About RAD

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

Founded over 80 years ago, the Royal Academy of Dance is one of the largest and most influential examining bodies for classical ballet in the world.

The Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus is taught in over 70 countries, setting high standards of dance training for over 250,000 students each year. The international network of examiners travel the world examining pupils in the Syllabus at every level.

Royal Academy of Dance examinations are based upon the Graded Syllabus, from Pre-Primary to Grade 8, and the Vocational Graded Syllabus, from Intermediate to Advanced 2. They are designed to recognize the progress and achievement of children and young people. They are also for students wishing to study classical ballet seriously, possibly with the goal of pursuing a career in dance or dance-related subjects.

The Royal Academy of Dance considers the professional training of young dancers to be vitally important. It is committed to dance training that develops life skills, confidence, and self-esteem in addition to a high standard of technique.

Why take exams with the Royal Academy of Dance?

  • To attain your personal best and have fun
  • To have a goal to work towards
  • To receive recognition from the world’s largest examining body
Royal Academy of Dance United States