Bursary and Solo Seal

Bursary and Solo Seal dates for 2020.

Solo Seal

The Solo Seal is still the RAD’s highest Vocational Graded examination, and remains a true test of a dancer’s ability; though over the years the format has changed. Candidates are required to perform three contrasting variations from the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries, each selected to meet the stylistic and movement demands of today’s choreographers and directors.

In response to feedback from 2018 the Solo Seal examination nows include a virtuoso finale to highlight grand allegro, batterie, and turning movements including an opportunity to thank the pianist and the judges and audience. This additional variation, choreographed by the teachers and/or candidates, will also add a creative element to this examination. Download the finale information here.

Solo Seal Dates 2020

See a list of the Solo Seal dates at the bottom of this page.

New South Wales

Closing date paper entries: 3 July 2020
Closing date online entries: 10 July 2020



Western Australia

26 July 2020
Closing date paper entries: 18 May 2020
Closing date online entries: 25 May 2020


16 August TBC
Closing date paper entries: 29 May 2020
Closing date online entries: 5 June 2020

South Australia



The Australian Advanced 1 Bursary

For more general information about the Bursary click here.


Please note due to the impact of COVID-19, the safety of our students and staff and possible ongoing restrictions on travel we have taken the decision not to run The Australian Advanced 1 Bursary in 2020. We look forward to resuming the Bursary in 2021.

For any enquiries relating to Bursary please contact Olivia Weeks.