The Royal Academy of Dance

RAD exams are the most prestigious exams in the world of ballet. To get a pass is simply amazing, anything higher is just breathtaking. We can confidently say that we continue to have a 100% pass rate and this years exam at En Pointe have been the best since we started in 2013. You will not be entered if there is doubt you wont be able to pass. We dont set children up to fail. But children can either move up with their friends or stay on to work towards their current grade a little longer.
Candidates are required to take time out of school to attend exams and examinations that are conducted by an RAD examiner. This is excused by the RAD for you and will contribute to your child’s UCAS points for later in life. After the exam, ther is a 6 week wait, results are then sent to RAD HQ where reports, certificates and medals are presented and sent to the school. We will then present them back to you.

Please contact Miss Donya if you require further infomation on the RAD examinations at our dance school for a personal reply:

Ages for RAD exams at En Pointe Classical Dance School
  • Primary (minimum age of 6 years)
  • Grade 1-5 (minimum age of 7 years)
  • Grade 6-8 (minimum age of 11 years)
  • Intermediate Foundation (11 years)
  • Intermediate (12 years)
  • Advanced Foundation (13 years)
  • Advanced 1 (14 years)
RAD Video

Watch the video to get a flavour of an RAD ballet exam.

RAD Examination at En Pointe Classical Dance School, York

If your interested in taking ballet seriously then En Pointe is for you. Our teachers are trained professionally and the quality of training they receive is by the best. There is a good reason why we are York's only award winning ballet school.

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My daughter Lacey has been coming to En Pointe for ballet since early May, and WOW she's come on leaps with her confidence. She's always dancing everywhere now. Great dance school and great ballet teachers. Claire Smith