19 August 2024 - 26 August 2024 9:30am - 5:30pm

Silver Swans Licensing Workshop

This workshop will introduce experienced ballet teachers to Silver Swans®, with a focus on devising and delivering safe and inclusive ballet classes for older learners, and strategies which engage students with diverse experiences and abilities. The workshop aims to provide practical experience of effective ballet teaching strategies for a group of mixed ability older learners. On completion, you will have:

  • an understanding of Silver Swans and the responsibilities and expectations of license holders,
  • an awareness of a range of ballet teaching strategies and the benefits of these strategies in relation to the Silver Swans,
  • a greater understanding of how to safely modify and deliver ballet repertoire for older learners, and
  • a knowledge and understanding of appropriate progression, differentiation and integration considerations for adults of mixed ability. 

Key Information

Level Time Duration Fee Closing Date
Silver Swans 9:30am - 5:30pm 1 day RAD RTS $200.00
Non RTS $250.00
26 August 2024 12:00am

Who can attend?

RAD Registered Teachers

Ballet teachers

Participation in Silver Swans workshops is open to ballet teachers wishing to find out more about approaches to teaching ballet to older learners, with a view of becoming a Silver Swans Licensee. On completion of the workshop, RAD Registered Teachers will be automatically granted the Silver Swans license. All other teachers who currently teach ballet, and who wish to be considered for the Silver Swans license, will be asked to indicate their interest for the license upon registration for the workshops. Confirmation of eligibility for a license will be based on the observations of the Silver Swans tutor delivering the sessions. The tutor will observe the participant’s secure demonstration of ballet teaching, as detailed in the list of competencies. Teachers that have indicated their interest and are deemed eligible for the license will be notified within 30 days following the workshop.

How to apply

Please ensure you read and understand the following documents before booking onto the workshop:

Silver Swans Terms and Conditions and Silver Swans Licensee Code of Conduct.


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Monday, August 19

London School of Dance


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Saturday August 24

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Victoria, BC

Monday August 26

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