Exams quick guide
|Name of award||What?||Who?||Assessed?||Where?*|
|Demonstration class (Dance to Your Own Tune)||free content, led by teacher||candidates age 2.5 to 5 years||no, the examiner only observes||AEC or RAV|
|Solo performance award (Grades 1-5)||3 solo dances, at least 2 from exam syllabus||from age 7||yes, as per award criteria||AEC or RAV|
|Class award (Pre-Primary in Dance to Grade 8 and Discovering Repertoire)||class award syllabus (a selection of exercises and one dance), led by the teacher||from age 5, Discovering Repertoire from age 12||yes, a broad indication of standard rather than a detailed breakdown||AEC or RAV|
|Examination (graded, vocational and Discovering Repertoire)||candidates perform the exam syllabus||from age 6, Discovering Repertoire from age 12||yes, as per exam criteria||AEC or RAV|
|Solo Seal||candidates perform three variations and a virtuoso finale for a panel of judges and an audience||from age 15||yes, by an RAD examiner and a dance professional approved by the Artistic Director||RAV or theatre venue|
*AEC – Approved Examination Centre, normally the teacher’s own studio
*RAV – RAD Approved Venue, premises provided by the RAD.
Our exams glossary explains other terms that you may not be familiar with.