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Royal Academy of Dance Jade Harrison Newcastle Dance Studios

Welcome to Jade Harrison School of Dance 

Jade Harrison School of Dance opened in March 2006 and is situated in the heart of New York Village in North Shields. We teach a range of dance styles from Ballet to Acrobatic Arts in our purpose built dance school in North Tyneside.

Our school has incredible facilities including two large dance studios, a relaxing café area with Wi-Fi, a private changing room, a large car park to the rear of the building, and an onsite dancewear shop. Dance Studio 1 is extremely spacious with mirrored walls perfect for all types of dance lessons but is primarily used for ballet classes. Dance Studio 2 also has mirrored walls and is decorated with New York themed Graffiti so is a perfect setting for teaching Acrobatic Art, Broadway, Lyrical Contemporary and Stretch/Flex. Our Dance School also has its own onsite theatre which seats up to eighty with its own professional studio lighting, sound system and curtains, perfect for our regular performances and theatre work.


Our Acrobatic Arts Classes


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We offer dance lessons from 2 years of age and we strive to ensure that all dance classes and theatre classes are fun to ensure long term commitment from our students. Our excellent dance teachers find a great balance between making our classes a fun, social and enjoyable place to be while also adhering to the high standards of our exam boards. We are accredited with the Royal Academy of Dance and International Dance Teachers Association and we provide examination with these boards. Along with dance lessons and examinations we also offer a range of opportunities throughout the year for our students to participate in performances both within and outside of the school. Our convenient Dancewear Shop is open to both our students and the general public whenever our school is open. We stock a large range of dance shoes, leotards, dancewear bags and dance accessories. Click here for more information about our dance shop.

Our students come from across North Tyneside and beyond. Because our dance school has great transport links being on the main bus routes with a bus stop close by, and being close to Shiremoor and Northumberland Park Metro Station we have students from North Shields, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth Wallsend, Newcastle, South Shields and Morpeth. Click Here for our contact information.

We are a professional and friendly dance school with great teachers and facilities, if you would like to talk to us about joining a class please click here and we look forward to meeting you.

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Exam Boards

Jade Harrison School of Dance offers friendly and professional dance classes across a variety of disciplines and offers exams in dance for those students who wish to take them.

Our Dance School currently offers examinations from two exam boards.

  • The Royal Acadamy of Dance (RAD)
  • Acrobatic Arts

The Royal Acadamy of Dance (RAD)

The RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education organisations. Our exams set standards in classical ballet worldwide and we are a global leader in dance education and Continuing Professional Development for dance.

The RAD has also aligned itself to the national framework of qualifications so credit can be given accordingly to student who complete examinations with them. This also includes UCAS points, meaning that grades awarded by RAD can be used as contributing to a students points tarrif when applying to University.

Acrobatic Arts Examinations

The Acrobatic Arts examination process is designed to motivate dancers. Dancers work through twelve exam levels, each designed to create a well balanced acrobat, including elements of flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling.

Acrobatic Arts Certified Examiners evaluate dancers against a set universal standard, allowing dancers and teachers to see where the dancer stands globally. The exam will be graded ‘Superior’, ‘Excellent’, ‘Highly Commended’, ‘Commended’, ‘Pass’, or ‘Retry’. Students who receive a grade of ‘Superior’ will also receive a custom Acrobatic Arts medal.

RAD Qualification Framework

Below is an overview of the qualifications framework from the RAD. For more information please contact us for advice.

The National framework places dance examinations within the context of other qualifications. It recognises equivalence in the levels of knowledge, skills and understanding required for their attainment, however dance examinations are not interchangeable with the corresponding national school examinations

  Level of Qualification General Qualifications Graded Examinations in Dance Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance  Occupational Qualifications
 5    Higher Degree     Level 5 NVQ
 4   Degree     Level 4 NVQ
 3 Advanced GCE A/AS Level

Grade 8 Award, Grade 7, Grade 6

Advanced 2, Advanced 1, Advanced Foundation Level 3 NVQ
 2 Intermediate GCSE Grades A* - C Grade 5, Grade 4 Intermediate, Intermediate Foundation Level 2 NVQ
 1 Foundation GCSE Grades D - G Grade 3, Grade 2, Grade 1   Level 1 NVQ

We are extremely proud of our 100% Pass rate the majority of our students gaining Merit or Distinction.

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