Royal Academy of Dance Examinations


The RAD offers an internationally recognized portfolio of examinations

and assessments designed to encourage, motivate and reward students of

all ages and abilities, outlining a progressive structure for learning

and achievement in dance.

Examinations in classical ballet are for young children starting out in dance classes to the student aspiring to become a professional dancer. The RAD has over 14,000 members spanning 77 countries and over 185,000 students undertake RAD examinations every year.

Students at The Ballet Academy may take the RAD exams or class awards if they meet the minimum class attendance requirements.