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.


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:


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


Please check our Course page in October for the 2019 schedule of Silver Swans workshops in the US.

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)