June Taylor’s School of Dance provides a quality of excellence in dance education through the highly respected Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations. The RAD is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organizations in the world with more than 13,000 members spread across 79 countries. The RAD patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II. The examination syllabus is designed specifically for children’s young growing bodies, providing a safe curriculum that is sensitive to how their bones and muscles develop. RAD is one of the most widely used classical ballet syllabi in professional academies and college dance programs worldwide. June Taylor’s School of Dance and its faculty members are certified and registered through the RAD Exam system.
June Taylor-Dixon, school founder and artistic director, is recognized by the RAD to hold annual RAD exams for grades 1 through Advanced 2. These exams are not mandatory, but they are highly recommended. Students of all ages enjoy working towards their exams as it keeps them on their toes and gives them goals to work towards. Exams provide students a feeling of personal achievement and serve to measure and recognize improvements. June Taylor-Dixon and her teaching faculty assess each student prior to exams to ensure they are comfortable and confident as they enter their exam and advance to the next level.