Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Dance
The Board may from time to time designate as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Dance any person who in the opinion of the Board has made an outstanding contribution to the art of dance or rendered exceptionally meritorious service to the Academy or for any other
reason which it determines is good and sufficient. A person so designated may use the title Fellow of the Royal Academy of Dance and may use after his name the initial letters ‘FRAD’.
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• The Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Dance is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the
art of dance or exceptionally meritorious service to the Academy or for any other reason which is
determined to be good and sufficient.
• With the exception of examiners, current employees of the Academy, either full-time or contracted,
would not normally be eligible to receive the Fellowship. However at the discretion of the
Nominations Committee and with the approval of the Trustees, exceptions to this guideline may be
• Proposers, who can be Members, Trustees, Honorary Officers and sub-Committee members of
the Royal Academy of Dance, are required to provide sufficient detail in the Nomination Form
about their nominee to enable the Nominations Committee to make a reasoned judgement about
the merit of the nomination. A Letter of Recommendation should be attached to the Nomination
• All nominations must be supported by at least one Seconder, who can be Members, Trustees,
Honorary Officers and sub-Committee members of the Royal Academy of Dance with a Letter of
Support attached to the Nomination Form.
• Nominations are considered by a Nominations Committee, which is chaired by the Chairman of the
Board of Trustees, and made up of the Chairs of the individual sub-Committees of the Board of
• The decision of the Nominations Committee is final and the Committee will not enter into any
correspondence about their decision, nor will they inform the Proposer or Seconder of the success
or otherwise of the nomination.
• The award will be made at the Academy’s annual Award’s Day.
• If Proposers and Seconders wish unsuccessful nominations to be reconsidered at a later date, the
nomination procedure must be followed as if submitting a new nomination.
• Nominations without the supporting documentation will be considered to be incomplete.
Incomplete nominations will not be considered by the Committee.
• Successful nominations not received in time for Awards Day will be held over until the following
Awards Day. When nomination documents are complete, please send them to the Office of the
Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Dance, 36 Battersea Square, London SW11 3RA.
N.B. Guidance for Nominators
A nomination must include detailed information about the careers of the individual and give a full account of what the Proposer and Seconder consider to be the nominee’s outstanding and exceptional service to a) the RAD and b) dance in general. Nomination documents should be typewritten.