On Monday, 21 November Pointeworks Dance Studio at the Malakkastraat was turned into a Royal Academy of Dance Examination Center.

Students from Pointeworks Dance School and students from Balletschool de Singel, Dordrecht participated in the RAD Graded examinations.

Each year around 230,000 candidates from all over the world take RAD dance exams.

The Royal Academy of Dance offers a wide range of exams and assessments to motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities. The focus is on creativity and musicality, with the graded system providing opportunities to progress and achieve. All candidates who successfully pass an examination or award receive a certificate of achievement and a breakdown of their result. Some grades and awards also offer medals.

Pointeworks Dance School is the only Dance School in the area who is approved to enter students for the RAD examinations.

Graded syllabus: Grade 1 to Grade 8 incorporates ballet, free movement, and character.

Vocational Graded Syllabus: This develops the technique, music and performance skills of the older ballet student to an advanced level, preparing them for a dance or dance-related career. Graded and Vocational Graded exams lead to recognised achievement at a high level in dance.

A real measure of achievement
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. They are also highly valued by universities and other HE institutions offering degree courses and programmes in the performing arts.

For more info: www.pointeworks.nl

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