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16 Nov '22
Awards / RAD news
16 Nov '22

Mikhail Baryshnikov presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award by Her Majesty The Queen Consort

The RAD today awarded its highest honour, the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award, to Mikhail Baryshnikov at a special presentation by Her Majesty The Queen…
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13 Oct '22
Podcast
13 Oct '22

The new series of the RAD’s ‘Why Dance Matters’ podcast starts with an interview with Akram Khan

Today we're launching series 4 of our podcast with a line-up of fascinating guests. Presenter, David Jays, hosts a wide range of conversations, with people blazing a…
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12 Sep '22
RAD news
12 Sep '22

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years

Buckingham Palace have announced the news that Her Majesty has died at her Scottish residence of Balmoral Castle. Commenting on the news of her passing,…
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The Fonteyn 2023

The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition will be held in London from October 21 – 29, 2023. Enter the spirit, become part of the legacy.
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Teacher Training with the RAD

Interested in becoming a dance teacher? Find out about our certification, degree and Continuing Professional Development programs.
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There are over 8,000 RAD Registered Teachers around the world. Find your nearest class and begin your dance journey today.
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Upcoming Events

14 Jan '23
CPD

Syllabus Strategies: Focus on Grades 4 and 5

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15 Jan '23
CPD

Grades 1-3: Focus on Character

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16 Jan '23
CPD

Advanced 1 and Advanced 2: Focus on Variations (Female)

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20 Feb '23
CPD / CPD Webinar

Developing Effective Feedback Strategies

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We offer a wide range of exams and assessments to motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities. Our focus is on creativity and musicality, providing opportunities to progress and achieve.
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Silver Swans

Our Silver Swans initiative has been specially developed for older learners. Find out where to find a class or how to become a Silver Swans Licensee.
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