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Program Outline


Level Approx. Age Classical Ballet Modern Jazz Tapping Contemporary Acrobatics
4yrs 4-5yrs Ballet & Modern Jazz Pre-Theatrical & Performing Arts Examination)
5yrs 5-6yrs Ballet, Modern Jazz & Tapping (Theatrical & Performing Arts A Examination)
Level 1 6-8yrs CSTD Pre Ballet, Theatrical & Performing Arts B Jazz AND Preliminary 1 Tap
  • Junior Acro
    Skill Level: Beginner
  • Intermediate Acro Skill Level: Forward or Backward
  • Advanced Acro Skill Level: Aeria


*Test for skill level – should be able to successfully complete 10 times in a row, ie. the trick is completely secure

Level 2 7-8yrs CSTD Primary Ballet, Pre Modern Jazz AND Preliminary 2 Tap
Level 3 8-9yrs CSTD Grade 1 Ballet Junior Modern Jazz Elementary Bronze Tap
Level 4 9-10yrs CSTD Grade 2 Ballet Grade 1 Jazz Elementary Silver Tap
Level 5 10-11yrs CSTD Grade 3 Ballet Grade 2 Jazz Elementary Gold Tap
Level 6 11-12yrs RAD Grade 4 Ballet Grade 3 Jazz Intermediate Bronze Tap
Level 7 12-13yrs RAD Grade 5 Ballet Grade 4 Jazz Intermediate Silver Tap Foundation Level Contemporary
Level 8 13-14yrs RAD Int Foundation Ballet Grade 5 Jazz Intermediate Gold Tap Level 1 Contemporary
Level 9 14-15yrs RAD Intermediate Ballet Grade 6 Jazz Intermediate Gold Bar Tap Level 2 Contemporary
Level 10 15-16yrs CSTD Elementary Ballet Grade 7 Jazz Advanced Gold Tap Level 3 Contemporary
Level 11 16-17yrs CSTD Intermediate Ballet Grade 8 Jazz Advanced Gold Bar Tap Level 4 Contemporary
Level 12 17-18yrs CSTD Advanced Ballet Grade 9 Jazz Gold Star Tap Level 5 Contemporary
Open 18+yrs Open Ballet Open Jazz Open Tap Open Contemporary
Please note – this is an approximate guide. Actual levels for each genre will be determined by entrance age and progress.
Pre Program – 4yrs

For students turning 4-5yrs within the calendar year. Students will study Classical Ballet and Modern Jazz in a combined 1hr lesson.

Pre Program – 5yrs

For students turning 5-6yrs within the calendar year. Students will study Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz and Tapping in a combined 1.5hr lesson.

Program Levels 1 and 2

Modern Jazz, Tapping and Ballet are combined into a 2hr combined class. All genres must be taken. Students will gain strong fundamentals in dance in these levels.

Program Level 3 and Above

Students may opt to take additional classes in Contemporary (once they have reached the required Jazz level), Acrobatics and Private Vocal Lessons.

Program Level 10 – 12

We are progressively transitioning these grades to RAD Ballet in the years to come.

Open Classes

When all examinations are completed, students may opt to join our Open Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Contemporary classes. These classes will only be available to students who have completed their training at Jitterbugs Swingapore®. Classes will consist of open unset technique and choreography, and will serve to maintain technique and continue to develop dancers to enter into pre-professional and/or professional dance programs and/or companies, continue students’ development towards becoming a professional teacher, or maintain an interest in dance whilst continuing to pursue another career.