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Become a Teacher

Gain recognition when you join our professional network of approximately 8000 teachers registered with the RAD.


From $275 per year 


Join our global community by completing and returning one of the following forms:


RAD Registered Teacher Teacher recognized by mutual agreement
Print Benefits
Welcome pack YES YES
Membership card YES YES
Teaching registration certificate YES NO
Dance Gazette magazine YES YES
Focus on Members magazine  YES YES
Focus on Exams magazine YES YES
Online Benefits
Access to the Members' Area YES YES
Monthly e-newsletter YES YES
JobSearch International ™ YES YES
Included in teachers online search YES YES
RAD Canada Shop  YES YES
Selected International events YES YES
Selected International courses YES YES
Vocational Graded Examinations* YES YES
Additional benefits
Advice on managing your business YES YES
Enter candidates for RAD exams YES YES
Register your school as an RAD exam centre YES YES
Use of initials RAD RTS YES NO
Use of the RAD collective mark YES NO
Attend the AGM and have voting rights** YES YES
Apply to be an Associate of the RAD (ARAD)** YES YES
Member-only competitions YES YES
Priority booking for international events YES YES
RAD Canada Library access YES YES
RAD Health Insurance Plan YES YES

*From Advanced Foundation upwards.
**Terms and conditions apply.

Subscriptions will run until August 31, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY criteria for RAD registered teacher

Teachers should hold one of the following RAD awards:

Current Offered Programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Ballet Education (Level 3) (BABE)
  • BA (Hons) Dance Education (BADE)*
  • Diploma of Higher Education: Ballet Education
  • Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education*
  • Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies (DDTS)
  • Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education*
  • Certificate of Higher Education: Ballet Education*
  • Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS)
  • Professional Dancer's Teaching Diploma (PDTD)
  • Master in Teaching (Dance)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (PGCE:DT)
  • Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (PDPTC)
  • Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD)

Previously Offered Programmes:

  • Teaching Certificate Programme (TCP)
  • Teaching Diploma Programme (TD)
  • BA (Hons) in the Art and Teaching of Ballet

*Eligible for RTS upon successful completion of a Teaching portfolio.


This new course is aimed at teachers with a ballet teaching qualification at Level 4 or higher, or equivalent, and RAD RTS status will be conferred on successful completion of each of the course modules.

Read more about the Pathway to RAD RTS.

Code of conduct

All RAD Registered teachers must adhere to the Code of Conduct and Code of Professional Practice.

Further information

If you need further information, or have any questions, contact the Membership Team at , or call 416.489.2813, ext. 222 / toll-free: 1.888.709.0895.