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RAD Ballet Syllabus

We offer a wide range of exams and assessments to motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities. Our focus is on creativity and musicality, with graded systems providing opportunities to progress and achieve. All candidates who successfully pass an examination receive a certificate of achievement along with a breakdown of their results. Some grades and awards also offer medals.


We begin at Pre-Primary and Primary levels before moving on to Graded and Vocational Graded levels.


  • Graded syllabus: Grade 1 to Grade 8 incorporates ballet, free movement, and character, and is suitable for candidates from seven years (Grades 1–5) and eleven years (Grades 6–8).

  • Vocational Graded Syllabus: This develops the technique, music and performance skills of the older ballet student to an advanced level, preparing them for a dance or dance-related career.


These higher levels are accepted as a measure of achievement by the vocational schools attended by most young people aiming to enter the dance profession. They are also highly valued by universities and other HE institutions offering degree courses and programmes in the performing arts.


Graded and Vocational Graded exams lead to recognised achievement at a high level in dance. This therefore means that candidates who have achieved a pass or higher in Grades 6, 7, 8 and Intermediate , can use their RAD exam result towards their points tariff when applying to university or higher education in the UK. 




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