Empowering People Through Dance
RAD is an independent educational charity with no government funding. Every penny we make goes back into the work we do which includes our cultural engagement plans with our diverse communities.
We empower people through dance education and enjoyment. Dance and movement are fundamental to our well-being; we move every day, express ourselves through movement and while we may not all aspire to be professional dancers, dance and movement give us great joy. We have ambitious plans for the future as we move into a new space next year with more space and facilities to widen access and participation.
Sadly the loss of income from our day to day activity as a result of COVID-19 has caused a major funding gap of £1M in the UK alone and we need your help.
We know that many of our dance students, teachers and members are keen to keep up their practice and advance their studies and we have moved quickly to put as much of our work online as is possible, creating new and exciting ways for people to be involved and in many instances, for free!
That’s why your support is vital and will make a difference.
Please support us today with a gift.
A dancer’s journey
Find out about Mlindi Kulashe’s journey from the South African townships to the Genée (now the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition), to a scholarship at English National Ballet School, joining Northern Ballet, and the crucial role that the Royal Academy of Dance played in his development.