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Masterclass with English National Ballet’s Daria Klimentova

February 22, 2014

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Masterclass with Daria Klimentova 02 Mar 2014 10:30 – 12:30 Celebrating Dance 2014 – a fundraising day for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. In 2012 I reported on an excellent master class held by RAD with Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae, and at the time some of you expressed an interest in attending – either to participate […]

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Twelve Ballet Dancers Make Genée International Ballet Competition Final

December 13, 2012

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Twelve Ballet Dancers Make Genée International Ballet Competition Final Twelve young dancers, ten female and two male, have been named as Finalists of the Royal Academy of Dance’s (RAD) prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition. In Wellington on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December, 71 Semi-finalists from all over the world competed against one another in […]

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Boys Only! London dance workshop to be hosted by Laban

November 15, 2012

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Boys Only! London dance workshop to be hosted by Laban   The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), in partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, present the Boys Only! weekend workshop on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December, for boys and young men between the ages of 8 and 18. Taking place at […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae gives a ballet masterclass

November 13, 2012

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The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae gives a ballet masterclass On Sunday I reported on a ballet masterclass given by The Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae at the Royal Academy of Dance. The ballet masterclass was part of a day celebrating dance, with 21 students at Advanced 2 RAD or equivalent.  McRae has been teaching from a […]

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A Masterclass With The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae

November 11, 2012

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A Masterclass with The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae I recently reported that a masterclass with Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae would be taking place at The Royal Academy of Dance on Remembrance Sunday. ‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ was billed as a day of dance to fundraise for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. McRae’s masterclass was open to students studying Advanced […]

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Royal Academy of Dance wins funding for new ‘Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing’ project to deliver new creative learning opportunities in London

September 12, 2012

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Royal Academy of Dance wins funding for new ‘Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing’ project to deliver new creative learning opportunities in London The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD’s) ‘Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing’ project has secured funding of £49,979 from the Skills Funding Agency as part of the new Community Learning Innovation Fund, to work with adult […]

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Win an iPad with the RAD!

July 6, 2012

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Win an iPad with the RAD! The Royal Academy of Dance are running a summer photo competition: RAD Members & Friends can send in their photos showing how they are celebrating the summer through dance, either individually or in a group.   First prize is an iPad, with other great prizes on offer too. Entrants […]

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Royal Academy of Dance student Harris Beattie makes West End debut in Billy Elliott

March 13, 2012

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Harris Beattie rehearsing for his role as Billy. Courtesy of Billy Elliott The Musical

Royal Academy of Dance student Harris Beattie makes West End debut in Billy Elliott   Harris Beattie rehearsing for his role as Billy. Courtesy of Billy Elliott The Musical Scottish dance sensation Harris Beattie is currently starring as the young Billy in the London West End production of Billy Elliott The Musical, at the Victoria […]

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Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations in Scotland achieve accreditation from UCAS

February 12, 2012

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Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations in Scotland achieve accreditation from UCAS Following the recent announcement by the RAD Examinations Board that RAD examinations in Scotland have been accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) have now confirmed that these new qualifications will be subsumed within the UCAS […]

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Ballet News Reviews | A Dancer in Wartime | Gillian Lynne

January 19, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | A Dancer in Wartime | Gillian Lynne I received this book to review, before Christmas last year.  What with one thing and another : a ferocious workload before the holidays and then Christmas itself, I never even had the chance to pick it up. Until yesterday.  I can only say what […]

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Ballet: The Next Step – Launch of the Grades 1-3 Syllabi

January 11, 2012

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Ballet: The Next Step – Launch of the Grades 1-3 Syllabi The new Grades 1-3 Syllabi were launched by the Royal Academy of Dance on 3 January 2012 in front of over 500 delegates at the Mermaid Conference & Events Centre in London. Royal Academy of Dance Chief Executive Luke Rittner opened the proceedings with […]

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Ballet Business | Dancing on paper

December 19, 2011

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Ballet Business| Dancing on paper | Choreography Central As part of the Ballet News Choreography Central series of in-depth features going backstage to find out who & what brings ballet to life, today’s subject answers the question : how do you write movement, in this case ballet, and what are the practical applications of being able to do so ? What is Benesh Movement Notation (BMN) ? […]

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Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Achieves SQA Accreditation for Exams

December 1, 2011

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Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Achieves SQA Accreditation for Exams The RAD Examinations Board is pleased to announce that its application to SQA Accreditation for approval as an Awarding Body and for accreditation of its examinations in Scotland has been successful. SQA Accreditation is a distinct, autonomous arm of the Scottish Qualifications Authority.  SQA Accreditation […]

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Ballet News | TV DANCE SHOWS BOOST POPULARITY IN DANCE

November 11, 2011

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TV DANCE SHOWS BOOST POPULARITY IN DANCE 1 in 5 British adults are now strutting their stuff A nationwide survey carried out for Dance Proms, a new dance festival taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 13th November, reveals that just over 1 in 5 British adults (21%) have become more interested in […]

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Ballet News | SOUTH AFRICA SCOOPS 2 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE 2011 GENEE

October 27, 2011

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SOUTH AFRICA SCOOPS 2 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE 2011 GENEE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENÉE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION 2011  Recognised as one of the ballet world’s most prestigious competitions and the flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Genée International Ballet Competition, held at the Artscape Opera House on Sunday 9 October, finished […]

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Ballet News | The David Blair Memorial Trust winds up but support for South African ballet students continues with Royal Academy of Dance

October 23, 2011

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The David Blair Memorial Trust winds up but support for South African ballet students continues with Royal Academy of Dance  23 October 2011 The David Blair Memorial Trust has been wound up with Charity Commission consent by Trustees Stephen Lansley and Margaret Barbieri and the remaining funds of £4,400 handed over to the Royal Academy […]

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Ballet & Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall

October 19, 2011

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Ballet & Dance Proms – a unique celebration of dance in all its forms Join the IDTA, ISTD & RAD on Sunday 13 November at 7pm at the Royal Albert Hall, as hundreds of young dancers from across the UK perform an original piece of choreography on the stage of one of the world’s most iconic […]

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Royal Academy of Dance President retires

June 28, 2011

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Press release 27 June 2011 Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE announces retirement as President of the Royal Academy of Dance   It is with regret that the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) announces that Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE has decided to retire as its President. Dame Antoinette’s Presidency has spanned a period of unprecedented growth and […]

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John Rhys Halliwell triumphs at 2011 Phyllis Bedells Bursary

March 30, 2011

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John Rhys Halliwell triumphs at 2011 Phyllis Bedells Bursary Sixteen-year-old Briton, John Rhys Halliwell, a finalist in the 2006 Fonteyn Nureyev Young Dancers Competition, has won the prestigious Phyllis Bedells Bursary held on Sunday 27 March 2011 at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Headquarters.  Held in honour of Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice […]

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Ballet NEWS | Dance Proms – a national celebration of dance

February 16, 2011

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Working Together in Celebration of Dance Announcing a unique dance collaboration at the iconic Royal Albert Hall  Three of the world’s leading dance examination boards, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), have joined forces with the Royal Albert Hall to […]

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