Bursaries and Competitions

RAD bursaries, scholarships and competitions provide opportunities for young people to gain performance experience and to further their study and training.

Dorothy Cox-Scruton Bursary

The Dorothy Cox-Scruton Bursary was established in 2012 to commemorate the first Royal Academy of Dance member in Canada, Mrs. Dorothy Cox-Scruton. The $1,500 annual award assists Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) students pursue their dance teaching career aspirations while staying in Canada.

Genée International Ballet Competition Applicants

The Genée International Ballet Competition is the RAD’s best-known and biggest competition.

As of 2015, there are two bursary schemes to which Canadian Genée candidates can apply. Each supports the cost of participating in the competition, a contribution towards travel costs and a contribution towards other costs related to competing:

Phyllis Bedells Bursary

The Phyllis Bedells Bursary is probably the most recognizable of our grants.

SunDance Scholarship

Each summer, one dancer receives a $1,000 scholarship at SunDance, the Academy’s only summer intensive in the world to combine RAD ballet and Limón modern.

Bursaries for dance teachers

The RAD offers a range of bursary and scholarship schemes for individuals keen to pursue a career in dance teaching. Find out more by visiting the Fees and funding page.

The Fiona Campbell Examinations Bursary is made possible as the result of a generous legacy left by the former RAD teacher, examiner, trustee and lifelong friend to the Academy. Teachers can apply for the bursary on behalf of deserving candidates, to the value of their next examination.