Rambert Grades

An innovative framework for contemporary dance training

The aim of Rambert Grades is to create a new training that empowers and sets a benchmark of excellence in contemporary dance. The process has creativity at its core and has been developed to support teachers in the development of emerging talent. With an emphasis on a practical framework, exams are part of the journey and not the main focus.

‘We are absolutely thrilled to be launching Rambert Grades, a landmark collaboration between Rambert School and Rambert, who together share almost 100 years of Rambert heritage. Rambert Grades are inclusive and accessible, encouraging creative skills and independence: in true Rambert spirit each individual student’s voice is recognised and celebrated’.
Principal Amanda Britton, Rambert School

‘I’m most excited about the opportunity Rambert Grades offers all young people, and in ensuring their diverse experiences and individuality are intrinsically valued in Rambert Grades’.
Ray Oudkerk, Chair of Rambert Grades

‘We wanted to give daring and brilliant young people around the world an accredited dance grades syllabus that recognises their creativity and individuality. This is what makes the Rambert dancers special and exceptional dance artists and we believe the same about all the young people studying dance around the world’.
Helen Shute, Chief Executive/ Executive Producer of Rambert

Rambert Grades have been developed by a leading team of experts from Rambert and Rambert School with some of the most dynamic and relevant voices of contemporary dance in the UK – including material devised for the syallabus by Hofesh Shechter, Alesandra Seutin and Benoit Swan Pouffer. This approach is inclusive and accessible to all, regardless of students’ ability and prior experience of formal dance training. By allowing each dancer to make choices and develop their own interpretation of movement.

Find out more, visit the Rambert Grades website

Rambert Grades Syllabus

Performance, including original solo material from three leading choreographers

Technique, to support the students’ dancing

Creativity, to encourage self-development and a sense of self enterprise.

Call out for teachers

Applications are now open to teachers of dance or aligned practical practices who wish to join us on this progressive new journey and take their work further. Interested teachers can now register their interest / apply to join Rambert Grades’ first round of training starting late October 2020.

6-day course for all 8 Grades.

£700 to train to teach Grades 1- 8 (options to teach fewer grades).

Annual membership £140 p/a. Payment options available.

Rambert Grades is accredited by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual).

For more information about Rambert Grades, teacher training information pack and to apply, visit Rambert Grades

Applications for the first cohort close on Monday 14th September 2020 at 12:00 BST.


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