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
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/)