RAD Dance Challenge
A multi-level, national competition where candidates will be judged on the performance of a solo, choreographed by themselves, their teacher or peer. This competition gives candidates the opportunity to be part of a creative process and to perform in front of an audience.
Graded Dance Challenge
Level 1: Candidates studying RAD Grade 3 or 4 who have passed RAD Grade 2 and 3 or have taken their Grade 2 or 3 exam in the spring session 2019. Must be 14 years or under at the 1st of January 2020.
Level 2: Candidates studying RAD Grade 5-8 (must not be studying or have taken RAD Intermediate Foundation or Intermediate) Must be 16 years or under at the 1st of January 2020.
The winner from each level will receive a certificate.
Inaugurated in 2015, the Jean Bedells Choreographic Award of £500 will be given to one winner across both levels. This has been made possible by funding generously provided by Jennifer Borgnis and Jeremy Newton.
Vocational Graded Dance Challenge
Level 1: Candidates studying RAD Intermediate Foundation or Intermediate. Must be 16 years or under by 1st of January 2020.
Level 2: Candidates studying RAD Advanced Foundation or Advanced 1 (must not have taken Advanced 2). Must be 17 years or under by 1st of January 2020.
Inaugurated in 2016, the Antoinette Sibley Scholarship will be presented to the overall winner of each level. The prize will be £750.00 per level. This has been made possible by funds provided by the Dame Antoinette Sibley Scholarship fund, established in 2012 to mark the retirement of the Academy’s third president.
A Choreographic Award of £250 will be given to one winner across both levels. This has been made possible by funding generously provided by the Lynn Wallis Bursary Fund, established in honour of the Academy’s former Artistic Director.
Project B Dance Challenge
For male-identifying students, aged 8 – 18 years, with an interest and enthusiasm in dance, currently studying RAD Grade 2 (or the equivalent in other dance styles) or above.
The Kevin O’Hare Scholarship will be presented to the overall winner. This is a monetary prize of £700.00 for the recipient to put towards further dance training. One further student will receive the Project B Tuition Award providing a weeks free tuition at a London Summer School in 2020 or 2021.
Dates for 2020
Sunday 10 May – Project B Dance Challenge
Sunday 7 June – Graded Dance Challenge
Sunday 14 June – Vocational Graded Dance Challenge
Application details coming soon, please check back for details.