The Royal Academy of Dance
The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world’s most influential dance education organizations. Their exams set standards in classical ballet worldwide and they are a global leader in dance education and Continuing Professional Development for dance.
Founded in 1920 to set standards for dance teaching in the UK, today they have a presence in 79 countries, with 36 offices and approximately 14,000 members worldwide. More than a quarter of a million students are being examined on their syllabi. The R.A.D. supports its membership through the knowledge and expertise of their highly qualified staff and through conferences, workshops, courses and summer schools. The RAD’s patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
For more information log on to royalacademyofdance.org
The syllabus is carefully designed to prepare a student to become a well trained professional dancer and/or a graceful athletic young person, depending on the talent & the commitment of the child. Experienced students are entered for exams yearly. Two classes per week are mandatory for exam students from Grade 1 & up. Classes are offered from age 5 & up. We also teach recreational classes & there is no obligation to take an exam.