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Don't worry; chances are very good that they'll find you, probably by adding to this thread.:)

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I'm a West Coaster. Took up dance to make myself a better all-round performer (I act and sing professionally); ballet because it's a good foundation for other dances. :)

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Hiya, I'm new here. I'm a Singaporean too, and a late-dancer. Only started when I was 19, and ballet only when I was 21. I'm really into ballet and hope to be able to take the RAD exams within the next two years. Any of you taking RAD exams can give me some advice?:(

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i'm in australia (not far!) - perth, actually...i'm a teacher, and i just MIGHT be able to help with your RAD queries...but there are also other people here (including mel johnson) who know about RAD - after all, it IS international! :)

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thanks for offering, grace! i guess my first question would be is there any age limit for the exams. i seem to remember that there was one, up to age 19 for grade 5 and age 31 for the higher grades or something like that. also, as a teacher, would you advise an adult beginner against taking exams?

 

ducklingdance, i'm taking ballet lessons at SDT right now, the adult classes. but i've just been accepted to nafa, so my next lessons should be held there (daily dance classes *bliss* :)) hey, odyssey practises at telok ayer right? i work just across the street from it.

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Until a few years ago, there were upper age limits on RAD examinations, but now theoretically, you can sit an exam until you are ancient, like me. Most adults, unless they're trying for a teaching certificate (minimum age 25) choose rather to have Presentation Classes or In-school Assessments. It really depends on you as a student. What kind of yardstick do you need to measure your progress? As a teacher, I, like Grace, feel that there should be a specialized curriculum for adult dancers and evaluation systems therefor. Perhaps that will come in time? The number of adult students worldwide seems to be on the rise, and it could be of real benefit to both the Academy and the students.

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Originally posted by sapphirenite

thanks for offering, grace! i guess my first question would be is there any age limit for the exams. i seem to remember that there was one, up to age 19 for grade 5 and age 31 for the higher grades or something like that. also, as a teacher, would you advise an adult beginner against taking exams?

 

ducklingdance, i'm taking ballet lessons at SDT right now, the adult classes. but i've just been accepted to nafa, so my next lessons should be held there (daily dance classes *bliss* :))  hey, odyssey practises at telok ayer right? i work just across the street from it.

 

 

waoh! SDT! i'm intending to go nafa you see. what makes you choose nafa?

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