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  1. New exhibition at the V&A (London) On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100 opens at the V&A on 2 December until 19 September 2021. http://royalacademyofdance.org/onpoint https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/darcey-bussell-announced-had-made-principal-shock/
  2. I can see from other threads I am not the only adult who is doing (or has done) RAD Intermediate Foundation, and I thought I would start a new thread for sharing experiences, past and present. I started studying the syllabus in the autumn term 2015. Having started with one Inter Foundation class, I am doing two classes each week at RAD HQ and having a private lesson with my local teacher. I had hoped to be able to do the exam in this summer, but my teachers don’t think I am quite ready. I am really hoping for the November/December exam, but it does mean keeping everything up over t
  3. RAD Vocational Graded Exam Intermediate DVD for sale, new syllabus, male and female set exercises and variations. £10 + £1.50 p&p
  4. I have the following uniform for sale, prices do not include postage. Can send pictures if needed. Elmhurst 3 x Polo shirts. Age 11-12. £4 each 1 x Fleece jacket. Age 11-12. £10 1 x Character skirt. 24" waist, 25" length. £10 Also have an old style skirt and blazer if anyone needs them. RAD 1 x Black Alice leotard. Size 2. Hardly worn. £10 1 x Royal blue Alice leotard. Size 2. £8 1 x Black vocational skirt. Size small. Worn only for exam. £12 https://www.radenterprises.co.uk/ballet-wear-props/female-ballet-exam-wear/vocational-gra
  5. Hi, Does anyone have the RAD Intermediate DVD for sale please? Thank you
  6. Has anyone on here used this app and can you tell me if it has worked for you as the reviews are terrible, also you can access the videos on more than one device after you have paid? There is no info on the app at all! My DDs dance teacher has just closed the school due to coronovirus and told us to practice using this app (grade 2 exam in early June). Thanks xx
  7. If anyone has any experience (good or bad) of RAD summer schools, I would really appreciate your feedback. Thank you in advance.
  8. Hi, I have one Size 22" (waist) Character skirt for sale, suitable for RAD or non-syllabus classes. 3 'Blues' stripes at the bottom. Perfect condition; never before worn Looking for around £5 plus postage but open to offers. Money will be going to charity. Pictures are available too x
  9. I have for sale: Never before worn Roch Valley split sole pink satin ballet shoes Ribbons have been sewn on. Size 2.5 £4 and Worn once only Katz Dancewear black character shoes 1-1.5" heel Size 1.5 but would fit sizes up to a 2.5 as well I would say £3 They are very good quality but I grew out of them before use! Photos available and open to offers too x
  10. HI, my daughter is relocating from Australia to Leeds to take up a place at NSCD. She was supposed to be taking her RAD Advanced 2 exam before she leaves but her studio has just received their exam dates and it is too late for her. We are investigating the possibility of transferring her exam to the UK and wondering if anyone can recommend a good ballet school in Leeds who could facilitate this? Doing the exam earlier here is not an option, unfortunately. Thanks in advance!
  11. Anyone else looking forward to the new RAD syllabus coming in the new year? I've found a video showing clips from the DVD - https://www.radenterprises.co.uk/discovering-repertoire More info here
  12. I was just wondering if anyone’s child has done the RAD summer school before (and done the residential)? We’ve been offered a cancellation for my daughter, who’s just turned 9, and has just taken her grade 2 RAD. It’s a lot of money, but I think she would enjoy it (she was keen when we looked before, then found it was fully booked), but my only concern is that 9 is quite young for the residential aspect, but on the other hand, I can see they would get most of out of it socially by staying. Would appreciate any experience anyone may have on this.
  13. Hi everyone, DD is joining some additional classes from her dance school soon and one of them is RAD Intermediate. Does anyone know how RAD’s Intermediate compares with ISTD’s Intermediate? In terms of difficulty, no. of exercises, etc. Also I believe for the RAD exam she needs soft blocks/Demi pointe shoes as well as pointe shoes. Does she not need regular flats at all? If not do they wear the soft blocks in class instead of flat? Many thanks!
  14. Does anyone know the piece of music that's used for variation 2 in the RAD Advanced Foundation Exam? Thanks x
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    Silver Swans

    Lisa, after my first ballet class in I don’t know how many years, I was sore and stiff for four days. It passed and the next time it was fine. I also lost weight! I’m not dancing now as I’m not well enough to go every week and am hoping that Lincoln will soon get a Silver Swan class like some other areas in Lincolnshire have as I think it would suit me better. Hang in there! x
  16. hi everyone, has anyone has done the silver swans teacher training course ? how was it? thank you
  17. This appointment may be of some interest: https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/news/royal-academy-of-dance-appoints-gerard-charles-as-new-artistic-director
  18. Hi Everyone, I'm curious.... DD is currently qualified BBO grade 4 (distinction) and working on grade 5 (not en pointe yet, as she is 11). How does that compare to RAD? Are these grades essentially similar levels, or is BBO 4 comparable to RAD 3 or 5? Thanks,
  19. This might seem like an odd question, but what sort of results are 'normal'? I know that the RAD website shows proportions of distinctions, merits etc. but understandably it doesn't show whether those distictions are marks of 76 or 95. My DDs go to a dance school where RAD Ballet exam marks are nearly all distinctions with just a smattering of high merits. Dancers (girls and boys) regularly receive marks well into the 90s. In fact, a couple of years ago, one dancer even achieved 100!! How 'normal' (common, usual) is it for dancers to gain marks as high as this (I d
  20. As many of you know, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) have recently launched their new classical ballet performance programme, Discovering Repertoire, and we at the North East Dance Co-operative think it is perfect to launch our next phase of Co-op Classes! What makes our Co-op Classes unique is that there is no traditional hierarchy as you would find in more standardised dance environments — individual members work as a team of equals, rather than a teacher or a studio owner being the primary decision-maker. Our Co-op Classes are all about peer-to-peer collaborative le
  21. Can anyone recommend a good RAD teacher who does private tuition for Intermediate Foundation/Advanced exams please in the Essex area?
  22. My dd has just done her first RAD ballet exam, Grade 4 and did well but seemed to fall down a little on the performance scores. She has another exam in two weeks time and is worried that she is missing something in the performance area but just doesn't know what exactly :/ We don't come from a dance background so we're of no use to her. We'd love if all you pro's could share some tips on exactly HOW to perform more - her teacher keeps saying "you need to perform more" but is not telling her exactly what she is supposed to be doing to achieve that! All help
  23. I've just picked this up via twitter: https://www.rad.org.uk/events/project-b-dance-challenge-london?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=PSSwap_ProjectBDanceChallenge
  24. I'm 71, I had my very first lesson ten years ago, I've just got the news that I passed my RAD Grade 6. I'm soooo excited. I passed every section, and got 51% - not brilliant, but the six girls taking their exams (G5 & G3) on the same afternoon got between 40% and 52%. Also, during those ten years I've had an arthroscopy on my left knee, followed by a unicompartmental knee replacement three years ago. Sorry folks, I just had to brag! I hope I've got my tags correct, and that I'm posting this in the correct place. Apologies if I've got it wrong.
  25. The Ballet Exam Fun comedy sketch by 'Hunt & Murphy', showing the delightful humour of a Ballet Exam. I'm sure we can all relate Hope it makes you giggle, and perhaps relax and enjoy your Ballet Exam's a little more after watching this! Please share & subscribe if you like it, and we'll do more! xoxo
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