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Benesh Encyclopedia

The Benesh Encyclopedia is a new online resource for notator members of the Royal Academy of Dance.


Like any language, Benesh Movement Notation is continually evolving but it is essential that it remains universally understood by all who use it. The Encyclopedia of Benesh Movement Notation is a comprehensive reference resource of the signs and usage of the notation system in the dance and clinical contexts.

Notator members of the Royal Academy of Dance are eligible to access the Encyclopedia as a benefit of membership.  To be eligible to become a notator member of the RAD you need to have been awarded one of the following, its equivalent or higher:

  • Elementary Solo (Reading) in Benesh Movement Notation
  • Module BMN1 on the CBMN programme
  • Score Reading for Dancers Part 2
  • Certificat de 1ère année awarded by the Conservatoire de Paris.

For more information about membership, contact .

If you are a notator member of the RAD, and have not yet received your registration and log in details, please email  giving details of your Benesh qualification and your RAD membership number.