RSL Awards - Performance Arts Awards

PAA โ€“ Unique qualifications in Musical Theatre, Acting, Screen Acting, Jazz Dance and Street Dance

Operating as usual


Our very own PAA examiners had 4 fabulous days in Edinburgh! ๐ŸŽญ With 700 performers, 370 exam candidates, 35 showpieces and plays ranging from "Toy Story's" energy to "Wonka's" joy, a bit of "Stranger Things'" tension and some "Waitress'" storytelling, we saw it all. Congratulations to all students, teachers, and Stagecoach Performing Arts Edinburgh for making magic happen. ๐ŸŒŸ


๐ŸŒŸ Superhero Spotlight Trivia! In the universe where comics and Broadway collide, which Marvel character swung into their own musical?

Here's a hint: Heโ€™s more at home swinging between skyscrapers than walking on a red carpet. Got your guess?

For more thrilling details and to explore the Performance Arts Awards, swing by our website:


Discover unique and industry relevant qualifications in performing arts with PAA! โœจ
Hear from Kate Poole, Principal and Founder of The Applause Group in South Wales, and Jacquie Kirke, PAA Syllabus Manager, about the transformative journey students embark on through RSL exams. From their first steps at grade 1 to reaching grade 8, their progress is a testament to resilience and passion. ๐ŸŽญ

PAA exams offer a unique chance for students to shine in acting, singing, and dancing, within a supportive group setting, leading to personal and professional growth.

Dive into how PAA nurtures talents and provides valuable qualifications for a bright future. Learn more:


Can you complete the verse from the hit musical 'Hamilton'? ๐ŸŽญโœจ Test your Broadway knowledge and take a guess! The answer is as spirited as the song itself. ๐ŸŽถ For more fun and to dive deeper into the world of performing arts, don't forget to check out our Performing Arts Awards! For details, visit our website:


PAA Trivia Time! ๐ŸŒŸ Can you spot the odd one out? Among these famous musicals, which is NOT considered a rock musical? ๐Ÿค” Is it "School of Rock," "Rent," "Hamilton," or "Rock of Ages"? Test your musical theater knowledge and tell us your answer below! ๐ŸŽญโœจ

For a deep dive into the world of performing arts, explore our PAA qualificationsby visiting:


๐Ÿ“ข Don't miss out, performing arts educators! Set your alarms for our exclusive PAA virtual coffee morning on February 26th, 2024! โ˜•

Elevate your teaching game, connect with fellow passionate teachers, and dive into enriching discussions. Plus, get insider tips on leveraging PAA grades for your students' success. Mark your calendars and register now to secure your spot!

Let's brew some inspiration together:


Got a keen ear for Wicked tunes? With the buzz from the Wicked movie trailer release at the SuperBowl, here's a fun trivia for you: Which of the songs mentioned in the image is NOT from "Wicked"?' ๐ŸŒช๏ธ๐ŸŽถ

Test your musical theatre knowledge and let's see who really knows their way around Oz! ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’š For more enchanting details and to dive deeper into the Performing Arts Awards, visit our website.

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Happy Valentine's Day! Today, we're spreading love and appreciation for the performing arts. โค๏ธ

Whether it's musical theatre, dance, acting, or any other form of expression, we know how much hard work and dedication goes into each and every performance. So, we want to give a special shout-out to all the talented performers out there, and thank them for bringing joy and inspiration to our lives.

Keep shining and making the world a more beautiful place! ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽต


We know that coffee mornings are great for connecting with like-minded teachers who love teaching the performing arts just like you. So weโ€™re hosting a new PAA virtual coffee morning on Monday 26th of February 2024.

Come and make new connections with fellow performing arts teachers looking to enhance their lessons and gain new techniques through powerful group discussions. Weโ€™ll also be on hand to answer any questions you may have on PAA grades and how you can use them for your students.

This is a fun and insightful virtual coffee morning created to provide a space to connect and grow your professional network whilst learning new practices from like-minded peers in your industry. Youโ€™ll also get support from our experts if youโ€™re interested in getting started with RSLโ€™s innovative Performance Arts Awards graded exams.

Register your interest here:


Friday's PAA Trivia Challenge: Can you guess which Disney film hasn't hit Broadway? ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽถ

Perfect for a quick, playful challenge, whether you're a Disney lover or a theatre enthusiast. Let the guessing game begin! ๐ŸŒŸ For more details on the Performing Arts Awards, visit:


Friday's got rhythm with our Performing Arts Trivia! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ƒ Jump in for a quick, playful quiz that'll spin, tap, and sing its way through your artsy heart.

Perfect for a lively break or a spirited challenge among artists. Let's see who hits the high notes! ๐ŸŽถ For more details on the Performing Arts Awards, visit our website:


Boost your University application with RSL Awardsโ€™ PAA Graded Exams! ๐ŸŽต

Our exams at Grades 6, 7, and 8 provide valuable skills and recognised qualifications for your future academic and musical endeavours, and you can also achieve up to 30 UCAS Points.

Start building your university credentials with PAA:


New year, New heights in Performing Arts! ๐ŸŒŸ

To all our talents in musical theatre, acting, and dancing, let's make 2024 a year of breakthrough performances and endless creativity. Remember, every rehearsal is a step towards perfection and every stage is a world of possibilities.

Explore our PAA exams and be part of exciting productions this year. Discover more:


The coffeeโ€™s on us... no, seriously! โ˜•๏ธ

Weโ€™re giving 3 lucky attendees the chance to win a ยฃ5 giftcard to anyone who attends our upcoming PAA coffee morning.

We know that coffee mornings are a great way to connect with like-minded teachers, grow your professional network and learn new best practices from those in your industry. So weโ€™re hosting a virtual coffee morning on Monday 29th January and will even give 3 lucky attendees a virtual giftcard to purchase your next coffee and to say thanks for attending.

What can I expect from this coffee morning?

You can expect inspirational peer conversations from this virtual event. Weโ€™ll also be on hand to answer any of your questions on PAA grades so that you leave this event with the tools to take your teaching to the next level.

How do I enter?

To attend this event and be in with the chance to win this prize, simply register below. We will select the 3 winners from those who attend the session on the day.

Sign up today โ€“

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PAA Coffee Morning 19/01/2024

Free coffee... but with a bonus. They say itโ€™s only free if you make it at home.

The truth is, whether you make your perfect custom brew in the comfort of your own home or pick it up at your local coffee house, weโ€™d love you to join our virtual performing arts coffee morning this January.

Coffee mornings are a great way to connect with like-minded teachers and we want to provide you with the space to meet other teachers who also want to take their lessons to a whole new level this year.

So join our virtual coffee morning on Monday 29th January where you can discuss teaching techniques with fellow performing arts teachers, gain best practices to propel your students and grow your professional network. Weโ€™ll also be on hand to answer any of your questions on PAA grades and how they can help your students enhance their performing prowess.

Book your virtual spot:

PAA Coffee Morning Join a group of like-minded performing arts teachers at this virtual PAA coffee morning. Here you can build your professional network.


๐ŸŒŸ Shine Bright with PAA! ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ•บ Love singing, dancing, acting, or all three? Our Performance Arts Awards are perfect for young performers at every level. Learn cool stuff, have fun, and get rewarded for your talent:


Step into the festive season with a twirl and a smile! We hope your Christmas is as dazzling and memorable as a show-stopping performance. Keep shining and enjoy every magical moment! โœจ


Unlock limitless creativity with Performance Arts Awards! Join us on October 10th, 2023, for a transformative PAA webinar crafted just for you. Discover the potential of enhancing your Drama and English Departments' extra-curricular experiences. Guided by renowned RSL experts, Jacquie Kirke and Marykate Martin, this session promises invaluable insights into the PAA syllabuses and how your students can shine even brighter.

Are you eager to:
๐ŸŽฌ Broaden your performing arts horizon?
๐Ÿ“š Enrich your studentsโ€™ literary and theatrical experiences?
๐ŸŽ“ Offer pathways to earn additional UCAS points?

Then, this webinar is your golden ticket!

Mingle with fellow educators, ignite conversations, seek answers, and absorb a treasure trove of knowledge. ๐Ÿ“… Save the date: October 10th, 2023, at 5:00 PM BST. Your virtual seat awaits.

๐Ÿ”— Reserve NOW:


Dive into an exclusive chat as Steven Joseph sits down with Shanna Logan, the visionary behind the Academy of Expressive Arts. Discover the magic of how they're shaping the future stars of performing arts using RSL's Performing Arts Awards (PAA) qualifications. ๐ŸŒŸ

To learn more about what our PAA qualifications have to offer, visit our website:


Unlock the doors to a world of limitless creativity with Performance Arts Awards! We are thrilled to invite you to a new PAA webinar on the 10th of October 2023, where we will explore how Performance Arts Awards can elevate your Drama and English Departmentsโ€™ extra-curricular offerings. Hosted by two RSL experts in the field, Jacquie Kirke and Marykate Martin, this webinar promises to bring useful information on how your students can benefit from the PAA syllabuses.

Whether you are looking to expand your performing arts repertoire, aiming to enrich your studentsโ€™ experiences, or want to provide routes to earn extra UCAS points, this webinar is your gateway to enhanced extra-curricular provision and student success. Donโ€™t miss out on this opportunity to connect with like-minded educators, ask questions, and gain valuable insights. Mark your calendars for October 10th, 2023, at 5:00 PM BST, and get ready to reserve your virtual seats today!

Book your seat:


From Musical Theatre to Acting to Dance qualifications, RSLโ€™s Performance Arts Awards syllabuses are ideal for performing arts teachers looking for creative autonomy in teaching delivery. Discover PAA and our range of resources available to support you this academic year. ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸŽถ

Here's what we've got in store for you this academic year:
๐Ÿ“š Stay up-to-date with the latest syllabus updates.
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๐Ÿ“– Register your interest for FREE CPD training to enhance your skills.
๐Ÿ†• Exciting New Releases for September.
๐Ÿคฉ Browse our innovative PAA syllabuses.
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๐ŸŽ“ Explore Full-Time Qualifications for aspiring professionals.
๐Ÿ“ž Need more info? Get in touch with our friendly team today!

Join our community of dedicated teachers who are taking the performing arts to new heights! Take the first step towards creative teaching autonomy with RSL's Performance Arts Awards. ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ‘‰ Click the following link to discover how PAA can transform your teaching experience:


Introducing new Technical Skills Demonstration Scenarios for PAA Musical Theatre!
To ensure all our syllabuses remain fresh and exciting for candidates, some revisions have been made to the Technical Skills Demonstration scenarios in the PAA Musical Theatre syllabus.

The new scenarios are effective immediately, however, there is a 6 month โ€˜crossoverโ€™ period, so, if you are working from the previous version please donโ€™t worry. The Lead Examiner will check before the exam which version you have been working from, and ensure your candidates are given a corresponding and relevant scenario to perform during the exam.

Please head over to our website and download the updated syllabus to learn more:


Get ready to take centre stage this summer! โ˜€๏ธ Imagine showcasing your talents in a PAA Musical Theatre exam - it's the perfect opportunity to shine and take your performance skills to the next level!

Whether you're a seasoned performer or just starting out, these exams are designed for all ages and abilities, giving you the chance to show off your creativity and skills in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your talents and make your summer unforgettable! Learn more about booking your Musical Theatre exam today:


Are you looking for repertoire for your summer Group Performance?!โ˜€๏ธ
We have partnered with The School Musicals Company to create specially-arranged Musical Theatre shows for use towards PAA exams!

The five shows, available to buy now, are:
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ Sherlock and Cinders
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿณ Kitty Whittington
๐Ÿพ Paws and Claws
๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ Pantastic
๐ŸŒด The Jungle Book

Each show contains musical numbers, scripts and recommended grade levels per character. With roles accommodating up to 25 performers (depending on publication), ranging from Premiere to Grade 5 typically lasting around 20 - 30 minutes, these shows are perfect for any group performance.



Attention all wizards and witches, we have some magical news to share with you! We're thrilled to announce our new partnership with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ

Starting this autumn, we'll be offering a brand new syllabus in Magical Performance Arts, including levitation, wand choreography, incantation singing and dance potions. Our team of experienced witches and wizards from Hogwarts will teach you everything you need to know to unleash your inner wizard and become a master performer.

Sign up to our newsletter now to be the first to know when the enrollment opens. Get ready to add some magic to your life with our new Magical Performing Arts syllabus! Happy April Fool's Day everyone! ๐Ÿคฃ


Hey there, dance enthusiasts! Get ready to MOVE IT like never before...
Between 10 and 12 March, ExCeL London is the place to be for the biggest celebration of performing arts! And guess what? RSL Awards will be exhibiting there too, excited to welcome and introduce you to our Performance Arts Awards world!

With 260+ classes from the industry's biggest teachers, a dance shopping experience like no other, and a show-stopping line-up of iconic performances, this three-day event is not to be missed! And let us tell you, the line-up is absolutely incredible!

Get ready to be blown away by the amazing talent of Love Island's Tasha Ghouri, West End Star Layton Williams, the incredible Ricky Jinks, IMD Legion, Josie Lee and many more. You won't want to miss a minute of the jam-packed action!

So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets today and use the discount code RSL23 to save 10% on standard 1-day and 3-day MOVE IT - Dance and Performing Arts Show tickets. But hurry, this offer is only valid until 23:59 GMT on 9 March. Don't miss out on the dance event of the year!

Get your tickets:


Happy Valentine's Day! Today, we're spreading love and appreciation for the performing arts. โค๏ธ Whether it's musical theatre, dance, acting, or any other form of expression, we know how much hard work and dedication goes into each and every performance. So, we want to give a special shout-out to all the talented performers out there, and thank them for bringing joy and inspiration to our lives. Keep shining and making the world a more beautiful place! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽต


Weโ€™re wishing you all the joys of the season! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone here at RSL Awards to you all. ๐ŸŽ„


As we welcome a new qualification to our PAA suite of graded examinations, its official launch webinar is fast approaching.

Sign up for the Public Speaking Launch Webinar which will take place Monday 5th December 2022 at 13:00 โ€“ 14:00 (GMT), where Jacquie Kirke (PAA Syllabus Manager & Senior Examiner) and David Jones (Business Development Manager) will take a deep dive into the opportunities this new syllabus can bring you! Utilise a diverse selection of repertoire to enable your students to feel more comfortable whilst performing a range of different styles and techniques.

The team will also talk about the ease of set-up and the range of supporting materials which are free to download from the website, meaning you can start teaching straight away without any initial cost outlays.

Want to learn more about this brand-new syllabus and how it can help your students progress even further? Sign up for the webinar:

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