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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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Examinations

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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Last chance to book

12 Jul '22
Step Into Dance

Step Live Festival 2022

Price
£10
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20 Jul - 24 Jul '22
CPD

Dance Teaching as Art, Craft and Creativity (Greater Manchester and Online)

Duration
The five day programme takes place on 20–24 July.
Price
You can book activities in Sterling, Euro or US Dollars.
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1 Aug - 5 Aug '22
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Adult Contemporary Dance and Yoga Summer Course in partnership with The Place (London)

Duration
5 evenings
Price
£100 (Early Bird) / £115
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Latest news

1 Jul '22
Membership
1 Jul '22

RAD Membership team shortlisted at the MemCom Excellence Awards 2022

RAD Membership scheme shortlisted at the MemCom Excellence Awards 2022 The RAD Membership scheme has been shortlisted at the MemCom Excellence Awards 2022 in the…
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30 Jun '22
Dance news
30 Jun '22

Nureyev: Legend and Legacy

This September, the world's leading ballet stars will join together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Widely regarded as the greatest…
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20 Jun '22
RADiate / Wellbeing
20 Jun '22

Learning Disability Week

20-26 June is Learning Disability Week and to illustrate our belief that dance is for 'every body', we're taking the opportunity to highlight two of…
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13 Jun '22
RAD news
13 Jun '22

RAD Meets Toshima

Toshima International City Of Arts & Culture and RAD Japan are collaborating on a new photographic project. Toshima is a ward in Tokyo, Japan. It…
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6 Jun '22
Dance news / RAD news
6 Jun '22

The world of dance recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Among those recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours are former Artistic Director of Northern Ballet, and RAD Trustee, David Nixon, who becomes a CBE,…
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26 May '22
Wandsworth Arts Fringe
26 May '22

Wandsworth Arts Fringe at the RAD

This year we have partnered with Wandsworth Arts to host a Dance Showcase as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival, 10–26 June 2022. Having…
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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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Celebrating Pride

We are sharing stories and celebrating the contribution of dancers from the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Upcoming workshops & events

12 Jul '22
Step Into Dance

Step Live Festival 2022

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18 Jul - 22 Jul '22
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Adult Ballet and Pilates Summer Course 2022 (London)

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18 Jul - 30 Jul '22
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Senior Summer School 2022 (London)

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18 Jul - 30 Jul '22
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Junior Summer School 2022 (London)

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20 Jul - 24 Jul '22
CPD

Dance Teaching as Art, Craft and Creativity (Greater Manchester and Online)

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