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About Swan River Ballet

Mission Statement

Swan River Ballet school aims to bring the joy of the dance to students by providing experienced teachers in a friendly, co-operative environment at Hamilton House. We feel it is important to provide all the facilities and resources to ensure that learning to dance is safe and stress free, allowing each student to achieve a level of expertise according to their capabilities and ideals. To gain the most advantage in our chosen art form, we aim to develop students self-discipline and overall confidence.

Hamilton House

Students and parents will have access to three exquisite well-equipped studios, large waiting rooms, change rooms, a courtyard with a landscaped garden, ample parking, large community kitchen, uniform shop, gym, as well as bedrooms for country students and guest teachers. There is also a separate three-bedroom residence for a live-in dance teacher.

Training with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

The RAD offers an internationally recognised portfolio of examinations and assessments designed to encourage, motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities, outlining a progressive structure for learning and achievement in dance. In Australia, the RAD Vocational Graded qualifications are endorsed by the state of Western Australia for credit towards the Certificate of Education.

At tertiary level, dancers can continue their educational qualifications at any of the following courses:

  • Diploma in Dance Training studies

  • Professional Dancers Teaching program

  • Certificate in Ballet Teaching studies

  • Master of Teaching Dance

  • Certificate of Higher Education

  • BA (Hons) Dance Education

  • Studies of Benesh notation

These courses are available before, during and after dancers’ professional careers.
For talented pre-professional dancers, the prestigious Adeline Genee Competition opens the door to opportunities in the professional dance field.
For further information, visit www.royalacademyofdance.org/

About the RAD

With over 13,000 members’ spread across 89 countries, The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world.

The Academy’s patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II. RAD Membership supports the advancement of dance and includes professional dancers, students, teachers, benefactors and friends.
Established in 1920, to improve standards and re-invigorate dance training initially within the UK, the Academy helps and encourages its teachers to perfect their teaching skills and pass on this knowledge to their students.
There are currently over 1,000 students in full-time or part-time teacher training programmes with the Academy and each year, the examination syllabus is taught to more than a quarter of a million students worldwide.
The Academy maintains close links with all those involved in the industry, at every level. From the internationally recognised ‘Faculty of Education’ degree programmes to those younger students participating in our summer schools. At whatever age or stage, anyone with an appreciation of classical ballet and jazz is able to participate in the work of the Academy.