Reverence, Beauty, Courage, Strength

At the core of Richmond Academy of Ballet (RAB) is the understanding that no education is complete if it does not engender:

 

 

Reverence 
 

- the basis of character.  
A feeling of reverence for those around you and the work you are doing provides a life with inner meaning and sustenance.

 


Beauty 
 

- or the ability to perceive it.  
The wisest people throughout history have said it time and again.  Beauty is everywhere.  We only need to see it.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust

 


Courage 
 

- every generation inherits a world with unique challenges.  
Having reverence and a sense of beauty develops our children's strong inner core, making them capable of engaging the world as their genuine self, regardless of whether it is easy or popular.

 


Strength
 

- because courage without strength is like a branch of a tree without a trunk.  
Children must learn that most great accomplishments are not achieved through brief fits of strenuous effort, but through consistency, discipline and endurance.  It is important for children to experience the sense of freedom and confidence that comes from self- discipline.