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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Venue hire

Make your event a success by hiring one of our spaces. From the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre to dance studios and meeting rooms, we've got a space to suit your needs.
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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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Tours of RAD headquarters

See our new facilities, including artworks relating to the history and development of the RAD.
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Plan your visit


Royal Academy of Dance
188 York Road
SW11 3JZ

Opening times

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

Upcoming classes and events

24 Sep '23
CPD / London headquarters

Syllabus Strategies: Focus on Grades 6, 7 and 8 (Male and Female) (London, UK)

Member Fee: £109 / €127 / $139 Non-Member Fee: £153 / €178 / $195
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1 Oct '23
Courses / London headquarters / Silver Swans / Student Activities / Summer School

Silver Swans Celebration: Online Workshops

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1 Oct '23
CPD / London headquarters / Silver Swans

Silver Swans® Workshop (London, UK)

Member Fee: £173 / €201 / $221 Non-Member Fee: £192 / €223 / $245
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8 Oct '23
CPD / London headquarters

First Aid for Dance Teachers (London, UK)

Member Fee: £142 / €165 / $181 Non-Member Fee: £196 / €227 / $250
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23 Oct '23
CPD / London headquarters

(Re) Discovering the Karsavina Syllabus: the art and craft of ports de bras and allegro (London, UK)

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23 Oct - 27 Oct '23
London headquarters / Summer School / The Fonteyn

The Fonteyn: Creative Spaces (London)

1 week: Monday - Friday
£255 for the week
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Take a seat

To celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of our global headquarters, we are releasing more £1,000 seats in the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre for you to name after your dance school, an inspirational teacher, or a loved one.
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