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The Royal Academy of Dance is committed to the pursuit of musical excellence in dance teaching, dance performance and dance accompaniment.
In the spirit of the creative partnerships between dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers and musicians which is characteristic for almost all forms of dance, the Academy will endeavour in its work to foster and maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding, collaboration, and dialogue between practitioners in dance and music, and encourage the use of live accompaniment when and where appropriate.
The Academy will aim to:
1.1. promote knowledge, understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of dance to musicians, and music to dancers, and promote the enjoyment of music as an integral part of dance.
1.2. promote the highest standards of musical performance and accompaniment in all its work.
1.3. consult with members of the Academy, other professional bodies and experts in order to establish models of best practice in musical aspects of its work.
1.4. abide by all local and international copyright regulations with regard to the use of music in dance education and performance, and will endeavour to issue appropriate guidance to its members on this subject.
2. Strategy for implementation
The Artistic Department will:
2.1. make available a manual containing guidance for best practice in musical matters as they affect the Academy’s business
2.2. issue guidelines, regulations and other documents for internal and external use as necessary
2.3. endeavour to ensure that staff are trained adequately to carry out their duties in accordance with best practice
2.4. recognise in publications the work of all contributors involved in the production of music in dance and performances
2.5. lay out music publications for maximum readability and usability in accordance with international guidelines on notation, recording, labelling and accessibility where these are available and appropriate.
3.1. RAD Royal Charter
3.2. International Copyright Law WIPO) http://www.wipo.int/copyright/en/
3.3. WIPO Performances & Phonograms Treaty http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/wppt/
3.4. Regulations on discrimination & equal opportunity/RAD Policies
3.5. Data Protection Act http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/eventual.aspx?id=34
3.6. Freedom of Information Act http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/eventual.aspx?id=33
3.7. Performing Right Society http://www.prs.co.uk/musiclicence/
3.8. Educational Recording Agency http://www.era.org.uk/
3.9. Mechanical Copyright Protection Society http://www.mcps.co.uk/
3.10. Copyright Licensing Agency http://www.cla.co.uk/licensing/index.php
4.1. W3C Accessibility Guidelines http://www.w3.org/WAI/
4.2. MPA Guidelines on Music Notation
4.3. Red book standard for CD Audio http://www.licensing.philips.com/information/cd/audio/
5. Optional systems
5.1. International Standard Music Numbers (ISMN) http://www.mpaonline.org.uk/ISMN_main.html
5.2. International Standard Recording Codes http://www.ifpi.org/isrc/
5.3. International Standard Music Work Code http://www.iso.org/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER=28780&ICS1=1&ICS2=140&ICS3=20
5.4. ISO9001:2000 http://www.iso.org/iso/en/iso9000-14000/understand/qmp.html
Policy agreed 13th March 2006: See also: The Music Policy: An Explanation
RAD Conference: Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing, 26-28 April 2013
Booking for the Introduction to the new Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 syllabi Teachers’ courses is now open.