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Silver Swans® Teacher Training & Licensing Pilot Program

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is launching its Silver Swans pilot project featuring branded ballet classes created specifically for the over-55s and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensees. Specially designed for mature dancers, classes help improve mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels and, most importantly, impart the sense of wellbeing that dance brings.

Silver Swans classes are delivered by qualified dance teachers who have trained to safely adapt ballet techniques for older adults. The training focuses on how to deliver a high quality ballet class for learners aged 55 and over, equipping teachers to recognize and respond to the different needs of participants of a broad age range.

Silver Swans Press Release

Royal Academy of Dance USA Announces RAD USA 2018 Dance Challenge Competition

The RAD USA 2018 Dance Challenge will be hosted in two cities:

January 20 & 21 - Long Beach, California
February 10 & 11 - Baltimore, Maryland

Registration will be accepted starting on October 1st. The closing date is November 30, 2017. Candidates must meet the entry qualifications stated. The competition will be open to students studying with an RAD Registered Teacher up to the age of 19 in Grades 4 through Advanced 2.

2017-2018 Membership Year

Become an RAD member now and enjoy membership benefits, receive discounts on student programs, Advanced level exams, teaching courses & workshops, and a 10% discount on syllabus merchandise from our online Shop when you login. Plus, receive the Dance Gazette magazine subscription to include the RAD USA Focus on Members delivered to your door. Membership Term September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018