Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies

The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) is a part-time distance learning programme enabling students to study alongside their personal and professional commitments.

Who is This Programme For?

This programme is for those who want to specialize in teaching the RAD’s work; who want to combine their personal and professional commitments and study part-time for two years; gain registered teacher status of the RAD; teach the RAD syllabus and enter candidates for RAD examinations.

The programme is delivered in Australia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Greece/Cyprus, Hong Kong, South Africa, cluster countries (Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand), USA with Canada; Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg with the UK.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold RAD Intermediate examination, or a recognised equivalent in ballet.

Concessionary Entry Requirements

Applicants without formal classical ballet qualifications (Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2, Intermediate, or an equivalent examination from a recognised dance teaching society) should provide a video/DVD to support their application. (Please refer to our UK site for guidance on the content of the video)

Programme Content

Modules include:

Year 1

Year 2


The programme is 2 years part-time starting in January. Students are required to attend a 10 day Intensive Study Period in Year 1 and in Year 2 complete a mentored Practical Teaching Placement. For each module students will have access to a module study guide and a module tutor by email and telephone.


Assessment is through written case studies, training plans with critical discussion, ballet demonstration and analysis discussions, practical teaching and portfolios.



Successful students will be awarded the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS:RAD) and will be eligible for Registered Teacher Status (RAD:RTS).


The fee is determined by local costs in Australia and includes programme material, tutoring and mentoring, assessments for each module, three visits by a Practical Teaching Supervisor and one Intensive Study Period.

The fee is payable in 4 instalments over 2 years.

Project B Bursary

As part of Project B, the Academy’s commitment to providing support for males in dance we are offering two bursaries offering 50% of the tuition fee for the CBTS programme to encourage more males to consider teaching dance as a career option.  One of these bursaries will be awarded to an international student. The application deadline was 25 October 2019 but you can find out more here.


Standard Application is by 1 August 2020. Download the application form here

Concessionary entry applications (requiring video submission) is by 1 June 2020.

Applications within Australia are received by the Australian Head Office:

Royal Academy of Dance
PO Box 245
Kings Cross
NSW 1340

For a free copy of our latest prospectus, please e-mail your full name and postal address to education@rad.org.au or download here

If you have any further questions on the CBTS programme please contact:

Michelle Ludenia
Programmes Officer – Faculty of Education Australia

E: mludenia@rad.org.au
P: (02) 9380 1915