Graded Ballet Classes – Grade 1 to Grade 5
The Royal Academy of Dance is the largest and most influential dance education and training organisation in the world.
The RAD Graded Examinations in Dance (Grade 1 – 5) consist of three disciplines:
- Ballet: the foundation and the most important part of the syllabus
- Free Movement
- Character: the presentation of national styles, using original ethnic dance and music. The three styles – Hungarian, Russian and Polish were selected due to their importance in the development of classical ballet.
|School year||Age Guide||Syllabus Dance Grade|
|year 3||8-9 years||Grade 1|
|year 4||9-10 years||Grade 2|
|year 5||10-11 years||Grade 3|
|year 6||11-12 years||Grade 4|
|year 7||12-13 years||Grade 5|