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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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Join our worldwide community of people connected through their passion for dance.
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Focusing on creativity and musicality, RAD exams motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities.
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Dance classes

Locate a RAD or Silver Swans teacher, join our dance school in London or take one of our workshops around the UK.
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Teacher training

Qualify as a dance teacher or further your teacher training.
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Register of Teachers

Our global register of teachers is a great resource to help you locate a professional dance teacher.
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The RAD Awards

The RAD Awards acknowledge those who have made significant and sustained contributions to dance.
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Rambert Grades

A great new opportunity for RAD members to expand their dance offering by accessing this progressive and inclusive contemporary dance syllabus.
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Take a seat

To celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of our global headquarters, we are releasing more £1,000 seats in the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre for you to name after your dance school, an inspirational teacher, or a loved one.
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Upcoming workshops & events

16 Dec - 17 Dec '23
London headquarters / Student Activities / Workshop

Exploring Repertoire: The Nutcracker

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20 Dec '23
London headquarters / Members' events / Membership / Tour

Tour of RAD headquarters

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14 Jan - 11 Feb '24
Courses / London headquarters / Student Activities / Summer School

Spring Term Intensive Syllabus Course (London)

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16 Jan '24
Members' events / Membership

Safeguarding in the Studio: identifying and responding to concerns

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27 Jan '24
Step Into Dance

Battle 2024: A Celebration of Hip-Hop

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If you have any worries at all about your own wellbeing and safety, or that of a student, teacher, or a member of staff, you can find help and guidance on safeguarding here, along with information on who to contact.
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