RAD

2019 RAD Examination Details

NB: Exams are optional

Students who are attending the required classes and who are eligible to sit will be contacted by email early next week with further instructions.

Dates: Monday 23rd September - Wednesday 25th September

Venue:  Papanui Studio at 116 Sawyers Arms Road

Entries Due: Friday July 12th (late entries incur a late fee as per terms and conditions)

Mock Exam Timetable:  Sunday 15th or Sunday 22nd September at our Papanui Studio

Exam Timetable: TBC

Examiner:- Mrs Carole Speirs

Entry Form & Fees

Entries Due: Friday July 12th

Entry Form: RAD Examination and Class Award Entry Form

2019 Entry Fees:  NB: We do not invoice for entry fees, these are just paid if wishing to enter.

Prices include the examination fee set by the RAD as well as exam day, mock exam day, music and administration costs

Prices exclude pianist fees for vocational exam students.  This will be confirmed once we get all entries back.

  • Grade Examinations
    • Grade 2 Ballet - $126.00
    • Grade 3 Ballet - $140.00
    • Grade 4 Ballet - $149.00
    • Grade 5 Ballet - $158.00
  • Vocational Examinations
    • Intermediate Foundation Ballet - $219.00
    • Intermediate Ballet - $232.00
    • Advanced Foundation Ballet - $375.00 (non member fee) 
    • Advanced Foundation Ballet - $235.00 (member) please contact the office with your membership number
  • Class Awards
    • Grade 1 Ballet -  $  97.00
    • Grade 2 Ballet - $107.00
    • Grade 3 Ballet - $118.00
    • Grade 4 Ballet - $125.00
    • Grade 5 Ballet - $134.00

Payment Methods:

  • Internet Banking - 06-0665-0088369-00 - please put name and grade sitting as reference
  • Cheque - made out to Anna Lee School of Dance
  • Cash payments at your own risk. Will only be accepted if given directly to the office. Thank you.
Conditions of Entry
  • No entries will be accepted without teacher approval.
  • Attend required weekly lessons during terms 1, 2 and 3:
    • Grades 1 - 5 students are required to attend at least two one hour syllabus ballet class lessons each week.
    • Grades 2-5 students are required to attend at least one stretch class per week.
    • Intermediate foundation students are required to attend three syllabus classes per week, one open class and one stretch class.
    • Intermediate – Advanced students are required to attend three syllabus classes a week, pointe class, one open class and one stretch class.
  • Students must reach exam standard – teachers will advise.
  • Students will be advised if they need to attend extra classes or private lessons if required closer to their exam.
  • There is a compulsory mock exam on Sunday 15th September or Sunday 22nd September.
  • If you cannot guarantee being available on ALL dates above, please do not be disappointed if you end up unavailable for your exam time.
  • No refunds will be given for a change of mind or if you cannot attend your exam time.
  • If due to sickness of injury you cannot attend your exam, or a sufficient number of lessons in preparation for the exam, a credit with RAD may be organised if a medical certificate is provided.
  • No entries will be accepted if any term fees or other payments are outstanding.
  • No entries will be accepted without the completed entry form and full payment of entry fees.
  • RAD charge a 20% extra fee for any late entries. This would also incur a $10 administration fee.
RAD Examination Options - Class Award, Grade Examination & Vocational Examination

Class Award

  • Are an assessment that use a “tick-box” structure to show the progress of the student. Students preform certain exercises and 1 or 2 dances that are worked on through terms 1-3 for an examiner
  • A teacher is present during the Class Award
  • Exams are set to recorded music

 

Grade Examination

  • Are passed on a Pass/Fail structure. Students preform exercises and two dances that are worked on through terms 1-3 for an examiner who then grades them out of 100%
  • No teacher is present in the room
  • Exams are set to grade music

 

Vocational Examination

  • Are also passed on a Pass/Fail structure. Students preform exercises and two dances that are worked on through terms 1-3 for an examiner who then grades them out of 100%.
  • No teacher is present in the room
  • At this level a pianist is required for exams and also for practices leading up to exams. The cost of the pianist is not included in the above exam fee. The pianist fee will be set once the following variants are confirmed – the number of candidates sitting each exam, once the pianist is confirmed and what their hourly rate is and also how many practices candidates would like to have with the pianist before the exam