become a RAD Member

Whatever your interest in dance, we have a membership category to suit you.


Join us – become a RAD Member

We are pleased to announce that we have made some exciting changes to the membership scheme as we approach the RAD’s 100th year.


From 1 September 2019 the following changes came into effect:

  • RAD Friend
    The Friends scheme has been discontinued.

  • Affiliate Member
    Renamed RAD Member and is open to anyone with an interest in and passion for dance or the RAD.

  • Full Member
    Renamed RAD Member Plus. The minimum eligibility for this category is now RAD Intermediate Foundation (Pre-Elementary).

  • Concessionary rates
    Concessionary rates are available to RAD Member Plus (former Full Members) who are under the age of 18, over the age of 65 and persons in full-time education.



RAD Member

Anyone with an interest in and passion for dance


RAD Member plus

Minimum RAD Intermediate Foundation


RAD Member Plus Concessionary

Members under the age of 18, over the age of 65 and persons in full-time education


RAD Life Members

Life Membership encompasses three categories: Life RAD Member Plus, Life Teachers and Life Registered Teachers.

To be eligible for Life Membership you must have 42 consecutive years of full membership.


Life Members and Life Teachers (non-active Teachers)

Continue to enjoy the benefits of full membership with no subscription payable, however this does not include delivery of Dance Gazette, Focus on Members (if applicable) and Focus on Exams. 

Life Members will need to pay a subscription fee of R370 to continue to receive RAD publications.


Life Registered Teachers (active Teachers)

From 2015, all new eligible Life Registered Teachers are required to pay a registration fee in order to maintain their RAD Registered teacher status. This registration fee will include delivery of RAD printed publications.

All teachers registered with the RAD including Life Registered Teachers who are actively teaching and/or entering students into RAD examinations are required to complete the minimum CPD requirement of 20 hours. We do not and will not discriminate, positively or otherwise on the grounds of age.

Life Registered Teachers who are no longer teaching the RAD Syllabus or entering candidates for RAD examinations, can change Life Membership category to become a Life Teacher and will not be required to complete any CPD. Please contact the RAD office in Johannesburg or email: as soon as possible and we will gladly amend your records to reflect this.



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