Become a Teacher

We have a worldwide network of approximately 8,000 teachers registered with the RAD, gain recognition when you join our professional community.

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Registered Teacher Benefits

Enter candidates for RAD exams and register your own school as an RAD exam center. Market yourself on our online Register of Teachers. Show off your qualified status with use of the initials RAD RTS after your name alongside the RAD Teachers' logo and a Teaching registration certificate.


Registered Teachers receive discounts on teaching courses, select international events, and on syllabus merchandise in our online Shop.


Access to exclusive content in the Members’ Area, monthly e-newsletters straight to your inbox and access to our global online jobs board.


Attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)** and become an Associate of the RAD (ARAD)**. Priority booking on select international events, access to the Philip Richardson Library, and enter member-only competitions
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Membership Fee

Become an RAD Teacher for $212.


Teachers should hold one of the following university-validated or RAD awards:

Current Offered Programs:

  • BA (Hons) Ballet Education
  • BA (Hons) Dance Education*
  • Diploma in Higher Education: Ballet Education
  • Diploma in Higher Education: Dance Education*
  • Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies (DDTS)
  • Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education*
  • Certificate of Higher Education: Ballet Education*
  • Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS)
  • Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma (PDTD)
  • MA in Education (Dance Teaching)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching with QTS (PGCE:DT)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (exit award from Masters program)*
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education: Dance Teaching (exit award from Masters program)*
  • Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (PDPTC)
  • Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD)
  • RAD Access Route

Previously Offered Programs:

  • Teaching Certificate Program (TCP)
  • Teaching Diploma Program (TD)
  • BA (Hons) in the Art and Teaching of Ballet

*Eligible for RTS upon successful completion of a teaching portfolio.
**Terms and conditions apply.

If your circumstances have changed, but you still want to stay connected as a teaching member, our new RAD Teacher category could be more suitable for you.

Teachers reinstating their memberships will be charged an additional fee.

All RAD Registered Teachers must adhere to the Code of ConductCode of Professional Practice for Teachers, and the Supplemental Charter & Bye-Laws.

Membership Terms and Conditions

Pathway to Registered Teacher Status (RTS)

This new course is aimed at teachers with a ballet teaching qualification at Level 4 or higher, or equivalent, and RAD RTS status will be conferred on successful completion of each of the course modules.
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Teaching Portfolios

If you have graduated from a program of study that does not automatically grant eligibility for Registered Teacher status, it is now possible to apply to be considered for RTS.
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