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Frequently asked questions

Find answers here to commonly asked questions about our work and activities.
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Yes. If you wish to maintain your registration with the RAD, you have to participate in our CPD programme.

Yes, this is a valid reason to support an exemption application.

We understand that sometimes life gets in the way and this may affect your participation in CPD. We have compiled an extensive list of reasons for exemptions but if you are not sure whether you qualify, please contact us at for further advice. 

You will need to complete the Faculty of Education’s application form and send it signed and dated to the National Office for your Teaching Centre.

You will also need to provide a personal statement, signed reference and a copy of your highest ballet qualification (Intermediate or above). The application deadline for applications supported by documentation is 1 August each year.

You will need to submit a video to support your application.

The deadline for applications supported by a video is 1 June each year.

Guidance on the content and format of the video/dvd can be found in the ‘How to Apply’ section.

No, students are expected to have a working knowledge of the RAD syllabus prior to commencing their studies.

The CBTS programme focuses on teaching skills and progressions in ballet vocabulary. With a working knowledge of the Graded and Intermediate syllabi you will appreciate more easily the progression of vocabulary that is the main focus of CBTS403: Ballet and Teaching: Knowledge and Understanding.

No, as the majority of students enrolling on the course will already have their own syllabus books and probably have notes in them, CBTS programme material does not include syllabus books.

However, the publication Foundations of Classical Ballet is included in the language of delivery. It is available to download from the CBTS student pages. 

The programme will be delivered and assessed in the first language of your Teaching Centre, subject to there being viable numbers recruited to the programme in that country.

Please note that the RAD retains the right to determine the language of delivery in countries where more than one language is spoken. If you are studying in a language other than your first language then it is your responsibility to ensure that you are able to read, write and speak proficiently in the language.

The programme is delivered in the following Teaching Centres: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and the USA.

In most Teaching Centres the programme is offered every year. However, some countries only operate CBTS every other year. If you are unsure as to what your Teaching Centre is, please contact the Registry department at or your National RAD Office.

You can find information on tuition fee amounts and methods of payment in the Fees and Funding section.

The tuition fee is due in four installments over two years of study. Payment deadlines are always 1 December and 1 April each year.

No. Entry requirements and selection criteria will not exclude applicants on grounds of age.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to be confident that they can cope with the physical demands of the programme. Teaching qualifications offered by the RAD are of UK Higher Education standard. Students who have followed the UK route to a Higher Education qualification will therefore normally be 18 years of age on admission.

We recognise, however, that applicants will be at different stages of maturity and prior learning irrespective of age on application and will judge each application on its merit, subject to the legal requirements on individuals charged with the supervision of children.