Frederick Ashton’s choreography and The Gruffalo among RAD highlights for 2016
From Aberdeen to Truro, there’s something to please everyone in our plans for 100+ student activities throughout 2016.
As well as our popular range of activities based on RAD's world-leading ballet syllabus, we are running a range of new and exciting activities this year:
- In a new collaboration with publishers Pan Macmillan, we will be piloting children’s workshops for 2½-7 year-olds based on the popular Gruffalo books - and parents can get involved too. Book your place now for Edinburgh in February and London in March.
- Children’s workshops for 6-11 year-olds based on the first instalment of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Book your place now for workshops in Northallerton and Cambridge, with more to follow later in January.
With support of The Frederick Ashton Foundation, we are also launching new repertoire workshops for students aged 10+ based on La Fille mal gardée. Book your place now for the workshop taking place in London on 6 March.
Natalia Osipova as Lise and Steven McRae as Colas in La Fille mal gardée - photographed by Tristram Kenton. ©ROH 2015.
For the third year running, faculty from the RAD will be joining dancers from Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance to deliver a unique summer school experience in the beautiful surroundings of Devon’s Dartington Hall. Bookings for all summer schools will open in mid-January.
Competitions and bursaries
We are expanding our programme of competitions and bursaries in 2016, providing for students at all levels of the RAD syllabus, including:
- RAD Dance Challenge
- For students at RAD grades 4-8 – a single bursary of £500 for the best choreography
- For students at RAD vocational grades Intermediate Foundation-Advanced 1 – two bursaries of £750 each for the best performance at each level of the competition
- Phyllis Bedells Bursary (for students who have achieved RAD Advanced 1 with Distinction) – a single bursary of £1,000 for the best performance
You can book online NOW for activities taking place during January-March, with booking opening for the rest of the year later in January.