Advanced 1 and 2 RAD Ballet

RAD Advanced 1 Ballet is suitable for pupils who have completed RAD Intermediate ballet or equivalent. Beginners age 12 and up who wish to study RAD grades are recommended to start off in the Wednesday evening General Ballet class, and then be assessed and placed in a suitable RAD Graded class after a couple of terms.

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Advanced 1 and 2 RAD Ballet

A pass at RAD Advanced 1 constitutes a Level 4 Certificate in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance and is equivalent to an A Level or NVQ Level 3.The higher level qualifications such as Advanced 1 ballet are accepted as benchmarks of achievement by vocational schools, attended by the majority of young dancers intending to enter the profession. They are also taken into account by universities and other HE institutions offering degree courses and programmes in dance and dance teacher education.

The underlying philosophy of RAD Advanced 1&2 expands upon embodied knowledge and understanding of ballet technique nurtured in the Intermediate syllabi, inspiring students technically, artistically, musically and creatively with exercises that encourage critical thinking and physical fitness while also developing a sense of theatre, movement dynamics and musical interpretation. 

Pointework continues to be part of the examinable criteria in RAD Advanced 1&2, and the students are also expected to perform their Variation “en pointe”, for which they can wear a classical tutu or short wraparound skirt. RAD Advanced 1 uniform is a black think strapped leotard. Character work is not part of the examination syllabus. 


We require pupils to wear the regulation RAD ballet uniform.



1hr 30min


£46.86 per half term. Welland School of dancing offers multi-class discounts per student for 2-5 classes from 15-30% respectively off your bill per student.

  Upstairs Studio 1, Broad Street Downstairs Studio 2, Broad Street
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Wednesday - -
Thursday 7:45 - 9:00 pm (Miss Purr) -
Friday - -
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Sunday - -
1. Beginners Welcome
2. Intermediate Level
3. Live Pianist, £4 surcharge per term
4. Potential swap of studio every week
5. Can go into Studio 1 at 6:40pm