More dance exam success...

More dance exam success...

We are delighted by the excellent results for the last session of dance exams...

One hundred and eighty three candidates aged 5-17 sat and passed ballet, tap and acrobatics exams.

RAD Ballet Exam Results

Eight little stars gained their Pre-Primary Class Award while 4 girls were awarded silver medals for their Primary exam. Some students gained outstanding marks over 80%...

  • Grade 1: Katie McEwan 83%, Sarah Makin 85%, Serena McCall 81%
  • Grade 5: Ailsa Robertson 90%, Andrew Halliday 91%, Emma McTeague 88%, Isla Dracup 82%, Laura Bryson 85%, Lauren Taylor 82%, Nicola Thomson 86%, Sarah MacNeill 87%, Lauryn Robertson 90%
  • Grade 7: Christina McCall 87%
RAD Grade 8 Award

Special congratulations must go to the 5 students who gained their Grade 8 Award with Distinction:

Adele Cook, Hayley Fleming, Paige Lipski, Kristina Lowe, Rosie Walker

They had to perform a series of challenging solos for the examiner. All the girls were awarded Distinction for this, their final graded exam, with marks between 81-93%.

Denny Dance Academy

Congratulations to the 33 students from Denny Dance Academy at Denny High School, many of whom were sitting their first ever dance exam having only studied ballet in school! Eight students gained their Grade 3 Class Award (pictured above), 7 passed the Grade 3 exam, 11 passed Grade 4 and 7 passed Grade 5. The candidates were awarded 9 Pass, 12 Merit and 4 Distinction overall.

Acrobatics exams

Of the 31 students sitting their acrobatics exams, 2 were Commended and 29 were Highly Commended (the top mark!). Special congratulations to the students being Highly Commended for significant awards:

  • British Medallion: Hayley Fleming, Paige Lipski, Kristina Lowe, Brooke Lipski
  • Premiere Award: Christina McCall
Tap exams

Only 21 students sat graded tap exams this session  from Primary to Grade 5. Results were good with 3 Pass, 8 Merit and 10 Distinctions overall.


You can view a gallery of all our exam candidates on our Facebook page.


We strive to meet the following objectives:

Promoting dance excellence

A range of venues

Our venues include: South Queensferry, Linlithgow, Falkirk Braes, Grangemouth,

Encouraging participation

At every age and level, our dance pupils are encouraged to attend, spectate and participate in a variety of dance events to enhance their experience of dance.

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