The Bedells Bursary
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 next Bedells Bursary will take place on the weekend of the 28 & 29 October 2023. Enter from the 1 June.