Solo Seal Awards
The Solo Seal Award is the highest Vocational Graded examination of the Royal Academy of Dance and focuses on solo performance. It is a true test of a dancer's abilities as it requires candidates to perform three contrasting variations, which have been selected to meet the stylistic and movement demands of today's choreographers and directors.
Prerequisite: Candidates must have gained Distinction in their Advanced 2 Vocational Graded ballet examination.
Candidates are required to prepare three variations as follows:
19th Century (Set variation) : Genée Port de Bras (female) or Largo (male)
20th Century (Classical Repertoire): choice of one variation from the list compiled by the RAD
21st Century (Commissioned Solo): choice of one variation from the list compiled by the RAD
Solo Seal Awards take place in Johannesburg only, provided there are a minimum of 3 candidates. Closing date for 2016 entries is 23 June.
The Awards are judged by a RAD examiner and a professional dancer or former dancer from a ballet company.
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