Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Program

The Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) is a worldwide organization that governs ballet through a series of graded exams.
 

For ballet to retain its vigor, it is vital to have professional classical ballet teachers, equipped with internationally recognized qualifications. The Royal Academy of Dance is the largest examining and teacher education organization for classical ballet in the world.
 

Ballet exams are a set of predefined steps, exercises and dances that students learn and practice throughout the year. Each year, students register for these formal exams through the recommendation of their teacher. There is an exam registration fee which ranges from $50.00 – $250. We request that the Royal Academy schedule our exams prior to Spring Break.
**please note that students can advance to the next graded level without completing an RAD Ballet Exam. 


Ballet Apparel : The Royal Academy of Dance has strict apparel regulations. Please see Dress Code under General Information for specific grade requirements.

Royal Academy of Dance Graded (Ages 5+)

 

*Students in Grade 2 and up must be enrolled in two classes a week to participate in our Nutcracker Performance, and be eligible to take their RAD exam.

Ballet Pre Primary- (1 hr)- Ballet for ages 5 and up. Must be 5 by December 31st. Class runs from September-June.
 

Ballet Primary- (1 hr) Ballet for ages 6 and up. Must be 6 by December 31. Class runs from September-June.

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Ballet Grade 1-(1 hr) Ballet for ages 7 and up. Must be 7 by December 31st. Class runs from September-June.

Ballet Grade 2- (1hr) Ballet for ages 8 and up and who have taken Grade 1 ballet or equivalent. Must be 8 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 2 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

​Ballet Grade 3 (1hr)- Ballet for ages 9 and up who have taken Grade 2 or are starting their ballet training. Must be 9 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 3 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

Ballet Grade 4- (1hr) Ballet for ages 10 and up and who have taken Grade 3 ballet or equivalent. Must be 10 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 4 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

Ballet Grade 5 -(1hr) Ballet for ages 11 and up and who have taken Grade 4 ballet or equivalent. Must be 11 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 5 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

Ballet Grade 6 -(1hr) Ballet for ages 12 and up and who have taken Grade 5 ballet or equivalent. Must be 12 by December 31.

Grade 6 is a two-year program.

First year students are Ballet Grade 6A. They need to be enrolled in Ballet Grade 6A and Ballet Grade 6 RAD Unset. 

Second year students are Ballet Grade 6B. They need to be enrolled in Ballet Grade 6B.

Students need to be registered in two grade 6 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

Ballet Grade 7 - (1hr) Ballet for ages 13 and up and who have taken Grade 6 ballet or equivalent. Must be 13 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 7 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

Ballet Grade 8- (1hr) Ballet for ages 14 and up and who have taken Grade 7 ballet or equivalent. Must be 14 by December 31. Students need to be registered in two grade 8 classes to participate in Nutcracker, Examinations and our Festival Program. Class runs from September-June.

R.A.D Vocationals

Royal Academy of Dance Vocationals (Ages 11+)

The Vocational Graded Syllabus is the continuation of classical ballet training from the Academy’s Graded Syllabus. Each syllabus has been designed to give the necessary training to students wishing to study seriously, with a possible view to following a career in dance, or dance related subjects.

 

Students must pass each Vocational Exam to progress to the next level. (Different from RAD Graded Exams). 

Ballet Intermediate Foundations (1hr)- Ballet for students enrolled in Grade 5 Ballet and up. Strongly recommended to take in conjunction with Ballet Grades 7 and 8. Class runs from September-June.

Ballet Intermediate (1hr-1.25hrs)- Ballet for students enrolled in Grade 6 Ballet and up. Strongly recommended to take in conjunction with Ballet Grades 7 and 8. Class runs from September-June.

Ballet Advanced Foundations (1hr-1.5hrs)- Vocational Grade for students in Intermediate Ballet and up. Class runs from September-June.

Ballet Advanced 1 (1hr-1.5hrs)- Vocational Grade for students who have already completed Advanced Foundations. Class runs from September-June.

Pointe Beginner (30 min)- For students in Grade 6 Ballet and up with little to no experience on Pointe. Students must be assessed and invited by Ballet teacher.  Class runs from September-June.

Pointe Intermediate Foundations (1hr)- Students must have completed Pointe Beginner or equivalent. Teacher will asses each student and place them in the appropriate level. Class runs from September-June. 

 

Pointe Intermediate (1hr) - Students must have completed Pointe Intermediate Foundations or equivalent. Teacher will asses each student and place them in the appropriate level. Class runs from September-June. 

 

Pointe Advanced (1hr) - Students must have completed Pointe Intermediate or equivalent. Teacher will asses each student and place them in the appropriate level. Class runs from September-June. 

 

DRESS CODE: 

 See Dress Code page under About Us/Info for details!

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