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Silver Swans™ Teacher Training and Licensing Initiative

The summer of 2017 will see a trial of the project with three CPD workshops, two in the UK and one in the US. Places are limited, but applications are open to both RAD registered teachers, and dance teachers with proven ballet teaching experience.

Teachers on the pilot will be entitled to deliver Silver Swans branded classes from September 2017 to August 2018. During this time, we will work with pilot participants to refine the initiative for a roll-out beyond this.

Our launch partners for the US launch are Dance Teacher Web. They will be running a session at their Dance Teacher Web Live conference on 24 July 2017 in Las Vegas.

Find out more information about the program and book onto one of our CPD workshops on our Silver Swans Teacher Training and Licensing page.

For Teachers

Today's dance teachers face unique demands. The Royal Academy of Dance understands that. We offer teaching courses open to all teachers who incorporate classical ballet into their training programs. Our teaching courses, designed by leading dance specialists, will renew your teaching skills and refresh your knowledge.

USA 2017 – Calendar of Courses & Workshops

RAD CPD Scheme

The RAD CPD program gives teachers the opportunity to take time out to develop their creative, teaching and business skills. The program has been designed to allow teachers flexibility and choice in fulfilling the annual CPD requirement.

Find out more about the RAD CPD scheme.

For Students

The Dance Challenge, a multi-level competition, is open to all RAD students up to the age of 19 years. Competitors must be studying with an RAD Registered Teacher.

The competition takes place over two days. On day 1 students take a non-syllabus class focused on technique followed by a second class that will consist of a run through of competition pieces with feedback from the competition faculty member. On day 2, competitors take a warm up class followed by dress rehearsal. That afternoon competitors perform their solos and ensembles in front of an adjudicator from the dance profession and audience followed by the presentation of certificates, prizes and awards. Candidates are judged on their performance of a ballet solo, or ensemble choreographed by their RAD teacher.

USA Dance Challenge 2016 Winners »