The Royal Academy of Dance at 100

Whilst it is important to mark the Academy’s centenary it is clear that our priority must be to support our members through this difficult and challenging time and to secure the future of your membership organisation. Therefore, the Trustees have taken the decision to cancel all remaining centenary events and initiatives with some exceptions and to draw a line under the centenary in 2020, with a view to reprising a more modest centenary programme in 2021. As the actual birthday is 31 December 2020, 2021 is just as fitting a year to mark the occasion.

Exceptions to this are On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100, the free to enter V&A display which will run from Wednesday 2 December, and will be open to the public until 19 September 2021. As planned, we have announced the winners of the Dance Teacher Awards. Finally, having delivered two guest-edited Dance Gazette, we are pressing ahead with plans for the next issues; however, we have taken the decision to deliver them in a digital format only, with an option to produce a small print-run for souvenir purposes at the end of the year.

RAD Voices

Every month we celebrate the extraordinary people from the past and present who have shaped the RAD and continue to support and shape the future.
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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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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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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 mark an exciting new chapter in the RAD’s future demonstrating our commitment to our communities and to delivering world class 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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Partners and suppliers

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


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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