ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE (R.A.D) BALLET EXAMINATIONS

ELEVATE students are invited to participate in Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations. The sessions are generally held in May + December each year in Sydney and eligibility is based on both the age of the student and their standard. 

REQUIREMENTS

Here are the minimum hours, ages and uniform requirements as stipulated by the R.A.D. If you wish to gain above average marks (in the merit to distinction range), we recommend participating in additional classes to the compulsory 2 x each week.

AGE + PARTICIPATION Pre Requisites

Primary

(70 R.A.D hours)

2 x lessons per week for 1 year

Compulsory Holiday Workshops: See Yearly Dates HERE

Age Requirement: 6 years old (by 1st September 2021)

Next Exam Scheduled for: December, 2021

Grade 1, Grade 2 & Grade 3

(70 R.A.D Hours)

2 x lessons per week for 12 months

Compulsory Holiday Workshops: See Yearly Dates HERE

Age Requirements: 

- Exams in MAY: 7 years old (by 1st April 2021)

- Exams in DEC: 7 years old (by 1st September 2021)

Next Exam Scheduled for: May, 2021

Grade 4 & Grade 5

(95 R.A.D Hours)

2 x lessons per week for 12 months

Compulsory Holiday Workshops: See Yearly Dates HERE

Age Requirements: 

- Exams in MAY: 7 years old (by 1st April 2021)

- Exams in DEC: 7 years old (by 1st September 2021)

Next Exam Scheduled for: May, 2021

Intermediate Foundation

(275 R.A.D Hours)

2 x lessons per week for 24 months

Compulsory Holiday Workshops: See Yearly Dates HERE

Age Requirements: 

- Exams in MAY: 11 years old (by 1st April 2021)

- Exams in DEC: 11 years old (by 1st September 2021)

Next Exam Scheduled for: December, 2022

Intermediate

(275 R.A.D Hours)

2 x lessons per week for 24 months

Compulsory Holiday Workshops: See Yearly Dates HERE

Age Requirements: 

- Exams in MAY: 12 years old (by 1st April 2021)

- Exams in DEC: 12 years old (by 1st September 2021)

Next Exam Scheduled for: December, 2021

Advanced Foundation

(275 R.A.D Hours)

2 x lessons per week for 24 months

Compulsory Holiday Workshops: See Yearly Dates HERE

Age Requirements: 

- Exams in MAY: 13 years old (by 1st April 2021)

- Exams in DEC: 13 years old (by 1st September 2021)

Next Exam Scheduled for: May, 2021

Advanced 1

(325 R.A.D Hours)

2 x lessons per week for 24 months

Compulsory Holiday Workshops: See Yearly Dates HERE

Age Requirements: 

- Exams in MAY: 14 years old (by 1st April 2021)

- Exams in DEC: 14 years old (by 1st September 2021)

Next Exam Scheduled for: TBA

Advanced 2

(375 R.A.D Hours)

2 x lessons per week for 24 months

Compulsory Holiday Workshops: See Yearly Dates HERE

Age Requirements: 

- Exams in MAY: 15 years old (by 1st April 2021)

- Exams in DEC: 15 years old (by 1st September 2021)

Next Exam Scheduled for: TBA

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

Primary

  • Leotard: L0802G - BLOCH Overture Olisia Short Sleeve Girls Leotard

  • Skirt: A0735G BLOCH Royale Exam Girls Skirt

  • Leather Ballet shoes with elastic

  • Ballet socks

 

Grade 1 & Grade 2

  • LR5007G Bloch Rosa leotard Navy

  • Leather Ballet shoes with elastic

  • A0404G Bloch Ribbon Character skirt with blue ribbons - The hem of the skirt should be approximately 3 inches (7.6cm) below the knee 

  • Character shoes low heel

  • Ballet socks (theatrical pink colour)

Grade 3, Grade 4 & Grade 5

  • LR5007G Bloch Rosa leotard Navy

  • Leather Ballet shoes with ribbons

  • A0404G Bloch Ribbon Character skirt with blue ribbons - The hem of the skirt should be approximately 3 inches (7.6cm) below the knee 

  • Character shoes - Cuban Geek

  • Ballet Stockings (theatrical pink colour)

Intermediate Foundation & above grades

  • LR5007G Bloch Rosa leotard Navy

  • Leather Ballet shoes with ribbons

  • Ballet Stockings  

Intermediate, Advanced Foundation & Adv 1, 2

  • LR5007G Bloch Rosa leotard Navy

  • Satin Demi-Pointe Ballet shoes with ribbons

  • Ballet Stockings  

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