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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

12 Aug '22
Membership / RAD news
12 Aug '22

2022 RAD Members’ Photo Competition winners announced

The RAD Membership annual photography competition celebrated its tenth year in 2022 and to mark the occasion five members were selected to win awards including…
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2 Aug '22
RAD news
2 Aug '22

RAD Teacher takes part in the Queen's Baton Relay

The Commonwealth Games are now in full swing, but leading up to the event, the Queen's Baton visited all 72 nations and territories in a…
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18 Jul '22
RAD news
18 Jul '22

RAD Chair, Guy Perricone, to move to Northern Ballet

RAD chair, Guy Perricone, to move to Northern Ballet Northern Ballet has announced that Guy Perricone will succeed Sir David Wootton as chair. Guy has…
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11 Jul '22
Bursaries
11 Jul '22

The Bedells Bursary 2022

Enter The Bedells Bursary and you could win £1,000, and a further £250 in recognition of your own choreography.  Recognising young dancers' excellence in artistic…
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4 Jul '22
Faculty of Education
4 Jul '22

Thinking of applying through Clearing?

Like many UK higher education providers, the Royal Academy of Dance will enter Clearing season on 5 July. Clearing is a process which assists those…
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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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On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100

A free display at the V&A museum in London, celebrating 100 years of the RAD. Guided tours available in July.
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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

13 Aug '22
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Move to the Musicals Summer Workshop (London)

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15 Aug - 19 Aug '22
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Summer Intensive Examination Syllabus Course 2022 (London)

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15 Aug - 19 Aug '22
London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Summer Pilates Course 2022 (London)

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11 Sep '22
CPD / London HQ

Music in the Dance Studio CPD Workshop (London)

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29 Oct - 30 Oct '22
Awards / Bursaries / Events / Phyllis Bedells Bursary / Student Activities

The Bedells Bursary 2022

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