Solo Seal

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 Royal Academy of Dance and focuses on solo performance.

Candidates are required to perform three variations, which have been selected to meet the stylistic and movement demands of today’s choreographers and directors.

Solo Seal takes place in front of an audience and panel of judges, which normally consists of a Vocational Grades examiner and professional dancer or former dancer from a ballet company, approved by the artistic director of the Academy.

In the Solo Seal examination, students, through participation and practice, will acquire the ability to perform three contrasting variations showing a consistently high level of accomplishment, musicality, style and presentation.


Solo Seal 2023

We are pleased to announce that Solo Seal will take place on Sunday 17 September at Te Whaea, National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington. Tickets are available now,  please see form below

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Price: $ 30.00
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If paying by internet banking (please quote your full name as the reference and email a copy of the Internet Banking confirmation to office@rad.org.nz) Payment should be made to: Account Name: Royal Academy of Dance Bank Name: ANZ Bank Account No: 01 0517 0198208 00

There will be no tickets issued, entry will only be permitted by you bringing a copy of the tax invoice/receipt with you on the day. This will be emailed to you when payment is made for the order. Applicants must be paid 2022/2023 members to be eligible for the member’s rate.
There will be no door sales. Last day for ticket entries Thursday 14th September 2023.