The RAD has an world wide reputation for ballet training excellence.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles. In order to become truly proficient in dance, ballet training is a must. For dancers that want to be serious about their dance technique the RAD exam program is the best fit. Dancers involved in the RAD program are able to develope confindence, discipline and a sense of achievement. Ballet technique for exam classes are taught by certified RAD teachers, working towards preparing dancers for the successful RAD exam process.
Modern Theatre & Jazz
Modern Theatre Dance defies a single permanent definition. This is largely due to its ability to adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance. Through a carefully planned and well-tried examination syllabus, which combines modern dance, jazz and other dance styles, young people are trained to become disciplined and versatile dancers who have a professional attitude towards dance.
A series of examinations has been created by the ISTD from children's grades through to professional teaching qualifications. The children's work is based on natural movements: walking, running, jumping and skipping. It is designed to encourage an imaginative and rapid response from beginners. The Jazz Awards provide a basic grounding in modern jazz, and are ideal for the late beginner or as a recreational course of movement. Boys' work has been developed to meet increasing demand for a modern dance training for boys.
Apart from being an essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance. The work of the ISTD Faculty reflects this by providing extensive syllabi for the amateur market in addition to the children's and professional syllabi.
The ISTD offers a series of examinations from Children's grades through to professional teaching qualifications. The grade and the major syllabi were revised in the 1980s to reflect the influence of American Tap on British Musical Theatre.