Greater Victoria
109–2675 Wilfert Road
Colwood, BC V9B 1H8
T: 250.478.3067

Ballet Dance Classes

Ballet Classes in Victoria BC

Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance because it allows opportunities for students to develop grace, poise, and musicality. The Royal Academy of Dance syllabus is used as the basis for all classes. RAD provides professional instruction focusing on classical, free movement, and character styles. Music theory completes the program. Examiners come from all over the world to ensure that both the students and the WDS dance program are functioning at a level acceptable to the RAD. Students will have the opportunity to take formal examinations when certain skill levels and standards have been achieved (at the discretion of the instructors). Students are placed according to age and ability.


Levels Include:

Children's Grades

  • Introduction to Dance
  • Pre-Primary
  • Primary
  • Grade One
  • Grade Two
  • Grade Three
  • Grade Four
  • Grade Five

Upper Grades

  • Grade Six
  • Grade Seven
  • Grade Eight Award

Major Grades

  • Intermediate Foundation
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced Foundation
  • Advanced I
  • Advanced II
  • Solo Seal


Uniform & Appearance:


  • Pink ballet slippers (no split soles)
  • Pink pointe shoes (Seniors only)
  • Pink tights
  • Tank style body suit:
    • Burgundy (Intro to Grade II)
    • Navy (Grade III and up)
  • Burgundy exam skirt (Intro I through Primary)
  • Black character skirt (Grades I to VIII inclusive)
  • Coordinating chiffon skirt (Grade VI, VII & VII)
  • Black character shoes:
    • Low heel (Grade I and II)
    • Higher Cuban heel (Grades III to VIII inclusive)

(NOTE: character skirts, chiffon skirts, and junior skirts are available for purchase from WDS)


  • Worn in a bun using a net (no bangs)
  • Bangs held back with gel, hair spray or hair clips


  • Black ballet slippers (no split soles) and white socks
  • Black shorts
  • White T-shirt


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