Here you will find important updates and information for students currently enrolled in RAD Dance School. This page is regularly updated with key information, which is also posted in our Dance School newsletter.

Sharing of Work – Summer 2023

We are thrilled to announce that the RAD Dance school is providing an opportunity for some Dance School students to participate in a sharing of work in the Aud Jebsen theatre here at RAD headquarters.

Selected classes will have the opportunity to share some of their class work in a number of small presentations. Check out the schedule now available on our website for the date and time of your Sharing of Work HERE. You will note that the we have carefully timetabled the sharing of work so that it fits within students’ regular class times.

As a guide, although we are in the theatre, this is not an actual show/performance, it really is a sharing of the work students have learnt this year/term. We hope that by giving students an opportunity to demonstrate their work in our beautiful theatre, they can enhance their performance skills.

Each presentation will last between 20-30mins, depending on the class numbers.

More information will be shared directly with parents of students in participating classes. Students will be able to bring up to two guests.

Please continue to arrive for class, and especially your sharing of work promptly and in uniform, with hair styled appropriately. For classical bun guidance, please see our handy guide/video HERE.

Students who do not wish to participate in the Sharing of Work will be able to attend class as usual and watch the Sharing at the scheduled time instead of performing.

Keep an eye out for more information soon!

RAD Dance School Sharing of Work Schedule

The King’s Coronation and Dance School Closures – May 2023

In line with the King’s coronation on Saturday 6th May 2023 and the additional Bank Holiday on Monday 8th May 2023, the RAD London HQ building will be closed on both these dates. As such the Summer Term 2023 is scheduled to start on Saturday 22 April 2023 and further information about term dates can be found here.

The RAD London HQ building will be open as usual on Sunday 7th May.

The Café is open!

We are very excited to announce the soft opening of the long-anticipated café here at RAD headquarters, ‘Radish’. The café will be open to all RAD students, parents and guardians.
Opening hours:
Monday – Tuesday: 9am-9pm
Wednesday – Friday: 9am-10pm
Saturday: 9am-7pm

For safeguarding reasons, dance school students or guests must access the café from the café Entrance (on York Road). We ask that you please do so by walking around the outside of the building.

We can’t wait to see you there!

The Dance Shop

The Dance Shop at RAD headquarters is a great place to purchase uniform and syllabus resources, and opening hours are detailed below.

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 12noon and 4pm – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 12noon and 4pm – 5.30pm
Saturday:Closed until 14 January 2023

We are no longer allowing access to the shop from the North entrance. For safeguarding reasons, we ask that customers please use the shop or Main entrance external doors on York Road.

We apologise for the inconvenience, but hope you understand that the safety of our students is paramount.

Update on Parking Controls

Wandsworth Council have informed us that a new controlled parking zone will come in to operation on Monday 20 February 2023 in the North West Battersea area. This new sub-zone will operate 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday for the visitor (Pay by phone only) bays.

The Council’s North West Battersea area – Parking Consultation webpage has been updated with the implementation information.

Two drawings showing the layout of the parking controls near the Royal Academy of Dance can be seen here and here.

Updated Terms and Conditions

Our new terms and conditions come into place on 1 January 2023. Please ensure you have read these as there are changes that will affect you in the Dance School. These are available to view on our website.

The key update you need to be aware of:

  • If you do not inform us of a withdrawal from your class(es) before the Withdrawal Deadline, you will be subject to the full term’s fees.

Please note the withdrawal deadline for the Summer Term is Monday 9 January 2023. Any withdrawal requests after this date for the Summer Term must pay full fees in line with the updated Ts and Cs.

As the withdrawal deadline for the Spring Term 2023 was 2 December 2022, the previous Ts and Cs will apply (including the £25 late withdrawal fee) until 31 December 2022. From 1 January 2023, late withdrawals for the Spring Term will also be subject to full payment of the Term’s fees in line with the updated Ts and Cs.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at