RAD performance course
Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:14 AM
I'm thinking about taking the RAD 2-week performance course in London this August. Has anybody taken it? Is it fun?
I'm not too familiar with contemporary or jazz and this course requires us to take classes in both of these, as well as in ballet and repertoire -- I would have rather taken the Summer Intensive, ballet only but at 30 I'm too old. :/
I'm also planning to take the Rad exam prep course and I'm just trying to locate a teacher around New York who could register me - not sure how it goes or how closely associated you have to be with a teacher in order to be registered.
Thanks for any advice.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:25 PM
It would be up to an individual teacher to decide if they were happy to enter you for an exam. Some people may want you to be at their school for a period of time, others may just ask you to come and take some classes and asses from there - it is up to the individual. Your exam maek would go onto that teacher's record, so someone who does not know you may take that into consideration.
Have you tried contacting to USA RAD office? I have found them very helpful and they have a list of teachers by location. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:37 PM
Do you think that if my teacher has a Russian background, that can be a disadvantage? I'm planning to buy the book on the exam and follow whatever is there.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:36 AM
I so wish I could take the RAD exam prep course in London too this year, but I don't think I will be able to go there. I hope that you can afford to take it.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:58 AM
This far I applied to the exam prep course and I'm still considering the performance course....not sure of the schedule...it's 5 hrs dancing a day (no schedule released...intervals?) plus rehearsals....and I was hoping to do other London based activities, too. Also I just wanted to do ballet...
Do you know of a less well known but real deal place somewhere out there (not a big machine place with crowded studios)? I'll probably be renting in Chelsea but of course can travel anywhere that's not too complicated
Is there open ballet at the Royal Ballet studios in the summer? Like in Denmark the studios in the Opera House are empty in July and they have the Bartholin seminar there..
any tips much appreciated.