Royal Academy of Dance


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About us

We are a specialist dance education provider with over 100 years of experience inspiring, cultivating and supporting dance teachers around the world. Our Faculty of Education was created in 1999 in recognition of our increasing commitment to higher education.

We recognise the importance of having qualified, well-informed and inspirational dance teachers who can meet the challenges of dance teaching in the twenty-first century. Dance teachers are important role models, with the power to motivate and influence not only the next generation of dancers and dance teachers, but also the dance audiences of the future.

Faculty of Education: Royal Academy of Dance

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to study at the Royal Academy of Dance? Meet some of our undergraduate and postgraduate students, see them at work with our faculty and discover how you can study and develop with the RAD.

What makes us different

Dance teacher education has remained resilient in embracing new technologies, new approaches and new expectations. While ballet remains at the RAD’s core, we recognise that the landscape of dance teaching continues to be wide-ranging, with dance teachers working across a breadth of contexts in diverse dance communities.

Our programmes are designed to meet your immediate and future aspirations as a dance teacher. We place our students at the heart of learning and teaching experiences, acknowledging that each students has different needs and ambitions. By studying with the RAD, you join a global community who share your passion for dance, and are dedicated to promoting the its benefits.

Faculty of Education students and graduates have the potential to make unique contributions to the future development of dance education and training and we look forward to helping you realise your goals in this most special and rewarding profession.

Course locations

Royal Academy of Dance

188 York Road, Wandsworth, SW11 3JZ

Main Site

188 York Road, London, SW11 3JZ

Main Site

188 York Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3JZ