Silver Swans® Teacher Training & Licensing

Launched in 2017, the RAD’s Silver Swans® initiative is an exciting business opportunity for experienced ballet teachers to extend their expertise and tap into the growing adult dance market.

Silver Swans classes are aimed at over-55s and delivered by qualified dance professionals, licensed to deliver branded Silver Swans ballet 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.

SILVER SWANS LICENSEE TRAINING

Prior to September 2018, Silver Swans ran as a pilot in the UK, USA and Australia, while we prepared for a global rollout later in the year. There are now over 300 Licensees across the UK, USA and Australia who are delivering Silver Swans branded ballet classes to the over 55s.

In order to become a Silver Swans Licensee, you must take part in one of our Silver Swans Licensee Training sessions. Eligibility criteria for these sessions are as follows. You must:

BENEFITS OF THE LICENSE

Following successful completion of the Licensee Training session, you will become a Silver Swans Licensee. This entitles you to:

FUTURE TRAININGS

Please visit the CPD Courses and Workshops page to see a schedule of the US 2019 Silver Swans Teacher Training and Licensing sessions.

What Will Silver Swans Licensee Training Cost Me?

  1. You will pay a fee for your training - the cost of a one-day CPD workshop is $150 for RAD members and $180 for non-members.
  2. If you are not an RAD Registered Teacher, you will also pay a license fee that is pro-rated one-twelfth of the annual license fee, commencing the calendar month following your Silver Swans Licensee Training session. Full and Affiliate members will receive a 50% discount on this fee.

The annual license fee for 2018/19 is set at $180.

For trainings taking place in February 2019:

Membership Category Cost of Licensee Training (standard CPD rate) Cost of License to August 31, 2019 Total payable at
point of registration
RAD Registered Teacher $150 $0 $150
Full Member or Affiliate Member $150 $45 $195
Friend $150 $90 $240
Non-Member $180 $90 $270

For trainings taking place in June 2019:

Membership Category Cost of Licensee Training (standard CPD rate) Cost of License to August 31, 2019 Total payable at
point of registration
RAD Registered Teacher $150 $0 $150
Full Member or Affiliate Member $150 $15 $165
Friend $150 $30 $180
Non-Member $180 $30 $210



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 Licensee Teacher near you, using our global map.

View the Silver Swans US Factsheet (PDF)