Our home in London

We are proud of our new global headquarters which gives us better education and training facilities for our members, students, teachers, examiners, and staff.

These include seven brand new studios; the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre; the Wolfson Library; and an archive housing and displaying our collection of over 75,000 dance and RAD-related objects.

The building also houses a brand new RAD shop, and a café offering somewhere to meet before or after a class – or just because you fancy popping for a coffee with a friend!

We are committed to making our new headquarters a home not just for our members, but also for our partners and our local community – in fact, for everyone.

Dance School

We offer a variety of extra-curricular dance classes for young people and adults. Whether for fun and fitness or to develop technique and skills, we provide a full timetable of classes offering something for everyone.
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The Wolfson Library

The Wolfson Library houses one of the largest specialist dance collections in the UK. We welcome visitors from around the world as well as Royal Academy of Dance members, students and staff.
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Benesh International

Home of the Benesh Movement Notation (BMN), we support the dance profession by preserving choreographic copyright and training the next generation of choreologists.
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Venue hire

Information on our dance studios, conference and meeting spaces, and classrooms for hire.
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Plan your visit

Address

Royal Academy of Dance
188 York Road
London
SW11 3JZ

Opening times

  • Monday – Friday: 8am – 10pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 6pm
Getting here

We’re warming up for our housewarming

Join us for an open day at our new home for dance in London. Get involved, get creative, get dancing!
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Upcoming classes and events

10 Jun '22
CPD / London HQ

On Many a Vase and Jar: Orientalism in Ballet (London and Online)

Price
Member Fee: £30/€35/$37 Non-Member Fee: £36/€42/$44
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26 Jun '22
London HQ / Student Activities / Workshop

The Sleeping Beauty Children's Repertoire Workshop (London)

Duration
1 / 1.25 / 1.5 hour(s)
Price
£14 – £21 depending on duration
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18 Jul - 30 Jul '22
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Senior Summer School 2022 (London)

Duration
1 or 2 weeks: Monday - Saturday (half-day on Saturday)
Price
Tuition only: £508 per week
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18 Jul - 30 Jul '22
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Junior Summer School 2022 (London)

Duration
1 or 2 weeks: Monday - Saturday (half day on Saturday)
Price
Tuition only: £458 per week
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18 Jul - 22 Jul '22
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Adult Summer Course 2022 (London)

Duration
5 evenings
Price
£59 - £88 (Varies according to level and classes selected).
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23 Jul '22
Courses / London HQ / Student Activities / Summer School

Giselle Adult Repertoire Workshop (London)

Duration
2.5 hours
Price
£38
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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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