Ann Roberts, our school’s founder, commenced holding Vacation Schools, prior to the Vocational Grades examinations,more than 40 years ago. Her encouragement and expertise was inspirational and gave many a student the confidence to help them through their examinations and further their studies in dance. Miss Roberts always made each student and teacher feel “special”.
Although Miss Roberts herself taught at the Vacation School, she always employed a Guest Tutor to give the students the experience of being taught by either a fellow Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dancing or a very experienced teacher with their own special flair to pass onto students.
This tradition continues today with our ADA Jazz and Tap Vacation School held during the Easter school holidays, and our RAD Ballet Vacation Schools held in the June/July school holidays.
The Ann Roberts Scholarship Each year, Ann Roberts School of Dance awards a Scholarship at the completion of the Senior Ballet Winter Vacation school for Vocational grades - Intermediate Foundation and up. Our Guest Tutor selects a student, of any level, who shows potential for classical ballet and is consistently conscientious during the Vacation School.
2021 Vacation Schools
ADA Tap & Jazz Easter Vacation School (Grade 5 and up) 13th - 16th April - Guest Teacher - Natalie Khoury
RAD Ballet Senior Vacation School (Intermediate Foundation and up) 28th June - 2nd July - Guest Teacher - Samantha Leeman
RAD Ballet Junior Vacation School (Primary to Grade 7) 5th - 9th July - Guest Teacher - Christine Atkinson
TIMETABLE FOR VACATION SCHOOLS - JUNIOR Pirani Hall Studio 1 Monday 5th JulyTuesday 6th July - Friday 9th July TimeGrade Time Grade 1.00pm Primary ALL 9.00am Primary ALL 2.00pm Grade 1 ALL 10.00am Grade 1 ALL 3.00pm Grade 2 11.00am Break 4.00pm Break 11.15am Grade 2 4.15pm Grade 3 12.15pm Lunch 5.30pm Grade 5 12.45pm Grade 3 6.45pm Grade 7 2.00pm Grade 5 7.45pm FINISH 3.15pm Break 3.30pm Grade 7 4.30pm FINISH
NOTE - From Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July - NO Ballet classes will be held for Primary to Grade 7. All other classes will be held at their usual class times. Please check alterations to class times - Note AR21027 Pre Primary classes will run as usual during the school holidays. (All children participating in the assessment MUST attend all classes).
VOCATIONAL GRADES - SENIOR Pirani Hall Studio 1 Monday 28th June - Friday 2nd July 9.00am Intermediate Foundation 10.30am Break 10.45am Intermediate 12.15pm Break 12.45pm Advanced Foundation 2.15pm Break 2.30pm Advanced 1 4.00pm Advanced 2 5.30pm Solo Seal