Ballet Exams

At Grand River Dance Academy we are certified and registered with the Royal Academy of Dance. The Royal Academy of Dance offers a wide range of exams and assessments to motivate and reward all students of all ages and abilities. Our focus is on creativity and musicality, with their graded system providing opportunities to progress and achieve. Graded and Vocational exams lead to recognized achievement at a high level in dance. 

Graded Syllabus

Grade 1 to Grade 5 incorporate classical ballet and character. This syllabus is suitable for candidates from seven to eleven. 

Vocational Syllabus

This develops technique, music and performance skills of the older ballet student to advanced level, preparing them for dance or dance related career. 


These higher levels are accepted as a measure of achievement by the vocational schools attended by most young people aiming to enter the dance profession.