NB: All ballet exams are optional


Exam Date: Tuesday September 18th and Wednesday September 19th



Fees: We do not invoice for exam fees – these are just to be paid if wishing to enter. Please see below for prices.

2018 Examiner: TBC


  • EXAMINATIONS 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%.
  • CLASS AWARDS 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.

Conditions of Entry:

  • Attend required weekly lessons during  terms 1, 2 and 3:
    • Grade 1 to grade 5 students are required to attend at least two one hour syllabus ballet class lessons each week.
    • Grade grade 6 -8 students are required to attend one syllabus class and one other classical class each week.
    • Intermediate foundation students are required to attend three ballet classes per week
    • Intermediate and Advanced Foundation students are required to attend four ballet classes a week. Two syllabus classes, Saturday open ballet class and either  grade 6, 7 or 8. If a student has already sat the grade 6, 7 or 8 exam they may attend an an alternative class.
    • Students wishing to sit Advanced One or Two are required to attend five classical classes per week – same as for Intermediate / Advanced Foundation plus and additional pointe class.
    • Students must reach exam standard – teachers will advise.
  • From Grade 3 we recommend they attend a stretch class.
  • Students sitting exams from Intermediate to Advanced are advised to also attend the Saturday Pilates class.
  • All exam students will need to attend  extra classes or private lessons if required closer to their exam and a mock exam.
  • If you can not guarantee being available on ALL dates above, please do not be disappointed if you end up unavailable for you exam time.
  • No refunds will be given for change of mind or if you can not attend your exam time.
  • If you cannot attend your exam due to injury or sickness, a credit may be able to be organised with RAD if a medical certificate is provided.
  • If you would prefer for your child to sit an in-school run assessment instead of an exam, please talk to your teacher.
  • No entries will be accepted if any term fees or other payments are outstanding.
  • No entries will be accpeted without the completed entry form and full payment or entry fees.

Entry Fees:                                                                                          

Prices include the examination fee set by the RAD as well as exam day and mock exam day costs – excluding pianist fees for vocational exam students*

Please see your teacher if you are unsure of which exam level you are.                   

 RAD Grades
Exam Fee
Class Award Fee
 Grade  One  N/A  $96.00
 Grade Two  $127.00  $106.00
 Grade Three  $138.00  $116.00
 Grade Four  $147.00  $123.00
 Grade Five  $156.00  $132.00
 Grade Six  $161.00  N/A
 Vocational Exams
Intermediate Foundation*  $216.00  N/A
Intermediate*  $228.00  N/A

*Students sitting vocational exams – 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.

General Examination Information