Dance School Bursary

A bursary scheme is available to financially support students and applicants who are Wandsworth residents for RAD Dance School classes.

An application submitted as an email attachment via danceschool@rad.org.uk will be considered for the following bursary:

  • One Academic Year of Dance School fees for one RAD Dance School class

Selection criteria

Each bursary will be awarded based on the selection panel’s judgement. Selections will be based solely on the evidence presented in the letter.

The total number of bursaries is subject to change on an annual basis and is dependent on available spaces in each of the respective classes.

In the application letter, applicants should be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Are enthusiastic, energetic and determined to participate in dance
  • Have a strong commitment to self-development
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Take a proactive and committed approach to their dancing
  • Are highly motivated
  • Are keen to succeed

In the application letter, applicants should explain how receiving a bursary would support them in attending the dances classes at RAD Dance School. You should disclose personal financial circumstances if they represent a barrier to participation in dance classes. In addition to financial barriers, you should also disclose any cultural, physical or other needs that might preclude you from participating in dance. We wish to open up opportunities to dance – therefore we would like to know what obstacles you face that do not allow you to participate in dance classes.

Application process

The bursary selection process will be administered within the Dance School.

It will not be possible to defer this bursary, although applicants are welcome to apply again in the future, regardless of the outcome of previous applications.

You must submit your application in English, however, in making its decisions, the selection panel will take into account that English may not be your first language (please ensure this is communicated within your application).

Decisions are made at the discretion of the Dance School at the RAD. The RAD’s choice of bursary recipient/s is final. No feedback will be provided.

Bursary application letters should be submitted by email to danceschool@rad.org.uk

  • Please save each file in the following format before submission: <<nameapplication.doc>>
    e.g. if your name is John Smith, save your file as: John_Smith_application.doc
  • Please include <<RAD Dance School Bursary Scheme>> in the email subject heading.

This bursary scheme is open on a rolling basis during the academic year for upcoming RAD Dance School dance classes. Applications are not carried over from previous entries; a new application must be submitted for each year of the bursary.

For successful bursary recipients, in order to maintain eligibility for the next academic year, applicants must continue to demonstrate financial need, maintain an impeccable attendance record and demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment to their work.

We prefer to receive application letters by email, however, if you would prefer to send a paper copy of your application, please send it to the address below:

RAD Dance School
RAD Dance School Bursary Scheme Application,
Royal Academy of Dance,
36 Battersea Square,
London. SW11 3RA.
United Kingdom

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