Jade Harrison School of dance is very proud to be affiliated with, be a teacher of, and run the Ballet syllabus for the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance). As one of the world’s most influential dance organisations who also support the continuing education of their teachers and other ballet professionals it is no wonder that their reputation in ballet is so high.
The RAD sets many of the national and global standards for exams in classical ballet and ensures professionalism for those teaching it and with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the RAD's patron and the former ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing Judge Darcey Bussell as the President you would expect nothing less.
The RAD has a rich history. It was founded in 1920 with the aim of standardising Ballet teaching and ballet lessons throughout the UK and has grown from there with a presence in over 80 countries around the world and over a quarter of a million students being examined on the RAD ballet syllabus.
Along with setting the ballet standards the RAD as an organisation also runs extensive conferences across the globe to ensure regularity and sharing of best practice between members. Workshops and training courses and professional development seminars are run for ballet teachers and summer schools and ballet workshops are held for students to expand on their repertoire and technique.
The Royal Academy of Dance is also tasked with the promotion of its many RAD teachers across the UK of which Jade is one. RAD teachers have to go through much training and examination before they are given their RAD registration. This means that by choosing an RAD Registered Teacher like Jade you are choosing quality, safety and professionalism.
All RAD Registered teachers hold a recognised dance teaching qualification. This means that you can be confident in their dance knowledge and teaching ability, including what is developmentally appropriate at every stage of a child’s learning.