Teacher training with the RAD

We are a specialist dance education provider with  100 years of experience inspiring, cultivating and supporting dance teachers around the world. Our global Faculty of Education was created in 1999 in recognition of our increasing commitment to higher education.

Find out how you can get study with the RAD, what courses we offer for who, and how you can continue to develop yourself and your skill-set as a dancer and an academic in the world of dance.

Faculty of Education

We offer internationally acclaimed dance and dance teaching qualifications including undergraduate and postgraduate university validated awards and professional awards.
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CPD

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is about you. Our scheme gives you an opportunity to take time out to develop your creative, teaching and business skills.

Certificate in Dance Teaching (Ballet)

The Certificate in Dance Teaching (Ballet) (CTD) is a part-time distance learning programme enabling students to study alongside their personal and professional commitments.

Professional Dancers’ Graduate Teaching Diploma

For dancers wishing to gain an internationally-renowned dance teaching qualification.

RAD Access Route

Currently delivered with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee (The Conservatory), USA, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), the Access Route to RAD Teacher Registration gives you the knowledge, understanding, and skills required by ballet teachers at the start of their careers. With a focus on the RAD’s ballet syllabi, you will explore the development and progression of ballet technique which will complement the teaching skills acquired in your programme of study with an approved RAD partnership institution.
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Assistant Teacher Award

The Assistant Teacher Award is aimed at 14–18-year-old dance students wishing to take their first steps towards a career in dance teaching. The Award is open to students studying and taking classes in any dance genre, and provides opportunities to practice, develop and demonstrate a range of practical and professional skills required for successful dance teaching.

Pathway to RAD Registered Teacher Status (RTS)

This new course is aimed at teachers with a ballet teaching qualification at Level 4 or higher, or equivalent, and RAD RTS status will be conferred on successful completion of each of the course modules.
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Benesh

The Benesh Institute is the international centre for Benesh Movement Notation (BMN). Since 1997 it has been incorporated within the RAD. It aims to help the dance profession preserve its heritage and protect choreographic copyright.
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Conference 2023

Royal Academy of Dance Australia is hosting our fifth international conference, Dancing into the future; practices, insights & innovations.

Student Stories

Want to know what its like to study with the RAD? Hear from some of our students across our undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and award programmes. They share their experiences and give a taste of what life is like on one of our teacher training programmes.
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Why choose us?

Just a few reasons to further your dance education with the RAD...
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