Exam sessions 2023

RAD Ballet Graded Exams 2023: Grade 7 Spring 2023, Grades 1,2,3,4 May 2023. 

Dance as Education

Classes are offered to Primary, secondary and third level students. At primary level the early grades are achieved. Moving through the secondary level program, students typically train for grade 4 to grade 8, with many dedicated students achieving grade 8 by leaving cert year. At second level, CDA students are also given the opportunity to train for vocational examinations at Intermediate and Advanced levels. Finally, our third level work placement program trains teachers in conjunction the RAD CBTS. 
All RAD and ISTD qualifications offered are recognised under the British NQF, and the European Qualifications framework. All be converted to equivalent QQI levels in Ireland through NARIC.

About RAD

Throughout the whole world the Royal Academy of Dance is unique. Founded in 1920, it has become the largest examining and training body for classical ballet in the world. The syllabus is taught in more than 70 countries, setting high standards of dance training for more than 250,000 children and students each year. An international network of examiners travel the world, examining pupils at every level. And since a syllabus is only as good as the person who teaches it, comprehensive training is also provided for teachers. Your child couldn't be in safer hands. All RAD registered teachers must follow the guidelines found in the Academy's Code of Conduct and Professional Practice. The safe and correct training of your child is one of the major concerns of the Academy, which is why the syllabus has been devised with great care. It progresses a child in stages, demanding no more of a young body than it can easily cope with.

About ISTD

Modern Theatre Dance defies a single permanent definition. This is largely due to it's ability to adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance. Through a carefully planned and well - tried examination syllabus, which combines modern dance, jazz and other dance styles, young people are trained to become disciplined and versatile dancers who have a professional attitude towards dance. Not only is this syllabus great fun for children to dance, it also helps develop co-ordination, fitness and a sense of rhythm, musicality and expression, as well as promoting self-discipline and boosting confidence.