Royal Academy of Dance Program

Our Classes

What is the Royal Academy of Dance(RAD)?

The RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education organizations. The exams set standards in classical ballet worldwide. RAD is a global leader in dance education and Continuing Professional Development for dance. Founded in 1920 to set standards for dance teaching within the UK, today RAD has a presence in 79 countries, with 36 offices and over 14,000 members worldwide. More than 1,000 students are counted in RAD’s teacher training programs and more than a quarter of a million students are being examined on RAD syllabi. All RAD-trained faculty are dedicated to meeting the needs of current and future dancers by providing education programs and qualifications.
Now in its 94th year, RAD continues to promote and develop excellence in dance. The syllabi is taught around the world and thousands of students are enrolled in the many dance courses and study programs. RAD alumni have gone on to work with the most prestigious dance companies and to become the best teachers. And, as part of the social responsibility remit, RAD continues to bring dance into a growing range of communities and schools.

The Verdi Academy of Dance offers professional dance training to the very highest standards in a caring environment. Each Student receives an exceptionally high level of individual instruction ensuring that their talents are developed to their maximum potential.


International Dances

Students will learn various styles taught through character dances, commonly practiced in other countries such as Hungary, Poland, and Russia.


The system of learning and advancement offered through the Royal Academy of Dance, provides for yearly examinations, thereby enabling students to earn certificates and medals of accomplishment. National and International RAD examiners travel once a year to Las Cruces to grade and advance our applicants. Through these studies students may elect to continue studying and training in this artistic and classic art form.  For more information of the Royal Academy of Dance visit the RAD Web site:

Dance Recitals

Each year we present two recitals , one before Christmas and one at the end of the year at the Onate Performing Arts Center.

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