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Workshops and short courses

A varied programme of extra activities for children, young people and adults take place around the UK, and internationally.

From Boys Only! workshops, introductory repertoire workshops for ages 4+, and fun Musical Theatre workshops, to specialised workshops aimed at students studying GCSE and A Level dance, alongside our intensive syllabus based courses designed for students working towards an RAD Examination.

Whether you are being introduced to the RAD for the first time, or want to try something outside your weekly classes, we provide opportunities to explore different dance styles with highly-experienced Dance Artists, to further enhance your knowledge and technique and showcase your performance skills and creativity to your friends and family.

Check the What’s on? page for announcements of our workshops and short courses.

Seasonal Events

We invite you to dance with like-minded students from around the world and try out new dance styles each summer.

Our fun courses are open to everyone and a great way to maintain your fitness and develop you technique over a longer period.

Check the What’s on? page for details of the activities we have planned during the summer holidays in 2022, these include Children’s Summer Classes for age 4-7, a Silver Swans Summer Course and Adult Summer Course, alongside our long-running Junior Summer School for age 8+, and new Senior Summer School for Vocational students.

Competitions & Bursaries

Apply to be a part of our Dance Challenges, Regional Awards Days, Bursaries and Competitions and showcase your hard work and talent.

RAD Dance Challenge
Open to students studying at the required RAD Grade with an RAD registered teacher in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The Antoinette Sibley Scholarship prize of £750 is awarded to the winner of each Vocational Graded level. RAD Dance Challenges also take place across the world, please enquire with your International Office.

Regional Awards Days
These take place in each region: Scotland, Northern England, Midlands & East of England, London & Middlesex, South East, South West Wales & Channel Islands. Please enquire with your UK Regional Manager.

Phyllis Bedells Bursary
For students who have passed their RAD Advanced 1 Examination, with distinction. Supported by the Mary Kipps Bequest, up to £1,000 is awarded annually.