15 July 2024 - 20 July 2024

Silver Swans Summer School 2024 SOLD OUT

The Silver Swans Summer School offers you the chance to immersive yourself in a week filled with dance.

You will experience Ballet technique, Repertoire, Pilates and Move to the Musicals classes throughout the course, which will focus on enhancing your musicality and artistry. The week will culminate in an informal studio recording sharing of work. This will then be available for you to share with friends and family.

Highlights of the programme include:

  • A trip to see a west end performance on the Saturday afternoon
  • Experience a variety of styles, with a strong focus on ballet technique, building into classical repertoire
  • The chance to be taught by professional teachers with years of experience within the industry

Key Information

Age Fee Closing Date
Suggested age 55+ £289 17 June 2024 12:00pm

Who can attend?

Recommended for those aged 55+. There are two different classes to choose from:

Class 1: Suitable for all levels (SOLD OUT)
Class 2: Suitable for all levels (SOLD OUT)


Photo: David Tett.

Monday 15 – Saturday 20 July 2024

Closing date: 17 June 2024


Royal Academy of Dance Headquarters
188 York Road
SW11 3JZ


£295 for the week


Monday – Friday
All dancers will receive classes throughout the week in ballet technique, repertoire, Pilates and Move to the Musicals. Each day dancers will participate in a 45 minute ballet technique class and a 1 hour repertoire class. Pilates classes will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and are one hour in duration. Move to the Musicals workshops will take place on Tuesday and Thursday and are two hours in duration.

On Saturday, dancers will receive a 45 minute ballet technique class before rehearsing their performance pieces from their repertoire and Move to the Musicals classes. Following this, the performances will be recorded, and then shared with dancers following the classes to share with family and friends.

Class Times

Class 1
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Class 2 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 11.00pm – 3.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 12.30pm

  • There will be a one hour lunch break scheduled each day
  • The full timetable will be shared following the closing date
  • The above times do not take into account the theatre trip organised for the Saturday afternoon

Theatre trip

As part of the Silver Swans Summer School you will attend a matinee performance at a West End Theatre on Saturday 20 July. Dancer’s will be required to make their own way from RAD to the theatre in order to attend the performance.

Details of the performance are as follows:

Performance: Guys and Dolls

Theatre: The Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG

Performance Time: 2.30pm

The Bridge transforms for one of the greatest musicals of all time. It has more hit songs, more laughs and more romance than any show ever written.

The seating is wrapped around the action while the immersive tickets transport you to the streets of Manhattan and the bars of Havana in the unlikeliest of love stories.


You can find out about our Silver Swans Summer School Faculty here.


The RAD does not organise accommodation, however, if you are looking for somewhere close by to stay, you may find our List of Accommodation helpful.

Booking process

  • Places are limited in each class and secured on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Payment is required at the time of booking.
  • An automatic email will be sent via the booking platform Cvent to confirm your registration and payment were successful. Please note, the timings and dates displayed on this page supersedes the information provided on Cvent.
  • Please quote the Cvent order no/ticket reference when contacting the RAD with any queries related to your booking.
  • Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions, which includes the RAD’s cancellation policy.
  • When a class is fully-booked, a waiting list will be activated. The Learning and Participation Team will contact you via email should a suitable place become available.
  • After the closing date, you will receive an additional confirmation by email, detailing registration times, suggested dress, and all other relevant information for the course and venue.
  • For all queries, please email participate@rad.org.uk.


Please ensure you check the ticket details carefully. If the ticket you wish to book appears sold out, please apply online for the ‘Waiting List’ ticket. The  will contact you should a suitable place become available.

Please ensure you have read our Summer Events Terms & Conditions carefully before you apply. You will need to confirm your acceptance of these terms when you register your place.

The RAD uses Cvent for ticketing and registration for events (including workshops, masterclasses, CPD, and a range of free activities). We only store your personal information in order to facilitate your attendance and to request feedback. We will not use your information to contact you unless you have opted to receive marketing materials or have signed up for our e-newsletter. For further details on how your information is processed, please see the Student Activities Privacy Notice.

Please note, in the event of injury or medical emergency during the activity a qualified First Aider from Royal Academy of Dance will provide necessary treatment and assistance to the participant. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information on this. 

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