We exist to promote and enhance knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally by educating and training teachers and students and by providing examinations to reward achievement, so preserving and extending the rich, artistic and educational value of dance for future generations.
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The RAD offers an internationally recognised portfolio of examinations and assessments which is designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and levels of ability, through a systematic measurement of progress and attainment. Examinations are organised and administered by the RAD Examinations Board. Students may start with the Pre-School Dance curriculum, move up through Pre-Primary and Primary levels and then into eight Graded levels or six Vocational Graded levels. Students may move from the Graded pathway to the Vocational Graded pathway at an appropriate time; or they may study both pathways simultaneously.
During June, members and friends can enter this year’s annual photo competition ‘capturing dance in your everyday life’ to win one of our fabulous prizes, including a Samsung Compact System Camera! Plus each week in June an exclusive video from the Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing conference will be released in the Members’ Area. Don’t miss out!
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Our Faculty of Education's Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing conference on 26-28 April was a true celebration of life, dance and health and an exciting, enthusiastic and endlessly productive meeting of minds. From the opening conversation with Robert Cohan, to the magnificent performance showcase which closed the event, there was proof writ large that dance changes lives.
Robert Cohan and Gillian Lynne (Keynote speaker) demonstrated just why they are admired and respected in the dance world – consummate professionals, infinitely creative individuals and enlightened human beings. Both had the audience thinking and laughing in equal measures.
The discussion panels proved to be another highlight of the weekend, bringing together professionals from dance, education, sociology, health and fitness and community arts. Clips from the conference are available to view.
Join us across the UK for a host of fun activities, for all ages and levels of experience.
Adult Summer Course for students aged 18+ incorporating ballet and pilates.
Children's Summer Classes for students aged 4–7 years, building confidence over five mornings in ballet and creative dance.
Dance Generation from family dance to ballet for the over 50's, browse our daily workshops in Kent & Birmingham.
Summer Schools for students aged 8-18 years, take your place in Jersey, Exeter or London for five action-packed days.
Thinking of a GCSE, GCE AS & A2 Level in dance? Come along to one of our summer term open days on Saturday 8 June or Saturday 15 June.
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.