Dance School Exams

The RAD Dance School is an Approved Examination Centre offering male and female students of all ages a full range of Exams and Assessments. These are internationally recognised and accredited by the Qualifications and Credit Framework, providing students with:

  • achievable goals
  • recognition from the world’s largest ballet examination board
  • qualifications accredited by UK regulatory authorities, and
  • the impetus to achieve their best in a fun and nurturing environment.

Students start with Dance to Your Own Tune, move up through Pre-Primary and Primary in Dance levels, and then on to eight Graded levels with a further six Vocational Graded levels. They may move from Graded to Vocational classes at an appropriate time, or study both levels simultaneously. In addition to an exam at each level, we also offer students the opportunity to prepare and perform three dances for their RAD Solo Performance Award.

Candidates who have achieved a Pass or higher at Grades 6-8, Intermediate or Advanced Foundation can use their exam result to count towards their UCAS points tariff when applying to university and higher education in the UK.