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Phyllis Bedells Bursary 2019 (London)

24 Mar 2019 08:30 - 16:00 / Tags: Competitions, Bursaries, Choreography, Awards

Phyllis Bedells Bursary 2019 (London)
Named in honour of Phyllis Bedells, a founder member and Vice-President of the RAD, this bursary is awarded to young dancers under 17 years of age who have passed the RAD Intermediate and Advanced 1 exams (Advanced 1 with Distinction), but have not entered for the Advanced 2 exam.

This bursary, supported by the Mary Kipps Bequest, is awarded annually and has a value of up to £1,000 to be used to further the winner's training. Payment can be offset against existing tuition fees or against material and equipment.

A choreographic award will also be presented which gives the judges a formal opportunity to recognise the best of the Dancer’s Own choreography. The winning choreography will be announced alongside the Phyllis Bedells recipient/s.

New Choreographic Prize

We are delighted to announce that this year we are able to introduce a monetary prize of £250 for the Choreographic Award. This donation is thanks to a bequest from the estate of the late Dr Ivor Guest and will continue to be awarded for a further nine years.


Sunday 24 March

Closing date

4 March 2019


RAD headquarters
36 Battersea Square
London, SW11 3RA


The 2019 bursary will take place in front of an audience and a panel of two judges. It will consist of:

  • a non-syllabus class at Advanced 1 level,
  • followed by the performance of Dancer’s Own, and
  • one Classical Repertoire variation for both female and male students.

The non-syllabus classical class will be set by the appointed teacher who will not be a member of the Judging Panel. A warm-up barre will take place before the Bursary class with the appointed class teacher.

Download the 2019 Information Pack  


All applications must be made through the online application form via Eventbrite. Please ensure you have all of the information required before you begin completing the form.

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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.


You will receive an Eventbrite confirmation that your application has been received; please note this is not confirmation of a place at this year's competition. Candidates will be notified after the closing date as to whether or not they have secured a place.

Audience Tickets

The bursary is open to the public, and tickets will be available to purchase from January 2019, at £18.50 (including VAT). Audience places are limited, we advise booking early to avoid any disappointment. Bursary participants each receive one audience ticket with a 50% discount, for a family member or friend.

Who to contact

For further information visit the Phyllis Bedells Bursary page, or contact Maria O’Connor, Student Activities Officer on +44 (0)20 7326 8024 or email

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