The Royal Academy of Dance

The History of the RAD

The RAD is the world’s oldest classical ballet company, as well as the internationally-renowned international school of classical dance. The organization was founded in London, England in 1872 with a mission to promote and develop the art of classical ballet.

For over 135 years, The Royal Academy of Dance has been at the forefront of this art form and its graduates are now revered all over the globe for their technical brilliance.

RAD Grading System and Examinations

The Royal Academy of Dance promotes and develops the art of classical ballet through graded examinations leading to examinations for Proficiency, Fellowship and Examiner. Examinations are held all over the world in December and June each year. The system is overseen by a panel of highly qualified adjudicators who are recognized specialists in ballet technique.

The Examinations are set by an International Examinations Board (IEB) comprised of representatives from national organizations representing many countries across the globe.

RAD Dance Teachers around the World

The Royal Academy of Dance is a worldwide organization with a membership of over 20,000 and around 100,000 students. The members range from dance teachers who have attained the highest level of technical excellence, Directors and Principals who have been trained at the highest level to teach and direct the art form in studios or schools, as well as individuals who are trained through our pre-professional courses.

JT Dance Warrington has RAD Accredited Dance Teachers

JT Dance Warrington is a member of the RAD. This means that our teachers are qualified to teach within the Royal Academy of Dance System, in other words, they can apply for membership of the organization. JT Dance Warrington currently has registered RAD Teachers, these teachers teach across a range of ages and classes, from Pre-Primary through to Adult classes.

Why is the Royal Academy of Dance a Good Choice

The RAD offers an internationally recognised education, training, examinations and recognition. The institute check a candidate’s ability and experience in order to recognize them as qualified for membership. Candidates are chosen based on their extensive knowledge of the art form as well as an excellent reputation with students, colleagues and employers.

RAD Dance Students

RAD dance students have the advantage of being taught by instructors who are registered with the RAD. This means that students can be assured of continued instruction in the dance studio or classroom in which they study. The RAD also has a dedicated and highly trained exam board team who work to ensure standards are maintained across the country. The professional examiners have been chosen from dancers themselves and from representatives from around the world.

Classes Offered by JT Dance Warrington

JT Dance Warrington offers a range of ballet classes, from Pre-Primary through to Adult. The classes are designed to develop confidence, technical expertise, performance skills as well as help students to develop their personal and social skills. 

Your questions answered

Here's some answers to the most frequently asked questions

There is no strict dress code or uniform, to begin with. We supply dancewear and uniforms via postal delivery and you can order anything required from your teacher at the end of your class.
Currently, all of our classes are based at Cinnamon Brow community center. You can follow the link to the locations page to see a map and get directions.
We have a range of classes available and you should check the class information to gauge whether you feel your experience level is suitable. Graded classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and it is important to attend each Grade sequentially.
We follow all national guidelines and safety measures are in place to ensure the safety of our teachers, students and dance community. All students / guardians are required to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire which includes our track and trace policy.

Register to attend a class before our classes are full.

JT Dance Cinnamon Brow

Cinnamon Brow Community Cent, Perth Cl, Fearnhead, Warrington WA2 0SF

Phone Me

Phone: 07793 722 339

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