Royal Academy of Dance

Silver Swans®


Silver Swans has launched in New Zealand!

Silver Swans classes are aimed at over 55's and draw on research into the health benefits of dance for older adults.  Classes will improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels and, most importantly, are an opportunity to have fun and enjoy the sense of well-being that dance brings.

Silver Swans classes are delivered exclusively by Silver Swans Licensees who have trained to safely adapt ballet techniques for older adults and are an exciting new initiative for experienced ballet teachers to extend their current programme of classes.  

To become a Silver Swans Licensee, you must either be a registered RAD teacher, hold a level 4 dance teaching qualification or have equivalent experience.  Non RAD registered teachers can apply for confirmation of eligibility through the pre-verification process.  Click here to access the pre-verification form.

What will Silver Swans Licensee Training cost me?

Membership category

Cost of Licensee training

Cost of license to
31 August 2019

Total payable at point of registration

Cost of license from 1 Sept 2019 -
31 August 2020

RAD Registered Teacher  $190 $0 $190 $0
Full or Affiliate Member  $190 $10 $200 $120
Friend $190 $20 $210 $240
Non-member  $270 $20 $290 $240
(please note: Tea and coffee will be available at the training.  Participants will provide their own lunch)

To register your interest in Silver Swans Licensee Training; to sign up for up-to-date RAD events, news and more or for further information email silverswans@rad.org.nz









AEC Area/RAV Venue Approx Dates Closing Dates
Min Age
Cut-off date 
Examiner
 AEC Auckland/Northland Term 2 11 - 20 Jun 04 Apr 01 May Lynne Harrison
RAV Wellington (1st) - 1142 08-11 May 28 Feb 01 May Suzanne Arrigo
  Auckland (1st) - 1077 12-17 May 28 Feb 01 May Suzanne Arrigo

AEC Area/RAV Venue Approx Dates Closing Dates
Min Age
Cut-off date 
Examiner
 AEC Auckland/Northland Term 2 11 - 20 Jun 04 Apr 01 May Lynne Harrison
RAV Wellington (1st) - 1142 08-11 May 28 Feb 01 May Suzanne Arrigo
  Auckland (1st) - 1077 12-17 May 28 Feb 01 May Suzanne Arrigo