Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Syllabus (RAD)
The Royal Academy of Dance offers an internationally recognised portfolio of examinations and assessments designed to encourage, motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities, outlining a progressive structure for learning and achievement in dance.
Students move through Pre-Primary and Primary levels and then into eight Graded and six Vocational Graded levels. Students can move from Graded Examinations to Vocational Graded Examinations at an appropriate time; or they can study both pathways simultaneously.
We offers classes of RAD Examinations and many students study syllabus work alongside other styles of dance.
This is a grade dance class from pre school to intermediate level subjected as follows:
- Pre primary: 4.5-5.5 years old, start awaring what dance is.
- Primary: 5.5-6.5 years old, set up a solid fondation of dance.
The Graded Examinations in Dance Syllabus consists of three dance disciplines:
Ballet - the foundation and the most important part of the syllabus.
Free Movement - it has been influenced by and incorporates movements in common with other dance styles such as Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek Dance.
Character - the theatrical presentation of national dance using original ethnic dance and music which has been freely adapted for the theatre. The three styles — Hungarian, Russian and Polish - were selected because of their historic importance in the development of the nineteenth century full-length classical ballets.
- Grade 1: 6.5-7.5 years old
- Grade 2: 7.5-8.5 years old
- Grade 3: 8.5-9.5 years old
- Grade 4: 9.5-10.5 years old
- Grade 5: 10.5-11.5 years old
The Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance Syllabus provides an in-depth study of ballet developing the technique, music and performance skills of the student. It introduces Pointe work for female candidates. This highly focused and practical training education prepares students for a dance, or dance related, career. The Vocational Graded syllabi are appropriate for students from the age of 11 years. Students wishing to study for Vocational Graded examinations should have the maturity and technical aptitude to enable them to respond to demanding study.
- Intermediate Fondation: 11.5-12.5 years old
- Intermediate: 12.5-13.5 years old
- Advance Fondation: 13.5-14.5 years old
- Advance 1: from 14 years old
- Advance 2: from 14 years old
- Solo Seal: from 15 years old