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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. Learn more ›

RAD Partners with Dance Teacher Web Live in Las Vegas

A new partnership between RAD and Dance Teacher Web Live means that RAD members who attend the 2018 Conference in Las Vegas will be able to claim 20 hours of time-valued CPD. The Conference is being held from July 30 to August 2 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

Until May 18, RAD members can access a highly-discounted rate of $497 (usual rate $647) and also sign up for the RAD’s popular Silver Swans® teacher training. Additional information including registration details can be found here.

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.

2017-2018 Membership Year

Become an RAD member now and enjoy membership benefits, receive discounts on student programs, Advanced level exams, teaching courses & workshops, and a 10% discount on syllabus merchandise from our online Shop when you login. Plus, receive the Dance Gazette magazine subscription to include the RAD USA Focus on Members delivered to your door. Membership Term September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018