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Discovering Repertoire

19 Jan 2018 / Tags: Discovering Repertoire

Discovering Repertoire
The Royal Academy of Dance today launched Discovering Repertoire, a new, classical ballet performance programme for students from age 12 through to adult.

Drawing on some of the most famous and much-loved works from the classical ballet repertoire, students can study choreography from Coppélia, Giselle, Paquita, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.  This unique programme provides the opportunity for students to develop their musicality, expressiveness and artistry, whilst learning more about ballet’s most popular stories and music.

Discovering Repertoire is modular and flexible to cater to a broad range of experience and to be practical for all ages. It comprises three levels for male and female, and can be taught in addition to or instead of RAD syllabus work. There is also the option to take an exam at the end of each unit. Each is designed to stand alone or allow students to progress from the barre to the variation with ease, using development exercises to build up to a well-known work from the classical repertoire.

Find out more about Discovering Repertoire.

Clare Brown ( says:
04 Apr 2018 10:55
How do I enrol onto Discovering Repertoire
Ria Sarantaridou says:
04 Apr 2018 11:39
Thank you for your interest in the programme Clare. You need to contact your local RAD Registered Teacher(s) to find out if they are offering Discovering Repertoire classes. You can find your local teacher via this page[…]/find-an-rad-teacher
I hope this helps.
Heather Price says:
22 Apr 2018 03:35
Just out of curiosity, is there a reason that the lowest level is designated as "Level Two" and not "Level One"? Is there plans in the future to release another level aimed at even younger dancers than the Inter Found/Grade 5 level?
Ria Sarantaridou says:
23 Apr 2018 16:24
This is a good question Heather.

The levels in the Discovering Repertoire programme are aligned to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) according to the degree of demand (difficulty) at each level. The required knowledge and understanding of the fundamental and relevant technique for the Discovering Repertoire programme means that there is currently no Level 1.

Information about the RQF and how RAD qualifications are regulated and accredited can be found here:[…]/recognition-accreditation.

There are no current plans to introduce Discovering Repertoire at Level 1.
I hope this clarifies.

Best wishes

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