RAD Intermediate Foundation – support

Dancers stand in front of the examiner in the following way:


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RAD Intermediate Foundation

These are videos available on the Internet. I have watched them all to make sure they are correct. I discovered someone has already done a video glossary, which is most useful of the steps you need for the free work. Shown in isolation, you can practice them and perhaps link some.


All the barre work in order – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d0-rD-p79o


Ports de bras – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RjyZGXqTm8

NOTE –  these dancers do a slight spring to the side on the “forward, side, back” (open pas de bourrée over – Dessus) In the book, it details ONLY Pose, which means ‘step’. There is no spring, but you should make it flow.

Centre Practice and Pirouettes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMWGupdmx8Y

This is a really nicely controlled example.

Pirouettes en dedans – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCTEOIY2ESs

This class show a solid example of the exercise.

Adage – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufdq0DUJkNw

Absolutely correct to the syllabus book.

Allegro 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1CeuWrbVIE

This adult dancer has lovely feet, this is what you are working towards – feet and bounce.

Allegro 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yErFrQr4VjY

Allegro 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssq-oZ1pnmU

Free work – focal steps and linking steps – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8W1IhZiIJU

Variation 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvI7nIVn9r0

From the RAD DVD.

POINTE WORK – I was unable to find good pointe work videos. The exercises are below, for memory.

Rises – 3 rises, tendu to second, transfer of weight through demi plie to the other foot and close. Repeat.

Echappes releves and courus – releve 5th, echappe releve to second changing feet 2x, releve in 5th, stay up and hold, couru to change feet, straighten knees on 5, lower 6,7,8. Repeat starting with the other foot.

Echappes releves and classical walks – repeat the releve section above, plu 3 classical walks, starting with the back foot, close on 8. Repeat.

Exam Day – what to expect – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLouywuk5js&t=7s

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