RAD encourages boys into dance

Published: 16 March 2024
Reporter: Vera Liber

RAD classes Credit: Amanda Clark

In April, dance training and education provider Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) will hold a range of events celebrating boys in dance as part of its initiative Project B.

Events include a dance competition for emerging young male dancers, dance training events and CPDs on how to support male and male-identifying dancers, boys-only dance classes, a talk with Andrew Hurst, CEO of One Dance UK and former dancer with Rambert, alongside Project B Ambassador Iain Mackay and Project B Competition coach Josh Tuifua and a photo exhibition called Men and Dance.

Alexander Campbell, the RAD's new Artistic Director, said, “opportunities and events such as Project B Celebration are so important in raising awareness of and celebrating emerging male dancers. Being able to engage with other likeminded people who loved ballet and dance was a huge inspiration to me throughout my training and career. By providing this platform the hope is that these dancers will continue to support each other and become the dancers who inspire and educate the next generation.”

Entry to the competition is open to male dancers age 8 to 17 years until 15 March.

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