The Royal Academy of Dance exists to promote the knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally.

It is through your support that the Academy is able to:

  • advance standards of dance education and training around the world.
  • ensure future generations receive instruction of the highest standards from qualified teachers.
  • work actively in the community to give young students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds the opportunity to share in the enjoyment of dance.
  • preserve dance heritage and protect choreographic copyright.
  • increase the profile of dance internationally.
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Summer Membership Promotion

Apply for the 2024/2025 membership year and start your membership early receiving 3 free months (June-August 2024) of membership.

Become an RAD Member

Open to anyone with an interest in and passion for dance or the RAD.
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Become an RAD Member Plus

Open to those with RAD Intermediate Foundation or Benesh equivalent. Reduced rates available for those under 18, over 65 or in full-time education.
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Become a Registered Teacher

Join our worldwide network of approximately 8,000 teachers registered with the RAD - gain recognition and join our professional community.
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Life Member

Open to those who have 42 years of full membership (RAD Member Plus, RAD Registered Teacher, and Teaching Member).
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