About us

The Faculty of Education was created in 1999 in recognition of the Academy's increasing commitment to Higher Education.  It is now the largest RAD department with nearly three hundred staff worldwide, thirty of whom are based at London headquarters.  We are proud to continue the tradition begun by the RAD in 1920 when the importance of providing specialist, qualified dance teachers was first recognised.  In today's constantly changing and highly competitive professional environment we remain entirely dedicated to the needs of current and future dance teachers.  

Since 1999 we have created a range of dance teacher education programmes and qualifications designed to meet your needs, whatever your background or experience to date.  Some of our programmes are validated by the University of Bath and some are professional awards of the RAD under its Royal Charter. 

We offer qualifications at certificate, diploma and degree level as well as postgraduate programmes for those who already hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent.  We are the largest provider for dance specific Initial Teacher Training in the UK, providing fully qualified dance teachers for the 14-19 curriculum in schools and colleges.  In July 2013 we will be launching our new Continuing Professional Development framework for teachers who want to update their knowledge and skills and enhance their career progression.  

We also believe in flexible learning; our programmes range from part time or full time, on site at London headquarters or distance learning from your own home.  Our Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies is now delivered in over 15 different countries and in seven different languages.

As of January 2011, the Royal Academy of Dance is an Accredited Institution of the University of Surrey with the authority to approve new and modify existing programmes leading to the award of degrees, diplomas and certificates. The University, as the awarding institution, retains ultimate responsibility for the quality and standards of awards.

We hope that this website will enable you to learn more about us and find a programme which suits your career aspirations.  Our staff are here to help - you will find the relevant contact details under each programme.  We welcome you to our website and look forward to hearing from you!   


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