Brief introduction to RAD

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) offers an internationally recognised portfolio and assessments which is designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and levels of ability, through a systematic measurement of progress and attainment. Examinations are organised and administered by the RAD Examinations Board. Students may start with the Pre-School Dance curriculum, move up through Pre-Primary and Primary levels and then into eight Graded levels or six Vocational Graded levels.

The Examinations provide students with

  • Achievable goals to work towards
  • Recognition from the world’s largest ballet examination board
  • Qualifications that are fully accredited by the UK regulatory authorities
  • The impetus to achieve their personal best in a fun and nurturing environment

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally. We seek to accomplish our mission through promoting dance, educating and training students and teachers and providing examinations to reward achievement.

Read up more at the RAD website