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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.

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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Why Dance Matters Podcast

New episodes weekly in the RAD's own podcast series hosted by Dance Gazette Editor David Jays.
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Latest News

3 May '22
Membership / RAD news
3 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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24 Apr '22
RAD news
24 Apr '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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12 Apr '22
RAD news
12 Apr '22

New Chief Executive Tim Arthur visits Australia

New Royal Academy of Dance Chief Executive, Tim Arthur visits Australia The new global Chief Executive of the RAD visited Australia recently to participate in…
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28 Mar '22
RAD Awards / RAD news
28 Mar '22

Announcing the winners of the 2022 Isobel Anderson and Joan and Monica Halliday Awards

It was a long-awaited return to the stage for the finalists of the 2022 Isobel Anderson and Joan & Monica Halliday Awards in Sydney.
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28 Mar '22
RAD Awards / RAD news
28 Mar '22

And the winners of the 2022 Jacqueline Morland Awards in Brisbane are...

The winners of the 2022 Jacqueline Morland Awards in Brisbane are...
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18 Mar '22
RAD Awards / RAD news
18 Mar '22

Congratulations to the Finalists of the 2022 Isobel Anderson Awards

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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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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

2 Jun - 6 Jun '22
Awards / Open Awards / Student Activities

Festival of Dance 2022 - WA

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27 Jun - 1 Jul '22
Exam Intensive Syllabus Workshop / Student Activities

Winter Workshop (Victoria) 2022

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19 Jul '22
CPD

Comprehensive Syllabus Class with a Q and A - Advanced 2

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21 Jul '22
CPD

Comprehensive Syllabus Class with a Q and A - Intermediate Foundation

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24 Jul '22
CPD / Mixed delivery CPD

Focus on Classical Dances: Grades 1 to 3

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Find a RAD Teacher

There over 8,000 RAD Registered teachers around the world. Find your nearest class and begin your dance journey today.
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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

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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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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