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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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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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Become a Silver Swan

Find a Silver Swans class near to you with our helpful interactive map.
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Get inspired. Get ready!

Apply to take part in this year's Margot Fonteyn International Ballet competition and take the next step on your dance journey!
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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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Benesh International

We support the dance profession by preserving choreographic copyright, training the next generation of choreologists, and supporting the Benesh Movement Notation community.
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Steps to Success

Your generosity can help us to change the future for more dancers in three simple steps...
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Upcoming workshops & events

27 Apr '24
Dance studies / London headquarters / Open Day / Student Activities

A Level Dance Open Day

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27 Apr '24
Dance studies / London headquarters / Open Day / Student Activities

GCSE Dance Open Day

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28 Apr '24

Principles and Practices of Adapting Ballet Repertoire for Older Learners CPD Workshop (Manchester, UK)

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28 Apr '24

Inside the Exam CPD Course (Cambridge, UK)

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1 May '24
Members' events / Membership

Examination Operations: A Comprehensive Guide for New & Emerging Teachers

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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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Hire our Studio Theatre

Whether you are looking for the perfect stage for your next performance or hosting a corporate function, hire us for your next event.
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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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