Theatre School of Dance instructs students under the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) System. The RAD was founded in 1920 within the UK. The Academy's patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. It is one of the world's most influential dance education and training organizations, setting standards in classical ballet worldwide. It is internationally recognized for the highest standers of teaching and learning. The RAD has a presence in 85 countries. Each year around 230,000 students take RAD dance exams. Theatre School of Dance students study the RAD syllabus and prepare to participate in this examination process each year. Students who complete the RAD examination process at Theatre School of Dance, can achieve an Associates Degree in Dance from the Royal Academy.

Whatever age a student is, they can be confident that through the RAD system they are receiving the most comprehensive, well-structured and relevant program of classical ballet training available.

Please visit www.rad.org for more detailed information.