Silver Swans® Licensee Training

The RAD’s Silver Swans initiative is an exciting business opportunity for experienced ballet teachers to expand their expertise and tap into the growing adult dance market.

Silver Swans ballet classes are aimed at over 55s and are delivered by qualified, licensed, dance professionals. They have been developed in response to a growing mature market, drawing on the RAD’s own research into the benefits of dance for older learners.

There are now over 900 Silver Swans Licensees across the UK, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Mexico and Canada teaching Silver Swans branded ballet classes.

To deliver classes, you must take part in one of our Silver Swans Licensee Training sessions. To be eligible for these sessions, you must:

Try our quick guide to checking your application eligibility.

What will Silver Swans Licensee Training consist of?

Our workshops will introduce experienced ballet teachers to Silver Swans®, with a focus on devising and delivering safe and inclusive ballet classes for older learners, and strategies which engage students with diverse experiences and abilities. The workshop aims to provide practical experience of effective ballet teaching strategies for a group of mixed ability older learners. On completion, you will have:

Benefits of the License

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

What will Silver Swans Licensee Training cost me?

Training Fees

The one-day training will cost you:

License Fees

Silver Swans Licensees are required to renew their license annually, no later than the renewal date, to remain a Silver Swan Licensee. You will be invoiced by our Membership team within 30 days of completing the Silver Swans® Licensee Training for the cost of the annual license fee as follows:

2020 Silver Swans® Licensee Training

Please visit the CPD Courses and Workshops page to see a schedule of the US 2020 Silver Swans Licensee Training sessions.

Important: If you are not an RAD Registered Teacher, before you sign up for one of our workshops, you must first complete the pre-verification form to confirm your eligibility. This can be submitted at any time but must meet the deadlines as specified on the form if you are interested in taking part in a specific workshop. Failure to submit a fully completed application may delay approval. Your application will be reviewed within five working days of the closing date.

Adding your Silver Swans classes to the Silver Swans Global Map

All current Silver Swans Licensees can be found on our global map. If you are a teacher and your details do not appear on the map, or you would like to update them, please complete this form.

Terms & Conditions and Code of Conduct

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)