29 July 2024 - 30 July 2024 11:30am - 2:30pm EDT

Silver Swans® Workshop (Live Stream)

This workshop introduces experienced ballet teachers to Silver Swans®, with a focus on safe and inclusive practice for adults and strategies to maximize their experience.


The aim of this workshop is to provide practical experience of effective ballet teaching strategies for a group of mixed ability older learners.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the workshop you 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 Silver Swans,
  • a greater understanding of how to safely modify and deliver ballet repertoire for older learners, and
  • knowledge and understanding of appropriate progression, differentiation and integration considerations for adults of mixed ability.

Dates and Times

This workshop will be split across two days:

  • July 29 | 11:30am – 2:30pm EDT
  • July 30 | 11:30am – 2:30pm EDT

You must attend both sessions. This workshop will not be recorded.


This activity will be hosted on Zoom. You will be sent details of how to join the activity within five working days prior to the start date.

Recommended Preparation

There are some recommended readings for this workshop which you will receive via email ahead of the workshop.


You will require the following resources:

  • A computer/laptop/tablet with internet connection, a camera and microphone
  • Speakers

Please ensure you have space to move in order to actively participate in the Silver Swans Workshop.

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.

License Fees

See further information about the fees and the benefits of being a Silver Swans Licensee.

CPD Hours

8 hours Time-Valued CPD


Members of the Royal Academy of Dance receive discounts on all CPD activities.

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.

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Key Information

Time Fee
11:30am - 2:30pm EDT Members: $167
Non-Members: $184