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Information about the Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is an international teacher education and awarding organisation for dance.  It was established in 1920 as the Association of Operatic Dancing of Great Britain, granted a Royal Charter in 1936 and renamed the Royal Academy of Dancing.  In 1999 it became the Royal Academy of Dance.

Leading the world in dance education and training, the Royal Academy of Dance will be recognized internationally for the highest standards of teaching and learning, as the professional membership body for dance teachers it will inspire and empower dance teachers and students, members, and staff to make innovative, artistic and lasting contributions to dance and dance education throughout the world.

To promote and enhance knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally by educating and training teachers and students and by providing examinations to reward achievement, so preserving the rich, artistic and educational value of dance for future generations.

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