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We are the Royal Academy of Dance, a world leader in dance education and training.

We’ve been teaching the world to dance for over 100 years and believe passionately in its power to transform lives. Through an international network of dance teachers, we support and connect a global community of more than 400,000 students, and dancers of all ages and abilities, in more than 80 countries. RAD New Zealand offers training, professional development, student activities, exams, and membership to choreograph a future in dance for every body.
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Latest News

20 Jun '22
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20 Jun '22

14+ Dance Scholarship update

In light of the disruption and changes to the RAD exams and 14+ dates over the past two years, it has been decided to adjust…
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20 Jun '22
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20 Jun '22

Congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen

“On behalf of the staff and members of the Royal Academy of Dance, worldwide, I would like to congratulate Her Majesty The Queen on the…
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5 May '22
Membership / RAD news / Student Activities
5 May '22

Members’ Photo Competition 2022

Monumental Moves: celebrating the extraordinary, the exhilarating, and the exceptional. This year we are celebrating a decade of dance imagery with the 10th year of…
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5 May '22
RAD news
5 May '22

Céline Gittens appointed as RAD International Ambassador

We are very pleased to announce that Céline Gittens has been appointed as our newly created International Ambassador. Céline is Principal at Birmingham Royal Ballet…
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28 Apr '22
Courses / Teacher Training
28 Apr '22

Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Information Session

For all those who have thought about undertaking the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, this session will provide an opportunity to learn more about the…
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28 Apr '22
CPD / Silver Swans
28 Apr '22

Silver Swans Workshop - Auckland 10 July 2022

An exciting business opportunity for experienced dance teachers (both RAD and non RAD) to extend their expertise and offer adult ballet through branded Silver Swans®…
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Upcoming Events

10 Jul '22
CPD

Silver Swans Licensee training - Auckland

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10 Jul '22
CPD

Creative Approaches to Teaching Character Work: Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian and Polish styles - Napier

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24 Jul '22
CPD

Creative Approaches to Teaching Character Work: Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian and Polish styles - Auckland

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4 Aug - 5 Aug '22

Plan, Teach, Observe, Assess, and Support - Enhancing Elements of Teaching

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29 Oct - 30 Oct '22
Awards / Bursaries / Events / Phyllis Bedells Bursary / Student Activities

The Bedells Bursary 2022

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We offer an internationally recognised portfolio of exams to motivate students of all ages and abilities. These are endorsed by state awarding bodies with credits towards the Certificate of Education.
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