With over 13,000 members’ spread across 85 countries, The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world.
The Academy’s patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II and our Vice Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
RAD Membership supports the advancement of dance and includes professional dancers, students, teachers, benefactors and friends.
Established in 1920, to improve standards and re-invigorate dance training initially within the UK, the Academy helps and encourages its teachers to perfect their teaching skills and pass on this knowledge to their students.
There are currently over 1,000 students in full-time or part-time teacher training programmes with the Academy and each year, the examination syllabus is taught to more than a quarter of a million students worldwide.
The Academy maintains close links with all those involved in the industry, at every level. From the internationally recognised ‘Faculty of Education’ degree programmes to those younger students participating in our summer schools. At whatever age or stage, anyone with an appreciation of classical ballet and jazz is able to participate in the work of the Academy.
A dedicated and loyal worldwide staff are supported by the efforts of our executive board (management team), the guidance of our board of trustees, and the passion of our president and vice presidents to fulfill our mission.
We are committed to putting the wellbeing of our staff, teachers and students first. Safeguarding children and young people (anyone under the age of 18) and vulnerable or ‘at risk’ adults is central to that commitment.
Dance Gazette is our highly-respected international dance magazine, produced as part of our mission to inspire the world to dance and with over 100 years of dance teaching and training knowledge and expertise.
The support of our friends, donors and sponsors is integral to RAD Australia’s ability to host events, reward achievements and support special initiatives. We welcome both cash and in-kind assistance and can tailor a mutually beneficial proposal to suit any level of contribution.