RoyalAcademy of Dance (RAD) is an internationally accredited dance syllabus, the largest governing body of classical ballet in the world. RAD is dedicated to the training of dancers. The thorough curriculum is designed to be progressively appropriate for the dancer based on age and development. Examinations and awards are issued to maintain a high standard of training and to celebrate the achievement of the dancer. The Vocational Level exam awards are accepted by the school districts in Canada for students’ high school credit.
Examinations and awards are issued to maintain a high standard of training and to celebrate the achievement of the dancer. The Vocational Level exam awards are accepted by the school districts in Canada for students’ high school credit.RAD BALLET EXAM SCHEDULE
LEAP N’ LEARN
Ages 3 & 4 years – We are excited to implement our new Leap N’ Learn early childhood dance program. This wonderful program is a comprehensive early childhood dance syllabus that is based on children’s physical, emotional and cognitive development. It encourages creativity, self-expression, and fundamental movement skills. Classes are 45 minutes in length.
Age 5 years – We also implement our newly designed early childhood dance program, “Leap N’ Learn”.
PRE-PRIMARY & PRIMARY BALLET
Ages 6 – 7 years – These levels offer an introduction to the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabus and, upon the teacher’s discretion, children may be entered into a short formal examination conducted by the teacher and RAD examiner.
GRADES ONE TO EIGHT BALLET
The eight grades provide a gradual progression in ballet training encouraging children to achieve a high technical standard, freedom of expression and love of dance. Students may be examined in a formal setting to provide an independent evaluation of their dancing. Students may be examined at a presentation level or a full grade level at the discretion of the teacher.
Designed for those students showing technical skill or those wishing to pursue a career in dance at the performing or teaching level, the major levels provide an opportunity for committed students to further develop their technical skills. Classes are offered from the Intermediate Foundation to the Advanced levels. Pointe shoes are introduced at the vocational level.