The Royal Academy of Dance is an awarding body accredited by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) by The Office of Qualifications & Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England, the Curriculum and Assessment Authority in Wales (ACCAC) and, in Northern Ireland, the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA).
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Grades 1 – 6 and Vocational exams are accredited by The Office of Qualifications & Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England.
Taking a dance exam is optional, however we do encourage it as we believe it helps the progress of each student, their physical and mental development as well as gaining self-confidence.
Whilst the exam boards publish a guide to recommended learning hours for exam entries, this is not the sole consideration. Each student’s readiness is assessed on an individual basis but consistency in attendance and effort aids the strength of technique and memory retention required at any given level. Dance is learnt through muscle memory and this can only be achieved over time – sadly there is no ‘quick fix’. We work to ensure all students can achieve their best at their own pace.
Leading up to the exams students must attend the extra coaching classes as well as their normal weekly lessons.
We are proud to have a 100% pass rate.
COMPETITIONS / DANCE FESTIVALS
Students that show the required aptitude are given the opportunity to perform and compete at various festivals. If your child is ready for festivals then you will be approached by one of our teachers. This is a fantastic opportunity and the students always have such a wonderful time. Children with a desire to compete are encouraged to take part in festivals as part of their training as the results show it is known to develop their skills in both technique and performance. Children gain even more confidence and enjoy the challenge of testing their current skills with children at the same level.
Have a look over our timetable to find a class that suits