At Mi-Cher, we are a a family-style, ballet-focused dance studio that follows the
Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet syllabi. We offer RAD ballet exams and a year end production.
Our schedule runs from September to June, with a fun themed recital in June.
If you would like a registration packet (including a registration form, fee schedule, class schedule, and other information) or more information regarding classes, please contact us by clicking here.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Mi-Cher Minis Ballet
Does your little one like to play pretend or dance around the house? Our tiniest dancers get to have their first ballet classes filled with fun stories and games that will start to teach some ballet basics. Parents are welcome to join in or watch for little ones who do not want to come by themselves.
RAD Primary Ballet
Pre-Primary and Primary classes are offered once a week at Mi-Cher. These classes are based on the Royal Academy of Dance program, with a continuing emphasis on fun, as well as building a solid foundation in ballet training.
Students will start to learn coordination of the body, musicality, rhythm, jumps, turn-out, basic ballet positions of the feet and arms, and other foundational ballet technique. Most of this is done through story-based exercises, imaginative movement, and some use of props.
RAD Graded Ballet
Grades One, Two, Three, Four, and Five continue with training through the RAD ballet syllabi. Students registered in these classes must attend a minimum of twice a week, with an optional third lyrical ballet class, which is encouraged for the more serious student.
These RAD ballet classes incorporate ballet components and a folk-style character component. Students in these levels may be eligible for exams.
RAD Vocational Ballet
Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced Foundation students are required to attend a minimum of three classes per week, with a fourth lesson, though optional, strongly encouraged.
Advanced One and Advanced Two students are strongly encouraged to attend a minimum of four classes per week.
These classes incorporate ballet and pointe work. Students in these levels may be eligible for exams.
Lyrical & Contemporary Ballet
Beginner Lyrical Ballet
Junior Lyrical Ballet
Intermediate Contemporary Lyrical Ballet
Senior Contemporary Ballet
Lyrical ballet combines the technique of classical ballet with a freedom of creative movement. It focuses on using strength and flexibility to add a flowing quality to basic ballet technique, where students get the opportunity to use their movements to express emotion and tell a story. This can help enhance the dancers' use of space, quality of movement, and performance projection. Dancers are given basic movements and able to use their interpretation to do those movements.
Contemporary ballet is quite similar to lyrical, but for more mature dancers. Where lyrical ballet is normally danced to softer, slower music and movements, contemporary has more powerful movements.
We believe that a strong ballet technique enhances all other forms of dance – therefore, all students wishing to register for Lyrical & Contemporary Ballet must be taking their minimum number of ballet classes.
Private and semi-private lessons may be available upon request. Subject to teacher availability and studio scheduling.