The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world’s most influential dance education organisations. Founded in 1920 to set standards for dance teaching within the UK, today we have a presence in 79 countries, with 36 offices and over 14,000 members worldwide. We count more than 1,000 students in our teacher training programmes and more than a quarter of a million students are being examined on our syllabi. We support our membership through the knowledge, and expertise of our highly qualified staff and through conferences, workshops, training courses and summer schools.

• Graded Syllabi, Pre-Primary and Primary levels, develop students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. This strong foundation prepares students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres. These levels are appropriate for students between the ages of five and eight years.
• Graded Syllabi, Grades 1 — 8 Award, provide a broad practical dance education, progressively developing the technical, musical and performance skills of the student. They incorporate Classical Ballet, Free Movement and Character. Classical ballet is the core of the syllabus. Free Movement incorporates movements in common with dance genres such as Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek. Character is the theatrical presentation of national dance using ethnic dance and music, which has been freely adapted for the theatre. Three styles have been selected for study: Hungarian, Russian and Polish. These levels are appropriate for students from the age of six years and upwards, and can provide challenging and rewarding training to the end of high school.

• Examinations are open to both male and female candidates. Candidates may take any Grade without having passed previous examinations, provided they satisfy the minimum age requirements. Candidates may also re-take an examination as many times as they wish, regardless of the result.
• Examination candidates are marked on the following criteria: Technique, Musicality, and Performance. Students who achieve the standard required for a passing grade receive a results form, a certificate specifying the level attained, and a bronze, silver, or gold medal.


Quinte Ballet School of Canada is pleased to have two certified RAD instructors, Kristina McIntosh and Suzanne Caple.
• RAD teachers utilize carefully structured Academy syllabi, which is both fun and safe.
• RAD teachers have the training and qualifications necessary to teach dance to young children and students.
• RAD teachers continue training throughout their careers to ensure they are abreast of changes and have updated their skills and knowledge.

• Students must be enrolled in both classes in their level per week in order to take their exam.
• Exam fees are due in the weeks prior to the exams which are at the end of Term 2.

• QBSC’s RAD Teacher Coordinator will facilitate exam scheduling and collection of fees.
• Students require a character skirt for Ballet levels (Grades) 1, 2 & 3.