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Advanced 1 and Advanced 2

A student who has successfully completed a course of study based on Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 will be able to:


Demonstrate technical proficiency achieved through Advanced study

Demonstrate with ease complex exercises, which demand the combination of Advanced vocabulary

Perform with a high level of control showing a refinement of line

Perform with a high level of competency in the body moving through space and within space

Perform a breadth of vocabulary enhanced by the appropriate dynamic value

Perform a range of movements en pointe with fluidity and control.


Demonstrate acute sensitivity to the rhythmical structures, melody, texture and dynamic expression of the music.


Demonstrate a high level of understanding of interpretation and expression colouring the performance

Demonstrate an assured and confident performance with a high level of engagement.


Each level is designed to be taught over 2 years.

Class Requirement:

4-5 classes weekly

Dress Code:

Sleeveless leotard – black or royal blue

Pink ballet tights

Soft pointed shoes or soft ballet shoes – pink with ribbons

Pointed shoes (pointed work section) – pink with ribbons

Hair Style Code: 

Hair: Students must be well groomed with their hair tidily off their face and neckline.

Long Hair: Must be put up in a flat bun in a hair net and U pins.

Short Hair: Must be done in hair net and hair band.

The knowledge and skills gained through successful completion of this qualification provide a basis for progression to subsequent RAD Vocational Graded levels, as well as Vocational Graded Examinations in a range of dance genres offered by other Awarding Organisations.

Graded and Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance provide the basis of courses of study which lead to recognised achievement at a high level in dance performance. The higher levels of these qualifications are accepted as benchmarks of achievement by Vocational Schools which are attended by the majority of young dancers intending to enter the profession. They are also taken into account by universities and other HE institutions offering degree courses and programmes in dance and dance teacher education (such as the RAD itself). 

Such qualifications also facilitate or aid progression to workplace opportunities such as: professional dancer, professional dance teacher, professional choreographer, professional dance notator, professional dance historian, lecturer in dance, and facilitator in community dance.

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