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.

Other ways to support us

Corporate support

We believe that every dancer deserves the chance to reach the highest levels of training regardless of their background. By supporting the RAD, your organisation…
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Individual support

We need individuals who share our passion for excellence in dance and in supporting communities to enable this prestigious work to continue. A one-off donation…
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Our partners and sponsors

The Royal Academy of Dance is indebted to the following sponsors and supporters, who are currently working with us. Their support helps us deliver world-class…
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Trusts and foundations

At its heart, the RAD empowers individuals and communities through dance. Our impact is wide reaching and our work enables: Our students to build careers…
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RADiate provides subsidised dance classes to children on the autism spectrum, including children with moderate to severe and complex learning difficulties, and those who are non-verbal.
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Step into Dance

The largest inclusive dance programme in the UK, Step Into Dance reaches over six thousand secondary school students annually across London and Essex to offer regular dance classes.
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