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Taking care of your health and wellbeing

It’s January, traditionally that optimistic time of year when we take a renewed interest in healthy eating, healthy living and getting fitter. But this year, more than ever, physical and mental wellbeing are foremost in the mind, with the pandemic seeing so many working from home, home-schooling, and the seemingly never-ending grey days and lack of sunlight.

The benefits of dance are well documented for all ages: dance can boost your energy levels, focus your mind, release your creativity, and is a fun way to connect with friends and family. With this in mind, throughout January we’ll explore and share the many ways in which movement and dance can respond to the gloom and help everyone to be active, keep a positive mental attitude and begin to bounce back.

Children's online exercises

For little ballet dancers stuck at home, we have compiled exercises to keep you fit and practising. These are ballet conditioning videos for different levels…
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Silver Swans classes

Free online ballet exercise classes, designed to get the older generation moving to the music at home. From experienced dancers to those that don't know…
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Tips and Advice for Home Study

The current Coronavirus lockdown means many students of all ages around the world are spending less time physically attending classes and lectures and more time…
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Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

This course looks at mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. It highlights some signs and symptoms, along with myths and the stigma associated with mental health issues.
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Managing Physical and Cognitive Wellbeing Through Somatic Practices (Live Stream)

This practice-based workshop introduces participants to a range of practical activities which aim to heighten awareness of facilitative approaches to teaching and effective strategies for managing mental health and wellbeing.
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DDMIX dance fitness class by Dame Darcey Bussell

RAD Members are invited to join President Dame Darcey Bussell for a fun, motivating and uplifting Diverse Dance Mix dance fitness class online via Zoom.
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The Fonteyn 2021

Applications are now open for this year's competition.
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The Royal Academy of Dance turns 100

Join us as we mark our centenary and hear the story of the RAD, an organisation that has been teaching the world to dance for 100 years.
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COVID-19 latest information

Guidance for students, examiners, tutors and teachers.
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Latest News

12 Oct '20
RAD news
12 Oct '20

Royal Academy of Dance takes centre stage as government announces grants for the arts

The Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden visited the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) today to announce a grant of £606,366 from the Culture Recovery Fund. This…
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12 Jan '21
Faculty of Education / Higher Education
12 Jan '21

We are accepting applications for 2021/22 entry

The Faculty of Education is accepting applications for 2021/22 entry onto its Undergraduate, Postgraduate and RAD Awards programmes. As one of the world's leading providers of dance…
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6 Jan '21
Dance news
6 Jan '21

Intimacy and beyond - interview with Coral Messam

Intimacy and beyond – interview with Coral Messam Movement director Coral Messam creates worlds through bodies on stage and screen. As her work with Steve…
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3 Dec '20
Dance Gazette / Dance news
3 Dec '20

Funny grace

Audrey Hepburn is Darcey Bussell's favourite film star, a unique mover with an unmatchable energy. But it all began in the dance studio. Vera Rule…
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2 Dec '20
Centenary / RAD news
2 Dec '20

The RAD uncovers never before seen footage of Margot Fonteyn to be displayed at the V&A

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) today revealed that it has discovered footage of former President and famed ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn, never before seen,…
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27 Nov '20
Centenary / Events / RAD news
27 Nov '20

The RAD gives unprecedented access to its archives at the V&A

The Royal Academy of Dance has partnered with the V&A to co-curate a free to enter display to mark the iconic dance education organisation's centenary.…
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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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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

4 Feb '21

GCSE Dance Online Open Day

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4 Feb '21
CPD / CPD webinar

The Professionalisation of Dance Teaching (Webinar)

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7 Feb - 21 Feb '21
Courses / Student Activities

Intensive Examination Syllabus Course (Spring Term)

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9 Feb '21

A Level Dance Online Open Day

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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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