RAD Winter Examination Classes

RAD Winter Examination Classes

These school holidays, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) invites students to participate in a series of ballet classes, led by experienced RAD examiners who are experts in the RAD syllabus. Classes focus on coaching the syllabus and are a great way to prepare before RAD exams, to keep up fitness during the school holidays, and to further refine ballet technique. Don’t miss this great opportunity to receive expert tuition from an experienced RAD examiner and improve your ballet skills!

Why come to the Winter Intensive?

Here’s what one of RAD’s teachers had to say: “Winter School is a wonderful opportunity to gain some valuable coaching before the students’ exams. A fresh voice and the wonderful studios enable the students to really focus on the work and gain a greater understanding of how to better execute their dancing and how to space the exam work within different spaces. For students looking to enter the Vocational Grades, it enables them to familiarize themselves with the studios and the floor surfaces. For younger Graded Students the grades course is an exciting occasion, they feel like the big kids getting to go on an excursion and meet new teachers and other students.”

Faculty includes Julie Fleming and Jacqui Stratton-Smith. Julie trained vocationally at The Dance School of Scotland then The Royal Ballet School, graduating from the 3 year Teacher Training Course. With over 30 years of dance teaching experience across all stages of training, she has been a Tutor for the RAD Faculty of Education for 17 years and a Tutor for RAD Continuing Professional Development since the inception of the new syllabus.  

Jacqui trained at the Royal Ballet School and was a professional ballet dancer in the 1990s, first at the Kieler Ballet and then for five years at the Staatsballett in Berlin. She has over 20 years’ experience teaching ballet to students of all ages. She has coached and tutored at AC Arts, Ausdance, in primary and secondary school settings and in private dance schools. More recently, she was engaged as a lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet in Melbourne.

Winter Intensive Examination Syllabus Classes for Grades 2 – Advanced 2 are available 10-14 July at GWB Studios (50 Sir Donald Bradman Drive). Students should have a good knowledge of the syllabus and their chosen variations in order to gain the most benefit from attending. Examination uniform is required.

Bookings are closing soon! Click here to book by 30 June.