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Have a look at the pilot version of our new website!
Join us for the first ever virtual launch of new RAD syllabi
End of year showcase of the Step into Dance programme
International showcase of RAD, IDTA & ISTD schools at the Royal Albert Hall
A series of events held in conjunction with the 2013 Genée International Ballet Competition
A fun-filled day giving students the chance to experience four expressive styles of dance
Dancers across Scotland have left little to the imagination to create Genée Uncovered
RAD Conference: Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing, 26-28 April 2013
Classes free of charge at RAD headquarters in July
Congratulations to Daniel Harrison, the 2013 winner
Spring Conference: 26-28 April 2013 at RAD headquarters, London
A summary of 2012's most important events in the life of the RAD
Medallists announced for Genée 2012, held in Wellington, New Zealand
The second Dance Proms was a fantastic success
On Sunday 4 November 2012, 450 students from all over the UK take to the stage at Royal Albert Hall
Our Step into Dance programme is running a number of different teacher training courses
Join us in this national celebration of dance!
Robert Parker to be the guest speaker at BRB
RAD secures funding to work with adult learners in the community
RAD honoured in the USA
The competition is hosted by Scotland for the first time
Fundraising gala in aid of the Dance Teacher's Benevolent Fund and the Wayne Sleep Foundation
RAD teachers in Emilia, Italy, are fundraising for the earthquake victims.
Global congregation of RAD graduands
Recruiting for Examiners in the Americas area, particularly Canada
Annual General Meeting 2012 and Proxy Voting results
Get involved in this celebration of dance!
Antoinette Sibley retires as President of the Royal Academy of Dance
The 76th AGM is taking place 26 April
The new Grades 1-3 Syllabi were launched by the Royal Academy of Dance on 3 January 2012 in front of over 500 delegates at the Mermaid Conference & Events Centre in London.
Have a look at our courses and classes for 2012
Standing ovation at the Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall, 13 November 2011
Book your place on one of those courses now!
Gain UCAS tariff points for Graded and Voc. Graded exams.
From her favourite dancers to performance tips
RAD receives 'Outstanding' in the Ofsted Report
The minutes from the latest AGM are now available to view online
The Royal Academy of Dance announces that Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE has decided to retire as its President.
The RAD announces that Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE has decided to retire as its President.
UK’s rising dance stars to perform at the Royal Albert Hall
Introduction to the new Grades 1-3 syllabi
The vote will run from 9am on Thursday 16th June until 5pm on Monday 20th June
The RAD Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015
Young men from across the country are invited to Leeds on 16 & 17 July, for the rare opportunity to dance with their male peers.
Sixteen-year-old Briton, John Rhys Halliwell, a finalist in the 2006 Fonteyn Nureyev Young Dancers Competition, has won the prestigious Phyllis Bedells Bursary held on Sunday 27 March 2011 at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Headquarters.
Following the retirement of Jan Garvey at the end of last year, the RAD has appointed Clarke MacIntosh as new National Director, Canada.
Dance UK / Royal Society of Medicine Conference From injury to performance: Lessons to share in dance and sports
David Jays on Natalie Portman’s Oscar
Brits shine at Genée International Ballet Competition 2010: Francesca Hayward and Sean Bates win silver medals
Finalists have been announced
Genée International Ballet Competition: finalists announced
The Royal Academy of Dance honours Rachel Cameron with Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award
The Royal Academy of Dance is delighted to announce that the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award 2010 will be presented to Rachel Cameron to mark her lifetime contribution to dance.
Enhance your Genée experience by attending Genée & Beyond at RAD headquarters -Book now
The new DanceVote 2010 campaign allows anyone who is a fan of dance and the arts to stand up for dance against major funding cuts. It now not only includes contacts for local MPs, but also local councillors with responsibility for arts, culture and leisure.
List of RAD graduates 2010
On behalf of the ISTD and RAD
English National Ballet, the West London Hub for Big Dance, Dance UK, and Westminster City Council present an afternoon of dance on the T-mobile Big Dance Bus
Introduction to the Intermediate Foundation & Intermediate Syllabi
Here are the winners of our national dance competition with proceeds going towards the Genee International Ballet Competition 2010.
Bristol ballet teacher, Miss Joyce Harper, has been honoured by the Royal Academy of Dance with a prestigious President’s Award for her outstanding contribution to dance over 64 years.
Congratulations to Luke Watson enjoyed the Boys Only! course so much that he was able to obtain a late audition and be accepted to the Dance School of Scotland for a full time ballet course
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This factsheet gives a list of all the music for the variations in the Genée International Ballet Competition
The music policy of the Royal Academy of Dance
This is one of two factsheets on copyright: this one is about general issues of copyright across all fields (print, grand rights, small rights, licensing, creative commons etc.) whereas factsheet 12 is the one which deals with teachers usual enquiries about RAD music & PPL/PRS.
If you're not used to playing for dance, you'll be glad of a quick guide to some of the unwritten rules of working in dance studios and the theatre.
Music: easy to listen to, but not so easy to manage when you need to hire a pianist, buy a piano, invest in a sound system, deal with licensing bodies or find new resources for your classes. We're here to help: in this section are some factsheets that we've drawn up in response to frequently asked questions from teachers and pianists.
This is a factsheet telling visitors about the basics of playing for ballet.
Test Article - Odyssey
The criteria used by the judging panel to assess Genee candidates' performance
Virtual exhibition space showcasing Genée photographs
The holding page for the blogs of music people and newsletters
performance courses (student tab)
activities for those aged 7 & under
Workshops for boys and young men.
tips for preparing for ballet exams
Introducing the Genée Patrons for the 2010 Competition.
Biographies of the senior leadership team
Biographies of the Vice Presidents of the RAD
International examinations contacts
Royal Charter granted on 17 January 1936 and Supplemental Charter granted 19 November 1996 and amended on 10 December 2008
Dance Gazette the RAD's international membership magazine published three times a year, in February, June and October. Now available also to non members.
The UK & Ireland Focus on Members is published three times a year as a regional supplement to Dance Gazette for UK and Irish members.
about us section
Information for Parents with children interested in or already involved with the RAD; taking examinations or attending courses, classes workshops or higher education programmes.
RAD Competitions & bursaries
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The Publications Scheme Policy outlines the documents which the RAD has understaken to publish in the interests of openness and transparency.
Membership of the Board of Trustees and Sub-committees and an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of the RAD's Board members.
Financial statements, fees and funding documentation
The RAD's governing rules and regulations.
Article originally published in Dance Gazette, 2005 (1)
Article originally from the Dance Gazette in 2001 on the use of music in ballet classes.
Originally published in Winter 2004 in the Dance Gazette, this article offers an overview of the project shortly before it was published.
This article originally appeared in the Dance Gazette in the year that the RAD music policy was published.
This factsheet is a brief guide to locating music online. Many 19th century ballet scores are available as free downloads.
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Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Academy of Dance held at RAD Headquarters, 36 Battersea Square, London SW11 every April
Focus on Exams is the RAD publication dedicated entirely to examinations.
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The RAD works in collaboration with a number of partners in different contexts.
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Intro of Faculty
Welcome and Introduction
Courses and activities of the dance school
Adult dance classes of RAD dance school
RAD's Award Ceremony
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facilities - studio hire
How to get to the Academy
Press and media centre
Training - special needs
International summer school
Landing page to choose between the 2 separate parts of the Education & Training business
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Exams intro page
General explanation of what it is and by who is used
How do you decide which sound system is best for your studio? What do you need to take into account? In this factsheet, sound engineer and producer Andrew Holdsworth takes you through some of the important factors to take into consideration. Andrew graduated from the Tonmeister degree course in Music and Sound Recording and is a freelance producer and sound engineer. He has also spent many years playing piano for ballet classes.
Royal Academy of Dance Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015
News and events in Northern England, Yorkshire & the Humber
News and Events in Midlands & East England
News and Events in Scotland
News and events in the South West England, Wales & Channel Islands
News and events in the South East
Life members area
Life members reconnect
A summary of the various awards the RAD grants
Publication listing job vacancies and schools for sale around the world
Days of Dance & Musical Theatre Workshops
Join us for the first ever virtual launch of new RAD syllabi