1 - 2|
|Grade 1 LDI||Grade 2||Marine||ATOD Test Three||2|
|Grade 2 & 3 LDI||Grade 3 & Grade 4||Marine||Bronze Medal||2+|
|Grade 4 LDI||Ability level determined||Aubergine||Bronze Star||2+|
|Grade 5 LDI||Red||Silver Medal||3+|
|Grade 6 LDI||Red||Silver Star||3+|
|Pre Intermediate LDI||Black||Gold Medal||3+|
|Intermediate LDI||Black||Gold Star||3+|
|Advanced LDI||Gold Bar||3+|
|Avril Binzer Performance Award|
More information will be available regarding the Fusion and Tap examinations as 2017 unfolds.