A Standardized Curricula, Rooted in Classical Ballet Training
In an effort to provide a continued level of excellence in dance education to Cornwall & Area, Powell School of Dance, Inc. follows standardized dance curricula. Powell School of Dance is an accredited dance school.
Powell School of Dance Inc. is currently following the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) teaching method for Ballet, Tap & Jazz, and the Acro Dance Teachers Association (ADTA) for Acrodance. The PSOD teaching faculty graduated from the ADAPT Teacher Training School in July 2016. Certification under the Acro Dance Teachers Association is ongoing.
In September 2015, Ecole de danse Powell School of Dance Inc. began following the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) teaching method for classical ballet. Powell School of Dance Inc. is a recognized member of the RAD. As of September 2017, Powell School of Dance Inc. began following the ADAPT Ballet Syllabus, which is rooted in the Russian method for the teaching of classical ballet.
Powell School of Dance Inc. also offers graded dance exams through the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers organization (ADAPT). Examinations are offered in Ballet, Tap and Jazz through ADAPT. Examinations in Acrodance are offered through the Acro Dance Teachers Association (ADTA).
For the purpose of student growth and success, dancers are placed in classes according to age and ability level. All class placements are at the full discretion of the PSOD Faculty. The teaching faculty reserves the right to change a student's class placement when they deem it appropriate.
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