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 now 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.
Solo Seal Dates 2022
See a list of the Solo Seal dates on this page.
Solo Seal Coda Music Suggestions
Recorded music and links to musical scores for suggested Solo Seal Codas can be found in the Members Area here.