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We are the Royal Academy of Dance, a world leader in dance education and training. We’ve been teaching the world to dance for over 100 years and believe passionately in its power to transform lives for the better. Through an international network of dance teachers, we support and connect a global community of more than 400,000 students, and dancers of all ages and abilities, in more than 80 countries.

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Latest news

19 May '22
RAD news
19 May '22

Results of the Annual General Meeting 2022

The RAD's 85th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held On Wednesday 11 May 2022. All resolutions were voted upon and were passed, and the results…
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17 May '22
Step Into Dance
17 May '22

Students from around the capital take part in ‘Step Around Town’

Events, organised by Step into Dance, the UK's largest inclusive secondary school programme, saw over 400 dancers from 40 groups across seven boroughs. Taking place…
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17 May '22
RAD news
17 May '22

MadeBy Choreographer has a winning AURA

MadeBy is a world-first initiative developed by RAD Australia with music licensing body OneMusic Australia. Born in the midst of the global pandemic, MadeBy celebrates the innovation…
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10 May '22
Community / RAD news
10 May '22

RAD Community Open Day

On Sunday 8 May we threw open our doors to our neighbourhood and welcomed over 600 Wandsworth residents to our new building. The sun shone and…
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5 May '22
Competitions / London HQ / RAD news
5 May '22

Artist Zi Ling wins Royal Academy of Dance portrait competition

Portrait commission awarded to visual artist Zi Ling for her bold, contemporary take on ballet pioneer and RAD founder, Dame Adeline Genée. Today we announce…
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29 Apr '22
Membership / RAD news
29 Apr '22

Members' open house event held at the new RAD home for dance

Sunday 24 April saw a successful first-ever member's open house at our new headquarters, with over 160 members visiting in person, and nearly 300 people…
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On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100

A free display at the V&A museum in London, celebrating 100 years of the RAD.
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Name a seat

The move to our new headquarters provides a unique opportunity for you to contribute to our history and to become part of the fabric of the new building.
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Upcoming workshops & events

25 May '22
Members' events

Understanding Eating Disorders by SEED: Eating Disorder Support Services

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8 Jun '22
Faculty of Education / Higher Education

Guest Lecture Series Event: In Conversation with Lynn Garafola

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10 Jun '22
CPD / London HQ

On Many a Vase and Jar: Orientalism in Ballet (London and Online)

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12 Jun '22
CPD

Pointe Work: From Beginners and Beyond (Brighton)

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26 Jun '22
CPD

First Aid for Dance Teachers (Aberdeen)

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