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.

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.


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 are now open

Nominations are now open and will close on 1 May 2020. Entries must be submitted via the online form below. Please ensure the statement presents a strong case for the award, and addresses the criteria within the nomination category.  Only one nomination per nominee will go forward to the judging panel.

Due to technical issues, the nomination form was not working between 3 and 5 Feb 2020. If you made a nomination during that period, please can you submit it again to ensure it is correctly received.


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

Nomination form

  • Please ensure that you have read the award criteria document above.
  • Please provide your details as the person making the nomination:
  • Please provide the details of the RAD Teacher being nominated for an award:
  • Award category

  • *Please provide a statement which shows how the criteria of the award have been met (500 words).
  • *By completing this form you are giving permission to the RAD to use your details for the purposes of the RAD Centenary Teachers Awards.
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