Become a Full Member

For those from RAD Advanced 1 or Benesh equivalent, progress further with Full membership.

The concessionary rate is available to:

  • Full members under age 18
  • Full members in full-time education (proof required)
  • Full members over age 65

Full Member Benefits

Attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)* and become an Associate of the RAD (ARAD).* Get access to scholarships, awards and competitions such as the Genée.


Save 10% in the RAD Shop, get substantial discounts on Vocational Graded Exam fees** and CPD courses, and 20% off dance studio and room bookings. Plus get access to our insurance scheme (UK only) and Hospital and Medical Care at competitive rates (UK and Ireland only).

Online and Print

Access to exclusive content in the Members’ Area, monthly e-newsletters straight to your inbox and access to our global online jobs board. Welcome pack and membership card, Dance Gazette magazine and Focus on Exams magazine delivered to your door.


Priority booking on select international events, access to the Philip Richardson Library, enter member-only competitions, and Enhanced Disclosure Service (UK only).

Eligibility Criteria

You must have one of the following:

  • Have passed RAD Advanced 1 or Advanced 2.
  • Hold a Student Teaching Certificate (STC).
  • Be enrolled in any RAD certificate, diploma, degree or master’s programme.
  • Be a graduate of any RAD certificate, diploma or degree programme.
  • Hold the Intermediate Level Certificate in Benesh Movement Notation, its equivalent or higher.
  • Hold a Certificate in Benesh Movement Notation.
  • Hold a Diplôme supérieur (2nd-year certificate) in BMN awarded by the Paris Conservatoire.

*Terms and conditions apply

**from Advanced Foundation upwards

Membership Terms and Conditions

All RAD Members must adhere to the Code of Conduct

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