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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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Teacher training

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The Fonteyn 2023

The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition will be held in London from 21 – 29 October 2023. Enter the spirit, become part of the legacy.
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The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Any donation you are able to make will be matched, and the money raised will go towards projects that widen access to dance for children and young people.
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Latest news

29 Nov '22
Dance news / RAD news
29 Nov '22

Open Minds

In Dance Australia, John Byrne recently wrote an article titled Is there a better approach to syllabus? Here, Gerard Charles shares his thoughts and response to the article. It…
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16 Nov '22
Awards / RAD news
16 Nov '22

Mikhail Baryshnikov presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award by Her Majesty The Queen Consort

The RAD today awarded its highest honour, the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award, to Mikhail Baryshnikov at a special presentation by Her Majesty The Queen…
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16 Nov '22
Fundraising / RAD news
16 Nov '22

The Big Give Christmas 2022

Give the gift of dance this Christmas This year at the RAD, we're taking part in The Big Give between 29 November and 6 December.…
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31 Oct '22
Bedells Bursary / Dance Challenge / RAD news
31 Oct '22

Announcing the winners of The Bedells Bursary and nationwide Dance Challenge

Today we are thrilled to announce the winners of The Bedells Bursary and Dance Challenge, which took place for the first time in our new…
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28 Oct '22
RADiate
28 Oct '22

The RAD secures a grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to fund RADiate classes

Paul Hamlyn Foundation have generously approved a three-year grant which will enable us to expand our RADiate programme within schools in London. The £220,000 that…
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13 Oct '22
Podcast
13 Oct '22

The new series of the RAD’s ‘Why Dance Matters’ podcast starts with an interview with Akram Khan

Today we're launching series 4 of our podcast with a line-up of fascinating guests. Presenter, David Jays, hosts a wide range of conversations, with people blazing a…
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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

6 Dec '22
Members' events

Introduction to Safeguarding (Inform and Educate series)

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18 Dec '22
London HQ / Student Activities / Workshop

Exploring Repertoire: The Nutcracker (Open House)

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18 Jan '23
Exams / Members' events

Updated guidelines for filmed examinations (Inform & Educate series)

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22 Jan - 26 Feb '23
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Spring Term Intensive Syllabus Course (London)

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26 Jan '23
CPD / CPD webinar

Ballet in the 21st Century: Re-thinking the possibilities: Focus on Wayne McGregor CPD Webinar

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