RAD Australia Teachers’ Scholarship Fund

The Royal Academy of Dance aims to increase access, reward aspirations, and support the excellent standard of education within our Registered Teaching Membership.

In 2021-2022, together with the assistance of our inaugural partners DanceSurance, Harlequin Floors and Bloch we created an ongoing Teachers’ Scholarship Fund supporting RAD Registered Teachers who wish to develop their skills and knowledge by engaging with Continuing Professional Development.

Over four application rounds the Teachers’ Scholarship Fund supported RAD Registered Teachers to participate in a variety of professional development opportunities in 2022.

We are very pleased to announce the Teachers’ Scholarship Fund will continue in 2023, offering two application rounds for CPD activities throughout the year and a separate round for the next RAD Australia Conference in January 2024, to include registration and travel expenses.

Scholarships are available for:

  • RAD Syllabus courses*
  • Comprehensive Syllabus Class with Teacher Observation series
  • RAD Global Webinars
  • RAD Australia Conferences
  • RAD Endorsed Provider courses

There is also limited support available for teachers who wish to undertake external professional development opportunities. External courses will need to meet standard CPD requirements for time valued CPD.

Applications

Round 1 2023

  • Applications open 24 October 2022
  • Applications close 19 December 2022
  • Applicants notified by 23 December 2022
  • For activities taking place between 1 January to 30 April 2023

Round 2 2023

  • Applications open 20 February 2023
  • Applications close 17 April 2023
  • Applicants notified 21 April 2023
  • For activities taking place 1 May to 31 August 2023

Conference Round for 2024

  • Applications open 17 July 2023 with Presale Member tickets
  • Applications close on 30 September 2023
  • Includes registration only and registration plus travel* scholarships

*Travel costs up to $500

The Royal Academy of Dance is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people in regional and remote areas, people living with disabilities, and people who identify as male or gender diverse.

Conditions for application

Please click here to view conditions for application. 

Selection criteria

Scholarships will be assessed and awarded using the information provided on the application form as well as a personal statement.

You should write a personal statement addressing the selection criteria here and attach it to your application below:

  • A strong commitment to professional development
  • A proactive and committed approach to dance teaching
  • An interest in contributing to and engaging with the wider dance teaching profession
  • Barriers that you believe impact your ability to participate in the activity without assistance, such as financial, geographical, logistical, or personal circumstances that are relevant to you.

Courses available

Round 1
Jan 20- Focus on Variations: Advanced 1 & 2 (female)
Feb 05- Focus on Variations: Intermediate (male & female)
Feb 14- Comprehensive Syllabus Class with Teacher Observation: Advanced Foundation
Feb 20- Focus on Class Awards Webinar
Feb 26 – Syllabus Strategies: Grades 6, 7, 8
Mar 12- Focus on Variations: Advanced Foundation (male & female) (1-day)
Mar 21- Comprehensive Syllabus Class with Teacher Observation: Advanced 1
Apr 13- Syllabus Strategies: Intermediate Foundation & Intermediate (1-day)
Apr 14- Grade 4 Revision (exercises only)
Apr 14- Grade 5 Revision (exercises only)
Apr 30- Introduction to Intermediate Foundation
Round 2
May 3 & 4- Introduction to Pre-Primary and Primary in Dance
May 14- Focus on Character Dances: Grades 1, 2, 3
Jul 19 -Comprehensive Syllabus Class with Teacher Observation: Grades 2 & 3
Jul 25- Comprehensive Syllabus Class with Teacher Observation: Advanced 2
Conference Round
Jan 2024- RAD Conference

Submit an application

Applications for Round 1 for activities from 1 January to 30 April 2023 will open on 24 October 2022.

  • Qualifications

  • Which activity are you applying for?

    Please select ONE activity from all the available options below (RAD courses, online webinars, external activities, conference)
  • Please identify the name and date of the webinar you wish to attend
  • Please give the name, date, fees and a brief description of the course, conference or opportunity you would like to attend. Please note external courses need to meet RAD CPD requirements for time-valued CPD.
  • Personal Statement

    Your personal statement should demonstrate the following selection criteria: • A strong commitment to professional development • A proactive and committed approach to dance teaching • An interest in contributing to and engaging with the wider dance teaching profession • Barriers which you believe impacts on your ability to participate in the activity without assistance, such as financial or geographic. Upload your personal statement below.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.

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Teachers’ Scholarship Fund Supporters

RAD Australia is grateful for the support of inaugural Teachers' Scholarship Fund partners