Rambert Grades

Rambert Grades is 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.

  • Image credit: Nicole Guarino PhotographyGroup of dancers learning Rambert Grades
  • Image credit: Nicole Guarino PhotographyRambert Grades two dancers wearing black and green reaching
  • Image credit: Nicole Guarino Photographyhree contemporary dancers learning Rambert Grades, wearing red blue and green, one girl two boys.

‘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 syllabus 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.

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. Full details of fees, financial support and teacher training details of any training days impacted by COVID-19 are available on the Rambert Grades website.

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

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