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Zoom in on The Fonteyn

Zoom in on The Fonteyn is an insightful series of online interviews and reflections held over Zoom, relating to The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition.
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Dancing at home

We've created content to help you make the most of dancing at home.
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Silver Swans

Our Silver Swans initiative has been specially developed for older learners. Find out where to find a class or how to become a Silver Swans Licensee.
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Empowering People Through Dance

RAD is an independent educational charity with no government funding. Every penny we make goes back into the work we do which includes our cultural engagement plans with our diverse communities. Sadly the loss of income from our day to day activity as a result of Covid 19 has caused a major funding gap of £1M in the UK alone and we need your help.
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RAD Voices

Every month we celebrate the extraordinary people from the past and present who have shaped the RAD and continue to support and shape the future.
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Thinking of becoming a dance teacher?

Our portfolio of certificate, diploma and degree programmes has been specifically designed to meet your immediate and future aspirations as a dance teacher.
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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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Latest News

23 Oct '20
Dance news
23 Oct '20

New independent body launched to promote safeguarding in dance schools

New independent body launched to promote safeguarding in dance schools A new independent body, the Dance School Safeguarding Working Group, is being launched following the…
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12 Oct '20
RAD news
12 Oct '20

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

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…
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7 Oct '20
Dance Gazette / RAD news
7 Oct '20

Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020 The international impact of the Black Lives Matter movement insists that change is overdue and makes Black History Month 2020 feel…
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1 Oct '20
Centenary / Events / RAD news
1 Oct '20

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

The RAD gives unprecedented access to its archives at the V&A A new date has been announced for the opening of this landmark display to…
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18 Sep '20
Awards / RAD news
18 Sep '20

Winners of the RAD Centenary Dance Teacher Awards

Winners of the RAD Centenary Dance Teacher Awards We are thrilled to announce the winners of the RAD Centenary Dance Teacher Awards. These awards were…
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11 Sep '20
Dance news
11 Sep '20

The Rule of 6 and dance classes (updated)

The Rule of 6 and dance classes (updated) Updated Government Guidance, and what it means for dance classes. 22 September On Tuesday 22 September the…
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Upcoming Events

28 Oct '20
CPD / CPD webinar

Promoting Evidence-Based Teaching Practices in the Traditional Ballet Teaching Environments (Interactive Webinar)

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28 Oct '20
Faculty of Education / Higher Education

Faculty of Education Guest Lecture Series: In Conversation with Dr Sara Houston

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29 Oct '20
CPD / CPD webinar

Psychological Wellbeing for Dancers (Interactive Webinar)

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29 Oct '20
Faculty of Education / Higher Education

Faculty of Education Virtual Open Day

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19 Dec '20
Student Activities

The Nutcracker Children's Repertoire Workshop (London)

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A new global headquarters

In January 2017, the Royal Academy of Dance announced plans for a new purpose-built global headquarters, just one mile away from its current location in Battersea, London.
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