VOCATIONAL ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE PROGRAMME

Qualification | Intermediate Foundation / Intermediate / Advanced 1 / Advanced 2

Validated by | Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

Course Leader | Lucinde Lane

Location | Italia Conti Woking

Course Length | Weekly, Part-Time

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 Examiner. 

CURRENT TIMETABLE OF CLASSES

Weekly classes :

Intermediate Foundation | Tuesday 17:00 - 18:30

Intermediate | Monday 16:45 - 18:15

Advanced 1 | Tuesday 18:30 - 20:15

Advanced 2 | Monday 18:15 - 20:15

Classes will take place at Italia Conti Woking. At times classes may need to go online in cases of government directives. 

TERM DATES - AUTUMN TERM 2022

INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION

10 Weeks

20 Sep

27 Sep

4 Oct

11 Oct

18 Oct

1 Nov

8 Nov

15 Nov

22 Nov

29 Nov

INTERMEDIATE

10 Weeks

19 Sep 

26 Sep

3 Oct

10 Oct 

17 Oct

31 Oct

7 Nov

14 Nov

21 Nov

28 Nov

ADVANCED 1

10 Weeks

20 Sep

27 Sep

4 Oct

11 Oct

18 Oct

1 Nov

8 Nov

15 Nov

22 Nov

29 Nov

ADVANCED 2

10 Weeks

19 Sep

26 Sep

3 Oct

10 Oct

17 Oct

31 Oct

7 Nov

14 Nov

21 Nov

28 Nov

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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 pointe work option 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. 

 

FEES & FUNDING

Tuition Fees | for Autumn Term 2022

                      Intermediate Foundation - £138, excluding Exam Fee

                      Intermediate - £138, excluding Exam Fee

                      Advanced 1 - £161, excluding Exam Fee

                      Advanced 2 - £184, 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. 

Students aiming to study Advanced 1 MUST have passed their Intermediate successfully. Students aiming to study Advanced 2 MUST have passed Advanced 1 successfully.

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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/

 

BACK TO BALLET COURSE

Dates | Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th September 2022

Times | Approximate hours 10:00-18:00

Location | Woking, Italia Conti

This is a great opportunity for students to improve fitness and finetune technique before the start of the academic year. This course is open to all students aged 12+.

  • Morning daily Open Class - general level and open to all

  • Pointe work - invitation only for pointe dependent on experience for safety reasons, but open to all on flat

  • Pas de Deux - invitation only for safety reasons, but all welcome to observe. If you have a query about whether you will be eligible to take part, please ask

  • Ballet Body Con - to include both strength and stretch, open to all

  • RAD Vocational Grades Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 - all welcome to observe, and all students welcome to take one or more grade for experience at a level allocated close to your ability. For example, if you regularly take Intermediate Foundation, you would be welcome to additionally try Intermediate for extra practice if you wished. If you don't take a grade, you will be allocated at least one level by the ballet team. All levels are open for other participants to view and take notes.

  • The cost of the three-day course is a very reasonable flat fee of £150. Within this, you may attend and view as many classes as you can manage or wish to attend. The course places are limited and available on a first come first served basis. All fees are non-refundable. The course will close for bookings on Fri 5th August at 18:00, or when the course is full, whichever comes first. In order to secure a place, or for more information, please email the following address: radvocationals@italiaconti.co.uk