About the RAD

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.

History and Statistics

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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Celebrating the Royal Academy of Dance at 100 The RAD has been inspiring the world to dance for almost a century, and on 31 December…
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People and partners


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…
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Regional Advisory Panels

The RAD Australia Regional Advisory Panels are an integral part of the Academy and enable us to support and encourage dancers and teachers far and…
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Sponsors and Partners

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…
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Contact, Work, and Further Information

Contact Us

Contact details for RAD Australia and local offices. Each state/region has a printable contact list (see below)
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Work With Us

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…
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Our Vision and Values

To inspire the world to dance. Our Vision To be the voice of expertise, globally recognised as a leader in dance, education, and training. To…
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Community is at the heart of RAD Australia and we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, staff and students. During…
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