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BALLET EXAM PROGRAM

 

About the RAD Ballet Exam Program

         Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) ballet classes are for the serious ballet exam student

         Students will learn set RAD syllabus & train for the examination in their level

  • Students will be examined by an examiner from the RAD & will receive a certificate if they obtain a passing grade
  • The ballet exam program in non-recital

Graded Ballet Exams

         Ballet Grade Exams are offered in Primary and Grades 1 to 5

         Students must meet the minimum age requirement as outlined by the RAD in order to participate in graded ballet exams

         Students in the graded ballet exam program have 3 ballet classes per week:

o    2 ballet classes in their level, and

o    1 ballet technique class

Vocational Ballet Exams

         Vocational ballet exams are offered in Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2.

         Students must meet the minimum age requirement as outlined by the RAD in order to participate in vocational ballet exams 

         Students in the vocational ballet exam program have 3 ballet classes per week:

o    2 ballet classes in their level, and

o    1 ballet technique class

         Training for any particular vocational ballet exam may take more than 1 season as these exams are more demanding in technique, performance quality & musicality.

         The total length of training will be based on the studentsí particular needs & is at the discretion of the ballet instructor.††

Solo Seal Award Exam

         RAD Solo Seal Award training is available to those who hold their Advanced 2 Certificate with Distinction

         Students training for the Solo Seal exam are required to have weekly private Solo Seal classes as well as attend at least 2 vocational ballet classes per week and the ballet technique class

         Training for Solo Seal begins in the summer & continues until the examination date

         Training for the Solo Seal ballet exam may take more than 1 exam season as this exam is highly demanding in technique, performance quality & musicality.

         The total length of training will be based on the studentsí particular needs & is at the discretion of the ballet instructor.††

         Please contact us to book a meeting to discuss your training eligibility & program options

Fee & Registration Info

         Click Registration Info for details such as fess, registration sessions, etc.

Attendance

         Attendance is imperative in order to be successful

         If a student misses too many classes, they may not be allowed to take the exam or they may be required to take additional private lessons (at a possible additional cost) to catch up

Assessment

         Every student in the ballet exam program is on a probationary status until December whereby a final decision will be made by the Ballet Instructor (in consultation with the Studio Director), in regards to the suitability of the student completing a successful exam.

         If a student has shown difficulty keeping up with the ballet exam syllabus, the Ballet Instructor reserves the right to make a final decision as to whether or not the student will participate in the actual ballet exam

         The Ballet Instructor (in consultation with the Studio Director) will make decisions regarding the ballet exam after discussion with the student and parent.

         Before a decision is made to withdraw a student from the ballet exam, the Ballet Instructor will put forth every effort to sit down with the student and parent to develop personal improvement plan for that student.

         If a student chooses to continue after December after advisement to withdraw from the ballet exam by the Ballet Instructor, they will have up to 4 weeks before the exam date to improve.  If at that time the Ballet Instructor (in consultation with the Studio Director) deems that the student is not ready to successfully complete the exam, the decision to pull the student will be made.  Decisions at this time are final and at the sole professional discretion of the Ballet Instructor (in consultation with the Studio Director).

         Please note that after Ballet Exam Entry Fees have been paid, the RAD does not process refunds for missed or cancelled exams.  Students wishing to continue against advisement of the Ballet Instructor, do so at their own expense.  No refund (partial or full) will be given for failed ballet exams.

         Please note that IVDA does not process refunds for ballet exam classes for students who miss, fail or are withdrawn from the ballet exam.

Attire

         Ballet exam students must have the proper attire for class (please see Dress Code for details)

         For the exam, students have a set uniform as determined by the RAD.  Students will receive a list of all required styles of attire necessary for their exam.

Mock Exam

         Students will attend a Mock Exam run by our ballet instructor & a pianist approximately 1 month before their examination at our studio or at another location

         The Mock Exam is run just as the real exam would be run.

         The Mock Exam is an important aspect in ballet exam training.  

o    It further prepares exam students by giving them a real examination setting

o    It gives the ballet instructor a new opportunity to offer corrections & guidance

         The Mock Exam has a fee which includes the cost of the pianist

o    The Mock Exam fee will be confirmed closer to the mock exam date & notification with further instruction will be sent out at that time

Examination Entry Fee

         The RAD requires every exam student to pay an entry fee

         Entry fees must be paid to the studio in order to participate in the exam

         Entry fees include the cost of the pianist