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+!

Exams quick guide

Get a brief overview of RAD exams, awards, content, assessment and venues
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The panel of Examiners

Find out more about our globetrotting panel of examiners.
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Discovering Repertoire

Discovering Repertoire is a classical ballet performance programme, an innovative new concept in training and assessment from the RAD.
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