Become a Teacher

We have a worldwide network of approximately 8,000 teachers registered with the RAD, gain recognition when you join our professional community.

Subscription Fee

Become a Registered Teacher today for £148/€203
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Graduate Rate

Completed one of our Faculty of Education programmes or courses within the last year? You can get the discounted rate of £133/€183
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Registered Teacher Benefits

Enter candidates for RAD exams and register your own school as an RAD exam centre. Market yourself on our Find a Teacher map. Show off your qualified status with use of the initials RAD RTS after your name alongside the RAD Teachers' logo and a Teaching registration certificate.


Save 30% on Freed uniform wear and 20% 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.


Attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)* and become an Associate of the RAD (ARAD)*. Priority booking on select international events, access to the Philip Richardson Library, enter member-only competitions, and Enhanced Disclosure Service (UK only).

Eligibility Criteria

Teachers should hold one of the following university-validated or RAD awards: Current Offered Programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Ballet Education
  • BA (Hons) Dance Education*
  • Diploma in Higher Education: Ballet Education
  • Diploma in Higher Education: Dance Education*
  • Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies (DDTS)
  • Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education*
  • Certificate of Higher Education: Ballet Education*
  • Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS)
  • Professional Dancers' Teaching Diploma (PDTD)
  • MA in Education (Dance Teaching)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (PGCE:DT)
  • Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (PDPTC)
  • Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD)
  • RAD Access Route

Previously Offered Programmes:

  • Teaching Certificate Programme (TCP)
  • Teaching Diploma Programme (TD)
  • BA (Hons) in the Art and Teaching of Ballet

*Eligible for RTS upon successful completion of a teaching portfolio.

Pathway to Registered Teacher Status (RTS)

This new course is aimed at teachers with a ballet teaching qualification at Level 4 or higher, or equivalent, and RAD RTS status will be conferred on successful completion of each of the course modules.
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Eligibility for Registered Teacher Status

Find out whether you are eligible to become a registered teacher.
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*Terms and conditions apply.

**From Advanced Foundation upwards

Teachers reinstating their memberships will be charged an additional fee.

All RAD Registered Teachers must adhere to the Code of Conduct and Code of Professional Practice for Teachers.

Membership Terms and Conditions

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Enhanced Disclosure

RAD teaching members should apply for an Enhanced Disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Disclosure Scotland or another equivalent international body every three years. RAD Registered teachers in the UK can apply via the Registered Umbrella Body, more information about this is available in the Members’ Area.

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