14+ Dance Scholarships

In light of the disruption and changes to the RAD exams and 14+ dates over the past two years, it has been decided to adjust the age criteria for the 14+ Dance Scholarship for this year. Candidates will now need to be under 17 years of age as of the date of the event (11 September 2022) to be eligible to enter.

We hope that this will facilitate some students to enter, who may otherwise have missed out, in these days when young people have missed out of so many things.

The 14+ Dance Scholarship Foundation was established in 2004 to establish, fund and maintain scholarship programmes, in order to support the professional development, knowledge, understanding and practice of dance by dancers and teachers of classical ballet in New Zealand.  Three awards are presented biennially:

  • The 14+ Dance Scholarship
  • The Elvira Macrae Award
  • The Alexander Grant Training Award

The next Scholarship event will be held on Sunday 11 September 2022.

In 2022 the Scholarship will comprise:

  • An open class of 1.5 hours
  • Two Studies
  • A classical variation chosen from the listed classical 19th Century repertoire variations
  • The RAD Centenary Variation, choreographed by Sarah Foster-Sproull

See entry information for further details.

Entry Information

Te Whaea COVID-19 guidelines as from 26 April 2022

  • Mask wearing is encouraged in all common spaces
  • If you or anyone in your group is feeling unwell or has Covid-19 symptoms, please stay at home

14+ Dance Scholarship Information

14+ Dance Scholarship Entry Form
(you need to download the form and save it to your computer before you complete it.  Once saved on your computer you can then go ahead and complete it and save it again before attaching the completed form to an email)

14+ Dance Scholarship Refund Policy



To find links to watch videos for the classical variations



The 14+ Dance Scholarship Foundation was set up in 2004, with 26 Founder Members each pledging to contribute $250 per year for ten years in order to fund the scholarship until 2013. In 2014, 22 Members have each pledged $2,500 over the next ten-year period to 2023.

Please consider becoming a contributor to ensure continuation of funding of the scholarship, and the possibility of further scholarships.  You may also wish to set up an Award in your own name.

A Brief History

A brief history of our 14+ Dance Scholarship.
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Rules and Conditions

Information regarding the rules and conditions of our 14+ Dance Scholarship.
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Criteria for Judging

Students will be judged throughout the class, studies and variations on their ability to show the following interrelated elements, all of which make up the…
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Centenary Variation

View the video for the choreography and music for the Centenary Variation which candidates will perform as part of the 2022 14+ Dance Scholarship. RAD…
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Music for studies and variations

Information for the music for the studies and variations is below: 14+ DSF Studies – Female 14+ DSF Studies – Male
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RAD Overseas Bursary Winners From 1941 to 2002

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14+ Winners From 2004 Onwards

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Elvira Macrae Award

recipients from 2014 onwards. In 2013 Elvira Macrae, a former very successful RAD teacher resident in Tauranga, generously donated a substantial sum of money to…
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Alexander Grant Award

Alexander Grant Training Award recipients from 2006 onwards.
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14+ Alumni

Watch a video of the History of the 14+ with messages for the RAD Centenary from Alumni
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