Silver Swans Licensee Workshop

The RAD’s Silver Swans initiative is an exciting business opportunity for experienced ballet teachers to expand their expertise and tap into the growing adult dance market.

Silver Swans ballet classes are aimed at over 55s and are delivered by qualified, licensed, dance professionals. They have been developed in response to a growing mature market, drawing on the RAD’s own research into the benefits of dance for older learners.

There are now over 900 Silver Swans Licensees across the UK, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Mexico and Canada teaching Silver Swans branded ballet classes.

What will a Silver Swans Licensee Workshop consist of?

Our workshops 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. The workshop aims to provide practical experience of effective ballet teaching strategies for a group of mixed ability older learners. On completion, 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 the Silver Swans
  • a greater understanding of how to safely modify and deliver ballet repertoire for older learners
  • a knowledge and understanding of appropriate progression, differentiation and integration considerations for adults of mixed ability

The Silver Swans License

Pre-verification will no longer be required for those interested in attending Silver Swans Workshops. Access to the Workshops is now open to anyone who wishes to attend, subject to capacity. All RAD RTS attendees are eligible for the Silver Swans License upon completion of the Workshop. All other attendees who wish to be considered for the Silver Swans License should notify us on registering for the workshop so that the Tutor of the Workshop can confirm their eligibility post Workshop. The confirmation of eligibility is based on a solid demonstration of ballet teaching. Teachers that are eligible for the license will be notified following the Workshop.

The Silver Swans License entitles you to:

  • deliver Silver Swans branded ballet classes
  • use the Silver Swans Licensee logo
  • have access to the marketing toolkit where you will find a range of resources to help you promote your classes
  • have your contact details listed on our global map
  • buy Silver Swans dancewear at a discount

What will a Silver Swans Licensee Workshop cost me?

Workshop Fees

The one-day workshop will cost you:

  • RAD Registered Teacher: $157
  • RAD Member Plus and RAD Member: $157
  • Non-Member: $188

License Fees

Silver Swans Licensees are required to renew their license annually, no later than the renewal date, to remain a Silver Swans Licensee. You will be invoiced by our Membership team within 30 days of completing the Silver Swans® Licensee Workshop for the cost of the annual license fee as follows:

  • RAD Registered Teachers receive a 100% discount on the license fee and will therefore pay no fee for the year.
  • RAD Member Plus and RAD Members receive a 50% discount on the license fee and will be invoiced $94 for the year.
  • Non-Members pay the full license fee and will be invoiced $188 for the year.

2021 Silver Swans® Licensee Workshop Sessions

There are no workshops planned for the US at this time. Sign up to our waiting list and we will send you details once more are available

Adding your Silver Swans classes to the Silver Swans Global Map

All current Silver Swans Licensees can be found on our global map. If you are a teacher and your details do not appear on the map, or you would like to update them, please complete this form.

Terms & Conditions and Code of Conduct


  • For Licensee queries related to a scheduled Silver Swans Workshop or Moodle access, please e-mail
  • For queries related to licensee benefits or licensee payment issues, please e-mail or a National Membership Office if based in USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
  • For more information regarding Silver Swans classes near you, please visit the Silver Swans online map.
  • For sponsorship queries, please e-mail