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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 Australia offers training, professional development, student activities, exams, and membership to choreograph a future in dance for every body.

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Latest News

30 Sep '22
RAD news
30 Sep '22

October is Mental Health Month

Sunday 10 October, is World Mental Health Day, an initiative from the World Health Organization (WHO) to 'raise awareness of mental health issues around the…
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30 Sep '22
RAD news
30 Sep '22

Happy International Day of Older Persons - Make today the day you become a Silver Swan

Happy International Day of Older Persons Saturday 1 October is International Day of Older Persons and we'd like to take this opportunity to celebrate our…
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12 Sep '22
Awards / RAD news / Student Activities
12 Sep '22

Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD Awards 2022 - All winners announced

Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD Awards 2022 Grades winners announced During a somber weekend as we reflected on the passing of our Patron Her Majesty Queen…
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12 Sep '22
RAD news
12 Sep '22

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years

Buckingham Palace have announced the news that Her Majesty has died at her Scottish residence of Balmoral Castle. Commenting on the news of her passing,…
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6 Sep '22
Awards / RAD news / Student Activities
6 Sep '22

Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD Awards 2022 - Higher Grades winners announced

Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD Awards 2022 Higher Grades winners announced It's been a long hiatus for the Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD Awards in Melbourne. Last…
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5 Sep '22
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5 Sep '22

Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week

This week is Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week (BIEDAW) and we are committed to helping to raise awareness in our community. According to…
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Membership

Whether you’re a dance enthusiast, ballet beginner, or have danced for decades, RAD membership has something for you. Join our worldwide community of people connected through their passion for dance
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RAD Shop - New products!

Visit the RAD shop for syllabus materials (books, CDs, DVDs, printed music), ballet wear and props, and clothing and gifts for dance lovers.
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Events

All around Australia we host events for members, students, and those who are new to the RAD. Read more about our workshops, summer schools, Awards days and more on the What's On pages here.
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Upcoming Events

9 Oct '22
CPD / Mixed delivery CPD

Silver Swans® Workshop for teachers – Sydney

Duration
1 day
Price
RAD Member: $230 Non-RAD Member: $322
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22 Oct '22
Awards / RAD Awards / Student Activities

Susan Sargison Awards (Tasmania) 2022

Price
Entry fee is $30 per student and is non-refundable. Audience: the entry fee is $15 for an all-day pass and includes a souvenir program.
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22 Oct '22
Awards / RAD Awards / Student Activities

Joan Burnett Scholarship (Tasmania) 2022

Price
Entry fee is $30 per student and is non-refundable. Audience: the entry fee is $15 for an all-day pass and includes a souvenir program.
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23 Oct '22
Masterclasses / Student Activities / Student workshop

2022 Tasmanian Masterclasses

Price
Grades 2-5 $40 Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate $50 Advanced $65
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29 Oct - 30 Oct '22
Awards / Bursaries / Events / Phyllis Bedells Bursary / Student Activities

The Bedells Bursary 2022

Price
£90 Candidate Entry Fee
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6 Nov '22
Awards / RAD Awards / Student Activities

Kathleen Gorham Awards (Victoria) 2022

Price
$40.00 per entry at all levels. Audience: the entry fee is $22 per person which includes a souvenir program, children (under 16) are $12 and an all-day pass is $50 per person, which includes a souvenir program. Seating is general admission.
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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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Faculty of Education

We are a specialist dance education provider with over 100 years of experience inspiring, cultivating and supporting dance teachers around the world.
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Continuing Professional Development

Our CPD programme gives teachers the opportunity to grow and develop their knowledge and skills and can be attended in person or online from wherever you are. If you need help to access our CPD programme find out more about our Teachers' Scholarship Fund also.
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Sponsorship and Partners

We are grateful for the support of our dance brand partners in 2022 who receive national recognition through our activities and initiatives. Find out about RAD sponsorship opportunities in 2022.
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