We believe that every dancer deserves the chance to reach the highest levels of training regardless of their background.
The Royal Academy of Dance USA offers invaluable training and educational opportunities for young dancers and aspiring teachers. Your support will enable us to expand our scholarship and grant funds, making these programs available to those individuals who might not otherwise have the opportunity.
The Royal Academy of Dance USA is a branch office of the Royal Academy of Dance headquartered in London. As a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that receives no government funding, we depend entirely on the support of our members and on the generosity of donors like you.
The Fonteyn Scholarship Fund
The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition, named after RAD’s longest serving president Dame Margot Fonteyn DBE, is out flagship annual event. The Fonteyn is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world, attracting the finest young dancers trained in the RAD syllabus, from around the globe. Candidates receive a unique opportunity to work with renowned choreographers and teachers for five days before performing at the semi-finals, and then the final, where they compete for a range of medals. Your contribution will help make it possible for qualified candidates from the United States to participate.
College Scholarship Fund
Teaching dance is an art form in and of itself. The Royal Academy of Dance offers a broad range of certificate and degree programs for both new and established teachers. These unique and unparalleled programs provide the knowledge and experience required to teach in the dance world today. Due to the economic challenges our country now faces, many promising and dedicated teachers are unable to secure the loans needed to continue their education. With your help, the RAD USA will be able to increase the number of scholarships awarded each year.