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.

Last year, there were 15 scholarship awarded to registered RAD teachers from around Australia to offset the cost of attending CPD courses and the costs associated with attending.

Now in its’ fourth year, we are very pleased to announce the Teachers’ Scholarship Fund will continue in 2024, offering three application rounds for CPD activities throughout the year.

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               

  • Closed

Round 2    

  •  Open 1 April
  • Close 21 May
  • Notified 24 May
  • Valid for courses between 1 June-31 August

Round 3      

  • Open 3 June
  • Close 20 August
  • Notified 23 August
  • Valid for courses between 1 September-30 November

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 2:

 

Month Course Title Format State Date CPD
June Preparation for Pointe Livestream Online Thursday 13 June 2024 1
June Techniques for Teaching Success: Allegro Face-to-face NSW Tuesday 18 June 2024 3
June Techniques for Teaching Success: Boys Work Face-to-face NSW Tuesday 18 June 2024 2
June Insights into Solo Seal Hybrid NSW Wednesday 19 June 2024 3
June Silver Swans Licensee Workshop Livestream Online Thursday 20 June 2024 8
June Introduction to Grade 8 Female Hybrid NSW Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 June 2024 16
July Syllabus Strategies: Intermediate Foundation & Intermediate Hybrid NSW Thursday 4 July 2024 8
July Syllabus Solutions: Ask the Examiner – Intermediate Foundation Face-to-face SA Thursday 4 July 2024 3
July Syllabus Strategies: Advanced 1 & 2 Female Hybrid NSW Sunday 7 July 2024 8
July Techniques for Teaching Success: Port de Bras and Adage Face-to-face VIC Thursday 11 July 2024 3
July Techniques for Teaching Success: Pirouettes and Turns Face-to-face VIC Thursday 11 July 2024 3
July Techniques of Teaching Success: Allegro & Boys Work Livestream Online Friday 19 July 2024 3
July Discovering Repertoire: Level 4 Female Hybrid QLD (Brisbane) Wednesday 31 July 2024 4
August Creative Approaches to Teaching Character Work: Grades 1-4 Hybrid NSW Thursday 15 August 2024 8
August Maintaining Strength for Pointe Work Livestream Online Tuesday 20 August 2024 1

Submit an application below

Teachers’ Scholarship Fund Application Form:

  • 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: 51 MB.

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Teachers’ Scholarship Fund Supporters

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