President’s Award Nomination Guidelines
- The President’s Award, established in 1992, is given to an individual who has for many
years dedicated themselves over and above the call of duty to the Royal Academy of
Dance in particular and to the art of dance in general.
- The Awards Committee will not consider long-time membership of the RAD or service as
an Examiner as sufficient on its own to merit the award. Proposers must be able to
demonstrate clearly what the nominee has done over and above their work as a teacher
or an examiner to merit the award.
- Proposers, who must be Members of the Royal Academy of Dance, are asked to give as
much detail as possible about their nominee and their reasons for making the nomination.
A letter of recommendation should be attached to the Nomination Form.
- RAD staff members are eligible for nomination.
- All nominations must be supported by at least one Seconder, who must also be a Member
of the Royal Academy of Dance, with a letter of support attached to the Nomination
- Nominations are considered by the Awards Committee, which is Chaired by the Chairman
of the RAD and made up of Chairs of the Executive Sub Committees. The Committee
meets twice a year in March and October and nominations for the President’s Award are
considered at the March meeting.
- The decision of the Awards 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.
- 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.
- Nominations not received in time for the meeting of the Awards Committee will be held
over until the following year’s meeting.
- 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 career of the individual and give a full account of what the Proposer and Seconder consider to be the nominee’s outstanding and dedicated service to dance or to the Royal Academy of Dance. It would be helpful if nomination documents were typewritten.