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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.


RAD shop closure

Please note that the RAD shop will be closed for stocktaking on Tuesday and Wednesday 30/31 July, and will re-open on Thursday 1 August.

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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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Experience the magic, artistry, and passion!

Tickets for the final are now on sale, so don’t miss your chance to experience the breathtaking culmination of The Fonteyn at His Majesty's Theatre in the heart of London's vibrant West End on 8 September 2024.
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The RAD Dance School summer show - 'Seasons'

Join us for our very special summer show, Seasons at the New Wimbledon Theatre this July. Tickets on sale now.
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Save the date

We’ll be shining a spotlight on our community of licensees and dancers here at the RAD on Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November – so get the dates in your diary!
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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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Dance teaching for a changing landscape

Join us in London or online for our July annual event. A mix of topics over three days, aimed at helping you advance your teaching practices!
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Upcoming workshops & events

26 Jul - 28 Jul '24
CPD / London headquarters

Dance teaching for a changing landscape (London, UK and online)

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27 Jul - 28 Jul '24
CPD / London headquarters

Silver Swans® New Resources CPD: Barre and Centre, and Chair Based Dance (London, UK)

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29 Jul - 2 Aug '24
Courses / London headquarters / Student Activities / Summer School

Children's Summer Classes 2024 (London)

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31 Jul - 18 Dec '24
London headquarters / Members' events / Membership / Tour

Tour of RAD headquarters

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5 Aug - 10 Aug '24
Courses / London headquarters / Student Activities / Summer School

Senior Summer School 2024 (London)

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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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The Bedells Bursary 2024 - candidate applications

Apply now to take part in this year's bursary.
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Bedells Bursary 2024 audience tickets

Join us for the Bedells Bursary 2024.
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RAD Registered Teacher Eligibility

To apply as an RAD Registered Teacher, you should hold one of the following university-validated RAD awards, or meet eligibility via one of our accepted routes to RTS.
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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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