The RAD’s facilities and resources make it a centre of excellence for the study of dance education.

  • Studios and performance space

    Studios and performance space

    For the majority of our programmes, studying at the RAD includes attending sessions at our headquarters in London where you will benefit from a new state of the art building. Seven fully equipped dance studios will provide students with plenty of opportunity to practice and rehearse, alongside our purpose-built 200-seat theatre for student and community dance performances.

  • Learning technology

    Learning technology

    To support learning and self-assessment of practical performance work and teaching, on-site students have access to a range of digital cameras and tablet devices, some with specialist movement analysis software. To support study skills and those students with additional learning needs, we offer access to computer equipment with specialist assistive technology. Our flexible lecture spaces are equipped with computers, Wi-Fi laptops, printers and charging pods, alongside video, DVD playback facilities and large TV screens.

  • Dance library and archive

    Dance library and archive

    Our new, bespoke, state of the art library will feature a variety of bright, contemporary spaces for private and group study, including audio visual stations, a group study suite for collaborative working and a second study room dedicated to viewing material from the secure archive room.

    Our library collections attract dance scholars and researchers from around the world. As an RAD student, you will have access to these extensive book, serial, and audio-visual collections, covering all aspects of ballet and other dance genres. These include anthropology, biography, choreography, criticism, education, history, notation, physiology, and psychology, plus materials to support your writing and study skills.

    The library is also home to the RAD Archives which comprise an enviable range of rare photographs and artefacts such as letters and costume designs which support numerous teaching and research areas, including documenting the development of the RAD’s 100-year heritage. A unique collection of over 600 Benesh Movement Notation scores is available for consultation and the video collection enables you to use a range of professional dance works for resource-based teaching whilst on-site. While off-site you will have access to the online Dance in Video database which offers a large collection of professional dance productions and documentaries. A selection of online journals and other resources will enhance your research opportunities. You will be offered training in discovering and using these resources. Friendly library staff are available to support you throughout your studies and encourage individual and creative thinking.

  • Virtual learning environment

    Virtual learning environment

    Both on-site and distance learning students have access to the Faculty of Education’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) from which you can access study materials and use interactive learning and discussion forums. The use of video conferencing software for online taught sessions, group tutorials and other interactive learning experiences on distance learning programmes ensures you can stay connected wherever you are in the world.