Become an RAD Registered Teacher

Join the RAD’s worldwide network of qualified dance teachers and become part of a professional, international community. If you’re actively teaching, take advantage of our international reputation and further your career with our Continuing Professional Development activities.

This category provides you with accredited status as an RAD Registered Teacher and gives you access to a range of resources to help your professional teaching career, many of which have been actively developed to support you throughout the pandemic and beyond.

Membership fee $326
Registered Teacher Application Form

Join us now

If you are actively teaching and eligible for Registered Teacher Status, then click the link below to complete your application, it only takes a few minutes.
Registered Teacher Application Form

“I feel the RAD is the best ballet training organisation globally. The exam entering process is brilliant – from the support given by our regional organisers, which is exceptional, to the ease of the exam entries done online.” – RAD Registered Teacher

What you gain

Enter candidates for RAD exams and register your own school as an RAD exam centre. Market yourself on our Find a Teacher map. Show off your qualified status with use of the post nominal RAD RTS after your name alongside the RAD Teachers’ logo and a Teaching registration certificate, all of which are recognised internationally.

Benefits and discounts

As an RAD Registered Teacher you will access exclusive content in the Members’ Area such as exams resources, important updates and teaching resources. As a member you’ll receive regular e-newsletters straight to your inbox bursting with up to date news and information, and you can access our online Global Jobs Board listing global vacancies and opportunities for RAD Registered Teachers. We have moved our benefits and services online, reducing our environmental impact, and we have introduced digital membership cards and the all-new digital Dance Gazette, which members will receive via email.

Our teachers are also entitled to:

  • 10% off syllabus and uniform in the RAD Shop, both online and in store
  • substantial discounts on CPD courses

There’s even more

In addition to accessing the services and tools that you need for your professional membership, you can also have fun entering member-only competitions, such as our annual photo competition. Other extras include the ability to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the opportunity to become an Associate of the RAD (ARAD), as well as priority booking on select international events and access to the Wolfson Library. Terms and conditions apply.



RAD Safeguarding Requirements

The RAD are committed to putting the wellbeing of students, teachers and staff first, and to ensuring that children, young people, and vulnerable or at risk adults are protected from harm.

By joining the RAD as a Registered Teacher, you are committing to meet the following safeguarding requirements at the point of application and at the point of renewal:

  1. Provide an up-to-date CV and professional references upon request (for new and reinstating applicants only)
  2. Obtain a criminal record check
  3. Self-declare any criminal convictions to the RAD
  4. Participate in annual safeguarding training as part of your CPD hours

These requirements are integrated into the CPD scheme and you will be asked to make your declaration upon application as a new or reinstating RAD Registered Teacher. Don’t worry if you have not met these requirements we will support you. See our FAQs to find out how.


For more information about Becoming an RAD Registered Teacher please refer to the Royal Academy of dance UK page

Registered Teacher Application Form