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Silver Swans Training
9am - 4pm

This year VDF are thrilled to be offering experienced ballet teachers an exciting business opportunity to extend their expertise and tap into the growing adult dance market thanks to our partners the Royal Academy of Dance.


Launched in 2017, the RAD’s Silver Swans initiative offers ballet classes aimed at the over-55s. Silver Swans classes have been developed in response to a growing and discerning mature market and draw on the RAD’s own research into the benefits of dance for older learners. There are now over 300 licensees across the UK, USA and Australia who are delivering Silver SwansTM branded ballet classes. You can undertake Silver Swans Licensee training as part of this year’s VDF against the inspirational backdrop the Rainforest Room at Melbourne Zoo!


If you chose to undertake the training you can also take part in our VITALITY Teacher Day on Friday 12 April at the Melbourne Zoo Leopard Lodge, at a reduced price. Save a whopping $105 on the standard rate! Also take advantage of the amazing venue, and explore Melbourne Zoo free of charge. And if that’s not exciting enough, come and enjoy the full VDF Weekend and Dance Market at the distinctive Batman Royale, free with your VITALITY pass! For more information visit  


Important: If you are not an RAD Registered Teacher, before you sign up to the licensee training, you must first complete the pre-verification form on the RAD website to confirm your eligibility. This form can be submitted at any time throughout the year but must be by the deadlines as specified on the form. Your application will be reviewed within five working days of the application closing date.


Catering: Catering is not provided during Silver Swans Licensee Training however The Lakeside Cafe just nearby offers a family friendly menu in a relaxed, sit-down environment overlooking the beautiful Japanese Garden. There are a number of substantial meals including several vegan options as well as fresh salads, sandwiches and a range of Zoo Balery desserts designed to tempt small stomachs (and large ones).If you’re after something to drink, coffee, hot chocolate, and a range of carefully selected wines and beers, are available. The cafe also has daily Chef specials as well as a monthly bento inspired, platter or shared lunch special. View Lakeside Cafe Menu

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