Exams

Around the world, RAD exams are recognised for their quality, and each year, nearly a quarter of a million candidates across the globe choose to take their dance exams with us.

We offer a wide range of exams and assessments to motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities. Our focus is on creativity and musicality, providing opportunities to progress and achieve. It’s not just professional or young dancers who take our exams; age is no barrier to success. At any stage of your life or career you can develop your fitness, musicality and artistry. Our candidates range in age from 2 to 60+!

RAD Examinations suspended worldwide

Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 worldwide, the RAD has suspended all RAD examiner travel from today, 17 March, until 30 April 2020.
The safety of our teachers, candidates, parents, examiners and RAD staff is paramount. We will postpone and reorganise all exams where possible and we are also putting plans in place to film exams, where that is the best solution.

If you have questions please contact exams@rad.org.uk or your local office. We will continue to communicate with you regularly throughout this global pandemic.

Read RAD’s COVID-19 guidance.

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