At EBA Performing Arts, Ballet students learn the syllabi of the Royal Academy of Dance.

“The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world’s most influential dance education and professional membership organisations. Finding a good teacher, one that is right for you, can take some time, but it is worth the effort. In the end, whether you are looking for yourself or for your child, you will benefit from selecting a teacher who is a qualified, safe and reliable. The Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher mark, assures you of just that.”

RAD 2015

Grades 1-8

7+ years

The Graded Examinations in Dance syllabi provide a broad practical dance education, where the student develops technical, musical and performance skills, incorporating Ballet, Free Movement and Character.

  • Ballet: the foundation of the RAD syllabus
  • Free Movement: movements influenced by other dance styles such as Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek Dance
  • Character: the theatrical presentation of national dance, accompanied by 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.
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Vocational Grades: Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 & Advanced 2

The Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance syllabi provide an in-depth study of ballet, developing technique, music and performance skills, and introduces pointe work for female candidates.

This highly focused and practical training education prepares students for a dance, or dance-related, career. Students wishing to study for Vocational Graded examinations should have the maturity and technical aptitude to enable them to respond to demanding study.

Graded and Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance provide successful candidates with UCAS points. This means that candidates who have achieved a pass or higher in Grades 6, 7, 8, Intermediate and Advanced Foundation, can use their RAD exam result towards their points tariff when applying to university or higher education in the UK.

Vocational graded classes are by invitation or audition only.

“I explained it when I danced it.”

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