VOCATIONAL ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE PROGRAMME

Qualification | Intermediate Foundation / Intermediate / Advanced 1

Validated by | Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

Course Leader | Lucinde Lane

Location | Online / In person

Course Length | Weekly, Part-Time
Start Date | Beginning of each term

COURSE OVERVIEW

Italia Conti now provides training for the internationally renowned RAD graded exams which are recognised for their quality, focusing on creativity and performance, providing opportunities to progress and achieve, developing technique, musicality and artistry. 

COURSE SUMMARY

The Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Grades Programme provide a laddered in-depth study of ballet, developing music, performance and technique. The exam syllabus is highly focused and practical. Students are required to have the maturity and technical aptitude for demanding study. In addition to classes, students will be expected to revise exercise formats and technical corrections in their own time and be expected to do their own self-study. 

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COURSE STRUCTURE

Classes take place weekly in the evenings during term time.

 

Students are auditioned into a class by trialling a class viewed either by the Head of Ballet or the class teacher. Places are dependent on students being at the correct standard to execute the work to a safe and satisfactory standard. Teaching staff on the course will be qualified teachers with the Royal Academy of Dance, Italia Conti faculty members or Royal Academy of Dance Examiners. 

CURRENT TIMETABLE OF CLASSES

Weekly classes :

Monday | 6pm-7.45pm Advanced 1 

Wednesday | 6pm-7.30pm Intermediate 

Thursday | 6pm-7.15pm Intermediate Foundation 

Classes will begin online and continue at Italia Conti Barbican premises (once it is safe to do so following Government guidelines) with a view to moving to Woking on relocation of Italia Conti. At times classes may need to go online in cases of government directives. 

TERM DATES

INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION

9 Weeks 

20th January 2022

27th January 2022

3rd February 2022

10th February 2022

24th February 2022

3rd March 2022

17th March 2022

24th March 2022

31st March 2022

INTERMEDIATE

9 Weeks

19th January 2022

26th January 2022

2nd February 2022

9th February 2022

23rd February 2022

2nd March 2022

16th March 2022

23rd March 2022

30th March 2022

ADVANCED 1

9 Weeks

17th January 2022

24th January 2022

31st January 2022

7th February 2022

21st February 2022

28th February 2022

14th March 2022

21st March 2022

28th March 2022

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SYLLABUS

There are two adjacent syllabi for students to select from; once selected students are required to follow the complete syllabus in its entirety. It is expected that students following the female syllabus will be required to work on pointe. For the Intermediate Foundation, the teacher will assess the suitability for pointe work, for other levels, dancers should have a good level of pointe. Students following the female syllabus will be required to wear a black leotard with tights that match their skin tone, students following the male syllabus will be required to wear a white leotard with black tights. 

 

FEES & FUNDING

Tuition Fees | for Autumn Term 2021 (9 weeks)

                      Intermediate Foundation - £112.50, excluding Exam Fee

                      Intermediate - £135, excluding Exam Fee

                      Advanced 1 - £157.50, excluding Exam Fee

EXAM FEES

Students are advised that exam fees levied by the Examination Boards are in addition to the course fees quoted above. Students will be invoiced their exam fees upon application for entering an examination.

FEE PAYMENT

We will require your fee payment on completion of the form. You will received an email with the payment details to make the transfer. We are not able to process your application without this.

Terms and conditions and a code of conduct apply upon acceptance to Italia Conti.

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APPLICATION

Application to the RAD course can be made using our online application form.

 

Applicants must complete the form  in order to be considered for the course. Upon receiving your application we will contact you with further information.

In line with our admissions policy, Italia Conti reserves the right to alter or withdraw offers at any point.

For more information please contact radvocationals@italiaconti.co.uk.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY TO THE RAD PROGRAMME REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:

Intermediate and Intermediate Foundation have no specific pre-requisite, however, it is strongly recommended that students studying Intermediate have taken their Intermediate Foundation, to ensure correct progression of skills.

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FURTHER PROSPECTS

For students wishing to apply for further education through the UCAS system, please note that additional points can be obtained on successful completion of the Royal Academy of Dance exams (full details https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/exams/ucas-points/