Royal Academy of Dance examinations
We are excited to announce that as of 2019 we will be offering school-aged students the chance to work towards their Royal Academy of Dance examinations.
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is the world’s leading organisation in classical ballet education - a global organisation involving approximately 14,000 members across 83 countries. Most of our teachers, including Miss Rain, studied RAD from the age of five all the way up to graduation to become professional dancers.
Whatever you child's goals in dance, adding the RAD syllabus to our program means we are able to really help students to take their dance education to a new level. Working towards exams is fun, challenging and gently develops self-discipline, work ethic and a sense of pride, achievement and responsibility - of course, always in an inspiring and nurturing way, in line with the values of our school.
For best results, students wishing to undertake RAD exams are required to do at least two weekly ballet classes, including the RAD class on Thursday afternoons, taught by a specialist RAD teacher. This really fast-tracks a student's progression and ensures they are prepared at exam time. We know you will love seeing the results in your child.
Examinations take place in the second half of the year at dates set by the RAD (we will confirm these dates as soon as we receive them. Rain & Lucky will advise on each individual student's readiness to sit the exam (either in 2019 or 2020). Please note a specific RAD regulation leotard is required for sitting exams – these will be made available to purchase closer to exam time.