The Royal Academy of Dance offers a wide range of courses, classes and workshops for young people
Named in honor of Phyllis Bedells, a founder member and Vice-President of the Academy, the bursary is awarded to young dancers who are under 17 years of age and have passed RAD Advanced 1 with Distinction but have not entered for the Advanced 2 examination.
The Bursary is held annually and has a value of up to £1,000, to be used to further the winner's training. Payment of the Bursary can be offset against existing tuition fees where the winner may be studying, or against material/equipment needed for the winner to continue their training.
Past winners have gone on to win medals in very high profile competitions, such as the Genée International Ballet Competition, and to dance with world-renowned companies including the Australian Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, English National Ballet, London City Ballet, Maurice Béjart and The Royal Ballet.
Sixteen-year-old Briton Daniel Harrison won the 2013 Bursary, held on Sunday 17 March at RAD headquarters.
Daniel Harrison with judges (l-r) Valerie Aitken, Ricardo Cervera and Elaine Holland.
Photographer: Mark Lees.
Dancers across Scotland have left little to the imagination to create Genée Uncovered
RAD Conference: Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing, 26-28 April 2013
Booking for the Introduction to the new Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 syllabi Teachers’ courses is now open.