The Royal Academy of Dance at 100

To mark our centenary, we had planned a year-long programme of events and initiatives throughout 2020. But, with the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are putting celebratory projects on hold for the benefit of our our staff, members, students, visitors and the wider community.

We hope to be able to reschedule events when the situation becomes clearer.

RAD Voices

Every month during our centenary year we’ll be featuring voices from the past, present, and future of the RAD.
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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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The Fonteyn

The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition, named after RAD's longest serving president Dame Margot Fonteyn DBE, is our flagship annual event to be held at the Royal Opera House.
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100 events in 100 places

100 events in 100 different places around the world, celebrating 100 years of the Royal Academy of Dance.
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Dance Teacher Awards

During our centenary year we will celebrate and honour the excellence of RAD Registered Teachers from around the world by acknowledging their achievements, and showcasing their contribution and commitment to the wider field of dance teaching.
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Mapping Dance and Dance Teaching: Past(s), Present and Future(s)

The RAD's Faculty of Education will host an international conference in London for dance professionals, practitioners, educators, researchers, dance teachers, historians, musicologists and scholars.
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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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New global headquarters

Our new home in Battersea will soon be completed, marking an exciting new chapter in the RAD’s future as a world class leader in dance education and training.
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Dance Gazette guest editors

Throughout 2020, three guest editors will take the helm of Dance Gazette, each invited to present the RAD and its work through the lens of their industry, providing an alternative perspective.
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Centenary gala dinner

In what promises to be a grand affair, we are also hosting a special gala dinner. The evening will both celebrate 100 years of the RAD and act as a memorable fundraiser for future projects
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A new project aiming to connect young people through dance, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Between the Lines: The Art of Choreology

An opportunity for the Benesh community to gather together, connect and discuss the latest developments in Benesh Movement Notation.
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Partners and suppliers

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


Join us

To find out more about the benefits of sponsorship, please contact:

Bridget Havard, Director of Development and Fundraising

Tel:020 7326 8965 or bhavard@rad.org.uk