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The Academy partners with the Victorian Dance Festival 2019


The Academy partners with the Victorian Dance Festival 2019
Silver Swans Licensee training and Project B workshops to form a part of VDF 2019

Today the Academy announced its ongoing partnership with the Energetiks Victorian Dance Festival (VDF).

RAD Australia first partnered with VDF in 2018 by sponsoring open class and boys only workshops under the guise of Project B, which were both taught by Australian Male Dance Ambassador Matthew Lawrence.

This year VDF are thrilled to be offering experienced ballet teachers an exciting business opportunity to extend their expertise and tap into the growing adult dance market with Silver Swans Licensee Training.

The RAD’s Silver Swans initiative offers ballet classes aimed at the over-55s. Silver Swans classes have been developed in response to a growing and discerning mature market and draw on the RAD’s own research into the benefits of dance for older learners. There are now over 300 licensees across the UK, USA and Australia who are delivering Silver SwansTM branded ballet classes. You can undertake Silver Swans Licensee training* as part of this year’s VDF against the inspirational backdrop the Rainforest Room at Melbourne Zoo! 

If you chose to undertake the training you can also take part in the VDF VITALITY Teachers' Day on Friday 12 April at the Melbourne Zoo Leopard Lodge, at a reduced price. Save $105 on the standard rate! Participants can also take advantage of the amazing venue, and explore Melbourne Zoo free of charge. And if that’s not exciting enough, they can enjoy the full VDF Weekend and Dance Market at the distinctive Batman Royale, free with their VITALITY pass! For more information visit 

Also part of the Academy's sponsorship of the event, Project B champion David Williams will be teaching a super hero themed dance class for 3 – 7 year olds in honour of the VDF venue which is aptly named ‘Batman Royale’! More details on this and other exciting developments will be announced soon.


*Important: If you are not an RAD Registered Teacher, before you sign up to the Silver Swans licensee training, you must first complete the pre-verification form on the RAD website to confirm your eligibility. This form can be submitted at any time throughout the year but must be completed by the deadline.

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