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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.
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7 Feb '23
Student Activities / Uncategorised
7 Feb '23

Alana Haines Australasian Awards 2023

For four days in April, 400 dancers will compete for $400,000 of awards and prize money in the Australasian Dance Awards. The biannual dance competition is…
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2 Feb '23
RAD news
2 Feb '23

Garry Trinder - 25 years at NZSD

  Celebrating 25 Years of Leadership: Garry Trinder's Journey at NZSD This year, Garry Trinder is celebrating 25 years of directing the New Zealand School…
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20 Dec '22
NZ News
20 Dec '22

Gayle Prescott - 1950 - 2022

It is with great sadness that the RAD learned of the passing of Gayle Prescott on Monday 12 December. An RAD registered teacher, Gayle had…
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15 Dec '22
RAD news
15 Dec '22

Dame Beryl Grey, RAD Vice President dies at 95

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of RAD's Vice President and former ballerina Dame Beryl Grey at the age of 95.…
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21 Nov '22
International News / Uncategorised
21 Nov '22

Mikhail Baryshnikov presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award by Her Majesty The Queen Consort

  The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) presented its highest honour, the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award, to Mikhail Baryshnikov. The award was bestowed by…
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20 Oct '22
Events / Uncategorised
20 Oct '22

Spotlight on choreographer Loughlan Prior

We are very pleased to let you know that bookings are now open for this very special NZ RAD online event: Spotlight on choreographer Loughlan…
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Upcoming Events

19 Feb - 2 Apr '23
Courses / CPD

It's All in the Detail - NZ online CPD webinar series

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12 Mar '23
Courses / CPD

Syllabus Strategies: focus on Grades 4 and 5 - Palmerston Nth 12 March 2023

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12 Mar '23
Courses / CPD

Syllabus Strategies: focus on Grades 6, 7 and 8: female - Christchurch 12 March 2023

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19 Mar '23
Courses / CPD

Syllabus Strategies: focus on Grades 6, 7 and 8: female - Auckland 19 March 2023

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The Fonteyn 2023

The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition will be held in London from 21 – 29 October 2023. Enter the spirit, become part of the legacy.
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Faculty of Education

Are you thinking of becoming a dance teacher? You are in the right place: we are specialists in dance education with nearly 100 years of experience. We train teachers worldwide.
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Register of Teachers

We’ve developed a global register of teachers as a great new resource to help you locate a professional dance teacher.
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Exams

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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CPD

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.
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