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P R OS P EC TU S LEARN TEACH DANCE

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“TEACHING IS A NATURAL PROCESS OF ANY DANCER’S CAREER, SIMILAR TO CHOREOGRAPHY, THERE IS ALWAYS A NEED TO BE CREATIVE AND SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHERS.”

Patron

HM Queen Elizabeth II

President

Darcey Bussell CBE Royal Academy of Dance 36 Battersea Square London SW11 3RA Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8000 Fax: +44 (0)8706 067352 Email: faculty@rad.org.uk www.rad.org.uk Royal Academy of Dance® is a charity registered in England and Wales No. 312826

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE® and RAD® are registered Trade Marks of the Royal Academy of Dance. The use or misuse of the Trade Mark or any other content of this publication, without prior written permission from the Royal Academy of Dance, is strictly prohibited. All photographs included in this prospectus are present and past students and staff members of the Faculty of Education, unless otherwise stated.

If you require this prospectus in large print please contact Registry, Faculty of Education Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8086 Email: faculty@rad.org.uk


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Equal opportunities

The RAD aims to create an accessible and inclusive working and learning environment in which all people are treated fairly with dignity and respect and in which they are able to give their best. We are committed to equality and diversity and have in place policies and procedures to ensure fairness, equality and professionalism.

Safeguarding

The protection of children and vulnerable adults is important to the RAD. We have a ‘duty of care’ to provide a safe environment that is conducive to ensuring that the children and vulnerable adults with whom we come into contact with are well protected and that there is a system in place to protect their welfare.

RAD policies

These can be downloaded from www.rad.org.uk or hard copies can be obtained from the Head of Quality Assurance in the Faculty of Education. The RAD are continuing to maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of student learning opportunities and information about learning opportunities.

Welcome to the Royal Academy of Dance 03  Open Days 04  Why Study with RAD? 06  Careers & Industry 08  Your Future 10  Excellence in Teaching / Facilities 12  Student Support 14  16 Studying Onsite or by Distance Learning 18 Studying & Living in London 20  Student Accommodation 22 Which Programme is for you? Undergraduate Programmes 24  BA (Hons) Ballet Education 26  BA (Hons) Dance Education 30  Student Case Studies 34  Postgraduate Programmes 36  PGCE: Dance Teaching (with QTS) 38  Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) 42  Student Case Studies 46  RAD Awards 48  Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies 50  Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Translations 54  Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies 56  Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance 60  Student Case Studies 64  Professional Dancers' Programmes 66  Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma 68  Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma: China 71  Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate 72  Student Case Studies 76  Next Steps / Student Application Timeline 78  How to Apply 80  Tuition Fees 83  About Us / Step into Dance 84  Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing / CPD 85  RAD Membership 86  Contact Us 87 

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RAD.ORG.UK WELCOME

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WELCOME TO THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE LUKE RITTNER

Chief Executive

Nearly a century ago, the Royal Academy of Dance was founded by an international group of dancers and teachers, and in that time, it has established itself as a leader in its field. Operating in over 83 countries and with a membership of over 14,000, we offer teacher training programmes to more than a thousand students. Our ballet syllabus is taught internationally, with over 240,000 candidates taking RAD exams each year, and our annual Genée International Ballet Competition is staged around the world. The unique breadth of our activities makes the RAD one of the world’s most sought after dance teacher training and education institutions. Seen by many as an extended global family, we maintain the belief that every student should be supported and encouraged within a professional, considerate and sympathetic learning environment. I commend this prospectus to you. If you are considering a career in dance teaching, then I do not believe you could do any better than start by enrolling on a Faculty of Education programme. You will find within the pages of this prospectus all that you need to know about all that we provide. Enjoy it, and I look forward to welcoming you as a student at the Royal Academy of Dance.

MICHELLE GROVES

Director of Education and Training Here at the Royal Academy of Dance, we recognise the importance of having qualified, well-informed and inspirational dance teachers who can meet the challenges and expectations of dance teaching fit for the twenty-first century. Dance teachers are important role models, with the power to motivate and influence not only the next generation of dancers and dance teachers, but also the dance audiences of the future. We also recognise that the landscape of dance teaching has become increasingly wide-ranging, with teachers working across a breadth of contexts which embrace the cultural and artistic diversity of today’s dance communities. To this end, the Faculty of Education’s portfolio of programmes and Continuing Professional Development have been specifically designed to meet your immediate and future aspirations as a dance teacher. By studying with the Royal Academy of Dance, you join a global community of dance students and teachers who share your love and passion for dance, and are dedicated to promoting the benefits of dance to all. We hope that as you look through this prospectus you will begin to visualise how your initial or continuing career as a dance teacher could begin to take shape and, in recognising the uniqueness and potential contribution each and every one of our students could make to the future development of dance education and training. We look forward to helping you realise your ambitions in this most special and rewarding profession.

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RAD.ORG.UK OPEN DAYS

OPEN DAYS MAKING BIG DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR FUTURE STUDY OPTIONS AND CAREER CHOICES CAN BE A DAUNTING TASK. The best way to find out what it’s like to study at the Royal Academy of Dance is to come to one of our open days and experience it for yourself first hand. Our open days are fun, interactive and informative. Not only will you find out more about the programme of study you are interested in, but you will get to try it out too. Join in classes Take part in a practical dance class relevant to your choice of programme and experience life as an RAD student first hand. Watch RAD students at work Get to see our students at work in their day-to-day classes by observing a ballet or performance class. Take a tour Tour the buildings and explore the dance studios and study facilities. Meet students & staff Chat to our staff and current students over an informal lunch. Presentations and questions Find out everything you need to know about studying your chosen programme and the career choices it offers at our careers fair session. Programme Managers and Registry staff are on hand throughout to answer your questions.

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Open day dates Thursday 27 October 2016 Thursday 17 November 2016 Thursday 26 October 2017 Thursday 16 November 2017 If you can’t make one of our open days there are still ways to meet us and find out more. RAD tours We welcome visitors to our headquarters and offer tours (subject to booking). These are run between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. They begin at reception with a staff guide and last approximately 45 minutes. Taster days We run a number of taster days throughout the year for our different programmes. For more information visit our website. UCAS fairs We travel across the UK to attend a number of UCAS conventions and careers fairs. If you can’t make it to one of our open days why not visit us at one of these events. We have staff on hand to answer all your study and career questions. See www.ucas.com/events for more detail. For further event details please visit www.rad.org.uk/openday or email faculty@rad.org.uk.


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“I LOVED HOW WE WERE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN A CLASS. IT GAVE ME A GREAT INSIGHT INTO THE RAD AND I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.”

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RAD.ORG.UK WHY STUDY WITH THE RAD?

WHY STUDY WITH THE RAD? WE HAVE BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF DANCE EDUCATION AND TEACHING FOR NEARLY A CENTURY, AND HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, EXPERTISE & ENTHUSIASM TO HELP YOU REALISE YOUR GOALS.

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RAD graduates are in demand

Our graduates are highly sought after by employers, with a very high employment rate on all of our programmes.

Connected with the world of dance

We have partnerships and connections with hundreds of dance education organisations around the world. Our work placements and field trips add to your learning experience and ensure that you are well prepared for the workplace.

London – an exciting place to study

The excitement of the West End, the splendour of the Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells and numerous museums and art galleries are on your doorstep. London is an amazing city and a world class centre for culture and the arts.

World class education at an affordable price

We make our programmes of study as accessible as possible to all students and look to provide an excellent education at a competitive price.

We are an international organisation

We have students from all around the world currently studying with us on university-validated and RAD awards. We have 34 international offices and offer one programme in eight different languages.

History & experience

When you join us as a student you will become part of an organisation that has a long and distinguished history. Established in 1920, we have 97 years' experience in training and educating dance teachers.


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Professional membership

As a student you gain access to the professional membership body of the RAD which, in addition to a global support network, ensures you have a competitive advantage from day one.

Registered teacher status

Most of our students are eligible for registration as teachers with the RAD on completion of their programme.

Student satisfaction

Our students are satisfied with their study experience, with most of our programmes gaining over 90% in surveys.

OVER 4,500

DANCE TEACHERS TRAINED BY THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION

97 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN DANCE TEACHER EDUCATION

WHY DANCE TEACHER EDUCATION? Dance Education is an incredibly diverse and exciting profession. It is an area that is enjoying continued worldwide popularity and offers a number of different career opportunities. Graduates who have completed Faculty of Education programmes have pursued a range of rewarding careers within dance education all over the world. Many have set up their own successful dance schools, worked internationally, developed innovative dance practices and scholarships or taken on leadership roles in dance. Dance teachers can work in many different contexts depending on their areas of interest and choice of qualification. As a dance teacher, you could be preparing students to become professional dancers, providing specialist subject education in a school or college, or helping people to learn more about dance and movement so they can improve their health and wellbeing. You could be teaching dance in private dance schools, vocational schools, state sector primary and secondary schools, community settings, and in Further or Higher Education. In addition to high level dance knowledge, prospective dance teachers need to develop excellent communication skills and engage in critical, reflective and creative practices. If you are passionate about dance and enjoy working with people, dance education could be the right career path for you.

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RAD.ORG.UK CAREERS & INDUSTRY

CAREERS & INDUSTRY Careers & industry links

We work with organisations around the world to ensure our programmes and teaching staff are at the forefront of dance education and provide you with a breadth of experience to launch your new career. In addition to work placements and study trips, our students also regularly enjoy input from guest tutors and speakers which include leading figures from the world of dance and education.

Work placements

Many of our programmes offer face-to-face teaching experience through several placement opportunities which will develop your teaching skills and help you gain confidence and experience teaching real students. We work with over 45 different partnership schools in the UK to provide a range of placement opportunities for onsite students. These provide a multitude of different dance teaching contexts and allow you to become well rounded and experienced teachers who are well equipped to face the unique demands of the dance teaching profession. Our distance learners are supported in placement by our international network of RAD mentors and practical teaching supervisors.

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“I AM CURRENTLY ON PLACEMENT FOR MY SECOND YEAR AND I AM ENJOYING TEACHING IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS THAT I MIGHT NOT HAVE CONSIDERED TEACHING IN BEFORE.”


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RAD.ORG.UK YOUR FUTURE

YOUR FUTURE OUR SUCCESSFUL RAD GRADUATES GO ON TO WORK ALL OVER THE WORLD, LEADING THE WAY IN DANCE AND DANCE TEACHER EDUCATION.

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After graduating from the RAD, I quickly set out to acquire as much varied teaching experience as I could, ranging from community classes delivered on behalf of a rugby team’s dance foundation, to delivering ballet lessons in boarding schools and private nurseries. During this time, I began working for the Junior School of the independent ballet company, Ballet Black, under Artistic Director Cassa Pancho. Although I never noticed my race whilst dancing as a child, through teaching I had come to realise that perhaps ballet was not as accessible as I would have imagined. Joining Ballet Black seemed like the perfect way to show children from minority backgrounds that there can be a future in ballet. I also started up classes at a primary school in London, and after entering the first few students for RAD exams, I realised that I was allowing children in the area to take part in something that would otherwise be out of their reach. The classes began to grow, and as I was looking for a venue for En Pointe to call ‘home’, a wonderful community organisation, the Chelsea Theatre, got in touch and asked if I would like to run classes at their studios. I now also run classes in many other schools and nurseries and am very keen that all the children enrolled, regardless of their backgrounds, should be able to access professional and formal ballet training. Since graduating, I have maintained close ties with the RAD and the great work that they do. I have been on the London & Middlesex Regional Advisory Committee (of which I am now Chairperson) for over three years and I have also recently become a Mentor to students enrolled on RAD programmes."

REENA BHATTACHARJEE

I work in Slovenia, championing changes to our ballet system in order to ensure standards in the public sector are raised. I am organising seminars for ballet teachers whilst looking to introduce RAD CPD workshops in Slovenia for the first time. I have become the Head of Study for a group of teachers, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and my colleagues and I have organised a new Slovenian ballet competition called TUTU which ran for the first time this year. The PDPTC programme gave me wings, knowledge and confidence to tackle all these issues and tasks, alongside my own fulltime teaching."

ANA TROJNAR

Having discussed career options with my tutor, I wanted to explore opportunities abroad so it was suggested that I contact the Conservatory of International Style and Cultural Arts (CISCA) in Shanghai, as the founder and several of the employees are former students of the RAD. After a successful interview via webcam and a lot of contemplation with my family, close friends and some of my teachers, I decided to accept this exciting, potentially life-changing job offer. The prospect of moving by myself to the other side of the world for my first real job is extremely daunting, but opportunities like this are too good to refuse. Studying at the RAD has given me the advantage of being able to travel and use everything I have learnt over the past three years. I have been warned that China will be a big culture shock, but I am ready to jump into the deep end and start this big adventure."

LORIAN KURZWELL I have gained so much from becoming an RAD teacher. Following completion of the PDTD programme I became a teacher for RAD Dance School, which helped me grow in confidence and when the opportunity of working in the United States was offered, I jumped at the chance! It has been a very unique and diverse experience and I have learnt so much from the dancers and teachers here. They are very adaptable to all styles and enjoy fresh challenges and it is wonderful to work with the RAD in the U.S."

MARSHA HUNT

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RAD.ORG.UK EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING / FACILITIES

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING Academic staff

Our teaching staff is comprised of knowledgeable and accomplished practitioners from the world of dance and dance education whose experience of both the public and private sectors ensure our students keep pace with industry changes. All are highly qualified and many also pursue research in their specialist field and regularly speak at international academic conferences and events. All our academic staff have a wide range of expertise to share with you and are dedicated to supporting you through your studies. For more information see www.rad.org.uk/staff-and-research.

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Support staff

Our friendly team of support staff are on hand to advise you in all non-academic areas related to your study, such as queries regarding your programme, finances, equipment and facilities. We also have a Student Support Officer who looks after the pastoral element of your wellbeing and a Study Skills Coordinator whose role is directed towards supporting you with your academic work.

Guest lecturers and speakers

We often have visiting lecturers and guest speakers at the RAD providing staff and students with a fascinating insight into the world of dance and education. Our recent Guest Lecture Series brought together a diverse set of voices and perspectives on dance and included audiences with Kevin O’Hare (Director, Royal Ballet), Kathryn Wade (Founder Director and former Chief Executive of the English National Ballet School), Professor Janice Ross (Stanford University), Robert Parker (Artistic Director, Elmhurst Ballet School), Lauren Cuthbertson (Principal, Royal Ballet) and Magpie Dance Company.


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FACILITIES THE RAD HAS SUPERB FACILITIES AND RESOURCES WHICH MAKE IT A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE STUDY OF DANCE.

Studios and performance space

Students studying at the RAD benefit from seven fullyequipped dance studios, named after key figures in its history. The Fonteyn Centre offers two professional sized studios (Ashton and de Valois), whilst the GenĂŠe Studio transforms into a studio theatre for student and community dance performances.

The Philip Richardson Library

The Philip Richardson Library attracts dance scholars and researchers worldwide. The book collection comprises more than 5,000 titles covering all aspects of ballet and other dance genres, anthropology, biography, education, history, notation, physiology and psychology. The library is also home to a unique collection of over 550 Benesh Movement Notation scores, a large collection of DVDs and CDs and extensive runs of more than 30 international dance journals. The library Archives and Special Collections comprises an enviable range of rare photographs and artefacts including programmes, letters and costume designs.

Information learning technology suite

The Information Learning Technology Suite (ILTS) is used to support student study and, in particular, to develop ICT skills in dance education and teaching. ILTS contains a wide range of hardware and software including Benesh Editor, Labanwriter and Lifeforms.

Faculty of Education website & student forums

Both onsite and distance learning students have access to the Faculty of Education virtual learning environment from which they can access study materials and use the online student forums.

Audio-visual resources

To enhance the development of teaching and self-evaluation skills, onsite students have access to digital video cameras and playback facilities to film and assess teaching. These may be used onsite and, with prior arrangement, taken into schools/colleges to record work with different groups of students. Lecture rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, computers and screens. The video collection housed in the Philip Richardson Library enables students to use a range of professional dance works for resource-based teaching.

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RAD.ORG.UK STUDENT SUPPORT

STUDENT SUPPORT WHETHER YOU ARE STUDYING ONSITE OR BY DISTANCE LEARNING, WE HAVE A RANGE OF SERVICES TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR WELFARE, WELLBEING AND ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS. The Faculty of Education is committed to supporting you at all stages of the application process and during your programmes of study, whether these are onsite or our distance learning programmes that are delivered all over the world.

Who’s who The Student Support Officer and the Study Skills Coordinator work closely together with the Faculty of Education tutoring team to provide a holistic approach to student support. The Student Support Officer looks after the more pastoral aspects of student support as well as managing the learning plans for students with disabilities (including long term medical conditions, learning disability and mental health conditions). The Study Skills Coordinator is directed towards supporting students with their academic work. This includes note taking, research and developing writing skills. Student Support Officer Email: studentsupport@rad.org.uk Tel: +44 (0)20 7316 8014 Before you start Depending on the programme you opt for, you may have questions about what it’s like to study in London, or are worried about how you will be able to manage your studies on top of having a family and full-time or part-time work. Or perhaps you are a student with a learning disability or medical condition that may affect how you can participate in the programme. You may have questions about how we can support your learning while you are studying with us. The Student Support Officer is here to answer these questions and we encourage you to contact us before applying.

Our services Counselling We take the mental wellbeing of our students seriously and recognise that sometimes you may have to deal with difficult personal situations. For onsite students, our experienced independent counsellor is here to listen and offer a confidential service to talk through any troubling issues you may be facing.

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Health and wellbeing Although we don’t have medical services onsite, for students studying with us at RAD headquarters, we can signpost you to local services including GPs and physiotherapy. We also encourage students with injuries to use the specialist NHS dance clinic at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. For students studying by distance, the Student Support Officer is able to talk to you about the support you may need to find within your country of study. Academic study skills The Study Skills Coordinator provides group tutorials and one-to-one support on a range of academic study-related topics which include academic referencing, essay writing, critical thinking, structuring and composing written assessments, presentations skills and proof reading. Disability support The Faculty of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities who wish to pursue a career in the dance teaching profession. For onsite programmes, we encourage you to visit us before applying, to view classes and facilities and discuss any support or adjustments that may be required. Disabled students allowance (DSA) UK based students are encouraged to apply for Disabled Students Allowance* prior to starting on programme with us. This enables us to get your institutional support up and running as soon as you arrive. Dyslexia support If you know that you have dyslexia or another learning difficulty, we strongly encourage you to let us know as soon as possible. This will help us develop a Personal Learning Support Plan for you, and, if you're based in the UK, to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance if you have not already done so. In order to apply for a Disabled Students Allowance, a recent diagnostic assessment (post 16 years) is required. These can be obtained by contacting the following: Specialist Teacher/Assessor with an Assessment Practising Certificate or Chartered Psychologist specialising in Specific Learning Difficulties registered with the Health Care Practitioners Council (HCPC). Wherever possible this should be obtained from your secondary school or college before leaving. If this is not possible, we can help you arrange to have a diagnostic assessment. These assessments are fairly expensive, (usually between £400-£500) but eligible students are able to apply for financial assistance from our Hardship Fund to contribute towards the cost. For successful DSA applications, if you have been allocated a specialist dyslexia tutor, we can help you set this support up and if required, we can book you a regular meeting room to meet your tutor on a weekly basis. If during the programme you identify some difficulties that you think may be dyslexia related, we will arrange for you to have an online screening to help you identify the type of support you may need.

Learning support plans If you disclose an existing disability or become disabled during the programme, you will be offered a Personal Learning Support Plan. This is an agreement developed between you and the Student Support Officer to identify your support needs and any necessary reasonable adjustments for onsite learning, distance learning and teaching placements. After obtaining your consent, this information will be passed onto the relevant teaching staff and teaching placement mentors in a confidential report. If you would like further information about the programme content or additional support needs, please contact the Student Support Officer or the Programme Manager of the programme you are interested in. Assistive technology We have a range of assistive technology such as ClaroRead and Dragon Naturally Speaking in our computer suite, supporting all students and particularly those with learning difficulties to be able to use other strategies for researching, structuring and composing their academic written assessments. RAD headquarters building: Facilities The RAD site has level and ramped access to the ground floor. There is an adapted toilet and three further accessible toilets on the ground floor.   Whilst most taught sessions take place at RAD headquarters, sometimes students go on trips to the theatre and perform at other venues. Teaching placements take place at a variety of private dance schools, secondary schools, primary schools and community settings. Where possible, reasonable adjustments are made for visiting these offsite locations. * More information on how to apply for DSA for students from: Scotland - saas.gov.uk Northern Ireland - nidirect.gov.uk/articles/disabled-students-allowances England - gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas Wales - studentfinancewales.co.uk

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RAD.ORG.UK STUDYING ONSITE OR BY DISTANCE LEARNING

STUDYING ONSITE OR BY DISTANCE LEARNING WE OFFER A RANGE OF FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME PROGRAMMES WHICH CAN BE STUDIED AT THE RAD IN LONDON OR FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME.

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“THE RAD OFFERED A DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMME WHICH WAS MOST SUITABLE TO MY DANCE TEACHING CAREER AND LIFESTYLE.“ 


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If you choose to study one of our distance learning programmes you will join an international community of dedicated students, many of them working professionals, with diverse experiences and interests.

Our university-validated degrees are of the highest academic standard and will allow you to compete on equal terms for entry to postgraduate programmes and research degrees.

Our distance learning programmes are about widening access to dance education, providing a flexible learning experience and sharing our expertise around the world.

Becoming a student on an RAD programme means becoming part of an international learning and teaching community. On successful completion of one of our programmes, you may be eligible to apply for Registered Teacher Status with the RAD.

We have an international reputation for the highest professional standards and all our programmes are delivered by highly qualified, experienced tutors. Our professional qualifications are respected by employers and professional bodies alike and will provide you with an essential platform to launch your career as a dance teacher. For the more experienced dance teacher, a range of programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities are also available to you.

As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, RAD Registered Teachers will also participate in CPD. Our scheme is designed to support you through every stage of your career.

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RAD.ORG.UK STUDYING & LIVING IN LONDON

STUDYING & LIVING IN LONDON

LONDON IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND DIVERSE CITIES IN THE WORLD AND A LEADING CULTURAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS.

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Students come from far and wide to study at the RAD’s headquarters in London, attracted by the choice of programmes we offer, the expertise of our highly qualified staff, superb resources and our location close to the capital’s centre. The RAD sits on the bank of the River Thames in Battersea Square, South West London, with bars and cafés on the doorstep, and a short journey away from the lively activity of the city.

Living in London

London has something to offer students of all ages, from venues which host a wide variety of international dance tours, to art galleries, open air concerts and the famous ‘West End’ home of the musical. There are thousands of shops, bars, restaurants and cinemas within the city, and many stunning sights. Our students benefit from a thriving London dance scene with many opportunities to see some of the world's leading dance companies and to take part in the cultural diversity of dance in the UK.


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“THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FOR ME WAS MOVING TO LONDON, BUT I’M SURROUNDED BY A WONDERFUL YEAR GROUP, SUPPORTIVE STAFF AND FRIENDS.”

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RAD.ORG.UK STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION FOR MANY OF OUR STUDENTS, STUDYING AT THE RAD WILL MEAN LEAVING HOME. THIS CAN BE AN EXCITING PROSPECT, BUT YOU MIGHT ALSO FEEL APPREHENSIVE ABOUT MOVING AND WE UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO SUPPORT YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS. As a student, you will be joining a small but supportive and vibrant community that comprises of students from all over the world. They have been through the same experience of moving to a new country or city and you will find the advice and support on offer through this network invaluable. All new students can participate in a buddying scheme when they start their onsite programme and this can be a really good way of getting to know other students at the RAD. Whether it is advice on accommodation, the best place to shop or simply where to go to have fun, you will find many new friends who share the same interests and love for dance. Accommodation There is no onsite accommodation for students at the RAD. However, we do provide you with a list of accommodation in the local area that is used by many of our students. This includes private house shares, student halls and purpose built student apartments. For more information please contact the Lead Admissions Officer +44 (0)20 7326 8086. Alternatively email faculty@rad.org.uk

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Spring Mews

After getting in contact with some people living outside London and a couple of churches within London, I was sent to a Christian flat share organisation which is how I found my housemates. Every single person I met through the website was so helpful even if a flat share didn't work out! I even made a friend through the website and we occasionally meet up for coffee which has made my first few months in London a lot more comfortable." I managed to find accommodation quite easily as I knew someone who was already a student at the RAD; we used to dance together at my dance school in Luxembourg. She already had accommodation and needed someone to take the available second room." Spring Mews is perfectly located in Zone 1, minutes from Vauxhall station, the banks of the River Thames and with easy access to the Royal Academy of Dance." To find accommodation I searched online as I wasn't able to go to England and look for places. I eventually decided on Unite Independent student halls, as this was fairly reasonably priced compared to other student halls and flats. I heard about this through a friend who had stayed with Unite before and could recommend them. There are lots of good points about Unite as all your bills are included and the maintenance and reception service is good."

I moved in with a family and it's been awesome! I enjoy the environment and get occasional babysitting jobs if I want. Another great thing about a house share with a family is that it's not contract based, so I'm free to go home over summer without worrying about contracts or finding a sublet, which is perfect as I've moved across the Atlantic!" I actually met another student on our audition day - we hit it off and so did our mums. We took each others numbers and added each other on Facebook and ended up putting a deposit down on two rooms in the same flat at Spring Mews student accommodation in Vauxhall. Our main priorities were that we would be close to the RAD, all bills would be included and that we would be safe and comfortable wherever we stayed. Another thing that really attracted us to this accommodation was that it is all modern, private and so close to central London. It is on a tube and train route so only takes us four minutes to get to Clapham Junction. The accommodation was also only a year old when we moved in!"

Useful Websites www.rad.org.uk/study www.freshstudentliving.co.uk/location/london/spring-mews-london www.christianflatshare.org www.downingstudents.com/locations/london www.ish.org.uk

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RAD.ORG.UK WHICH PROGRAMME IS FOR YOU?

Programme

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Study Location

Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies

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Distance learning, onsite Intensive Study Period and Teaching Placement

Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies

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Distance learning and Teaching Placement

BA (Hons) Dance Education

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Distance learning and onsite Intensive Study Seminar at RAD, London

Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education

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Distance learning and onsite Intensive Study Seminar at RAD, London

The Faculty of Education offers a range of programmes of study, including degrees validated by the University of Bath and awards of the RAD.

Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education

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Distance learning and onsite Intensive Study Seminar at RAD, London

Our programmes offer flexible learning and are delivered by highly qualified tutors. You can choose from onsite, full-time or part-time study or distance learning which enables you to study from your own home. The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies is also offered in eight different languages.

BA (Hons) Ballet Education

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RAD, London

Licentiate of The Royal Academy of Dance

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RAD, London

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status)

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RAD, London and Teaching Placements

Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching)

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Distance learning with Induction Seminar at RAD, London

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching)

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Distance learning with Induction Seminar at RAD, London

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching)

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Distance learning with Induction Seminar at RAD, London

Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma

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RAD, London and Distance learning

WHICH PROGRAMME IS FOR YOU?

Our programmes are designated at levels consistent with the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) in which first-year undergraduate is Level 4 and Masters qualifications are Level 7. All programmes offer eligibility for registration as a teacher with the RAD. The Benesh Institute at the RAD The Benesh Institute is the international centre for Benesh Movement Notation (BMN). Since 1997 it has been incorporated within the RAD. It aims to help the dance profession preserve its heritage and to protect choreographic copyright. Devised by Rudolf and Joan Benesh, and first published in 1956, BMN is a written system for recording human movement. It is most widely used in the recording and restaging of dance works. The Faculty of Education works closely with the Benesh Institute in providing opportunities for students to use BMN in their studies and teaching placements. See more at www.rad.org.uk/benesh.

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STUDY LEVEL CONTENTS BA (Hons) Ballet 26   Education BA (Hons) Dance 30   Education  Student Case Studies 34 

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RAD.ORG.UK UNDERGRADUATE BA (HONS) BALLET EDUCATION

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BALLET EDUCATION THIS PROGRAMME REFLECTS OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE IN PROMOTING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF BALLET AND BALLET TEACHING.

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This three-year taught degree programme combines dance training with preparation for teaching. Students on this programme form a small but significant group of onsite learners who work closely with specialist tutors and other staff at RAD headquarters in London. It attracts both UK and international students who make the most of their time in London with its diverse, innovative and world class arts and theatre culture. Your student experience The BA (Hons) Ballet Education (BABE) is three years full-time and delivered across two semesters each year. Modules integrate practical and theoretical study as well as hands-on practical teaching experience. At Level 4, you will spend most of your time in technique classes, repertoire workshops, choreographic workshops, lectures, seminars and field trips. At Level 5 and Level 6, the amount of independent study increases, as does the number of hours spent off-site on teaching placements and in-depth exploration and research. You will also receive the support of regular one-to-one tutorials throughout the duration of the programme.

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“NOT ONLY HAVE I EXPANDED MY KNOWLEDGE IN THE EDUCATIONAL FIELD, BUT I HAVE ALSO IMPROVED MY OWN DANCING AND CHOREOGRAPHIC SKILLS.”

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100% OF STUDENTS IN WORK OR STUDY FOLLOWING GRADUATION, 90% OF WHOM ARE NOW IN A PROFESSIONAL OR MANAGERIAL JOB.

3 YEARS FULL-TIME UCAS code W540 Institution code R55

Start September 2017

Location RAD, London

Apply by 15 January 2017

Level/credits Levels 4–6 (360 credits)

Application Application via UCAS, audition and interview

Tuition fees UK/EU students: £6,600 International students: £11,180

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RAD.ORG.UK UNDERGRADUATE BA (HONS) BALLET EDUCATION

MENTOR TESTIMONIAL

ROSIE CHESSON

My dance school in Wimbledon specialises in teaching the authentic Street Dance styles to children as young as two years old through to adults. Mentoring the RAD students in these classes gives them a great opportunity to develop their teaching skills with a range of ages and abilities, as well as to gain knowledge in a different dance style. I enjoy sharing my experience with the students and supporting them throughout their placement, and it's great watching them grow in confidence and ability.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Three GCE A level passes (Grades B, B, C). RAD Intermediate or equivalent examination in ballet. Appropriate English Language Proficiency Test for students whose first language

is not English. Candidates with two GCE A level passes and a strong dance background will be considered (candidates wishing to apply on this basis should contact Registry for further information). For applicants

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“DANCE GIVES PEOPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES, THE BALLET EDUCATION PROGRAMME IS ONE OF A KIND.”

from countries that do not have the equivalent of A levels we have a new Foundation Module that meets the entry criteria for undergraduate access. For more details please visit www.rad.org.uk/foundation-module.

Award Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of BA (Hons) Ballet Education. Graduates are eligible for registration as dance teachers with the RAD.


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Assessment mode

Modules are assessed through a variety of practical examinations, written assignments, presentations and assessment of teaching.

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LEVEL 5

LEVEL 6

Level 4 is a dynamic year in which you study both practical and lecture based modules which will prepare you for studying at Higher Education and prepare your body and your mind to be a teacher of dance. You will spend time in the studio securing your own technique in both ballet and contemporary dance, train your body to understand the movement requirements to be a teacher alongside studying dance science so that you can better understand your body and the bodies of those you will one day be teaching. You will also be exposed to performance modules where you will learn to perform existing ballet repertoire as well as creating your own through an embodied knowledge of dance history. Modules such as dance analysis will allow you to develop critical analysis skills and dance teaching theory modules will allow you to take part in visits to observe dance teaching in schools (public and private sector), community dance projects and dance company education.

At Level 5, you will step up the knowledge and understanding that you have gained at Level 4, to continue to work on your own dance skills, developing your choreographic skills and studying dance from a historical, scientific and critical perspective. You will have the opportunity to make your own work set on other dance bodies, delve deeper into dance science and somatic practice and expand your ideas on what it means to become a teacher of dance. You will undertake two professional placements in which you will teach different groups of students in two dynamically different contexts. Throughout your experience, you will be supported by qualified, experienced mentors from the variety of partnerships we have as well as the wide professional expertise of the staff at the RAD.

At Level 6, you will be able to choose whether to focus on performance, choreography or critical studies. In selecting your elective, you will gain an enriched and in-depth experience in the area you choose. Alongside technique classes you will also undertake a dissertation which is individually tutored and draws on knowledge and skills gained at Level 4 and Level 5. Teaching skills are developed through a final professional placement supported by theoretical study of education, policies and practices relevant to the dance teacher. The Professional Placement and Career Preparation modules prepare you for entry to the world of work and today’s professional dance environment and allows you to remain in one placement through the duration of the year to allow you to watch your students’ progress from start to finish.

programme and study for this award alongside their degree at a discounted fee. Following successful completion of the BA (Hons) Ballet Education, graduates may wish to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education:

Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) or Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching).

More information www.rad.org.uk/babe

Employment prospects

Students from this programme go on to work in a range of careers in dance teaching, both in the public and private sector all over the world. Many of our students also go on to postgraduate studies here at the RAD or other international universities.

Further study and career development Students enrolled on the BA (Hons) Ballet Education may apply for a place on the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD)

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RAD.ORG.UK UNDERGRADUATE BA (HONS) DANCE EDUCATION

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DANCE EDUCATION CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: DANCE EDUCATION DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION: DANCE EDUCATION

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As a distance learner, you will be able to study from your own home, with study materials available online. You will be fully supported every step of the way by a dedicated team of specialist tutors. The programme includes a compulsory Intensive Study Seminar (ISS) week during the first semester of Level 4, at RAD headquarters in London, where you will meet students and staff on the programme. Your student experience Each level of the BA (Hons) Dance Education (BADE) can be studied full-time or part-time and you can choose to study at certificate, diploma or degree level. The programme is modular and is delivered across two semesters each year, with the compulsory Intensive Study Seminar in the first year. All modules are supported by study guides which are accessed online and contain key source materials, tutorguided tasks and suggestions for further study. You are allocated a specialist tutor for each module, with whom you will have regular contact via email and scheduled telephone and online tutorials. All students have access to online forums as a means of communication with students and tutors throughout the world.

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1–3 YEARS FULL-TIME 2–6 YEARS PART-TIME

Start September 2017

UCAS code W541 Institution code R55

Apply by Full-time 15 January 2017 Part-time 30 April 2017

Location Distance learning and onsite Intensive Study Seminar at RAD, London

Level/credits Level 4 Certificate (120 credits) Level 5 Diploma (240 credits)

Level 6 Degree (360 credits)

Tuition fees Please see p83 for a full list of fees

Application Full-time via UCAS Language Part-time via Registry, English Faculty of Education, RAD

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RAD.ORG.UK UNDERGRADUATE BA (HONS) DANCE EDUCATION

MEGAN WEST

Third Year Student BA (Hons) Dance Education After having to change my career plans following a medical diagnosis, the BADE programme provided the perfect stepping stone to an alternative dance career; I could remain involved in dance and start to teach whilst being able to study at home. The Intensive Study Seminar week in the first year enabled me to meet others on the programme and made me feel part of the RAD education faculty, so that I knew I wasn’t alone. The programme has offered me a new focus, aided my exploration of dance sectors and expanded my knowledge.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Three GCE A level passes or equivalent. RAD Intermediate or equivalent examination in any dance genre. Appropriate English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English.

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Studying whilst teaching has enabled me to apply the knowledge from each module directly to my work and I have grown as a person, and as a dance teacher. The support from the RAD Faculty of Education, as well as fellow distance learners, has been pivotal to my success on the programme. Although it’s challenging at times, especially time management (working full-time alongside studying), it is utterly rewarding and has made me the teacher I am now.

It has increased my confidence, taught me to never give up, and that struggles can be tackled through joint learning and understanding of Dance Education, which has ultimately enabled my passion for dance to continue and to be passed on to my students. In the future, I would like to open my own inclusive dance school for the entire community; where old and young can participate in the joy of learning to dance. Dance is a doorway to discovery for individuals from all walks of life.

For applicants who reside in countries that do not have the equivalent of A levels we have a new Foundation Module that meets the entry criteria for undergraduate access.

Award Successful completion of Level 4 leads to the award of Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education.

For more details please visit www.rad.org.uk/foundation-module.

Successful completion of Level 5 leads to the award of Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education.

Successful completion of Level 6 leads to the award of BA (Hons) Dance Education.


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Assessment mode

Modules are assessed through a range of written assignments which include essays, case studies and portfolios. At degree level, you will submit a written dissertation on your area of interest.

CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: DANCE EDUCATION

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION: DANCE EDUCATION

At Level 4, you will gain a broad perspective on dance education across a range of sectors. You will also be introduced to educational concepts which are fundamental throughout your studies, as well as gaining knowledge and understanding of health, fitness and safety in relation to dance teaching. Level 4 includes a focus on the interrelationship between music and dance allowing you to explore a range of styles, genres and contexts as well as a comparative overview of musical aspects in order to reflect on and improve music in your own dance practice and teaching. This is further supported by modules focused on educational concepts in which you will reflect upon your own experiences and apply them to the fundamental concepts essential for effective learning and teaching to take place.

At Level 5, you will be able to extend your knowledge of philosophical, pedagogical and professional issues in dance teaching, as well as developing your research skills. You will be able to choose from a range of module options which are studied alongside three compulsory modules. At Level 5 you will have the opportunity to consider a more philosophical approach to the nature of dance by critically exploring what is inferred by the term 'dance' through challenging assumptions, pre-conceptions and traditional barriers. Alongside this, you will develop a practical understanding of the fundamental principles of teaching and learning styles and how these can be applied in the context of dance education. Key theories, including motivation, differentiation and progression, are all explored. A development of the analytical tools required to critically analyse dance are also studied as well as an exploration of the relationship between the physical and psychological dimensions of dance performance and teaching.

Students who gain the BA (Hons) Dance Education may be eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status).

Graduates with teaching experience may also apply for the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching).

Employment prospects

Students who have completed this programme work in a range of careers in dance teaching, both in the public and private sector. Many of our students progress to postgraduate studies or have extended their freelance work into new dance contexts. Further study and career development Students who gain a minimum of 120 credits at Level 4 can apply to have their teaching assessed in order to be eligible for teacher registration with the RAD.

BA (HONS) DANCE EDUCATION At Level 6, you are required to complete two compulsory modules and choose from a range of options including dance analysis, assessment issues in dance, optimising dance performance and dance management. You will also complete a dissertation where you will have the opportunity to choose an interesting and original idea to research. Alongside this, you will also critically explore the philosophical considerations of the nature of the arts in education, debating such issues as objectivity and subjectivity and the dichotomy between mind and body. You will gain knowledge and understanding of some of the major principles and theories of skill acquisition and motor learning, including somatic and performance profiling techniques. Further modules will examine what is meant by an academic discipline and how these disciplines are defined through social constructions, including dance in Higher Education, vocational training and dance in relation to older learners.

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CASE STUDIES KAMILLE MULLER

Third Year Student BA (Hons) Ballet Education I am Belgian and come from Luxembourg. I have always been interested in education and having received all my training and passed all my examinations with RAD registered teachers, coming to study at the Royal Academy of Dance was an obvious choice for me. I have enjoyed every part of the training and I have not only expanded my knowledge in the educational field but I have also improved my own dancing and choreographic skills. London is an amazing city, especially when it comes to culture and it’s not as rainy as everybody expects!

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Looking back on my three years of living in London and studying on the BABE programme, I now feel very well prepared to start my career as a ballet teacher. As the RAD is represented in so many different countries, I am planning to travel abroad to start my career. It is exciting to see how many job opportunities there are when graduating from the BABE programme and I would recommend it to anyone planning a career in dance education.

“I NOW FEEL WELL PREPARED TO START MY CAREER AS A BALLET TEACHER.”


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CLARE SHEPPARD

Second Year Student BA (Hons) Ballet Education Dance gives people opportunities to express themselves and it is for everyone, no matter how old you are or your ability, dance can give you a new lease of life and it brings people together. The Ballet Education programme is one of a kind. It provides the best quality of teacher training, there is a lot of one-to-one time with lecturers and it is very personal. Whilst studying here, I also wanted to further my knowledge in ballet, so having the opportunity to study the

LRAD alongside my programme and go in-depth into teaching the RAD syllabus has been very rewarding. I am currently on placement in my second year and I am enjoying teaching in a variety of settings that I perhaps might not have considered teaching before. When I have qualified, I would ideally like to be teaching curriculum dance in a school whilst also teaching in private dance schools on evenings and weekends.

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OF STUDENTS FELT WELL, OR VERY WELL PREPARED FOR EMPLOYMENT, FURTHER STUDY AND STARTING THEIR OWN BUSINESS.

“I FEEL THAT I HAVE BECOME MUCH MORE OPENMINDED.”

LAURA RADFORD

First Year Student BA (Hons) Ballet Education I chose to study at the RAD because I felt very welcomed during the open and audition days and knew that I would be supported throughout my studies. I also knew that this was the only place that would provide an outstanding future for myself as a teacher. You are taught by some of the best teachers in ballet education who will push you to your maximum capability and inspire you to be the best dancer and teacher that you can be. Before studying at the RAD, as a dancer, I was very balletorientated. Since beginning the

programme, I have learned to move in a different way through the contemporary technique lessons. This has probably been my biggest challenge so far, but I have learnt that it is good to be pushed outside your comfort zone because it gives you so much more confidence and adaptability as a dancer. Overall, during my time here, I feel that I have become much more open-minded to different dance styles and have widened my knowledge of both dance histories and dance science – all of which will benefit me to a greater extent when I am teaching.

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RAD.ORG.UK POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION: DANCE TEACHING (WITH QUALIFIED TEACHER STATUS)

PGCE: DANCE TEACHING IF YOU WANT TO TEACH DANCE IN UK SECONDARY EDUCATION THEN THIS PROGRAMME IS FOR YOU.

*Please note that this programme is currently under review for 2017/18. For up to date information please contact Registry at faculty@rad.org.uk.

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( WITH QUALIFIED TEACHER STATUS)

This programme combines postgraduate studies with initial teacher training to give you a comprehensive preparation for dance teaching. The programme includes two teaching placements in secondary schools or colleges supported by regular periods of study at RAD headquarters in London. You will be introduced to the standards and requirements for government-recognised Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and work to fulfil these standards through the duration of your studies. You will be supported by School-based Tutors and RAD Tutors who will provide continuous feedback on your progress. On successful completion of the PGCE:DT, you will have gained a postgraduate qualification with Qualified Teacher Status and will be eligible to become a registered teacher with the RAD. Graduates from this programme can also apply for the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) with 60 credits exemption. Our partnership schools and colleges Our partnership schools and colleges are based in inner and outer London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

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School Direct The School Direct programme is a school-led teacher training route. Participating schools directly recruit their own trainees and work in partnership with an accredited training provider to offer qualified teacher training, which in some cases may include a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). The programme generally lasts for one year and trainees may go on to work within that school or cluster/ federation of schools (although there is no guarantee of employment). For more information visit www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching. You can apply for School Direct through UCAS Teacher Training at www.ucas.com. Your student experience The programme comprises 12 weeks of full-time study onsite (in three blocks) at the RAD in London and 24 weeks in two distinct professional placements within schools or colleges covering the 11–19 age range. Modules taught at the RAD are delivered through practical workshops, lectures, seminars and a series of teaching tasks. During your placements you will work alongside School-based Tutors who are dance specialists. You will develop your knowledge and skills through a combination of observation, teaching and discussion with your tutors who will provide support on planning, teaching and self-reflection.

1 YEAR FULL-TIME UCAS code W5X1

Institution code R55 Start September 2017

Apply by UCAS opens early October 2016. You are advised to apply as soon as possible

Location RAD, London and Teaching Placements Level/credits Level 7 (120 credits, including 60 credits QTS)

Application via UCAS

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Tuition fees UK/EU students: ÂŁ6,600

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RAD.ORG.UK POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION: DANCE TEACHING (WITH QUALIFIED TEACHER STATUS)

THE PROGRAMME COMPRISES THREE INTERRELATED AREAS OF STUDY:

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Dance studies

During the programme you will extend your knowledge of dance as a subject in secondary education including GCSE, A Level, BTEC and KS3 dance provision and study a selection of dance specifications, courses and curricula.

Professional studies

In preparation for teaching, you will be introduced to selected education theories and pedagogies, studying the professional standards and requirements for all teachers working in the UK state sector. In order to gain Qualified Teacher Status, you will be required to demonstrate achievement of all the Teachers’ Standards legislated by the UK government.

School experience and teaching

The third strand of the programme takes place in our partnership schools and colleges in the form of two different school experience and teaching placements. In addition, an Individual Training Plan gives you the opportunity to enhance and enrich personal, practical and teaching skills throughout the programme using individually agreed goals.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate degree (with a minimum classification of 2:1) in dance or a related subject with a substantial dance component. Minimum grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics. Candidates will

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need to have passed their QTS skills tests in literacy and numeracy prior to acceptance on the programme. At the time of the audition, if an applicant is in the process of undertaking these skills tests, they will be given a deadline to pass the tests if selected in the audition.

Interview & Audition Applicants must submit a video of a solo as part of the initial selection process and based on this assessment, the applicant may be invited to interview. The interview day involves a practical

audition including practical dance class, the teaching of the short extract of the solo, an interview (by invitation following successful practical class and teaching), a key skills exercise and a group discussion.


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You will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards legislated by the UK government throughout the programme. In addition, you will complete three assignments as part of the postgraduate qualification.

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Employment prospects

We have a very high employment rate and our graduates have gone on to secure jobs in secondary schools, academies, FE colleges and grammar schools nationwide. Many move on to become heads of department and many of our School-based Tutors in partnership schools and colleges are former RAD graduates.

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Award The programme leads to two awards: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (PGCE: DT). Graduates may be eligible for registration as a dance teacher with the RAD.

Further study and career development Following a period of teaching experience, graduates may apply for Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) and on successful completion of this programme, graduates may apply for Registered Teacher Status (RTS) of the RAD.

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RAD.ORG.UK MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION (DANCE TEACHING)

MA EDUCATION (DANCE TEACHING) THE MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION (DANCE TEACHING) ALLOWS YOU TO FURTHER YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE THROUGH RESEARCH IN YOUR OWN PRACTICE.

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We are one of the first organisations to offer an award at this level, specifically designed for practicing dance teachers. As an experienced dance teacher, the programme offers you an opportunity to engage in: • continuing professional development through completing a higher degree, • postgraduate research based on your own professional practice, • career progression which puts you at the forefront of dance education and practice-based research. The Masters focuses specifically on your role as a teacher, allowing you to learn, reflect on your teaching and develop original practices. You will learn from experts and have access to an international community of practitioner researchers. The principle of a Masters level qualified teaching profession is supported by the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers report, Masters in Teaching and Learning: Making it work (UCET 2008).

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Your student experience The programme begins with a compulsory one-week Induction Seminar at RAD headquarters in London. Individual modules are delivered via distance learning through access to the RAD’s virtual learning environment. Each module has a study guide which introduces you to key topics, concepts and readings, and leads you through a series of study tasks in preparation for a final assessment. You are allocated a specialist tutor for each module who supports your studies through regular communication via email, telephone, Skype and online forums. Modules are studied across two semesters per academic year. Learning is flexible in that you study from home during hours which suit your employment and personal commitments. Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma Awards If you would like to study at Masters level (Level 7) but are not yet ready or able to commit to the full Master of Ar ts in Education (Dance Teaching) programme, you have the option to study the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma. With successful achievement of the required credits, you are eligible to progress from the Postgraduate Certificate to the Postgraduate Diploma or Masters, and from the Postgraduate Diploma to the Masters. Masters Access Module If you are interested in Masters level study but would like a taster of Level 7 before committing to a programme of study, you can apply to undertake the Masters Access Module. This is a standalone module at Level 7 which is delivered, tutored and assessed in the same way as all other Masters level modules. Experience of the Access Module will enable you to evaluate whether Level 7 via distance learning is for you. 1–3 YEARS PART-TIME Start September 2017 Apply by 30 April 2017

Location Distance learning and onsite Induction week at RAD, London

Level/credits Level 7 Access Module (15 credits) Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme breakdown Compulsory modules: Research methods This module introduces a range of education research models, paradigms and approaches for practice-based research and will equip you with an understanding of research design, data collection and ethics. It provides the foundation for research on all other modules on the programme, including your final research project. Dance, education and culture This module provides an opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of dance as a cultural practice, including the theatrical art form. The reading materials and tasks focus on developing critical thinking through study of key cultural theories and their application. The essay assignment allows you to draw on selected concepts and critical frameworks and to evaluate their potential application to your own professional practice. Research project This module comprises the design and delivery of an extended practicebased research assignment. The precise nature of the research will be determined by a number of factors, including the needs of your school/ work environment, the dance curriculum, and your specific knowledge, skills and research interests. You will have the option to attend a two-day seminar at the start of the module and will be assigned a supervisor to guide you through the research process. The module culminates in the submission of a 20,000 word dissertation.

Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) Level 7 Masters (180 credits)

Application Via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD

Tuition fees Please see p83 for a full list of fees Language English

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“THE DIFFERENT STUDY AREAS EMPHASISED THE IMPACT OF DANCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF DANCE TEACHERS WITHIN THIS." ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A good honours degree in dance or with a significant dance component. You should hold a recognised dance teaching qualification and be employed as a dance teacher for the duration of the programme. We welcome applications from professional dance teachers who do not hold traditional academic qualifications but have

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equivalent experiential learning. Applicants may be required to undertake a Concessionary Entry Task or complete the Masters Access Module. Appropriate English Language Proficiency test for applicants whose first language is not English. Exemptions and Accredited Prior Learning (APL) Exemptions and APL are applicable to the Postgraduate Diploma and

full Masters programme. Students who hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or accepted international equivalent in a relevant subject are automatically accredited for 30 credits at Masters level for the Postgraduate Diploma or 60 credits for the Masters programme. Students who have successfully completed the Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate

Teaching Certificate (PDPTC) with the Masters Access Module are also automatically accredited for 30 credits for the Postgraduate Diploma or 60 credits for the Masters programme. Students who have Prior Certified or Prior Experiential Learning at Level 7 may apply for APL for up to 45 credits for the Postgraduate Diploma or up to 60 credits for the Masters programme.


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REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH AWARD POSTGRADUATE

CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION: DANCE TEACHING

Level 7 (60 credits)

POSTGRADUATE

DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION: DANCE TEACHING

Level 7 (120 credits)

Compulsory Modules: • Research Methods • Dance, Education and Culture

Compulsory Modules: • Research Methods • Dance, Education and Culture

Module Options: You will undertake one module option.

Module Options: You will undertake three module options (or two module options for holders of a PGCE with QTS or international equivalent, or PDPTC with the Masters Access Module).

The Postgraduate Certificate introduces you to dance education research and the different approaches and methods involved in practice-based research. You are introduced to the process of reflecting on your own teaching practice in dialogue with current scholarship and you have an opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills to a chosen specialist area within dance education. The Postgraduate Certificate can be studied over one or two years.

Award Successful completion of 60 credits leads to Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching); 120 credits leads to Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching); 180 credits leads to Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching).

MASTER OF ARTS IN

EDUCATION: DANCE TEACHING

Level 7 (180 credits)

Compulsory Modules: • Research Methods • Dance, Education and Culture • Research Project Module Options: You will undertake three module options (or one module option for holders of a PGCE with QTS or international equivalent or PDPTC with the Masters Access Module).

The Postgraduate Diploma builds upon the Postgraduate Certificate by providing you with an opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills to more than one specialist area within dance education. The Postgraduate Diploma can be studied over one or two years.

The Masters programme builds upon the Postgraduate Diploma by providing you with the opportunity to design and undertake a practice-based research project of your own choosing within your professional teaching context. The Masters programme can be studied over two or three years.

Further study and career development Holders of the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) are eligible to progress to studying at doctoral level and may be eligible for registration as a dance teacher with the RAD.

Our graduates gain employment in higher education, present at conferences, pursue new areas of specialism within dance education, instigate positive change in their workplace, educate others in the value of dance education, and contribute to RAD dance teacher training.

Assessment mode

Modules are assessed through essays, case studies, portfolios, practical teaching, presentations and small-scale research projects. The Research Project module requires submission of a dissertation.

Employment prospects Students on the programme are already in employment on either a full or part-time basis. A Masters qualification can, however, lead to increased employment oppor tunities and suppor t applications for promotion.

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CASE STUDIES MELANIE “THE PROGRAMME THOMPSON IS EXTREMELY Student PGCE: Dance Teaching (with QTS) CHALLENGING, What I love most about dance is my practice with dedicated its ability to evoke change. Dance students wanting to become BUT EVERY is the perfect combination of professional dancers. My highlight athleticism and emotion that sets was writing their references for MILESTONE it apart from other modes of professional dance schools and physical activity and art. As a little seeing them receive acceptance REACHED girl I was always in awe of the into Urdang Academy, Bird ONLY MAKES Royal Academy of Dance and its College and The Liverpool reputation after receiving grades Institute for Performing Arts. IT MORE in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. I This was a defining moment first started teaching when I was me and I knew I wanted to REWARDING.” 16 helping at a local ballet school. forfurther my teaching career. Teaching is a natural process of any dancer’s career, similar to choreography there is always a need to be creative and share your knowledge with others.

After completing a BA (Hons) in Dance Choreography at the University of Northumbria, I spent two years pursuing a career as a professional dancer, later running a Dance Theatre Company where I began sharing

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I wanted to enhance my professional practice both as a dancer and a teacher and was eager to find an establishment that would facilitate the best training. The RAD offers a unique experience to train in a vibrant dance environment with the guidance from outstanding professionals. This has enabled me to feel confident that I am offering quality teaching to students.

I am now studying on the PGCE:DT which will allow me to teach across a range of ages from 11-19 years; providing me with more opportunities for the future. The programme is extremely challenging but every milestone reached only makes it more rewarding. My biggest challenge has been teaching students who don’t love dance initially, I have enjoyed changing their perceptions and helping them understand that dance is unique to the individual and is inclusive to all. I look forward to gaining more experience in dance education, working towards becoming Head of Dance and ultimately, continuing to complete a Masters and becoming a Dance Lecturer in the future.


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Graduate Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) After completing a dance degree, I found going back to studying as a mature student both stimulating and rewarding. I was eager to continue studying dance, and expanding my knowledge and expertise as a dance teacher. The Masters offered a distance learning programme which was most suitable to my dance teaching career and lifestyle, and offered modules and optional study areas relevant to my teaching context. My biggest challenge was balancing my personal life and work commitments alongside my studies. But, with careful planning and timetabling, as

well as the wonderful support from tutors, this challenge was manageable over the three years. The sense of achievement and success experienced at the end was truly overwhelming. At present, I work in an all-girls independent school teaching dance and whilst studying on the Masters I received a promotion to become Head of Dance within my school. This qualification has clearly facilitated my current teaching career, but I also believe that having this degree will continue to enhance my future career prospects in dance teaching and dance education.

100% OF STUDENTS WERE VERY WELL PREPARED FOR EMPLOYMENT

ALYSIA JARVIS

Student Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) I have worked as a dance teacher in Sydney, Australia for the past 25 years, specialising in RAD ballet, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre. Making the decision to study dance education has been one of the best decisions I ever made and has opened up a huge range of professional opportunities. I completed the BA (Hons) Dance Education in 2013 and am now close to completing my second year of the Masters. Managing a portfolio career, along with a family, is challenging and so I have relished the opportunity to be able to study on a programme that offers flexibility, currency and relevance. There is really no equivalent course available in Australia. Delivery via distance learning allows me the freedom to work

according to my own schedule. The fact that it is practicebased means that current dance based research and pedagogical approaches are linked strongly to my own context, allowing me the opportunity to critically reflect, analyse and improve my own practice. At times I feel I have been pushed beyond my comfort zone but I have become a far better teacher as a result and my students are certainly the beneficiaries of this. I have expanded my teaching practice and now work with students at both a vocational and tertiary level. I have had the opportunity to work as a mentor and consultant across a range of educational platforms and I have developed skills as a teacher-leader that continues to impact positively on my workplace and students.

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RAD.ORG.UK CERTIFICATE IN BALLET TEACHING STUDIES

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BALLET TEACHING STUDIES OUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME PROVIDES YOU WITH AN EXCELLENT FOUNDATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED TO EMBARK ON A CAREER AS A BALLET TEACHER.

Focusing on RAD syllabi, you will explore the development and progression of ballet technique alongside acquiring teaching skills appropriate for the private dance studio. The programme also provides an excellent stepping stone for further study as a dance teacher. The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) is studied part-time over two years, enabling you to combine personal and professional commitments alongside your studies. The programme begins in January of each year and as a part-time student you should expect to study for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Your student experience In Year 1, you will study three modules through distance learning focusing on developing your observation skills as a teacher, understanding your professional, health and safety responsibilities as well as building on your ballet and teaching knowledge. You will attend an Intensive Study Period, ten consecutive days in duration, in your country of residence in August/September. You will be supported by a detailed module study guide and tutors with whom you will have regular contact with via online forums, email and telephone.

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2 YEARS PART-TIME Start January 2018

Apply by 1 August 2017 (1 June 2017 via concessionary entry)

Location Distance learning, 10 day onsite Intensive Study Period and Teaching Placement (in your country of residence)

Level/credits Level 4 (120 credits) Application Via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD or national office

Tuition fees £5,590 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment

Language Chinese, English, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

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RAD.ORG.UK CERTIFICATE IN BALLET TEACHING STUDIES

“THE RAD PROVIDES US WITH ALL THE SUPPORT NEEDED AS TEACHERS IN THE MAKING. WE ARE TRAINED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD.” ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should hold RAD Intermediate or a recognised equivalent examination in ballet.

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Assessment Assessment is through case studies, practical demonstration, written assignments and practical teaching.

Award Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and eligibility for registration as a dance teacher with the RAD.

Further study and career development Following successful completion of the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, those who are able to study in English may wish to progress to the Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies.


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“WITH TUTORS ON HAND TO HELP YOU ALONG THE WAY, DISTANCE LEARNING IS SIMPLE AND EASY TO ADAPT TO, EVEN FOR THOSE OF US NEW TO THE GAME!”

In Year 2, you will undertake a practical teaching placement over 30 weeks. You will be supported by an approved mentor in a dance school local to you, as well as an RAD appointed practical teaching supervisor. You will also study the importance of continuing professional development, marketing tools and knowledge of market trends in the ballet teaching profession. What do Intensive Study Periods involve? The Intensive Study Period (ISP) gives you an opportunity to work face-to-face with an RAD tutor. The focus of the ISP is Pre-Primary in Dance, Primary in Dance, Grades 1–5, Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate. You will need working knowledge of these syllabi prior to attending. Students attending the ISP participate in three practical sessions a day, exploring the fundamentals of ballet technique and Character Dance, how teacher demonstration can be used as an effective teaching tool and the importance of music for dance teachers.

Alternatively, you have the option of the Diploma in Higher Education: Dance Education by undertaking an Access Module.

More information www.rad.org.uk/cbts

Your future The combination of the intensive development of both practical teaching skills and enhanced knowledge of the RAD syllabi, means that graduates who have completed CBTS have gone on to work all over the world as ballet teachers. Many graduates are offered employment within their placement schools or are successful in establishing their own schools. Successful graduates are eligible for Registered Teacher Status, which will allow them to enter students for RAD ballet examinations.

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RAD.ORG.UK CERTIFICATE IN BALLET TEACHING STUDIES TRANSLATIONS

CERTIFICATE IN BALLET TEACHING STUDIES TRANSLATIONS The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies is delivered internationally via distance learning in eight different languages, providing access to teacher training and eligibility for registration as a dance teacher with the RAD. For information on this programme please contact the national office in your country. If you wish to study as part of the UK cohort please contact Registry in the Faculty of Education, faculty@rad.org.uk. Details can also be found by visiting www.rad.org.uk/cbts.

Il programma CBTS (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies) è svolto a distanza a livello internazionale in otto lingue. Il corso offre formazione agli insegnanti e permette l’iscrizione all’albo degli Insegnanti Registrati RAD. Per maggiori informazioni sul programma, contattare la sede nazionale del proprio paese. Se si desidera studiare come parte del gruppo britannico, contattare la segreteria (Registry) della facoltà di istruzione (Faculty of Education), faculty@rad.org.uk. È possibile trovare ulteriori informazioni alla pagina www.rad.org.uk/cbts.

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Der Abschluss des Zertifikates für die Erteilung von Ballettunterricht (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies) wird international als Fernstudium in acht Sprachen angeboten. Der Lehrgang umfasst die Lehrausbildung und berechtigt zur Registrierung als Tanzlehrerin/Tanzlehrer der Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Weitere Informationen zu diesem Programm erhalten Sie von der örtlichen Vertretung Ihres Landes. Wenn Sie Ihre Ausbildung gemeinsam mit den Kursteilnehmern aus Großbritannien absolvieren möchten, wenden Sie sich bitte an das Immatrikulationsbüro in der Fakultät für Erziehungswissenschaften: Registry der Faculty of Education, faculty@rad.org.uk. Weitere Einzelheiten finden Sie auch auf unserer Website www.rad.org.uk/cbts.

O Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (Certificado de Estudos para o Ensino de Ballet) pode ser obtido internacionalmente em 8 línguas diferentes, via ensino à distância, possibilitando o acesso à formação de professores e a elegibilidade para se registar como professor(a) de dança pela Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Para mais informações sobre este programa, contacte o nosso representante no seu país. Se desejar estudar como parte do grupo do Reino Unido, por favor contacte a página de Registo da Faculty of Education em faculty@rad.org.uk. Para saber mais detalhes visite www.rad.org.uk/cbts.


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El Certificado de Estudios de Enseñanza de Ballet (CBTS) es un programa a distancia ofrecido en todo el mundo e impartido en ocho idiomas que proporciona acceso a la práctica docente y la posibilidad de registrarse como profesor de baile de la RAD. Para obtener más información sobre este programa, contacta con la oficina de tu país Si quieres estudiar con el grupo de Reino Unido, contacta con la secretaría (Registry) de la Facultad de Educación (Faculty of Education) faculty@ rad.org.uk. Para saber más, visita www.rad.org.uk/cbts.

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RAD.ORG.UK DIPLOMA IN DANCE TEACHING STUDIES

DIPLOMA IN DANCE TEACHING STUDIES DESIGNED TO EXTEND KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTICE OF DANCE TEACHING ACROSS A RANGE OF CONTEXTS AND GENRES, THIS PROGRAMME WILL PREPARE YOU FOR WORKING IN AN INCREASINGLY DIVERSE EMPLOYMENT MARKET. * Please note that this programme is currently under review for 2018. For up to date information please contact Registry at faculty@rad.org.uk. See more experiences at rad.org.uk/prospectus

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The programme offers opportunities to study dance teaching and education in depth, to reflect on practice and to explore new areas of dance teaching. The Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies (DDTS) is offered part-time over two years through distance learning, enabling you to study alongside personal and professional commitments. You will receive one-to-one support from experienced tutors, with opportunities for collaborative study through the use of online forums. Each module is supported by a comprehensive study guide and online materials.

2 YEARS PART-TIME Start January 2018

Apply by 1 August 2017 (1 June 2017 via concessionary entry)

Location Distance learning and Teaching Placement (in your country of residence)

Your student experience In Year 1, you will explore what it means to be a dance teacher, alongside the legal requirements and professional values which determine effective and responsible teaching. You will learn about, and reflect upon, a range of learning and teaching theories as applied to practical dance teaching. In addition, you will develop and reflect upon existing practice by teaching in a new dance context. In Year 2, you will explore and engage with dance teaching skills at a more advanced level. You will select two module options which cover a range of areas of interest for dance teachers. Option module areas range from music for dance teaching, dance science, ballet, community dance and resource-based learning. These are studied alongside an extended teaching placement in order for you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical teaching.

Level/credits Level 5 (120 credits) Application Apply to Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD

Tuition fees £5,590 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment

Language English

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RAD.ORG.UK DIPLOMA IN DANCE TEACHING STUDIES

“THE PROGRAMME ALLOWS STUDENTS TO MANAGE THEIR OWN RESEARCH AND TAILOR THEIR LEARNING TO THEIR OWN NEEDS.”

During the programme, you will: • B  uild on current teaching knowledge, understanding and practice of dance teaching in familiar and new contexts • Locate current dance teaching experience within a range of teaching contexts and dance genres • Gain knowledge and understanding of educational and pedagogical theories of learning and teaching as applicable to dance teaching, applying these in reflective and critical evaluation • Gain knowledge and understanding of professional standards and legislative requirements for dance teachers • Gain knowledge and understanding of the skills required to extend current teaching practice • Reflect on own learning, taking responsibility for continuing professional development

Your future DDTS graduates will be eligible for registration as dance teachers with the RAD. The programme will enhance the profile of dance teachers who operate a portfolio career in dance teaching across different contexts as well as providing a pathway for further study.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Level 4 dance teaching qualification or equivalent. The RAD welcomes applications from professional dance teachers who do not hold traditional academic qualifications but have equivalent experiential

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learning. Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English. Assessment mode Modules are assessed through a variety of practical examinations, written assignments, such as projects, case studies and teaching portfolios.

Award Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies and eligibility for registration as a dance teacher with the RAD.

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RAD.ORG.UK LICENTIATE OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE

LICENTIATE OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE

FOR THOSE WHO HOLD, OR ARE COMPLETING, A DANCE DEGREE, THIS PROGRAMME OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPECIALISE IN THE WORK OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE.

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PROGRAMME BREAKDOWN Graduates from this programme will have passed the RAD Advanced 1 (2013) examination and are unique in being able to use the initials ‘LRAD’ after their names. By undertaking the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD), you will complete three modules which increase in demand from a basic knowledge and understanding of RAD syllabus and its use in teaching, to a critical appreciation of current issues in ballet education and training.

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In the first year of study, you will gain basic knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to teaching ballet. This module is your initial introduction to the RAD Syllabi, teaching and learning and aims to underpin the core theories that inform future years. It also enables you to gain knowledge and understanding of how the Graded and Vocational Graded vocabulary and settings progress in complexity, provides you with a foundation for future observation tasks and helps to inform your future teaching.

In the second year of study you will increase your knowledge, understanding and skills by assessing the differing aims and requirements of the Graded and Vocational Graded syllabi and examinations. The module will focus on developing your skills in ballet teaching, studying dance for recreational and/or professional training within the context of private sector ballet education and is the link between initial professional training of Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate and the training of the professional dancer. Analysis and understanding of the progression of vocabulary is central to the module and the ability to create non-syllabus exercises with a focus on communication skills to enhance your learning.

In the final year, you consolidate and develop your learning by analysing the needs of students in the final stages of vocational training and preparation for a professional career. You will also review the full spectrum of the syllabus offered by the RAD and be expected to engage in current debates within the UK vocational training sector on meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse dance profession.

The programme involves intensive practical study supported by lectures, presentations, peer teaching and seminars, but does not include practical teaching placements. For this reason, you will need to have some previous ballet teaching experience.

5 WEEKS FULL-TIME ANNUALLY FOR 3 YEARS

Start May 2017 May 2018

Apply by 15 January 2017 20 January 2018 Location RAD, London

Level/credits Levels 4–6 (60 credits) Application Via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD

Tuition fees Please see p83 for a full list of fees Language English

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RAD.ORG.UK LICENTIATE OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS RAD Intermediate or equivalent examination in ballet, plus credits at the appropriate HE Level through a dance degree or equivalent. Evidence of experience in ballet teaching.

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LRAD 4 – 120 credits at Level 4 (or equivalent) LRAD 5 – LRAD 4 plus 240 credits (of which a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5 or above, or equivalent)

LRAD 6 – LRAD 4 & 5 plus 360 credits (of which a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5 and 120 credits at Level 6)

Appropriate English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English. Applicants who are not enrolled on the BA (Hons) Ballet Education may be required to undertake an audition and interview.


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Delivery

The programme is delivered over three years. Each year consists of five weeks of intensive periods of study, usually in May and June. During these weeks, you will be expected to study full-time and attend all timetabled sessions.

Assessment mode

Each module is assessed through practical examinations and short presentations designed to evaluate accuracy of demonstration, understanding of teaching and education theory, and the ability to debate selected issues.

Students whose application indicates they may be a suitable candidate for the programme might be asked to complete a Concessionary Entry Task at the level for which they are applying.

Award Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance and eligibility for registration as dance teachers with the RAD.

To be awarded the LRAD, students will need to have been successful in the RAD Advanced 1 (2013) examination. Graduates from this programme are unique in being able to use the initials LRAD after their names.

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CASE STUDIES LÉA GEORGESON CAPARROS

Student Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies When I made the decision to undertake teacher training, there was no question as to where I wanted to do this. The RAD teachers have been some of the best and most inspiring individuals I’ve met, helping me to become the dancer I am today. By undertaking RAD training, I hope in turn, to encourage young dancers to fulfil their potential too. Having already achieved an undergraduate and postgraduate degree, I was reluctant to leave the professional sphere but the CBTS programme has made it possible to have the best of both worlds.

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I have been able to work the parttime learning schedule around my existing working hours, thus allowing me to continue building my career and training towards my remaining vocational exams. In all, this expansion in my professional experience has really helped diversify my opportunities. As a Sports Psychologist working with ballet dancers, the CBTS offers me understanding and insight into the people I am working with, as well as giving me the chance to become an integral part of their training and development in the future.

“I HOPE TO GIVE STUDENTS THE AMAZING EXPERIENCES I HAVE HAD THROUGH DANCE.”


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EMILY WRATTEN

Student Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies After completing a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre at Laban I decided to pursue a career in dance teaching and the DDTS seemed like a great option. The programme has enabled me to develop a focused plan for my future as I continue to teach dance. The modules and unit tasks have allowed me to explore new areas of dance whilst being supported by tutors at the RAD. Self-evaluation tasks have given me the skills to continue to grow and develop as a teacher. This programme also allows students to manage their

own research and tailor their learning to their own specific needs. With contact through online student forums and emails from staff, the programme makes distance learning easy. There is a real sense of community through the forums where other students share their views and ideas. This support network helps me in managing studying around other commitments. In the future I hope to give students the amazing experiences I have had through dance and will cherish this memorable time at the RAD as I continue in my career as a teacher.

GEORGIA GOUGH

Student Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Ballet has always been a big part of my life and I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a ballet teacher. Dance gives me a sense of freedom and confidence.

personal dance lessons. Although still early into the programme I have already achieved a clear understanding on the stages of child cognitive development.

The RAD was always going to be my chosen route as the organisation is highly recognised and it is the syllabus I have always worked with during my

My ultimate dream has always been to be a valuable and recognised RAD ballet teacher and one who will, in time, be successful in running my own

dance school. I live, breathe and love ballet – dance has always played a massive part in my past and with some hard work I hope will be a huge part of my future. I look forward of sharing the love of ballet with the future generation.

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RAD.ORG.UK PROFESSIONAL DANCERS’ TEACHING DIPLOMA

PROFESSIONAL DANCERS’

TEACHING DIPLOMA THIS PROGRAMME RECOGNISES THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF PROFESSIONAL DANCERS WISHING TO BECOME TEACHERS AND PROVIDES AN INTENSIVE, HIGHLY-FOCUSED PERIOD OF TRAINING. By the end of the programme, you will have a secure understanding of the professional requirements of teachers, the range of employment opportunities for dance teachers and the importance of career planning and continuing professional development.

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"I ALWAYS KNEW THAT TO BE A DANCE TEACHER IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO JUST BE A GOOD DANCER." Your student experience The Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma (PDTD) is a modular programme delivered at RAD headquarters in London. You will study full-time for three consecutive months and complete two compulsory modules to the value of 60 credits, one of which will be studied by distance learning.

You will also be provided with opportunities to work with a range of dance students as well as visiting selected vocational, state and private schools in the UK. Throughout your studies you will work with highly experienced tutors who will support your learning, achievement and career transition.

The programme is designed to build on your significant experience as a professional dancer. Through a range of practical and theoretical lectures, seminars and workshops, you will be introduced to current learning and teaching theories and strategies as applied to different dance teaching contexts.

3 MONTHS FULL-TIME Start June 2017 June 2018

Apply by 29 January 2017 27 January 2018

Location RAD, London and Distance learning Level/credits Level 6 (60 credits)

Application Via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD

Tuition fees £6,400 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment

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RAD.ORG.UK PROFESSIONAL DANCERS’ TEACHING DIPLOMA / CHINA

COMPULSORY MODULES:

REFLECTIVE DANCE DANCE TEACHING: APPROACHES PEDAGOGY module, which is studied TO TECHNIQUE Inby this distance learning, you will reflect critically on your practical AND experience to date, PERFORMANCE teaching drawing on theories of dance This module is designed to extend your dance knowledge gained through your vocational training experience and professional performance career. There is a strong focus on designing and developing effective teaching across a range of curricula, including syllabus and non-syllabus based dance education contexts. You will explore numerous aspects of ballet teaching, including the safe progression of technique and how repertoire can be used as a creative tool to inspire dance students across a range of ages and abilities. You will gradually build the skills needed to teach dance through observation of teaching, peer teaching and teaching practice. You will study through lectures, practical sessions and observation of teaching in different contexts and be supported with ongoing verbal and written feedback on your progress throughout the programme. The module is assessed through a presentation and practical teaching examination, followed by a critical reflective discussion of the class.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Significant professional performance experience with a dance company. Appropriate English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English.

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Award Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma and eligibility for registration as dance teachers with the RAD.

pedagogy, safe and reflective practice. By the end of this module you will have developed knowledge, understanding and skills which will support you in developing effective reflective practices throughout your career.

Further study and career development PDTD graduates may apply to study for the BA (Hons) Dance Education programme and those interested in the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) may be required to complete the Faculty of Education’s postgraduate Access Module depending on their

Assessment mode

You will be assessed through a presentation, a practical teaching examination, followed by a viva voce – critical reflection and written assignment.

Employment prospects

PDTD graduates have a very high success rate in gaining employment across a range of dance teaching contexts internationally. Those based in the UK are ideally placed to take up teaching posts in the vocational sector and past graduates include the Artistic Director of the Elmhurst School for Dance (in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet), English National Ballet School, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Graduates also work in established private dance schools or open their own schools with a view of entering students for RAD examinations. Some of our international students have gone on to work in a range of sectors as dance teachers in their own country of residence with many becoming mentors and practical teaching supervisors for the RAD.

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TEACHING DIPLOMA: CHINA

Start Summer 2017 Summer 2018 Apply by 31 March 2017 31 March 2018

Location China Level/credits Level 6 (60 credits)

The Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma (PDTD China) is a modular programme offered in China as part of an exciting partnership with the Beijing Morning Star Arts Centre. Students are required to attend Intensive Study Periods to a total of three months. Taught sessions will be delivered in English with Mandarin translators. You will study through a variety of practical and theoretical sessions including dance classes, teaching observation, peer teaching sessions, supervised teaching practice, lectures, seminars and workshops. Students who have successfully completed the modular programme will be awarded the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma and will be eligible for registration as dance teachers with the RAD. Application RAD International Office (Shanghai), China

Language Taught in English and translated into Mandarin

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RAD.ORG.UK PROFESSIONAL DANCERS’ POSTGRADUATE TEACHING CERTIFICATE

PROFESSIONAL DANCERS’

POSTGRADUATE TEACHING CERTIFICATE THIS PROGRAMME IS DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS WISHING TO PREPARE FOR A NEW CAREER IN TEACHING, OR FOR DANCERS WHO ARE ALREADY TEACHING BUT WISH TO GAIN AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED RAD TEACHING QUALIFICATION.

Combining distance learning and an onsite Intensive Study Period, this flexible programme of study accommodates your rehearsal, performance and work schedules or teaching commitments and provides you with a secure platform for a career in teaching. Your student experience The Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (PDPTC) is a modular programme which runs from January to November and is delivered by distance learning, with onsite taught components. You will complete four compulsory modules at postgraduate level. The programme begins with a one week Induction Seminar, in the programme’s location, followed by a period of distance learning. In the summer, you will attend an Intensive Study Period (minimum duration four weeks) which comprises practical sessions, lectures, seminars, a summer teaching project, discussion groups and tutorials. In the final module, you will undertake a teaching placement in a dance school/ teaching context of your choice where you are supported by a mentor and practical teaching supervisor.

*Please note that this programme is currently under review for 2018. For up to date information please contact Registry at faculty@rad.org.uk. See more experiences at rad.org.uk/prospectus

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1 YEAR PART-TIME Start January 2018 Apply by 1 September 2017

Location Distance learning and onsite Induction Seminar in Berlin or Sarasota and Teaching Placement

Level/credits Level 7 (60 credits) Application Via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD

Tuition fees Please see p83 for a full list of fees Language English

Onsite Intensive Study Periods: Sarasota: June Berlin: July

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RAD.ORG.UK PROFESSIONAL DANCERS’ POSTGRADUATE TEACHING CERTIFICATE

“NOW I FEEL THAT MY OWN TEACHING HAS IMPROVED GREATLY, AS I HAVE A MORE IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO TEACH AND NOT JUST WHAT TO TEACH.”

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We welcome applications from dancers with significant professional experience in dance and advanced technical proficiency in ballet or contemporary dance. Applicants will also need to

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demonstrate their potential to study at postgraduate level, which will be determined as part of the selection process through the personal statement, reference and interview.

Appropriate English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English.

Award Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate and eligibility for registration as dance teachers with the RAD.


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Compulsory modules: Dance teaching in context This module provides a bridge between performance and pedagogy for professional dancers. It locates your own experience of dance education and training in context and engages you in a critical appraisal of the dance teaching profession. You will gain systematic knowledge of the wide range of environments in which dance teaching takes place, regionally, nationally and internationally. The module also covers the expectations and requirements of professional dance teachers, their roles and responsibilities, and current employment opportunities. Learning and teaching The critical examination of learning and teaching theories forms the core of this module and the basis for planning effective teaching. You will gain knowledge and understanding of a range of learning and teaching strategies with a focus on inclusive practice, resource-based teaching and assessment for learning. Key differences between vocational training and broader educational perspectives are also investigated, enabling you to reflect critically on your own dance background and adapt your teaching to a specified context. Ballet and Contemporary Dance: Histories, Techniques and Training Systems In this module, you will engage in a critical evaluation of studio-based practices and theoretical discourses in dance, with a focus on ballet and selected contemporary techniques. The module draws on your professional experience to reflect and critically engage with the historical development of dance performance and associated dance training systems as developed by key individuals and organisations. Through a combination of practical and theoretical onsite study, a summer teaching project, and supported by a blended distance learning component, you will investigate key differences in ballet vocabulary, technique and terminology and work towards developing your own personalised pedagogical approach, rooted in critical evaluation.

Assessment mode

Modules are assessed through a range of written and practical tasks including reflective journals, lesson plans, reports, peer teaching, learning and teaching presentations and essays. The teaching placement is assessed through a practical teaching examination followed by a viva voce – critical reflection and discussion on the class examined.

Employment prospects

Graduates are well placed to work in the private (vocational) dance sector and in educational contexts internationally or to enrol for further study at postgraduate level. The programme includes study of the syllabi and examinations of the RAD, so that graduates are eligible for Registered Teacher Status. This will allow graduates to enter students for RAD ballet examinations. Students have gone on to work in a range of sectors as dance teachers in their own country of residence with many becoming mentors and practical teaching supervisors for the RAD.

Teaching placement The final module allows you to integrate learning from previous modules and undertake a supervised teaching placement in a dance teaching context of your choice. Through the teaching placement, you gain practical experience in planning effective classes, managing the learning environment and providing a positive dance experience for all learners. Involvement in additional administrative duties, parents’ days, school performances and other events is encouraged and you will keep a reflective journal to record your progress as a trainee teacher. The placement involves support from mentors and practical teaching supervisors who provide regular feedback, encouragement and support. Further study and career development PDPTC graduates may apply for the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching), providing they meet the English Language requirements

and successfully complete an Access Module. Graduates who meet these requirements will be exempt from 60 credits of the Masters programme.

More information www.rad.org.uk/pdptc Validated by

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RAD.ORG.UK PROFESSIONAL DANCERS’ CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDIES CLAIRE WILDERS

Graduate Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma Three years ago, I embarked on the RAD’s Professional Dancers' Teaching Diploma. As a former professional dancer, I had taken a detour and had spent the previous eight years working as a diving instructor in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. I chose the PDTD as it acknowledged the experience that I had gained in the course of my own career. I was also able to complete the entire programme over an intensive three months at the RAD in Battersea. So feeling slightly apprehensive, I bid a temporary farewell to my husband, and the cat, and hopped on a plane. Over the next three months I found myself under some fabulous RAD tutors guiding me through the syllabus, as well as learning about modern day teaching approaches. I was also given career advice on the different avenues available to me, such as teaching in primary and secondary schools, working with older adults, and bringing dance into the wider community. Shortly after graduating, we returned to the UK, where I recently teamed up with a fellow dance teacher to set up the Bridge Academy of Performing Arts in Rochester, bringing RAD classes to local children. I continue to teach across the genres, bridging both community dance and private dance schools. Each venture brings its own rewards, and every day brings a new challenge.

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“THE OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED BY STUDYING PROGRAMMES SUCH AS THE PDPTC ARE A GIFT FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS.”


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ALESSANDRA SPADA

Student Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate I started my dance education in Florence and graduated from the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, before working with the Ballet Dortmund and Ballet of Flanders. Ever since I started pursuing classical dance as a profession, I often wondered what my next step would be once I finished performing. The uncertainty of this career often made me feel powerless about the timing of my future due to the changing of directions in ballet companies and injuries. Being part of the PDPTC programme gave me the tools to take my life into my

own hands. Taking such a step towards a different career path felt scary at the beginning, but then it taught me to trust my own abilities and knowledge about this art form. Moreover, I discovered the pleasure of studying and learning new skills again. Since starting the programme a lot of new possibilities have opened up for me and I hope that after completing the PDPTC I will be able to find a job as a ballet teacher. Future aspirations are to become an examiner and to open my own ballet school.

LETICIA MUELLER

Graduate Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificates After a long hiatus from the world of ballet, I chose the PDPTC programme because it provides a critical approach to dance pedagogy and offers a framework for teaching students of all ages which I felt was important to me. The possibility of distance learning combined with a summer intensive study period in Berlin was another ideal aspect and gives the programme a flexibility which suited my personal needs.

The opportunities provided by studying programmes such as the PDPTC are a gift for professional dancers and I was delighted to be able to participate, fully aware of how in the past, academic degrees in dance were not easily attainable for professional ballet dancers of my generation.

I knew it would be challenging to combine work, family and becoming a student again after so many years, however, the support provided during the programme helped me cope with all of these demands.

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RAD.ORG.UK NEXT STEPS / STUDENT APPLICATION TIMELINE

STUDENT APPLICATION TIMELINE OPEN DAYS Come to our Open Days and find out all about us. You’ll be able to meet tutors, participate in practical dance classes and chat to current students.

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HEARING FROM US  UDITIONS AND A INTERVIEWS Once you have submitted your application, you may be invited to an interview and/or audition depending on which programme you have applied for.

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For our full-time undergraduate degree programmes, we aim to give an outcome to each application as soon as possible, but by the end of April at the latest. For the PGCE: Dance Teaching (with QTS), each applicant will have a decision within 40 working days of applying. For part-time and RAD-validated programmes of study the dates will vary.

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Applications for our full-time undergraduate degree programmes and the PGCE: Dance Teaching (with QTS) should be made online and can be submitted as soon as UCAS opens in the UK during autumn. You should give yourself plenty of time to write your personal statement and consider how best to present your skills. The application deadline is in January (check www.ucas. com for details) but for the PGCE: Dance Teaching (with QTS) programme you are advised to apply as soon as possible.


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REPLYING TO OFFERS For full-time undergraduate degree programme applications made via UCAS, once you have received all the decisions to your initial applications you can then choose which offers to accept. You have up to two choices. Your first choice is known as your ‘firm choice’, your preferred programme of study and ‘insurance choice’, is your second choice. If you have applied for a place on part-time and RAD-validated programmes of study, you will be given a reply slip that should be returned to Registry, Faculty of Education.

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UK A LEVEL RESULTS DAY If you are sitting your A levels in the same year you are applying for a full-time undergraduate degree programme, you will receive your grades on results day in August. If you have achieved the required grades and met all other conditions, we will confirm your place. If not, please call us to discuss your application. If you are still looking for a place, you can then apply through clearing at www.ucas.com. @ucasclearing

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CONDITIONAL OFFERS

INDUCTION WEEK

When we offer a place on a programme of study, we usually set conditions that have to be met before you can start studying with us.

The last step of your application is also the first step of your studies. Some of our programmes start with an Induction week where you will meet your lecturers and fellow students before commencing the programme.

If you have met all the conditions, you hold an unconditional offer and we look forward to welcoming you to your studies.

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RAD.ORG.UK HOW TO APPLY

HOW TO APPLY UK/EU students should contact the Lead Admissions Officer Registry, Faculty of Education Royal Academy of Dance 36 Battersea Square London SW11 3RA Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8086 Email: faculty@rad.org.uk Fax: +44 (0)8706 067352 www.rad.org.uk/howtoapply International students should contact their national office for advice on the programmes and the application process. The names and contact details for all RAD national offices can be found on the website www.rad.org.uk/ about/contact-us. Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD Applications for RAD-validated programmes and part-time study of the BA (Hons) Dance Education and Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) should be made directly to Registry at the Faculty of Education where staff will be able to help you with any enquiries and send you the application form, which is also available for download from www.rad.org.uk/howtoapply.

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Applications for our full-time degree programmes and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) should be made online to one of the following: BA (Hons) Ballet Education Applications should be made online through UCAS at www.ucas.com UCAS Institution Code – R55 UCAS Institution Name – RAD UCAS Course Code – W540 BA (Hons) Dance Education Applications for full-time study should be made online through UCAS at www.ucas.com UCAS Institution Code – R55 UCAS Institution Name – RAD UCAS Course Code – W541 DipHE:DE – W590 CertHE:DE – W591 Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) Applications should be made online through UCAS Teacher Training at www.ucas.com UCAS Institution Code – R55 UCAS Institution Name – RAD UCAS Course Code – W5X1

Entry requirements Details of the individual entry requirements can be found on the programme pages of this prospectus. The Faculty of Education will consider UK and international equivalents to the listed entry requirements, such as examinations of other recognised dance societies or the International Baccalaureate and BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. A number of our non-UK undergraduate students met the academic entry requirements with qualifications such as the German Abitur, the Irish Leaving Certificate or the Apolytirion from Cyprus or Greece. However, if you are from a country whose university-entry qualification does not meet UK standards, you may undertake a Foundation Module in order to fulfil the academic entry requirement of your chosen programme of study. Please contact Registry for further details or visit the website at www.rad.org.uk/foundation-module.


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UCAS tariff point table Qualification 3 GCE A levels BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma International Baccalaureate BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Diploma (HND) Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers

Grade Required B, B & C D, M, M 25 Pass

112 Tariff points with no score below C1 112 Tariff points from at least 5 Higher subjects or 3 Advanced Higher subjects. No grades lower than a C.

NB. Combinations of GCE A Level and Level 3 BTECs will be considered.

The Faculty of Education is keen to recruit students from a wide range of backgrounds. If you do not hold traditional academic or dance qualifications, you may be eligible for concessionary entry. Further information on concessionary entry tasks can be found on www.rad.org.uk/howtoapply or you can contact Registry for guidance. Disclosure and Barring Service and other criminal records checks All applicants for programmes of study requiring contact with young people and vulnerable adults will need to comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, and any subsequent legislation, to ensure that they will not be putting at risk young people or vulnerable adults in their care. UK residents will need to comply with the legislation in place. This is likely to include an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or equivalent, application for which will be made on their behalf by the RAD or a designated umbrella organisation. Applicants from other countries will need to provide a satisfactory police check or equivalent from their country of residence. For more information and associated costs of DBS checks, please contact Registry.

Financing your studies Home/EU Students For information on financing your studies, please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.

For International Students wishing to apply for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education If you are from outside the EU you will be eligible for international fee status. Note that this fee status can apply to UK passport holders who are living abroad, although some exceptions apply. For more information visit www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information-Advice/Feesand-Money/Home-or-Overseas-fees-thebasics. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education The RAD is subject to review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) under the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ requirements for courses specifically designated for student financial support. See www.qaa.ac.uk for more information. Accredited prior learning If you have dance teaching experience or relevant qualifications, you may wish to apply for exemption from part or parts of the programme of study that you wish to pursue based on your prior certificated or experiential learning. Applications for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) must be made before the programme starts. Guidance on the application process and the application form can be found on www.rad.org.uk/howtoapply or you can contact Registry for advice. International students The Faculty of Education publishes an International Guide, which can be found on the RAD website or obtained from Registry, with further useful information for students who are not resident in the UK.

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RAD.ORG.UK HOW TO APPLY / TUITION FEES

HOW TO APPLY For students who do not have English as a first language: University-validated programmes of study Normally a minimum overall score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for undergraduate study and a minimum overall score of 7.0 for postgraduate study. Each IELTS subtest must be passed with 6.0 as a minimum for undergraduate study and 6.5 as a minimum for postgraduate study. To find out more about this examination and how to contact your local test centre, please contact the British Council in your country. If you have another recently achieved English language qualification, please check with Registry to establish acceptability. RAD-validated programmes of study Normally a minimum overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS is required with the exception of the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies. The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies will be delivered in the first language of your country of residence, subject to there being viable numbers recruited to the programme in that country. Please note that the RAD retains the right to determine the language of delivery for the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies in countries where more than one language is spoken.

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For the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma (London) normally a minimum overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS is required and for the Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate a minimum overall score of 7.0. To find out more about this examination and how to find your local test centre, please contact the British Council in your country. If you have another recently achieved English language qualification, please check with Registry to establish acceptability. Auditions and interviews International students applying for a Londonbased programme who are unable to attend an audition in London may supply video/DVD and other evidence instead. Supporting documentation International students who need to provide supporting documentation as part of their application that are not in English, such as references and certificates, should provide certified translated documentation. Terms and conditions All students will be required, as a condition of enrolment, to abide by and submit to, the procedures and regulations of the Royal Academy of Dance and, for university-validated programmes, the University of Bath. The General Regulations of the Faculty of Education can be found on www.rad.org.uk/howtoapply and are made available to each student upon enrolment.

Age Teaching qualifications offered by the RAD are of UK higher education standard. Students who have followed the UK route to a higher education qualification will therefore normally be 18 years of age on admission. The RAD recognises, however, that applicants will be at different stages of maturity and prior learning irrespective of age on application and will judge each application on merit, subject to the legal requirements on individuals charged with the supervision of children. Equal opportunities In assessing applicants for admission to programmes of study, consideration will be given to the potential of the applicant to be successful in that programme of study. Entry requirements and selection criteria will not exclude applicants on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, socio-economic background, nationality, ethnic origin or disability. It is the responsibility of the applicant to be confident that they can cope with the physical demands of the programme. The Faculty of Education will consider each application in a fair, efficient and transparent manner. Places on Faculty of Education programmes are limited. Offers will be made to applicants with the highest academic and/or professional potential. Awards, Bursaries and Hardship Funds Through the Faculty of Education, we offer a number of awards, bursaries and hardship funds for specific purposes. For more information please refer to the Hardship and Bursary Funding policy on the ‘Policy and Procedures’ page of the RAD website.


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TUITION FEES FOR ENTRY The following information relates to fees for entry in September 2016 or January 2017. It is printed as a guide for new students applying for entry in September 2017 or January 2018. Tuition Fees are chargeable for the academic period required by the programme, with annual amounts charged for each academic year of the programme unless otherwise stated. For upto-date fee information as it becomes available please visit: www.rad.org.uk/he-fees*

BA (Hons) Ballet Education UK/EU students: £6,600 International students: £11,180 A fee of £60 is payable if the applicant is invited to audition for this programme. Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance Full fee: £1,675 RAD member: £1,340 RAD students: £1,000 Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) or School Direct UK/EU students: £6,600 A fee of £60 is payable if the applicant is invited to audition for this programme. Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma £6,400 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. A fee of £60 is payable if the applicant is invited to audition for this programme.

Distance Learning (full-time) BA (Hons) Dance Education £6,100 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment.

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Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education £6,100 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education £6,100 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. BA (Hons) Dance Education Access Module £590

Distance Learning (part-time) BA (Hons) Dance Education £6,100 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education £6,100 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education £6,100 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Foundation Module £2,000 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies UK students £5,590 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment.

Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies International students Fees available from national offices. Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies UK and International students £5,590 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate Berlin: €7,000 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Sarasota: $9,500 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) £6,350 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching) £4,765 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment.  ostgraduate Certificate P in Education (Dance Teaching) £3,175 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) Access Module £590

It is to be expected that tuition fees will rise by a modest amount in future years to take account of inflationary pressures for subsequent years for all full-time and part-time programmes.

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RAD.ORG.UK ABOUT US / STEP INTO DANCE

ABOUT US

STEP INTO DANCE

Since 1920, the Royal Academy of Dance has been one of the world’s most influential dance education organisations.

A partnership between the Jack Petchey Foundation and the Royal Academy of Dance, Step into Dance is the UK's largest fully inclusive secondary school dance programme, providing extra-curricular classes and performance opportunities to 200 mainstream and Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools per year across London and Essex. Since its creation in 2007, the programme has provided high-quality dance education to over 22,000 young people.

Our exams set standards in classical ballet worldwide and we are a global leader in dance education and continuing professional development for dance. We take pride in connecting and inspiring a worldwide community of dance teachers and dance enthusiasts and currently have over 14,000 members in 83 countries. Our ever-increasing programme of outreach work brings dance into diverse communities and our Faculty of Education’s research into how dance contributes to wellbeing has led to the development of specialist training for older learners. As part of our work in inclusive dance we have also introduced RADiate, a project which specialises in providing subsidised dance classes to children on the autism spectrum, including children with moderate to severe and complex learning difficulties, and those who are non-verbal.

Step into Dance is fundamentally committed to the ideals underpinning the programme. These include the promoting and nurturing of high quality dance pedagogy which results in an exciting, unifying and uplifting dance experience available and accessible to all, regardless of background or level of ability. www.stepintodance.org


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DANCE FOR LIFELONG WELLBEING

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The RAD’s commitment to lifelong learning and to providing high quality, workplace relevant continuing professional development came together in an innovative research project in 2013, supported by a grant from the Community Learning Innovation Fund. Older adults, who did not normally have access to dance activities, participated in tailored classes, giving dance teachers an opportunity to contribute to the creation of guidance on best practice for working with older learners. The outcomes of this research are shared in the Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing project report.

The RAD is committed to lifelong learning, and our Continuing Professional Development scheme is a reflection of our commitment to this. Our scheme is designed to meet your individual circumstances; activities are offered worldwide with structured, innovative and progressive opportunities to continue your development.

The RAD has continued to offer classes in London, via funding from the Wandsworth Council Lifelong Learning Fund and in 2015, embarked upon a new research project thanks to funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation. The second phase of the Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing project aims to measure the potential impact of a community based dance class on overall daily activity levels, selected physical skills and quality of life in older adults. Staff within the Faculty of Education are keen to continue to investigate the physiological and psychological health of participants for functional independence. This research will also draw on the experiences of the dance teachers involved to enhance the guidance on best practice for working with older learners that was developed during the initial project in 2013. Outcomes from this project will be disseminated by the end of 2016.

Each activity is designed to enhance your skills, extend your knowledge and career opportunities. CPD activities include practical face-to-face workshops and online learning. Face-to-face workshops give you the chance to deepen your understanding of a specific topic and to network with other dance teachers so you can share ideas and experience. We also offer a suite of highly interactive e-learning activities. Our CPD e-Learning has been exclusively designed for dance professionals. It is rich in graphics and audio-visual content which blends a variety of question-types and discussion forums to ensure that you are at the forefront of developments in dance teaching. This means that you can take part in CPD from wherever suits you. When you graduate and become a dance teacher with the RAD, you will often work on a part-time or freelance basis, so you need to ensure that you are at the top of your game and taking advantage of new developments and initiatives in a highly competitive market. CPD will show potential employers that you are a committed professional, ready to take on challenges of changing educational and professional requirements. No matter where you are in the world, how you like to learn, whether you are at Certificate or Masters level, the RAD CPD scheme will support you in your on-going development and further career progression.

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RAD MEMBERSHIP The Royal Academy of Dance is a recognised Chartered body, leading and innovating in all aspects of dance, dance training and dance education. By enrolling on one of our programmes you not only become part of an international community of dance students, you also gain access to a global network of teachers, mentors and tutors. This means that from the very beginning we can give you the skills to develop into a first-class dance teacher. Uniquely, we offer you access to a ready-made professional membership organisation, providing you with the competitive advantage you will need to thrive in your chosen career. The support that you receive when you enrol as a student doesn’t end when you graduate; it extends throughout your career as a professional dance teacher registered with the RAD. Once enrolled, you will become a Faculty of Education Student Member and, at no additional cost, will be able to tap into a diverse range of creative, business and enterprise resources. These include access to exclusive events, courses and workshops to enhance your personal and professional development. We offer students free membership with the RAD, which means: • access to a password protected area of www.rad.org.uk where you can keep up to date with latest developments by reading Dance Gazette, access business tools, content and resources • access to JobSearch International™, the RAD’s online listing that advertises dance vacancies, job seekers and schools for sale worldwide • monthly members’ e-newsletters, keeping you up to date with news, events, competitions and special offers • priority booking and discounts for selected RAD international events • discounts on Vocational Graded Exams, events, courses, and room hire • 10% discount in the RAD shop, where you can buy syllabus materials and teaching resources • access to Enhanced Disclosure services and members’ insurance schemes.

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 ou will also have the opportunity to become a student Y representative, shaping the future of the organisation, as well as to volunteer and be part of various RAD events.  e also offer graduates a discount on the teaching membership W fee taken up within the first year of graduation. Membership benefits include: • the exclusive right to use the initials RAD RTS after your name and to promote yourself under the RAD brand using the specifically commissioned RAD Registered Teacher logo • receipt of Dance Gazette, our highly-respected international dance publication, plus other member-specific publications delivered to your door three times a year • t he option to appear in the Find a RAD Teacher online listing which gets approximately 3,000 visits per month • a Code of Conduct and Professional Practice, setting standards of ethical and professional behaviour • a n immediate revenue stream in the eligibility to enter students for Graded & Vocational Graded RAD exams in classical ballet • a ccess to RAD branded promotional materials, advice and guidance for managing your own business Graduates can also benefit from employment opportunities via RAD Dance School, International Summer Schools and Step into Dance. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in a diverse range of RAD events and projects, including the Phyllis Bedells Bursary, Genée Dance Challenge, the Genée International Ballet Competition and Dance Proms. For a full list of membership benefits visit www.rad.org.uk/join.


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CONTACT US For an application form Lead Admissions Officer Registry Faculty of Education Royal Academy of Dance 36 Battersea Square London SW11 3RA

Examinations Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8073 Email: exams@rad.org.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8086 Fax: +44 (0)8706 067352

Continuing Professional Development Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8950 Email: cpd@rad.org.uk

Email: faculty@rad.org.uk www.rad.org.uk/study We have international offices throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and South Asia. For a full list of contact details please visit our website at www.rad.org. uk/about/contact-us. Want to find out more about... How to become a Member Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8070 Email: membership@rad.org.uk

Dance School Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8071 Email: courses@rad.org.uk

Enterprise Sales +44 (0)20 7326 8080 Visit our websites www.rad.org.uk www.radenterprises.co.uk www.stepintodance.org @RADheadquarters RoyalAcademyofDance /royalacademyofdance

The Royal Academy of Dance offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which are validated by the University of Bath. The programmes are designed and delivered by the Royal Academy of Dance. Standards and quality are approved by the University as being appropriate for University of Bath awards. The Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching), Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching), Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status), BA (Hons) Ballet Education, BA (Hons) Dance Education, Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education and Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education, programmes lead to an award of the University of Bath. All students registered for awards of the University of Bath are bound by the general regulations of the Royal Academy of Dance and, where appropriate, the University. Students registered for the programmes are given access to copies of those general regulations of the University which apply to them and the University will review the process of any appeals or complaints once the Royal Academy of Dance regulations have been exhausted. Students who wish to raise any matter touching upon the relationship of the University and the Royal Academy of Dance should contact either: Director of Education and Training Royal Academy of Dance 36 Battersea Square London SW11 3RA Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8066 Fax: +44 (0)8706 067352 or Head of Learning Partnerships Level 5, Wessex House Building University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY Tel: + 44 (0)1225 383854 Fax: + 44 (0)1225 386849

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“STUDYING IN ENGLISH HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE SO FAR. HOWEVER, I HAVE BEEN OFFERED A LOT OF TUTORIALS BOTH IN GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALLY AND I HAVE DEFINITELY IMPROVED MY ENGLISH SKILLS SINCE I CAME HERE.”

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Photography Tim Cross

With thanks also to: Alicia Clarke Benedict Johnson Jenelle Rutherford

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Michelle Groves Janine Streuli

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Hudson Fuggle Thank you to all students, past and present, who contributed to this prospectus by sharing their views and experiences. Information correct at time of print. The Royal Academy of Dance reserves the right to make changes to the published information. For more information visit www.rad.org.uk.

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