Named in honour of Phyllis Bedells, a founder member and Vice-President of the RAD, this bursary is awarded to young dancers who have passed the RAD Advanced 1 exam, with Distinction.
This bursary, supported by the Mary Kipps Bequest, is awarded annually and has a value of up to £1,000.
The bursary takes place in front of an audience and a panel of judges, and consists of:
a non-syllabus class at Advanced 1 level
followed by the performance of one Classical Repertoire variation
and a performance of Dancer’s Own
Recognising the huge importance of nurturing and providing opportunities for creativity in young dancers, the Dancer’s Own solo, introduced in 2015, allows candidates to perform their own choreography between 1.00–1.30 minutes duration. A Choreographic Award is presented to the best of the Dancer’s Own choreography with a monetary prize of £250, this is thanks to a bequest from the estate of the late Dr Ivor Guest.
The bursary most recently took place on the weekend of 29 & 30 October 2022, with 22 candidates entering from around the world.
Details of the 2023 Bursary will be announced shortly.
31 Oct '22
Bedells Bursary / Dance Challenge / RAD news
31 Oct '22
Announcing the winners of The Bedells Bursary and nationwide Dance Challenge
Today we are thrilled to announce the winners of The Bedells Bursary and Dance Challenge, which took place for the first time in our new…