Dance Gazette is our highly-respected international dance magazine, produced as part of our mission to inspire the world to dance and with over 100 years of dance teaching and training knowledge and expertise.
After 91 years as the printed voice of the Royal Academy of Dance, it re-invents itself as a digital-only magazine. It still offers inspiring stories, exploring how the RAD impacts upon the world and how the world affects us all. We still work with imaginative writers, photographers and illustrators but we now offer more multimedia content, more ways to bring stories to life.
Published three times a year (February, June and October) it is a benefit of membership of the Royal Academy of Dance, available free of charge to our worldwide membership of teachers and students in 89 countries. Single issues can be purchased – order your copy now.
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Hello! An ambassador faces in two directions, standing between their organisation and the wider world. They represent their organisation’s values – but they can also feed back what they hear and see from the world.
No two dancers are better placed to be ambassadors of the RAD than our cover stars, Céline Gittens and Steven McRae. Each is an impressive principal dancer – Céline with Birmingham Royal Ballet and Steven with the Royal Ballet – but the RAD has been a constant thread from early ballet training through to success in the RAD’s Genée International Ballet Competition (now the Fonteyn). Each is now an RAD Ambassador: they’ll exemplify the RAD’s core ideals, but will hear what students, professional dancers and the international community need from RAD and its teachers. Their conversation in this issue is a taste of what they will bring to the Academy.
We also ask: what makes a happy organisation, how dance informs medical projects, how RAD teachers can cross the world and what it takes to be a K-pop star. More sombrely, we also feature Ukrainian dancers building new lives after the terrible invasion of their country and pay tribute to the RAD’s late Patron, Her Majesty the Queen.
Dance Gazette Editor, David Jays
David Jays writes for the Guardian and Sunday Times and is editor of Dance Gazette, the Royal Academy of Dance magazine. @mrdavidjays.