9 July 2023 10:00am - 5:30pm CDT

Silver Swans Workshop

This one-day workshop will introduce experienced ballet teachers to Silver Swans®, with a focus on devising and delivering safe and inclusive ballet classes for older learners, and strategies which engage students with diverse experiences and abilities.


To provide practical experience of effective ballet teaching strategies for a group of mixed ability older learners.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the workshop, participants will have:

  • An understanding of Silver Swans and the responsibilities and expectations of license holders
  • An awareness of a range of ballet teaching strategies and the benefits of these strategies in relation to the Silver Swans
  • A greater understanding of how to safely modify and deliver ballet repertoire for older learners, and a knowledge and understanding of appropriate progression, differentiation and integration considerations for adults of mixed ability

Who Can Attend

RAD Registered Teachers

Ballet Teachers

Participation in Silver Swans Workshops is open to ballet teachers wishing to find out more about approaches to teaching ballet to older learners, with a view of becoming a Silver Swans Licensee. On completion of the workshop, RAD Registered Teachers will be automatically granted the Silver Swans license. All other teachers who currently teach ballet, and who wish to be considered for the Silver Swans license, will be asked to indicate their interest for the license upon registration for the workshops. Confirmation of eligibility for a license will be based on the observations of the Silver Swans tutor delivering the sessions. The tutor will observe the participant’s secure demonstration of ballet teaching, as detailed in the list of competencies. Teachers that have indicated their interest and are deemed eligible for the license will be notified within 30 days following the workshop.


Chicago, IL or Online via Zoom*

*A recording of the course will not be available.

CPD Hours

8 hours Time-Valued CPD


Registration is closed.

Terms and Conditions

Please ensure you read and understand the following documents before booking onto the workshop:

CPD Terms and Conditions, Silver Swans Licensee Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct.

The workshop will be hosted on Zoom. Zoom’s privacy notice is available here.

Key Information

Time Fee
10:00am - 5:30pm CDT Member: $164
Non-Member: $182