Guidelines for CPD UK Bursary Designated Activities
The Royal Academy of Dance is committed to supporting RAD Registered Teachers who wish to develop their skills and knowledge by engaging with CPD.
Each year, a limited number of bursaries for designated CPD activities delivered through CPD UK are made available to RAD Registered Teachers.
During the 2022/23 CPD year, this applies to the following activities:
- Ballet in the 21st Century: Over to the next generation of American choreographers webinar, 15 May
- Applying Pilates Principles to Ballet Teaching – finding balance physically and emotionally workshop, Bath, 22 July
- An Introduction to Emotion Coaching – a practical strategy to support stress regulation and wellbeing workshop, Bath, 22 July
- Management and Leadership in Uncertain Times workshop, Bath, 22 July
- The Principles, Practice and Practicalities of Coaching Dance and the Dance workshop, Bath, 23 July
- Somatics and Meditation for Supporting Healing workshop, Bath, 23 July
- Principles and Practices of Adapting Ballet Repertoire for Older Learners workshop, Salford, 28 July
- Breaking Down Barriers workshop, Salford, 28 July
- Makaton for Dancers workshop, Salford, 28 July
- We are all dancers: Access and inclusion for older people dancing workshop, Salford, 29 July
- Dancing for Health: an introduction to seated dancing workshop, Salford, 30 July
It is our intention to add further courses and workshops to this list throughout the year. These will be announced through the CPD E-News.
2. Conditions for application
- You must be a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance.
- Applications from UK and non UK will be considered.
- Applications can only be made toward bursary designated CPD UK activities.
- Bursary awards cover the CPD activity fee only. Bursaries are not given towards accommodation, travel or subsistence costs.
- Only one application for one bursary designated activity per UK CPD year (1 September – 31 August) is permitted.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- All applications must be completed in English.
- A CPD Bursary Review Panel drawn from CPD, Faculty of Education and Artistic staff will consider bursary applications.
- Provided an application has been completed in full, an assessment and decision of the application will normally be made within 10 working days of the date of application.
- Complaints about any decision must be made in writing only and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org within 5 working days of notification. An independent senior RAD member of staff will consider the complaint and inform the complainant of the outcome in writing.
3. Selection Criteria
Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of:
- Evidence of professional engagement as a dance teacher,
- Evidence of professional characteristics and aspirations
- Need of financial assistance
You are required to provide information and personal statements to support your application. You should not send any personal or financial documents with your application.
a) In respect of professional engagement, you should be able to demonstrate:
- A track record of dance teaching employment
b) In respect of professional characteristics, you should be able to demonstrate that you:
- Have a strong commitment to self and professional development
- Take a proactive and committed approach to your dance teaching
- Are highly motivated
- Are keen to succeed
- Are aware of and have an interest in contributing to engaging with the wider dance teaching profession
c) In respect of financial need, you should be able to outline:
- Financial circumstances which you believe impacts on your ability to participate in a bursary designated CPD the activity without bursary assistance.
Do not send personal or financial documents with the application.
Bursary applications must be received at least four working weeks before the date of the bursary designated CPD activity. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.