Performing Arts

FREE Continued Professional Development (CPD) Training with RSL.

Are you an innovative performing arts teacher? Are you keen to refresh your teaching practice?

We can organise a training day to introduce you to RSLs specifications, show you how to get started with delivery and explore creative approaches to planning and delivering course content.

You can also explore the examination process and, where appropriate, meet RSL’s examiner recruitment team to understand more about the role and potential opportunities to join the panel.

  • These days could cover:

    • Overview of RSL – Who are RSL and what examinations and qualifications are available for your school or centre?
    • Teaching tips and guidance. A practical workshop to support you and your teaching staff’s creative approach to planning and delivering Performance Arts Awards course content in Dance and Acting.
    • The Examination Process – learn about the examination and assessment process and find out about opportunities of teachers to start examining for RSL.
  • Jazz Dance:

    • Approaches and ideas for PAA Jazz Dance grades.
    • Exploring the flexibility of teaching the course content.
    • A look at some of the suggested technical exercises, options for adapting movement and exploring music ideas.

    Street Dance:

    • Key steps and movement vocabulary from the course syllabus
    • Lesson planning ideas: how to generate movement for your Street Dance performance routine via a choreographic/creative task

    Musical Theatre

    • Practising for the Technical Scenarios
    • Preparing the voice and warming up. Choosing songs for a specific grade – explore example repertoire

    RSL’s PAA Acting grades

    • Introduction to the RSL Acting grades
    • Warm-up and preparatory exercises
    • How to teach the Acting course within a large group / Class
    • Camera Angles and Filming techniques – Screen Acting
    • What is different about RSL PAA Acting?

    Q & A – Plenary

    • Exam Updates – Talk from an experienced examiner and teacher
    • Opportunity to talk to Laura Hall  (RSL’s Standards and Awarding Manager) about examining, if interested.

    Please let us know your requirements and we can tailor workshops to suit your needs.

RSL is the leading provider of contemporary Performing Arts, Music and Media qualifications in the UK and internationally.

Our Performing Arts offer includes syllabuses in Musical Theatre, Acting, Screen Acting, Public Speaking, Street Dance and Jazz Dance.

Key things that set us apart

– Group performances individually marked
– No set repertoire
– No membership fees, no approval fees, lower entry fees
– Examined by professionals who understand todays industry
– Assessment on demand


Learn more about our Performing Arts Awards syllabuses here…

For more information and to register your interest in FREE Continued Professional Development (CPD) Training with RSL, please fill in the form below.

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