THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE PROMOTES KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTICE OF DANCE INTERNATIONALLY

At the Dennill and Levick School of Dance the correct training of your child is our major concern. The syllabus, which incorporates Classical Ballet, Free Movement and Character Dance, has been devised with great care. It progresses a child in stages, demanding no more of a young body than it can cope with. Not only is the syllabus great fun, it also helps to develop co-ordination, fitness and a sense of rhythm, musicality and expression. Furthermore it promotes self-discipline and boosts confidence.

We encourage students to achieve their personal best and parents can be confident that their child is receiving a comprehensive, well structured and relevant education in classical ballet.

Students are taught according to safe teaching principles and are evaluated through progressively structured examinations.

Examinations are not compulsory but are designed to enable every young person the opportunity to achieve a goal:

  • For students, examinations offer a challenge and a great sense of achievement;
  • For parents, they give an indication of their child's progress;
  • For the teacher, they present proof of their expertise and professionalism’
  • For the Royal Academy of Dance, they are a means of upholding and improving the standards of dance training throughout the world

Teachers following the RAD system encourage students to achieve their personal best and parents can be confident that their child is receiving a comprehensive, well structured and relevant education in Classical Ballet.

The Royal Academy of Dance recognizes that the safety of the child is paramount, and that good teaching will bring benefits. Therefore only teachers who hold registered teacher status may enter candidates for examinations and presentation classes.

The RAD ensures excellence by asking teachers to uphold its Code of Conduct and Professional Practice.