10 July 2022 09:30 - 16:30

Silver Swans Licensee training - Auckland

This one-day practical workshop with Tutor Sharon Howells

The RAD’s Silver Swans is an established and exciting business opportunity for experienced ballet teachers – both RAD and non RAD – to expand their expertise and tap into the growing adult dance market. Silver Swans Workshops are informed and guided by the RAD’s research on the benefits of dance classes for older people, and equip you to deliver licensed ballet classes aimed at over 55s. With over 900 Silver Swans Licensees around the world, teaching Silver Swans is a globally recognised brand in ballet classes for the over 55s. Participation in this Silver Swans workshop is open to all ballet teachers wishing to find out more about approaches to teaching ballet to older people, with a view to becoming a Silver Swans Licensee.


The Silver Swans workshop will introduce experienced ballet teachers to the principles which guide Silver Swans, with a focus on devising and delivering safe and inclusive ballet classes, and strategies, which engage students with diverse experiences and abilities.

The workshop will provide practical experience of effective ballet teaching strategies for a group of mixed-ability older learners. On completion of the workshop, RAD Registered Teachers will be automatically granted the Silver Swans license. All other teachers who currently teach ballet, and who wish to be considered for the Silver Swans license, will be asked to indicate their interest for the license upon registration for the workshops and confirmation of eligibility for a license will be based on the observations of the Silver Swans tutor delivering the sessions.

Closing date 30th June 2022 – complete and email the registration form on or before this date to info@rad.org.nz  

Key Information

Time Duration Fee Closing Date
09:30 - 16:30 1 day Members $195
Non-Members $275
30 June 2022 4:00pm

Who can attend?

This course is for professional dance educators and higher education students.  This course is available to all teachers (not just RAD)