Adult Ballet / Silver Swans Ballet / About RAD
The classical dance form, with its highly specialised form of training works towards a poised upright posture, physical strength, a good sense of balance, coordination, musicality and rhythm and develops mental concentration and discipline. A ballet class means different things at different stages however.
Adults taking ballet class have often taken ballet as children and given up along the way. A once weekly class is a good way of getting back into shape and enjoying the fruits of past labour. Beginners may also try their hands and feet at ballet.
SILVER SWANS BALLET
Developed by the Royal Academy of Dance, this program is based on research into dance practice for older learners and classes can only be taught by Silver Swans® Licensees. Our Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s, but you’re free to join us whatever your age!
ABOUT THE RAD
The Royal Academy of Dance exists to promote knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally. It is represented in over 70 countries and is both an examining body and a membership organisation for professional dance teachers. It offers teacher training programmes, full or part-time, organises conferences, and further development training courses. There exists a Code of Conduct and Professional Practice which Registered Teachers are bound to uphold.
Founded in 1920 to improve teaching standards in Britain its five founders represented the leading schools of European ballet: Adeline Genee - the Danish school, Tamara Karsavina- the Russian school, Edouard Espinosa - the French school, Phyllis Bedells - the English school and Lucia Cormani - the Italian school. To this day new syllabi are developed by a team of experienced teachers rather than depending on the ideas of one person. It was granted a Royal Charter in 1935.