Silver Swans Licensee Training

The RAD’s Silver Swans initiative is an exciting business opportunity for experienced ballet teachers to expand their expertise and tap into the growing adult dance market.

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

There are now over 500 Licensees across the UK, USA, Australia and Hong Kong who are delivering Silver Swans branded ballet classes to the over 55s.

In order to deliver classes, you must take part in one of our Silver Swans Licensee Training sessions. To be eligible for these sessions, you must:

  • hold RAD Registered Teacher status, or an Intermediate ballet qualification or equivalent, and
  • a ballet teaching qualification at Level 4, or show evidence of professional ballet teaching experience.

Try our quick guide to checking your application eligibility.

What will Silver Swans Licensee Training cost me?

  • You will pay a fee for your training – the cost of a non-syllabus CPD workshop is £119 for RAD Members and £166 for non-members.
  • If you are not an RAD Registered Teacher, you will also pay a license fee that is pro-rated one-twelfth of the annual license fee, commencing the calendar month following your Silver Swans Licensee Training session. Full and Affiliate members will receive a 50% discount on this fee.

The annual license fee for 2018/19 is set at £120.

For training taking place in September 2018:

Membership Category Cost of Licensee Training (CPD) Cost of License to 31 August 2019 Total Payable at Point of Registration
RAD Registered Teacher £119 £0 £119
Full Member £119 £55 £174
Affiliate Member £119 £55 £174
Friend £119 £110 £229
Non-Member £166 £110 £276

For training taking place in February 2019:

Membership Category Cost of Licensee Training (CPD) Cost of License to 31 August Total Payable at Point of Registration
RAD Registered Teacher £119 £0 £119
Full Member £119 £30 £149
Affiliate Member £119 £30 £149
Friend £119 £60 £179
Non-Member £166 £60 £226

For the 2018/2019 year, all costs will be made at the point of registration for Silver Swans Licensee Training.

2018/19 Silver Swans Licensee Training

Important: If you are not an RAD Registered Teacher, before you sign up for one of the below workshops, you must first complete the pre-verification form to confirm your eligibility. This can be submitted at any time, but must meet the deadlines as specified on the form if you are interested in taking part in a specific workshop. Failure to submit a fully completed application may delay approval. Your application will be reviewed within five working days of the closing date.

Countries

If there are no workshops planned in your country or region, sign up to our waiting list and we will send you details once more are available.

Benefits of the license

Following successful completion of the training session, you will become a Silver Swans Licensee.

This entitles you to:

  • deliver Silver Swans branded ballet classes
  • use the Silver Swans Licensee logo
  • have access to the marketing toolkit with resources to help you promote your classes
  • have your contact details listed on our global map
  • buy Silver Swans dancewear at a discount.

Existing Silver Swans Licensees

All current Silver Swans Licensees can be found on our global map. If you are a teacher and your details do not appear on the map, or you would like to update them, please complete this form.

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