Around the world, RAD exams are recognised for their quality, and each year, nearly a quarter of a million candidates across the globe choose to take their dance exams with us.

We offer a wide range of exams and assessments to motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities.  Our focus is on creativity and musicality, providing opportunities to progress and achieve.  It’s not just professional or young dancers who take our exams; age is no barrier to success.  At any stage of your life or career you can develop your fitness, musicality and artistry.  Our candidates range in age from 2 to 60+!

Entry Forms

From January 2020 all AEC and RAV exam entries are to be processed on the new Online Exam entry system.  Access to this is through…
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Exam Dates

Approved Examination Centre (AEC) Sessions are organised by a studio teacher. RAD Approved Venue (RAV) Sessions are organised by the RAD, with a pianist employed…
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Exam Fees

Fees for AEC examinations are less than for RAV examinations where the RAD supplies the venue and pianist
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Filming your exams

Filmed Exams Filmed exams were introduced to offer an alternative for teachers and students wishing to enter exams during the COVID-19 global pandemic when live…
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Solo Seal

was introduced in 1928 as an additional examination for students who had achieved the Advanced Certificate. This is the highest Vocational Graded examination of the…
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