Vale Joan Halliday

Dance
Joan Halliday OAM FRAD 1919 – 2019 This week, the Australian dance world lost one of its greats in Joan Halliday. She had celebrated her 100th birthday in February 2019. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia announced Joan’s passing on Thursday with great sadness. Joa… Read Article

7 Aussies Qualify for Genée 2019

Dance
Seven Australian Dancers will Compete in the 2019 Genée International Ballet Competition Toronto, Canada  | August 20 – 29  The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has selected 62 of the finest young dancers working to the RAD syllabus from around the world to take part in this year’s Gen… Read Article
Rebecca Taylor RAD National Director, Australia

New RAD Director Announces Special Awards

Dance
Rebecca Taylor Takes to the Stage at Royal Academy of Dance Announces Prestigious Awards for 3 RAD Members After being announced as the new National Director of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia in March, Rebecca Taylor has officially stepped into the role, succeeding Bronwyn… Read Article

Boys Invited to BOYS DANCE 19

Dance
Boys Take Centre Stage in Adelaide for Project B Boys DANCE 19 | January 4-5 In 2017 the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia launched Project B – a range of initiatives to widen access to dance for boys and encourage more to take up ballet. In January 2018 Project B launched in Australia wi… Read Article

Diana de Vos Ballet Awards

Dance
Royal Academy of Dance’s Inaugural Diana de Vos Awards Winners Announced in WA Event The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia has announced the winners of its annual ballet Awards Day in Western Australia which only this year was named after local dance figure Diana de Vos-Beck… Read Article

Director of RAD to Retire after 29 Years

Dance
Royal Academy of Dance Australia’s Longest Serving Director to Step Down Bronwyn Watkins Retires After 29 years After 29 years as National Director of the Royal Academy of Dance in Australia, Bronwyn Watkins will be retiring in July 2019. Bronwyn is the longest serving National… Read Article

RAD Ballet Prize

Dance
Queensland Dancer Wins Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 1 Bursary Final A Queensland student has won the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australian Advanced 1 Bursary Final  held in Canberra in November. Emilia Bignami, trained by Rosanna Castellana at Promenade Dance Studio, impress… Read Article

DAIR 2019

Dance
Dance Artist In Residence Program 2019 Round One Closes October 26th Ausdance NSW‘s Dance Artist in Residence Program (DAIR) invites independent dance artists, collectives, collaborators and companies of any dance genre to submit proposals for the 2019 Round 1 program, whic… Read Article

Ballet at Darling Harbour

Dance
The RAD takes Ballet to the People at Sydney’s Darling Harbour Pop-Up Event | Saturday 29 September 9am-12pm The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia is transforming the picturesque Darling Harbour into a dance space this spring as part of a special Pop-Up event in Sydney. On Sa… Read Article

Silver Swans | Ballet for Adults

Dance
Real Ballet for Over-55s New Program by RAD backed by Caroline O’Conner “There is nothing that compares to the joy you feel when you hear music and you begin to dance.” – Caroline O’Connor The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) have launched its Silver Swans programme featuring b… Read Article

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