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Are you passionate about dance? Take advantage of our 6-month trial subscription offer and become a Member of the Royal Academy of Dance from just £19!

Step into our global dance community and receive a great range of benefits including:

  • Dance Gazette magazine delivered to your door 3 times a year
  • 10% RAD shop discount
  • Monthly members’ only competitions
  • Discounts on RAD Vocational Graded exams
  • And much more!

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RAD members have got lots to look forward to in the next few months. You’ll have the chance to show off your choreography skills and be in the running to have your bedroom redesigned and built for free by leading architects (worth £10,000). And, in June, our hugely popular Annual Photo Competition will be back, with fantastic prizes on offer!

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Summer ballet classes







Royal Academy of Dance activities for students

Day of Dance
Sunday 15 May 2016
Love to dance? Have a go at ballet, musical theatre, contemporary and street dance – all in one fun and creative day at the RAD.

Who can attend? Students aged 7–16 years
Time: 10.00am–3.15pm
Venue: RAD headquarters, 36 Battersea Square, London SW11 3RA
Fee: £44

Children’s Summer ClassesDance classes for children
25–29 July & 1–5 August 2016

A week-long course, including two daily classes in ballet and creative dance. Themed classes let you use your imagination to create an original dance with your teachers. The fun week ends with a lively presentation with props and make-up, for parents and guardians. All classes are accompanied by a pianist and two class assistants.

Who can attend? Students aged 4–7 years
Duration: 2 x 45 minute sessions per day over 4 days, with a 15 minute break. The final day is longer for rehearsals and presentation.
Monday to Thursday – 4–5 years: 9.30am–11.15am
6–7 years: 11.30am–1.15pm
Friday – all ages: 9.30am–1.30pm
Venue: RAD headquarters, 36 Battersea Square, London SW11 3RA
Fee: £100 for one week (Sibling discounts available)

Choreographic MasterclassBallet for kids
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 July 2016

Get creative and refine your performance skills in our professional masterclasses for male and female students. You’ll spend two days working on a new group piece choreographed specially for the class and will finish with a presentation for parents, guardians and teachers.

Who can attend? Students aged 7–16 years with at least one year’s dance experience
Duration: 2 consecutive days
Venue: Elmhurst School for Dance, 249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UH
Fee: £72

For more information, please contact the Student Activities department
T 020 7326 8024 E

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Dancing in Canary Wharf
As part of the Children’s Summer Festival in Canary Wharf, London, the Royal Academy of Dance will be presenting a lunchtime of dance performances to kick-start your summer!

Inspire your little ones with performances from RAD dance schools and students from midday in Canada Square Park on Saturday 23 July. Boogie your way to the park and marvel at the wealth of talent the Royal Academy of Dance will present. You too may have a budding dancer on your hands!

This event is free to attend and will end at approximately 2pm.

Find out more about arts and events at Canary Wharf this summer.