ÉdB is SWFL's only dance studio to offer the exclusive Royal Academy of Dance Ballet program
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R.A.D. Ballet Exams

The Royal Academy of Dance has Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as its Patron and Dame Darcey Bussell, DBE as its President. It is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organizations and has members in 89 countries around the world.

It was established in 1920 by a group of eminent dance professionals representing the leading ballet styles of the period with the aim of improving the standards of dance teaching.

For Students Ages 6 and Up


ÉdB is the only dance studio in Southwest Florida to offer the exclusive Royal Academy of Dance Ballet program. Dancers, starting from age 6 years old 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. It is a rigorous program that requires commitment, focus, dedication, and hard work and is by director placement only.

For additional R.A.D. information, please visit the websites below.


For information on available R.A.D. ballet program exams, please call Études de Ballet.