Exams/Awards 2024

Entries for the RAD assessments CLICK HERE.

Entries close on 26th July (no exceptions).

If registration and payment are not received by this date the RAD will not be able to process your child’s registration.

Please note that there are no refunds of fees.  If a dancer is unable to complete the exam/class award due to medical reasons then RAD may offer up to a 50% refund of the exam/class award fee or a deferment until the next exam session.

To find out what happens on the day – EXAM DAY

The assessments will take place some time between 14th October and 17th of November. We will be advised closer to the time the actual dates and times by RAD.

Whilst it is not compulsory we would highly recommend that the students participate in an assessment as it gives them:

  • goals to work towards,
  • the experience of presenting their work to a third party, and
  • the chance to have their skills formally recognised.

Two different types of RAD assessment is offered, as follows:

  • The Class Award is led by the teacher and assessed by the examiner. This assessment gives a broad indication of the student’s standard.  Students receive an assessment report.
  • The Exam is led and assessed by the examiner, the teacher is not present. Students receive a detailed assessment report with marks out of 100 and a grade.

Grade Students receive a medal and certificate for both types of assessment as long as they attain the required standard. Vocational Students received a certificate.

All students entering a Class Award or Exam must attend all syllabus classes during the term and grade 1 students must attend 2 syllabus classes per week from term 3 to be eligible to enter.

During the second week of the  October school holidays (7th October to 11th October) we run Assessment week which is compulsory for students entered for either the class award or exam regardless of level unless previously arranged with the Academy  This week will consist of five daily classes over the week apart from PPiD and PiD which will only be required to attend 3 daily lessons.  The timetable is below.

If a student sitting Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, or Advanced 2 exam wishes to take advantage of the membership exam entry fee they must ensure that membership application form and payment of the membership fee is processed and sent to the RAD Wellington office by 10th July.

To find out what happens on the day – EXAM DAY

Exam and Class Award fees 2024

Exam and Class Award costs below, including a processing fee and the Assessment week tuition - all fees are inclusive of GST
LevelExam FeeClass Award FeeAssessment Week FeeTotal Fees Payable
Pre-Primary in Dance (PPiD)n/a$107$70Class Award $177
Primary in Dance (PiD)n/a$112$70Class Award $182
Grade 1$136$117$115Class Award $232
Exam $251
Grade 2$149$127$115Class Award $242
Exam $264
Grade 3$161n/a$115Exam $276
Grade 4$170n/a$115Exam $285
Grade 5$179n/a$115Exam $294
Intermediate Foundation$234n/a$130Exam $364
Intermediate$257n/a$130Exam $387
Advanced FoundationRAD member $250
RAD non-member $449
n/a$130RAD member $380
RAD non-member $579
Advanced 1RAD member $253
RAD non-member $452
n/a$130RAD member $383
RAD non-member $572
Advanced 2RAD member $258
RAD non-member $457
n/a$130RAD member $388
RAD non-member $587

To find out what happens on the day – EXAM DAY