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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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Latest news

14 Sep '22
Bedells Bursary / Dance Challenge
14 Sep '22

Leanne Cope to take the masterclasses for the RAD Dance Challenge and Bedells Bursary

We are pleased to announce that Leanne Cope will lead the masterclasses for the RAD Dance Challenge and Bedells Bursary candidates on Saturday 29 October.…
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12 Sep '22
RAD news
12 Sep '22

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years

Buckingham Palace have announced the news that Her Majesty has died at her Scottish residence of Balmoral Castle. Commenting on the news of her passing,…
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8 Sep '22
Competitions / RAD news
8 Sep '22

Winning portrait unveiled at Royal Academy of Dance

Today, the Royal Academy of Dance unveiled the winning artwork commissioned as the winner of the nation-wide portrait competition launched to celebrate the opening of…
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30 Aug '22
Bedells Bursary / Bursaries
30 Aug '22

Judges announced for the Bedells Bursary 2022

We are very pleased to announce that this year's bursary judges will be Lynn Wallis OBE, and Anna Rose O'Sullivan. This year's bursary will take…
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25 Aug '22
Dance studies / RAD news
25 Aug '22

RAD Students receive GCSE and A Level Dance results

The results are in and we are delighted that this year's RAD students have maintained the high standards achieved in previous years. Our A Level…
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25 Aug '22
Dance news / RAD news
25 Aug '22

Royal Academy of Dance advises public to check dance teacher’s qualifications after publishing revealing new research

A new survey conducted on behalf of the RAD by YouGov revealed that 89% of adults in the UK were not aware that there is…
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Register of Teachers

We’ve developed a global register of teachers as a great new resource to help you locate a professional dance teacher.
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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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Upcoming workshops & events

25 Sep '22
CPD / London HQ

First Aid for Dance Teachers (London) SOLD OUT

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28 Sep '22
London HQ / Members' events / Membership / Tour

Tour of RAD headquarters

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9 Oct '22
CPD / London HQ / Silver Swans

Silver Swans® Workshop (London)

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23 Oct '22
CPD

Introduction to Child Development and Dance (Exeter)

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23 Oct '22
CPD

Introduction to Physiological Development in Dance (Exeter)

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