RAD Centenary Dance Teacher Awards

The Royal Academy of Dance is delighted to announce its Centenary Dance Teacher Awards. During our centenary year we will celebrate and honour the excellence of RAD Registered Teachers from around the world by acknowledging their achievements, and showcasing their contribution and commitment to the wider field of dance teaching.

With four nomination categories, the Royal Academy of Dance invites nominations of RAD Registered Teachers who are worthy of recognition. This is your opportunity to tell us about a deserving RAD Registered Teacher and their outstanding work. Nominations will be open from 31 January until 1 May 2020.

A shortlist of nominees within each category will be selected before the overall winners are chosen by a panel of judges in combination with a public vote. Winners will be invited to the Faculty of Education’s Cocktail Party at the University of Roehampton, London on 4 September 2020 where they will receive their award and a pair of tickets to the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition at the Royal Opera House.

Award Categories:

  • Early Career Dance Teacher Award: This award is for an RAD Registered Teacher who has graduated from a Faculty of Education programme within the last 5 years.
  • Community Engagement Dance Teacher Award: This award is for an RAD Registered Teacher who, through community projects or initiatives, has brought inspiring dance activities to individuals/groups in their communities who would not normally access (or have access to) dance.
  • Outstanding Mentor Teacher Award: This award is for an RAD Registered Teacher who has been an outstanding mentor of a dance student/s, dance professional/or trainee dance teachers.
  • RAD Advocacy Dance Teacher Award: This award is for an RAD Registered Teacher who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting the RAD’s mission, championed the work of the RAD both with and outside the wider dance profession, or has had long-standing involvement with the RAD.

Eligibility

Nominees must be current RAD Registered Teachers and their RAD ID should be included in the nomination entry. We encourage nominations from teachers themselves, their colleagues or students.

Nominations

Nominations will open on 31 January 2020 and entries must be submitted via an online form. Only one nomination per nominee will go forward to the judging panel.

A statement which presents a case for the award, and which addresses some or all of the criteria within the nomination category, must also be included in the nomination.

Contact

For further information, email radawards@rad.org.uk