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Genée International Ballet Competition 2019

This year, the RAD’s flagship competition returns to Canada. Since its inception in 1931, the Genée International Ballet Competition has become a truly global event, providing candidates with a unique opportunity to train with esteemed teachers and choreographers. Across ten days in August 2019, Toronto will play host to remarkable performances from some of the finest young dancers in the world today.

Be in the audience for a competition like no other. Priority booking is open now for RAD members only - book by March 31, 2019 and get 20% off tickets to the final!

RAD USA Dance Challenge 2019

The RAD USA Dance Challenge 2019 will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 19 & 20 at California State University, Long Beach. Competition performance tickets are available for purchase by advance sales only.

Give the gift of Membership

Consider giving a gift membership to the dancer or dance lover in your life. RAD members enjoy exclusive discounts and benefits and receive a subscription to the international publication Dance Gazette.

RAD USA 2019 Courses and Workshops

The 2019 US Calendar of Courses is now available. The complete schedule of CPD activities offered in the US can be found here.

The RAD and General Data Protection Policies

The RAD enforces a 5-step promise for the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The new GDPR regulations on personal data offer a raft of new protections for your personal information being held by organizations. At the RAD, we've been busy making sure that everything is in place to comply with the new standards to safeguard your data. And, our 5-step GDPR Promise gives you an at a glance overview of our approach to looking after your information.

Our new Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy are also now available with comprehensive details on how we use your data and who to contact when you have a question or a concern.

Yvonne Cusack Scholarship Fund

RAD USA is pleased to announce the establishment of the Yvonne Cusack Scholarship Fund. This fund is made possible by a generous legacy donation made to RAD USA by the Yvonne Cusack Evans and Douglas Evans Trust. Yvonne was an RAD teacher for over 40 years and for a short time, an Examiner. Always a loyal supporter of the Academy, she mentored many teachers in the Southern California area who went on to become Registered Teachers. The scholarship fund will be used to support USA students on the RAD’s teaching certification programs.

Silver Swans® Teacher Training & Licensing Program

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) launched its Silver Swans® teacher training and licensing project featuring branded ballet classes created specifically for the over-55s and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensees. Specially designed for mature dancers, classes help improve mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels and, most importantly, impart the sense of wellbeing that dance brings.

Silver Swans classes are delivered by qualified dance teachers who have trained to safely adapt ballet techniques for older adults. The training focuses on how to deliver a high quality ballet class for learners aged 55 and over, equipping teachers to recognize and respond to the different needs of participants of a broad age range.