Etudes de Ballet & Co., is the ONLY academy in SW Florida offering this exclusive program for Ballet Examinations.  The RAD is recognized internationally as a leader in the Performing Arts and respected for its universally high standards.  Many dancers in today's top Ballet Companies around the world trained in the RAD Method.  For additional RAD information, please visit: www.rad.org.uk or www.radusa.org

THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), under the patronage of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is one of the largest and most influential ballet training organizations in the world. Promoted in 79 countries worldwide, RAD is respected for its universal high standards and degree of difficulty. Dancers, starting from age 6 to post graduation, are tested by highly qualified examiners who travel from overseas or out-of-state. Those who pass the examination are awarded an internationally recognized diploma, placing the dancer a cut above the rest with college applications and future interviews for advancement. The additional RAD option is offered to dedicated dancers at Etudes de Ballet & Co. These examinations are exact and rigorous and not recommended for every pupil.

This year, Etudes de Ballet and Co. submitted 53 successful candidates for the RAD examinations from Primary up through Advanced 2 (passing advanced 2 paves the way for a professional career).

 

Disclaimer for ALL RAD EXAM Candidates

Failure to meet the Hourly minimum of classes taken will result in studio refusing to sign RAD EXAM Entrance letters, irrespective of whether candidate has paid-in-full, or in part, for the RAD EXAM Entrance.

An assessment will be taken in early January of 2018 as to whether or not each candidate may still participate in the RAD EXAM based on Total Number of Class Participation Hours. During this assessment, an evaluation will be performed on student’s progress which will also inform the studio as to whether or not the student has progressed sufficiently for entrance to the examination.

Showing up for a class and not dancing in said class will only count for 50% of the total time of said class. Failure to show up for a class will count as ZERO hours towards an RAD EXAM hour. The Level-based RAD EXAM class may not be missed. Failing to show up and dance in 3 RAD EXAM classes from Aug 2017 - April 2018, will result in candidate's suspension from RAD Examination (whether paid-in-full or in-part).

RAD Examinations are rigorous, complex, and only for the dedicated.

One private lesson with Ms. Ruth will be included in the RAD EXAM fee for each Candidate.

Hourly Requirements: PER WEEK

  • Pre-Primary: By Invitation Only. (20 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Primary: By Invitation Only. (25 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Grade 1: By Invitation Only. Exam class plus one proficiency class required. (50 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Grade 2: Mandatory Exam Class. One additional Proficiency class required. (50 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Grade 3: Mandatory Exam Class. One additional Proficiency class required. (50 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Grade 4: Mandatory Exam Class plus ONE Proficiency class and BALL Class. (80 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Grade 5: Mandatory Exam Class plus ONE Proficiency class and BALL Class. (80 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Intermediate Foundation: Mandatory Exam Class plus ONE Proficiency classes and BALL Class. (80 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Intermediate: Mandatory Exam Class plus TWO Proficiency classes and Ball class. (130 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Advanced Foundation: Mandatory Exam Class plus TWO Proficiency classes and BALL class. (130 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Advanced 1: Mandatory Exam Class plus THREE Proficiency classes and BALL class. (155 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)

  • Advanced 2: Mandatory Exam Class plus FOUR Proficiency classes and BALL class. (155 hours of in-studio participation required for Exam Entrance)