Become a Teacher

Gain recognition when you join our professional network of approximately 8000 teachers registered with the RAD.

Renew Your Membership

Subscription Fee

$320 per year.


Join our global community by completing and returning one of the following forms:

  • RAD Registered Teacher application form


RAD Registered Teacher Teacher recognised by mutual agreement
Digital Benefits
Welcome pack YES YES
Membership card YES YES
Teaching registration certificate YES NO
Dance Gazette magazine YES YES
Focus on Exams magazine YES YES
Monthly e-newsletter YES YES

Online Benefits

Access to the Members’ Area YES YES
Included in Find A Teacher  online search YES YES
JobSearch International ™ YES YES
Selected International events YES YES
Selected International courses YES YES
Vocational Graded Examinations* YES YES
Additional benefits
Enter candidates for RAD exams YES YES
Register your school as an RAD exam centre YES YES
Use of initials RAD RTS YES NO
Use of the RAD Registered Teacher Logo YES NO
Attend the AGM and have voting rights** YES YES
Apply to be an Associate of the RAD (ARAD)** YES YES
Member-only competitions YES YES
Priority booking for international events YES YES

*From Advanced Foundation upwards.
**Terms and conditions apply.

Eligibility Criteria for RAD Registered Teacher

Teachers should hold one of the following RAD awards:

  • BA (Hons) Ballet Education (Level 3) (BABE)
  • BA (Hons) Dance Education (BADE)*
  • Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS)
  • Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies (DDTS)
  • Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD)
  • Master in Teaching (Dance)
  • Professional Dancer’s Teaching Diploma (PDTD)
  • Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (PDPTC)
  • Teaching Certificate Programme (TCP)

*Those with the BA (Hons) Dance Education qualification need to complete an RTS portfolio.

Code of Conduct

All RAD Registered teachers must adhere to the Code of Conduct and Code of Professional Practice.

Further Information

If you need further information or have any questions, please email

How to Apply

Complete our online application form to apply today.