Silver Swans® Teacher Training & Licensing (2017 Pilot)

The RAD's new training and licensing initiative is an exciting business opportunity for experienced dance teachers to extend their expertise and offer adult ballet through branded Silver Swans classes.

Drawing upon the RAD’s comprehensive research program centered on older dancers, this offers a great new business opportunity. Successful completion of the training entitles teachers the exclusive right (renewed annually) to deliver Silver Swans classes, along with the right to use the Silver Swans Licensee logo (above) and branded materials.

Silver Swans® classes are aimed at over-55s and delivered by qualified dance professionals, licensed to deliver branded Silver Swans classes. They have been developed in response to a growing and discerning mature market, drawing on the RAD's own research into the benefits of dance for older learners. The scheme is in its pilot phase in the UK and USA and runs until August 2018.

The pilot has explored a CPD route, available to both RAD registered teachers and other qualified ballet teachers, involving a day’s training in safe and effective methodology for teaching adult ballet to older learners. On completion, the participants become Silver Swans Licensed Teachers and get access to the Silver Swans brand and support from the RAD to both develop and promote their classes via exclusive teaching resources and a marketing toolkit.

Teachers who participated in 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.

Register your interest for future training.

Look for the Silver Swans Licensee logo as a sign of quality and to ensure you get the best possible dance experience!

Ready to release your inner Swan? Find a Silver Swans Licensed Teacher near you, using our global map.

View the Silver Swans US Factsheet (PDF)