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Royal Academy of Dance

Examinations conducted by qualified Royal Academy of Dance examiners are a great way for students to track their achievements in ballet. Certificates are awarded to successful candidates and are recognized throughout the world. 

The Vocational  levels aim to develop the technique, music and performance skills of the older ballet student to an advanced level, preparing them for a dance or dance-related career.


Exam Policies

Exams are not mandatory and it is up to the teacher to decide at what stage students are ready to enter an exam.

Examination fees are set by the Royal Academy of Dance and are not included in class tuition fees. Exam fees are non-refundable.

Students wishing to take their exam must register for a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week. Additional technique and conditioning classes are strongly recommended for exam students. 

Raincity Dance Students in Grades 1-8 will enter Winter exams in February/ March. Vocational Students will enter exams in the Spring session in May/ June.

2023/24 Raincity Dance RAD Exam Schedule

November 17, 2023 - Entry Forms Due

February 2024 - Mock Exams (Grades 1- 8)

February 20 - March 15, 2024 - Winter Exams (Grades 1-8)

March 1, 2024 - Entry Forms Due

May 2024 - Vocational Mock Exams

                              Link to 2024 Spring Mock Exam Schedule

 May 27 - June 27, 2024 - Late Spring exams (Vocational Levels IF-A1)

                              Link to 2024 Late Spring Exam Schedule 

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