About the RAD

With over 13,000 members’ spread across 89 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. 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.

History, Statistics, and My Dance

The History of RAD Australia

The RAD started life in 1920 as the Association of Teachers of Operatic Dancing in Great Britain.
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Facts and Figures

Facts and figures about the Royal Academy of Dance. Our mission: to promote knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally The RAD is the world’s…
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My Dance

The RAD is many things to many people. Our ‘my Dance’ brochure allows teachers, students, parents, members and examiners from around the world to talk…
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Contact, Work, and Further Information

Contact Us

Contact details for RAD Australia and local offices.  
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Work With Us

We are not currently seeking applications for any vacant positions. Please check back in the future for any available roles.
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Our Values

Our values underline our commitment to our staff, members, volunteers, customers, partners and suppliers. We provide leadership as an organisation and as individuals. We value people. At…
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Policies

As a prospective employee, you may be interested in the policies that apply to RAD staff members The policy documents below are published in the…
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Awards and Nominations

We grant a variety of awards in recognition of lifelong service, both to dance and to the RAD.
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