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About the RAD

About the RAD

The RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education organisations

Our exams set standards in classical ballet and we are a global leader in Continuing Professional Development for dance.

A rich history

Founded in 1920 to set standards for dance teaching within the UK, today we have a presence in 84 countries, with 36 offices and around 14,000 members worldwide. We count more than 1,000 students in our teacher training programmes and more than a quarter of a million students are being examined on our syllabi. We support our membership through the knowledge, and expertise of our highly qualified staff and through conferences, workshops, training courses and summer schools.

Excellence in Education

Our Faculty of Education is dedicated to meeting the needs of our current and future dance teachers by providing dance teacher education programmes and qualifications. Our exams are recognised by Ofqual and contribute to UCAS points.

The RAD's patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.