11 February 2024 10.30am – 5pm

Introduction to Grade 1 CPD Course (London, UK)

A one-day practical introductory course focusing on the set exercises of the Grade 1 syllabus and, where appropriate, discussing appropriate teaching points, strategies and methodology. Participants will be provided with syllabus detail for the set exercises, with brief references to the examination marking criteria and running of the exam day.

Please note, the classical and character dances will not be covered in this course.


The aims of this course are:

  • To learn the set exercises in the Grade 1 syllabus through explanation and physical participation,
  • To improve participants’ understanding of syllabus expectations,
  • To ensure accuracy of the settings,
  • To reflect on appropriate teaching methodology relating to the set exercises, and
  • To improve understanding of the logistical running of the exam and mark scheme, in relation to the set exercises.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will:

  • Have an understanding and knowledge of the set exercises of the Grade 1 syllabus,
  • Have an understanding of the required technique for the set work,
  • Be able to recall settings with accuracy,
  • Be able to reflect on the most effective teaching methodologies when teaching the set work, and
  • Have increased understanding of the expectations regarding the running of the exam with reference to uniform and format, as well as knowledge of the markscheme.


RAD headquarters, London SW11 3JZ

Recommended Preparation

Participants should purchase the Grade 1 syllabus book and watch the Grade 1 DVD/video on the RAD app prior to the commencement of the course. Participants should also read through the Specifications.


Louise Jefferson

CPD Hours

8 hours Time-Valued CPD


Members of the Royal Academy of Dance receive discounts on all CPD activities.

How to book

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Key Information

Time Fee
10.30am – 5pm Member Fee: £109 / €127 / $139
Non-Member Fee: £153 / €178 / $195

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