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About the RAD

History of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

The Royal Academy of Dance was established in 1920 in London by a small group of eminent dance professionals, the group included Adeline Genee from Denmark, Tamara Karsavina from Russia, Lucia Cormani from Italy, Edouard Espinosa from France and Phyllis Bedels from England. They represented the principal training methods of the time. It was their concern to raise the standards of dance training in Britain that led to the emergence of the Association of Operatic Dancing in Great Britain. Over the next decade the Association grew in size and influence. In 1935 the Association was granted a Royal Charter by King George V, and became The Royal Academy of Dancing. In 1946 the RAD’s Teachers Training Programme was inaugurated and in 1953 Queen Elizabeth 1 consented to become Patron of the Royal Academy of Dancing. The Academy was granted charitable status in 1963 and continued to develop its syllabi with the introduction of a new children’s syllabus devised by the then President Dame Margot Fonteyn. In 1991 Antoinette Sibley was elected President. 

In 2000 the Privy Council approved the change of name to the Royal Academy of Dance. The Academy continues to help and encourage its teachers to perfect their teaching skills and pass on this knowledge to their students. 

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) 

exists to promote knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally. It is one of the world’s largest and most influential  dance education, training and membership organizations. With over 13,000 registered members, its influence has spread to 77 countries.

The Academy considers professional training of young children in classical ballet to be vitally important, therefore the syllabi have been devised with great care to enable a child to progress through their dance training in planned stages, demanding no more of a young body than it can cope with.

RAD Teachers adhere to a structured syllabus, which is both fun and safe. They have the training and qualifications necessary to teach dance to young children and students. They continue training throughout their careers to update their skills and knowledge.

RAD Examiners reside throughout the world. RAD examiners are experienced and respected teachers, who have undergone a rigorous selection process and training program before being appointed as an Examiner. Their professional expertise, together with the ability to create a welcoming and reassuring environment in the studio, will ensure the necessary personal qualities and high professional standards expected of the Examining Board.

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