Be a Dancer

All RAD Registered Teachers are qualified to work with both girls and boys, and the RAD’s ballet syllabus offers variations for both sexes.

Use our Find a teacher page to find your nearest RAD teacher.

To keep up to date, you can subscribe to our mailing list to receive further news about Project B by email (select Project B under preferences).

Project B also offers a number of bursaries for dance students:

Student activity bursaries (UK-based)

The Project B Student Activities Bursary Scheme has been created to increase access to RAD’s dance provision for boys and young men.

Bursaries to cover tuition and travel costs for the following UK-based activities are available:

  • Boys Only!
  • Boys Ballet Masterclass
  • other Project B activities

For more information, and to apply, please download the Project B bursary application.

RAD Dance School Boys’ Bursary

Bursaries are now available to contribute to term fees for boys studying at the RAD Dance School in London. Eligible classes are:

  • Boys Beginner Ballet (9+ years)
  • Boys Ballet Level 1
  • Boys Ballet Level 2
  • Boys Ballet Level 3

The scheme has closed for 2019 and will reopen in 2020.

Dance Studies Bursaries

These bursaries provide financial support to male students enrolling on either the A Level or GCSE Dance course at the RAD.

One GCSE and one A Level bursary will be awarded each academic year and will cover full tuition and exam entry costs for both years of study.

For more information, and to apply, please download the relevant Dance Studies bursary application.

Breaking boundaries

In 2017 we partnered with Marylebone Cricket Club on a new primary school project aimed at encouraging more boys to do ballet, and more girls to play cricket.

Over a six-week period, the project used dance and sport to explore:

  • coordination, respect and fielding
  • agility, balance and batting, and
  • communication, teamwork and bowling.

Royal Ballet Principal, Alexander Campbell, was the RAD Ambassador for this project. One of the Royal Ballet’s brightest stars, Alexander is a talented cricketer and was actually faced with the difficult choice between a career in dance or cricket:

“As a passionate supporter of both ballet and cricket, it is with great excitement that I am to be involved as an Ambassador for this project. Cricket and ballet were a huge part of my life growing up, and continue to be a huge part of my life today. They are fun and engaging at all levels, and I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to introduce children to my favourite art form, as well as my favourite sport.”

Find out about Alexander’s love of cricket.