30 June 2023 11:14

Global launch of Rambert Grades collaboration

After a successful pilot in Australia last year, the RAD is launching its collaboration with Rambert Grades for RAD Registered Teachers globally.

This brings together two world-leading dance education and training brands in an exciting new relationship. Both have a shared passion for dance underpinned by excellence in teaching practice and a desire to widen access.

Together we are introducing a new opportunity for RAD Registered Teachers and dance students with Rambert Grades, a progressive and inclusive contemporary dance syllabus created by two of the world’s leading contemporary dance organisations: Rambert School and Rambert Company. Rambert Grades is a new Awarding Organisation, recognised by Ofqual.

The collaboration enables RAD Registered Teachers to secure a 40% discount (20% for non-teaching members) on individual Rambert Grades membership and undertake teacher training. Delivered online, training encompasses the Rambert Grades syllabus across three levels and 8 qualifications (Grades 1-8 ). RAD teachers can then begin teaching this exciting contemporary dance syllabus to dancers and enter them for online Rambert Grades exams.

The syllabus was developed by a team of industry experts with additional solo material created by internationally renowned choreographers Hofesh Shechter OBE, Alesandra Seutin and Benoit Swan Pouffer. Training is accessible to all ages, abilities and bodies regardless of prior experience of formal dance training and Rambert Grades teachers are taught to promote a safe environment for students to develop lifelong skills.

RAD Chief Executive, Tim Arthur enthused about the new collaboration: “I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be entering into this partnership with Rambert Grades. The RAD has a huge and longstanding love and appreciation for the remarkable creative vision and undeniable brilliance of Rambert. We were very proud to award Dame Marie Rambert the RAD’s Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award in 1956. Dance is fundamentally an act of creative collaboration, we’re certain that with this partnership we can create great things and at the same time bring the world of dance a little closer together.”