11 January 2021 13:15


The Royal Academy of Dance at 100

Our centenary is an important time to recognise our roots, our achievements, our influence, and also to look to building our legacy. It is also the right time to show our gratitude to our dedicated membership and the part they have played in making the RAD the organisation, the authority, and even the family, that it has become.

From this December (and running throughout 2021), as we begin to resume events and activities, we will continue to tell the story of the RAD, an organisation that has been teaching the world to dance for 100 years, through the stories, experiences and remarkable achievements, of our teachers, examiners and students from children through to adults and Silver Swans from around the world.

Photo: Dame Adeline Genée with Queen Mary and the Princess Royal at the Stoll Theatre, 1950.

RAD milestones

Travel through the decades and discover RAD’s milestone events throughout its 100-year history.

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On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100

A free display at the V and A in London celebrating 100 years of the RAD’s significant contribution to the development of British ballet.
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RAD Voices

Over 100 stories from extraordinary people, past and present, who have shaped the RAD and continue to support and shape the future.
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RAD Trivia

Dive into all facets of RAD history, and find some unexpected stories about the Academy along the way.
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Centenary merchandise

Show you are #ProudtobeRAD with our Centenary products and gifts for a range of budgets.
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