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Silver Swans

Our Silver Swans initiative has been specially developed for older learners. Find out where to find a class or how to become a Silver Swans Licensee.
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Dancing at home

We've created content to help you make the most of dancing at home.
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Latest News

19 Nov '20
Project B / Silver Swans
19 Nov '20

International Men's Day 2020

Today is International Men's Day, and two of the areas on which it is focusing this year are: Making a positive difference to the wellbeing…
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17 Nov '20
Dance news
17 Nov '20

RAD Supports #HereforCulture

Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone and the UK leads the world in the creative industries. Now, in these challenging times,…
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17 Nov '20
RAD news
17 Nov '20

Dancing Feet competition

Are you still dancing, restrictions or no restrictions? We invite you to show us your sharpest footwork. We were inspired by this video by Bianca…
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9 Nov '20
Awards / Project B
9 Nov '20

RAD Project B Award for Innovation in the teaching of Male Dance at the Dance School of the Year Awards

Natalie Pearl's First Position School of Dance in Bournemouth recently won the RAD Project B Award for Innovation in the teaching of Male Dance at…
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3 Nov '20
Dance news
3 Nov '20

New national lockdown in England (updated)

As you are aware, England is preparing to go in to a new national lockdown from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, pending parliamentary…
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29 Oct '20
Dance news
29 Oct '20

World Ballet Day returns

World Ballet Day returned on 29 October for a global celebration to unite the dance community. It showcased creative teams, dancers and artistic communities across…
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Empowering People Through Dance

RAD is an independent educational charity with no government funding. Every penny we make goes back into the work we do which includes our cultural engagement plans with our diverse communities. Sadly the loss of income from our day to day activity as a result of Covid 19 has caused a major funding gap of £1M in the UK alone and we need your help.
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Thinking of becoming a dance teacher?

Our portfolio of certificate, diploma and degree programmes has been specifically designed to meet your immediate and future aspirations as a dance teacher.
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Find an RAD teacher or dance class near you

There over 8,000 RAD Registered Teachers around the world, with an increasing number now offering online classes. Find one to suit you and begin your dance journey today.
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Upcoming Events

19 Dec '20
Student Activities

The Nutcracker Children's Repertoire Workshop (London)

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10 Feb '21
Faculty of Education / Higher Education

Faculty of Education Guest Lecture Series: In Conversation with Professor Jo Butterworth

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19 Feb '21
Faculty of Education / Higher Education

Faculty of Education Virtual Open Day

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26 Feb '21
CPD / CPD webinar

Ballet in the 20th Century: Tracing Classicism in Rudolf Nureyev’s Choreography (Webinar)

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25 Mar '21
CPD / CPD webinar

Ballet in the 20th Century: Bronislava Nijinska and Sir Frederick Ashton: Choreographic Connections (Webinar)

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A new global headquarters

In January 2017, the Royal Academy of Dance announced plans for a new purpose-built global headquarters, just one mile away from its current location in Battersea, London.
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