Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)


The Royal Academy of Dance, also known as RAD, is one of the world’s most influential dance education organizations. Their exams set standards in classical ballet worldwide and are a global leader in dance education and Continuing Professional Development for dance.

Dancers taking an exam will be required to wear specific attire for their ballet exam which may include Character Shoes and a Character Skirt depending on the grade. 

You can find all exam requirements in the yearly Royal Academy of Dance dress code but please note that you will need to check with your studio as each grade as multiple colours that can be worn which is left to the discretion of the dance studio.