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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.

Certificate in Dance Teaching (Ballet)

Our new certificate programme* enables you to specialise in the teaching of ballet and gain a teaching qualification. You will develop the knowledge, understanding and…
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Silver Swans®

Launched in 2017, the RAD's Silver Swans® initiative is an exciting business opportunity for experienced ballet teachers to extend their expertise and tap into the…
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RAD Shop

Making it easier to shop for Academy merchandise you can now do so in person, by post or online!
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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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Conference 2024

Royal Academy of Dance Australia is hosting our fifth international conference, Dancing into the future; practices, insights & innovations.

Latest News

25 Jan '24
Conference / RAD news
25 Jan '24

Celebrating the success of 'Dancing into the Future; practices, insights & innovations'

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8 Jan '24
Conference / RAD news
8 Jan '24

Announcing the Special Guest Speaker at fifth RAD Conference Opening Cocktail Party

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9 Dec '23
Awards / RAD Awards / RAD news / Uncategorised
9 Dec '23

Winners of the 2023 Betsy Sawers Awards, ACT

Winners of the 2023 Betsy Sawers Awards After a hiatus since 2019, the prestigious Betsy Sawers Awards made a triumphant return to the stage on…
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29 Nov '23
Awards / RAD Awards / RAD news / Uncategorised
29 Nov '23

Winners of the 2023 Diana de Vos

OAM MA FRAD Awards We are elated to share the winners of the recently concluded Diana de Vos Awards 2023, presented by the Western Australia…
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8 Nov '23
RAD news
8 Nov '23

Shelley Yacopetti appointed new National Director Australia

We are thrilled to announce that Shelley Yacopetti, who has been serving as the Interim National Director for the past four months, has been appointed…
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23 Oct '23
Awards / RAD Awards / RAD news / Uncategorised
23 Oct '23

Winners of the 2023 Susan Sargison Awards & Joan Burnett Scholarship, Tasmania

Winners of the 2023 Susan Sargison Awards & Joan Burnett Scholarship RAD Australia is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 Susan Sargison Awards…
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Upcoming Events

25 Feb '24
Masterclasses / Student Activities

Prelude Masterclasses 2024 - QLD

Price
From $40
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28 Feb '24
Courses / CPD / Events / Online CPD

How to Increase Point Range Safely – A Dance Physiotherapists’ Perspective

Duration
1hr
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29 Feb '24
CPD / CPD webinar / Events / Online CPD

Insights into Grades 6, 7 & 8

Duration
1 hr
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3 Mar '24
Courses / CPD / Events / Silver Swans

Silver Swans Licensee Workshop (Melbourne)

Duration
6.5hrs
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7 Mar '24
Courses / CPD / Events / Online CPD

First Aid for Dancers - Sydney

Duration
1hr
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11 Mar - 6 Apr '24
Events / RAD Awards / Student Activities

Joan and Monica Halliday Awards 2024

Price
$104.50 per student (which includes an event t-shirt)
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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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Student Activities Programme Gold Sponsor- Bloch

Official RAD exam uniform licensee and leading dancewear brand,

Student Activities Programme Sponsor - Harlequin

Harlequin, so much more than a floor. Harlequin floors come together like a finely choreographed pas de deux, using the same precision, passion, resilience and dedication that define all top performances.  Dancers say that performing on Harlequin is a feeling.

Student Activities Programme Silver Sponsors - Energetiks

Dance for Life. Energetiks' mission is to inspire and support dancers to perform well and live well.

Student Activities Bronze Sponsor - Capezio

Capezio is the name that continues to make the world dance. With 135 years of quality craftsmanship, dedicated customer service and timeless design, Capezio is the brand of choice for athletes and performers across the globe