Royal Academy of Ballet

Certified by The Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world's most influential dance education and training organizations. They promote knowledge, understanding, and practice of dance internationally. RAD accomplishes this through

  • Promoting dance
  • Educating and training students
  • Providing examinations to set standards and reward achievement

We aim to be recognized internationally for the highest standards of teaching and learning, as a leader in the continuing professional development of dance, and as the professional membership body that supports and promotes dance teachers at every step of their career, encouraging their innovative contributions to dance and education throughout the world.


Examination/Class Award/Demonstration Class & Solo Performance Award

The Royal Academy of Dance stresses that each student should have an achievable goal. This is measured either by an annual RAD Examination/Class Awards.

For the Preschool level (Just Tots, Pre-Ballet I, and Pre-Ballet II), the RAD offers the "Demonstration Class" for students who need the teacher’s support to present their work to the RAD Examiner. Hence, they will not be graded.

For Grade 1 through 5 students. They can enter as an Exam candidate, a graded exam, Pass, Fail, Merit, or Distinction OR join as a "Class Awards" student who needs teacher support to present their work to the RAD Examiner. Subsequently, Miss Vivienne will facilitate the session, and the student will not be graded.

A solo performance is assigned at a particular presentation date and time. The performance will require the student to perform three solo dances within a 20-minute session. Upon completion, the student will receive an official report, medal, and certificate presented at the June Royal Academy of Ballet's Annual Recital.