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Teacher training

Teacher training
Launched in 2017, the RAD’s training and licensing initiative is an exciting business opportunity for experienced dance teachers to extend their expertise and tap into the growing adult dance market.

ALREADY a Licensed teacher?

Access the Silver Swans teacher resources.

Become Licensed

Register your interest for future training.

Silver Swans® classes are aimed at over-55s and delivered by qualified dance professionals, licensed to deliver branded Silver Swans ballet classes.  They have been developed in response to a growing and discerning mature market, drawing on the RAD's own research into the benefits of dance for older learners. 

Silver Swans pilot

Until summer 2018, Silver Swans is running as a pilot programme in the UK, USA and Australia, while we prepare for a global rollout later in the year. 

Register your interest to be the first to hear about new teacher training opportunities and our future expansion plans. 

Important note on eligibility

In order to take part in Silver Swans teacher training workshops, you must either:

  • Hold RAD Registered Teacher status, or
  • Hold an Intermediate ballet qualification or equivalent, plus
    • a ballet teaching qualification at Level 4, or can evidence ballet teaching experience in professional contexts

Details of forthcoming teacher training workshops:

Hear advice from Silver Swans Ambassador, Angela Rippon, on the benefits of becoming a Silver Swans Licensed Teacher

Registered Trademark

Silver Swans® is a registered trademark of the Royal Academy of Dance in the UK, European Union and the USA and an unregistered trademark in other territories. Only Silver Swans Licensed Teachers (or Licensees in the USA) are eligible to deliver Silver Swans® classes and use the brand name and logo.

All current Silver Swans Licensed Teachers/Licensees can be found on our global map.


If you are a teacher on the pilot and your details do not appear on the map, please complete one of the following forms:

To amend your details and for any queries, email .