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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.

Exams

Around the world, RAD exams are recognised for their quality, and each year, nearly a quarter of a million candidates across the globe choose to take their dance exams with us.
Exams

Membership

Be part of a growing global community of people who are passionate about dance and network with other like-minded individuals to influence the future of dance.
Membership

Certificate in Dance Teaching (Ballet)

Thinking about a career as a Ballet Teacher? Our new certificate programme* enables you to specialise in the teaching of ballet and gain a teaching qualification.
Certificate in Dance Teaching (Ballet)

CPD Courses for Teachers

Develop your creative, teaching and business skills with our Continuing Professional Development courses and be at the forefront of dance education. Invest in your career.
CPD Courses for Teachers

Latest News

8 May '24
RAD news
8 May '24

Queen Camilla is the new Patron of the Royal Academy of Dance  

Queen Camilla is the RAD's third Royal Patron   The Queen served as Vice-Patron alongside the late Queen Elizabeth II, who was Patron until her passing…
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8 May '24
Silver Swans
8 May '24

Silver Swans update and new resources

What began as an academic project undertaken several years ago by our Faculty of Education, has now become a hugely popular pastime for thousands of…
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15 Apr '24
Membership
15 Apr '24

RAD Members Day - In Conversation with Shaun James Kelly

We organised a special treat for our Members for RAD Members Day on Sunday 21st April 2024. An exclusive Zoom conversation featuring the incredibly talented…
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11 Apr '24
NZ News
11 Apr '24

Eli Gray-Smith 1927 - 2024

The RAD was very sad to hear that the highly respected and much-loved RAD dance accompanist, Eli Gray-Smith, passed away on Sunday 7 April. Born…
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8 Mar '24
NZ News
8 Mar '24

International Womens Day 2024 - 10 mighty women who shaped the RAD

Women blazing a trail A great many people have played a part in the history of the RAD, but it's the names of some of…
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22 Feb '24
RAD news
22 Feb '24

Royal Academy of Dance announces Alexander Campbell as its new Artistic Director

  Royal Academy of Dance announces Alexander Campbell as its new Artistic Director Alexander joins the RAD in his first Artistic Director position since departing…
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Upcoming Events

9 Jun '24
Courses / CPD

CPD - Pointe work from beginners and beyond (Tauranga In Person)

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23 Jun '24
Courses / CPD

CPD: Revise and Revitalise Allegro (3.5 hour online webinar)

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1 Jul '24
Courses / CPD

CPD - Safeguarding in NZ (online) July

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28 Jul '24
Courses

CPD: Syllabus Strategies: Focus on Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate (Palmerston North and online)

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Looking for an RAD Teacher?

Our mission is to inspire the world to dance, and to help achieve this, we’ve developed a global register of RAD teachers as a great resource to help you locate a professional dance teacher. You can search to find out whether a dance teacher is registered with us – only those who meet our professional standards and training requirements are RAD registered. Find out more:
Register of Teachers

The Fonteyn

Get inspired. Get ready! Apply to take part in this year's Margot Fonteyn International Ballet competition and take the next step on your dance journey!
The Fonteyn

Solo Seal 2024

We are pleased to announce that Solo Seal will take place on Friday 6th September 2024 at Te Whaea, National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington. Entries close 20 June 2024 Tickets will be available soon.
Solo Seal

Silver Swans

Specially designed for older learners, Silver Swans® ballet classes will help improve your mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels.
Silver Swans