100 events in 100 places – July

These events have now been cancelled. For more information on the Centenary programme, visit our COVID-19 page.

3 July

100 Years Gala
Trento, Italy
Andalo Theatre

A special gala will be hosted by professional dancers.

8 July 2020

Birthday Bash at SunDance
Toronto, Canada
Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

The Academy’s only International Summer School to combine both RAD Ballet and Limón Modern. In addition to their daily program over a three-week period, dancers are treated to a weekly ‘surprise’. On this particular Wednesday, the surprise will kick off with a very Happy Birthday to the RAD! Including a specially designed cake to commemorate the Academy’s centenary. SunDance participants will also experience the joy of dancing through the decades of RAD syllabi ‘favourites’.

For more information, contact info@radcanada.org

8, 9 & 10 July

RAD Dance Challenge Semi-Finals
Singapore Dance Theatre

This event is the shortlisting of participants for the RAD Dance Challenge Final.

For more information contact mona.lim@rad.sg.

9 July

Step Live Festival

London, England

Bringing people together through a celebration of dance, Step Live Festival includes performances, workshops and talks with artists. Taking place at Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank, the theme for this year’s festival is 100 years of dance: referencing the plethora of dance styles from the past to the future.

Contact stepintodance@rad.org.uk.

11 July

Students in formation on stage at the end of performance gala

Spain performance gala. Photo Marta Bustamante

Gala Performance

Reus, Spain
Theatre Fortuny

RAD Spain will hold a gala performance at Teatre Fortuny in Reus to honour the Centenary, with schools from all over Spain performing selected choreographies.

For more information, contact info@rad.org.es

12 July

A Celebration of Dance: 100 years of the RAD
Hertfordshire, England

A private celebratory event including red carpet arrivals, dance performances and an array of fun activities. This event is invite-only.

12 July

Step Into Dance Companies Performance – CANCELLED
London, England
V&A Museum, South Kensington

A partnership between the RAD and the Jack Petchey Foundation, Step into Dance supports young dancers to progress, excel, and to realise their creative potential. Each year all five Step Companies work together to create an original new work which is performed in a high profile venue. This newly commissioned work is directed by an annual resident choreographer, alongside a team of professional dancers and choreographers that lead each of the Step companies.

The resident choreographer in 2020 is Julia Cheng, a prolific creative director of company House of Absolute, choreographer, performer and teacher. Julia Cheng has extensive expertise in multidisciplinary dance and self-produced work and has considerable stage and theatre commissions, with influences that have led to cross-collaborative works with artists in contemporary dance, music, visual art and poetry. Her technique continues to evolve as she seeks to break boundaries in any given style and creates new work across UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The Step Companies new work Echoes will be performed at the Victoria and Albert Museum along with site-specific preludes taking place across the museum as part of the RAD 100 – celebrating the Royal Academy of Dance at 100 and connecting to the display at the museum that will run until February 2021.

13 July

Centenary Social – West

Vancouver, Canada

Join RAD Canada at the Westin Bayshore for an afternoon tea, including finger sandwiches, desserts and champagne for toasting the Academy’s 100th birthday. All are welcome to come and celebrate this very special milestone from 1-4pm at this ticketed event.

Visit the RAD Canada website or contact info@radcanada.org.

16 July

RAD Awards Day
London, England
Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

The 2020 Royal Academy of Dance Awards Day will be held on Thursday 16 July at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus.

The Ceremony is expected to start at 2pm following which all guests and graduands will be invited to join us for light refreshments from 3.30pm until 4.30pm in the Queen’s Tower Rooms within Imperial College.

For more information, contact: registry@rad.org.uk.

17 & 18 July

Masterclass by Gerard Charles & Singapore Dance Challenge
NUS Centre for the Arts, University Cultural Centre Theatre

RAD Singapore will celebrate by inviting all aspiring dancers to participate in a Dance Challenge and Masterclasses led by Gerard Charles.

For more information contact mona.lim@rad.sg.

19 July

Celebration in Dance 2020
NUS Centre for the Arts, University Cultural Centre Theatre

Celebration in Dance is a collaboration between the Singapore Dance Theatre and the RAD.  This event presents a unique opportunity for RAD teachers to present their students in a special evening performance, alongside the dancers from the Singapore Dance Theatre. It is also a unique event in which the performing groups participating can dance on the main stage of The Esplanade Theatre for friends and family, as well as fellow students.

For more information contact mona.lim@rad.sg

21–26 July 2020

Making Connections: A Symposium for Dance Teachers

London, UK

Spend the summer making new connections to inspire your teaching whilst (re)connecting with dance teachers from across the world. Making Connections: A Symposium for Dance Teachers is a programme of practice-based courses, workshops and lecture-based seminars on topics at the forefront of dance teaching today. Whether you join us for a day or the entire week, you will have the opportunity to network with other professionals, share ideas and best practice, and take time to reflect and develop your knowledge, learning and skills.

Visit the Making Connections page.

25 July

Viva Africa Dance Challenge
South Africa
Venue to be announced

The finale of heats held throughout South Africa and other African countries. Students will compete for centenary trophies, plus a scholarship to a UK Summer School.

For more information contact info@rad.org.za.

27-31 July

Intensive Exam Workshop 2020
Federal Academy of Ballet

Closing date for applications is 15 July 2020.


RAD China Summer Camp

Beijing, China

Morning Star

RAD Summer camp in Beijing open to 4-14-year-olds.

Contact radchina@hotmail.com.

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