2018 General Exam Information
Official 2018 RAD EXAM schedules are now posted at each studio location.
Please check this posted list for your dancer's official RAD exam* date and time.
- Dublin studio exams are during March 9-11, 2018
- Fremont studio exams are during March 13-15, 2018.
*The exam schedule is set by the RAD and not Rachel's Ballet, and please note your dancer's exam time may require early release from school. We apologize for this, and appreciate your support for this important day we have been preparing for all year.
All students must arrive for the RAD exam at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time, wearing a clean proper uniform and with hair pulled back in a neat, professional manner.
Also please read each tab below for more information about preparing for exams.
This is an exam rehearsal for all of the students in each grade level. It is important for students to practice their work in the studio where they will take the exam. Parents are invited to observe, and see the progress the students have made. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to your mock exam time, so that we can seat you, and keep to the schedule. Late arrivals are very disruptive on this occasion, and your child may miss instruction of how to enter the studio on exam day. Students should be groomed as for the exam, and have all of the components of their uniform. Please be sure that you have the correct location, date and time for your dancer. If you have any doubt, check with your teacher.
The exam schedule is set by the Royal Academy of Dance, and no changes can be made. Our school has 5 days of examinations, and this means that some students may have to miss a partial day of school. Please explain to your child's teacher that they are participating in an educational experience. Teachers will be proud of the efforts and accomplishments of your dancer to prepare for this event. There are no regular classes held during the exam period.
The two year program is in addition to the students' Boston Conservatory education and will consist of a combination of online and onsite studies. Successful completion of the Access Route leads to eligibility for Registered Teacher status (RTS) with the Royal Academy of Dance.