Join our community of world-class teachers

Holding RAD Registered Teacher Status (RTS) opens the door to a world of benefits designed to elevate your teaching career to new heights and bring recognition of your skills and experience wherever you are in the world.

Becoming eligible for RAD RTS allows you to:

  • appear on the global RAD Register of Teachers and strengthen your reputation,
  • enter your students for RAD exams, a hallmark of excellence in their dance training,
  • enjoy the backing of a professional membership scheme, ensuring you receive the support and resources to thrive in your role,
  • embrace continuous growth through tailored professional development opportunities, enriching your teaching skills and staying ahead of industry trends,
  • be part of a vibrant global community of like-minded educators, fostering collaboration, inspiration, and support across borders, and
  • increase your employability in over 80 countries worldwide, with a globally recognised professional qualification.


How do I become eligible for RAD RTS?

RAD Registered Teachers are recognised as having undergone education and training to give them the skills and knowledge to teach dance. Only dance teachers who meet our professional standards can be registered with us. 

There are four routes to becoming eligible for Registered Teacher Status, including a new route for teachers holding a recognised qualification from a different awarding body:

Already eligible for Registered Teacher Status?

As a recent graduate of a teacher training programme with the RAD, you can apply for membership directly to become RAD RTS.
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Start your RTS journey today

If you still have questions about becoming an RAD Registered Teacher, please fill out this form to connect with our team for more information. We will be in touch with information about the best way to become eligible for RAD Registered Teacher Status, and the training that is most suitable for you. We welcome applications from undergraduates, postgraduates and qualified teachers.

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RAD Safeguarding Requirements

The RAD are committed to putting the wellbeing of students, teachers and staff first, and to ensuring that children, young people, and vulnerable or at risk adults are protected from harm. By joining the RAD as a Registered Teacher via any of the above routes, you are committing to meet the following safeguarding requirements at the point of application to become a teaching member and at the point of renewal:

  1. Provide an up-to-date CV and professional references upon request (for new and reinstating applicants only)
  2. Obtain a criminal record check
  3. Self-declare any criminal convictions to the RAD
  4. Participate in annual safeguarding training as part of your CPD hours

These requirements are integrated into the CPD scheme and you will be asked to make your declaration upon application as a new or reinstating RAD Registered Teacher. Don’t worry if you have not met these requirements we will support you. See our FAQs to find out how.