RAD and ADAPT Exams
While all ballet, jazz and tap classes at 5678 support the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) Curriculum, we also offer specific classes dedicated to teaching the syllabi of these organizations and preparing students for examinations. Students wishing to progress to a more advanced level are strongly advised to take their ballet, jazz and tap exams. Competitive dance students are required to take their examinations. Since the curriculum for each level of dance requires a certain number of study hours prior to moving on, students who do not complete the requisite number of practical study hours may be recommended to repeat the level so that they are strong enough to move to the next level. High School students who take and pass their ballet exams at the Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 levels can apply to have their achievements recognized through the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) mechanism for High School credits. Staff at 5678 strive to make all examination sessions the most positive learning environment possible! We want to congratulate our 102 dancers who all successfully completed their ballet, jazz and tap exams in June 2015! Way to go!
Why Take Exams?
Both the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) and the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) are international organizations that have developed syllabi for dance training. As part of the training process, each of these organizations schedules exams to adjudicate the training level of dance students. Taking exams provides benefits to students, parents, and teachers.