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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Resumption of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examinations

 

In response to the latest development of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) announced that the examinations (including filmed exams and exams by local examiners) could be resumed normal from 18 February 2021. The deadline for submission of filmed exams is 31 March 2021. For applicants/schools, please disseminate the updated information to the candidates you presented.


 Date: 18 February 2021

 

Introduction

The HKEAA administers both the General Graded Examinations (Graded Examinations, Presentation Classes, Class Awards & Demonstration Classes) and the Vocational Graded Examinations of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). The RAD examinations are the most popular classical ballet examinations in Hong Kong.

 

 

Examinations Timetable

The RAD examinations take place twice annually. General Graded Examinations held in Approved Examination Centres (AEC) are referred as 'AEC Session'. The Vocational Graded Examinations held in RAD Approved Venues (RAV) are referred as 'RAV Session'.

The tentative examination schedule in the year 2021 is as follows:

Examination Session

Levels

Examination Venue

Examination Period

AEC Filmed Exam Session in May-Dec

Demonstration Class
Pre-School Level 1
Pre-School Level 2
Approved Examination Centres (AEC) 1 May - 17 Dec 2021
General Graded Examinations
Pre-Primary in Dance
Primary in Dance
Grades 1 - 8
Vocational Graded Examinations
Intermediate Foundation
Intermediate
Advanced Foundation
Advanced 1
Advanced 2
Discovering Repertoire
Level 2 - 4

 

Examination Session

Levels

Examination Venue

Examination Period

 

AEC/#RAV Exam Session in Sep-Dec

Demonstration Class
Pre-School Level 1
Pre-School Level 2
Approved Examination Centres (AEC) / #RAD Approved Venues (RAV) early Sep - mid/late Dec 2021
General Graded Examinations
Pre-Primary in Dance
Primary in Dance
Grades 1 - 8
Vocational Graded Examinations
Intermediate Foundation
Intermediate
Advanced Foundation
Advanced 1
Advanced 2
Solo Seal Award
Discovering Repertoire
Level 2 - 4

#The registration for RAV will be kept under review. An update will be provided nearer to the registration period.

 

 

Entry Requirements

For Demonstration Classes, the following target ages apply:

 

Levels

Target Age

Demonstration Classes Pre-School Dance Curriculum: Level 1 2.5 years to 3.5 years
Pre-School Dance Curriculum: Level 2 3.5 years to 4.5 or 5 years

 

For reasons of safe dance practice, candidates' age must meet the minimum age requirement for RAD examination. The RAD policy on minimum age is as follows:

  • For General/ Vocational Graded Examinations that take place between May and December in Hong Kong, all candidates MUST have reached the minimum age by 31 December in the year which they take the examination.
  • For General/ Vocational Graded Examinations that take place between September and December, all candidates MUST have reached the minimum age by 31 December in the year in which they take the examination.

 

Examination

Levels

Age Requirements

General Graded Examinations

Pre-Primary in Dance 5 years and over
Primary in Dance 6 years and over
Grades 1 - 5 7 years and over
Grades 6 - 8 11 years and over

Discovering Repertoire

Level 2 - 4  12 years and over

 

Examination

Levels

Age Requirements

Vocational Graded Examinations

Intermediate Foundation (optional) 11 years and over
Intermediate 12 years and over
Advanced Foundation (optional) 13 years and over
Advanced 1 14 years and over
Advanced 2 15 years and over
Solo Seal 15 years and over

For Vocational Graded Examinations, candidates should pass the Examinations in the order shown above, but need not take Foundation examinations, as these are optional. Candidates entering for the Solo Seal Award must have achieved Distinction in Advanced 2 examination.

 

 

Examinations Registration

All entries must be submitted via RAD Online Exam Entries.  Please see the school registration instructions in the Application Guidelines for RAD Online Exam Entries which are available in the Members' Area.

Registration for the Examinations in May to December takes place in April while that for the Examinations between September and December takes place in June to July.

The registration schedule for the 2021 examinations is as follows:

Examination Session

Levels

Examination Venue

Registration Period

AEC Flimed Exam Session in May-Dec

Demonstration Class
Pre-School Level 1
Pre-School Level 2
Approved Examination Centres (AEC) 1 April  - 30 April 2021
General Graded Examinations
Pre-Primary in Dance
Primary in Dance
Grades 1 - 8
Vocational Graded Examinations
Intermediate Foundation
Intermediate
Advanced Foundation
Advanced 1
Advanced 2
Discovering Repertoire
Level 2 - 4 

 

Examination Session

Levels

Examination Venue

Registration Period

 

AEC/#RAV Exam Session in Sep-Dec

Demonstration Class
Pre-School Level 1
Pre-School Level 2
 
Approved Examination Centres (AEC) / #RAD Approved Venues (RAV) 
 
June to July 2021 (To be confirmed)
General Graded Examinations
Pre-Primary in Dance
Primary in Dance
Grades 1 - 8
Vocational Graded Examinations
Intermediate Foundation
Intermediate
Advanced Foundation
Advanced 1
Advanced 2
Solo Seal
Discovering Repertoire
Level 2 - 4 

#The registration for RAV will be kept under review. An update will be provided nearer to the registration period.

Candidates can ONLY be entered by RAD Registered Teachers or by the Principals or Administrators of RAD Registered Schools which employ or contract RAD Registered Teachers. NO private candidates are allowed to enter themselves.

Every year, the HKEAA will send letters to all RAD Registered Teachers for the estimated number of entries to the examinations.

The registration fees for the examinations in the year 2021 are as follows:

 

DEMONSTRATION CLASS

 

Levels

AEC (HK$)

 RAV (HK$)

Demonstration Class Pre-School Dance Curriculum Level 1 292(per child)  467(per child)
Pre-School Dance Curriculum Level 2 292(per child)  467(per child)

 

APPROVED EXAMINATION CENTRES (AEC)

 

Approved Examination Centre (AEC)/ Levels

Examination

Class Award (HK$) 


 

Presentation Class (HK$)

Solo Performance Award (HK$)

Member Rates (HK$)

Full Rates(HK$)

 
Pre-Primary in Dance ---  --- 495 --- ---
Primary in Dance 636 557 --- ---
Grade 1 693 601 --- 557
Grade 2 742 657 --- 614
Grade 3 849 731 --- 670
Grade 4 922 805 --- 742
Grade 5 1,051 883 --- 810
Grade 6 1,159 967 --- ---
Grade 7 1,192 1,002 --- ---
Grade 8 1,238 1,040 --- ---
Intermediate Foundation 1,248 --- --- --- 
Intermediate 1,294 --- --- ---
Advanced Foundation 1,282 2,007 --- --- ---
Advanced 1 1,327 2,058 --- --- ---
Advanced 2 1,373 2,099 --- --- ---
Discovering Repertoire Level 2 506 394 ---  --- 
Discovering Repertoire Level 3 573 461 ---  ---
Discovering Repertoire Level 4 642 529 ---  ---
*Minimum fee payable if examining time less than three hours: HK$15,640
 

RAD APPROVED VENUES (RAV)

 

RAD Approved Venues (RAV)/ Levels

Examination

Class Award (HK$)

 

Presentation Class (HK$)

 

 
Solo Performance Award (HK$)

 

Member Rates (HK$)

Full Rates (HK$)

Pre-Primary in Dance --- ---  657 --- --- 
Primary in Dance 805 726 --- ---
Grade 1 855 770 --- 726
Grade 2 951 827 --- 782
Grade 3 1,007 900 --- 838
Grade 4 1,069 967 --- 905
Grade 5 1,198 1,046 ---  979
Grade 6 1,289 1,136 --- ---
Grade 7 1,317 1,170 --- ---
Grade 8 1,355 1,204 --- ---
Intermediate Foundation 1,368 --- ---  ---
Intermediate 1,396 --- --- ---
Advanced Foundation 1,411 2,137 --- --- ---
Advanced 1 1,439 2,170 --- --- ---
Advanced 2 1,480 2,205 --- --- ---
Solo Seal Award 1,754 2,480 --- --- ---
Discovering Repertoire Level 2  642 529 ---  --- 
Discovering Repertoire Level   708 596 ---  --- 
Discovering Repertoire Level 4 777 665 ---  --- 

RAD COVID-19 Refund Policy

For refund details, please visit RAD website.

 

 

Forms and Guidelines

Examinations Results and Certificates

The Results Listings (provisional results) will be released to the Registered Teachers in around 1 to 2 months after the end of the RAD Examiners' tours. RAD send result forms, certificates and medals (if any) direct to the teachers concerned.

 

 

Teaching Programme - Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS)

Details of the programme, entry requirements can be found from RAD's website at: https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/programme/certificate-in-ballet-teaching-studies-2/

Tuition and Other Fees

 

Enrolling Year
Registration Fee
Programme Fee
2020
£120
HK$61,260
2021
£120
HK$61,315

 

The tuition fees are set annually and are retained for the two years programme. The tuition fees are payable in 4 instalments, as shown below, to RAD directly.

 

Year 1 of the Programme Instalment
1st instalment
2nd instalment
Payment Period
mid-November
mid-March
Year 2 of the Programme 3rd instalment
4th instalment
mid-November
mid-March

 

Award

For those who are awarded the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies are entitled to enter candidates for examinations and presentation classes of the RAD.

Enquiry

Contact Person: Miss Jan Pang, Operations Manager, Hong Kong, China and Macau

Tel: (852) 9180 0886

Email:  jpang@rad.cn.com

Address: PO Box 33424, Sheung Wan Post Office, Hong Kong

 

 

Data Privacy

Personal data of applicants/candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for:
  1. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations in their admission processes;
  2. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
  3. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations to confirm the candidates’ eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organisations for verification;
  4. certifying candidates’ examination results in response to legitimate requests;
  5. processing any refund or payment in relation to the examination;
  6. conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and
  7. marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publications, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the candidates.*

The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government / public organizations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.

In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his/her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that applicants’/candidates’ personal data/correspondence/other information received by the HKEAA may be transferred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the abovementioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, applicants/candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.

*If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the HKEAA.

 

 

Examination Publications

Publications related to the RAD examinations are available for sale at the Publications Unit at the HKEAA San Po Kong Office.

The Study Choice Forms GEF 3 (2-7) and GEF 3 (8) may be downloaded from RAD website (click here to link to RAD's website).

 

 

Collaboration with RAD

If you are interested in becoming an RAD teacher, examiner or examination studio, please contact the RAD by using the contact information given below.

 

 

Contacts

Royal Academy of Dance

Tel : (207) 326 8000
Website : www.royalacademyofdance.org
Address : 36 Battersea Square, London SW11 3RA, UK.


Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

Tel : (852) 3628 8787
Fax : (852) 3628 8790
Email : ie2@hkeaa.edu.hk
Address : International and Professional Examinations Division, 3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon.
For service quality assurance, our telephone conversation with the public may be recorded.

 

 

 

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