Jill Bridger School of Dance
Established 1988 
Jill Bridger  RAD Teach. Dip., AISTD, MNATD
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Departments:

Foundation Department

Little Bear Feet with Melody Bear - 18 months - 24 months -parent/carer participate

Melody Movement Level 1a - ages 2 to 2½  - parent/carer participate
  
Melody Movement Level 1b - ages 2½ to 3+ and starting school in Sept 2021 - parent/carer stay in the studio
      
Melody Movement Level 2 - ages 3 to 4 and starting school in Sept 2020   
           
Tip Tap Toe & Groovy Moves - ages 3 to 4 - Melody Bear’s tap & modern in our Melody Bear Level 2 combination classes      
  
First Ballet with Melody Bear - Reception age       
  
First Tap & Modern with Melody Bear - Reception age - included in our Melody Bear First combination classes

Foundation Ballet with Melody Bear - School Year 1 culminating in the Foundation Ballet Graduation Ceremony at the end of  
the Spring Term 2020 and children progress to the Junior Department in the Summer Term

Foundation Tap and Modern - School Year 1 culminating in the Foundation Graduation Ceremony at the end of the Summer Term 2020 and children progress to the Junior Dept in the Autumn Term

Junior Foundation Ballet - School Years 1 & 2 culminating in the Foundation Ballet Graduation Ceremony at the end of the Spring Term 2020 and children progress to the Junior Deparmtnet in the Summer Term                  
                               
Junior Department

Junior Primary Ballet - children who have graduated from Foundation Ballet with Melody Bear or school year 2.  The class prepares students for the RAD Primary dance exam award

Grade 1 Ballet - children who have taken the primary exam or are in school year 3          
      
Primary Modern & pre-primary Tap - children who have graduated from Foundation Tap & Modern with Melody Bear or school year 2
   
Grade 1 Modern & Primary Tap - school year 3+

Combo class: Grade 1 Modern & primary ballet & tap - school years 2+

Inter Department

Grade 2 Ballet  - children who have taken the Grade 1 exam or are age 9+
Grade 3 Ballet  - children who have taken the Grade 2 exam or are age 11+
Grades 2 to 3 Modern & Tap - students who have taken the relevant grade or covered the work in class
 
Senior Department

Grades 4 to 8 - students who have taken the relevant grade, or covered the work in the class
Ballet Extra - Inter - for grade 2b upwards (or as suggested by grade teacher)
Ballet Extra - Senior - for grade 4a upwards (or as suggested by grade teacher). The class includes soft-pointe work and pointe work when the teacher advises that the student is ready.
Ballet Extra - Advanced -  includes soft-pointe work and pointe work
Vocational Focus Sessions for exam preparation for RAD Foundation Intermediate an Intermediate where suggested by the teacher

Departments
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