RAD100

The Royal Academy of Dance at 100

Our centenary is an important time to recognise our roots, our achievements, our influence, and also to look to building our legacy. It is also the right time to show our gratitude to our dedicated membership and the part they have played in making the RAD the organisation, the authority, and even the family, that it has become.

From this December (and running throughout 2021), as we begin to resume events and activities, we will continue to tell the story of the RAD, an organisation that has been teaching the world to dance for 100 years, through the stories, experiences and remarkable achievements, of our teachers, examiners and students from children through to adults and Silver Swans from around the world.

RAD milestones

Travel through the decades and discover RAD’s milestone events throughout its 100-year history.

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1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
2020s

RAD Trivia

Dive into all facets of RAD history, and find some unexpected stories about the Academy along the way.
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On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100

A free display at the V&A in London celebrating 100 years of the RAD’s significant contribution to the development of British ballet.
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RAD Voices

Over 100 stories from extraordinary people, past and present, who have shaped the RAD and continue to support and shape the future.
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Pioneers of the RAD CPD webinars

A series of webinars on some of the RAD's pioneers and founders, including Tamara Karsavina, Phyllis Bedells, Felix Demery and Ruth French, and Keith Lester.
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Royal Academy of Dance: Celebrating 100 Years

Order our commemorative book online at RAD Enterprises - out now.
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Centenary merchandise

Help us mark our Centenary with products and gifts for a range of budgets.
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Partners and suppliers

We are proud to be supported by our partners and suppliers in our Centenary year.

To find out more about the benefits of sponsorship, please contact: Esther McLaughlin, Director of Development and Fundraising, 020 7326 8957 or emcaughlin@rad.org.uk