Genée 2014 medallists announced

Genee 2014

8 awards were given at this year’s Genée International Ballet Competition.

Read more including all the winners.

Clarification – Eligibilty rules around entering candidates for RAD examination sessions

 The  Code of Conduct for all RAD members and the Code of Professional Practice for teachers registered with the RAD is an essential membership benefit for RAD Registered Teachers and is part and parcel of upholding and maintaining our professional reputation as a leading international training and education organisation.

a)      The Code of Professional Practice for teachers registered with the RAD states:

Teachers must not, in any way:

3.3.4 Misrepresent or abuse their status as a teacher registered with the RAD who is eligible to enter candidates for examinations, including but not limited to:

  1. Entering candidates on behalf of another teacher who is ineligible to enter candidates for RAD examinations in circumstances where this might reasonably be considered to have the effect of falsely conferring such eligibility on that teacher. This includes entering candidates on behalf of a teacher who is ineligible to enter candidates by reason of their registration having been temporarily or permanently suspended

b)      The Code of Conduct for all members of the RAD states:

Members (including registered teachers) will:

  1. Never knowingly engage in corrupt or unethical practice that may affect the reputation of the RAD
  2. Observe all rules and regulations of the RAD in respect of membership as notified to them or published by the RAD

If any member, RAD Registered teacher or Full Member carried out the act of falsely signing a candidate examination entry form, they would both be in breach of the Code of Professional Practice and/or the Code of Conduct and the RAD would take that matter very seriously.

Furthermore the code also states that: If a member of the RAD should know of, or become aware of, any breach of this Code of Professional Practice by a teacher registered with the RAD they should notify their local RAD office. 

North Queensland Bursary 2014

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The North Queensland Bursary was held on Sunday 17 August 2014 at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Mackay.  Students from Intermediate Foundation to Solo Seal levels travelled from Townsville, Rockhampton, Atherton, Proserpine and Mackay to take part in the Bursary.  Guest Judge Mary Li ( Former Principal Dancer of Houston Ballet and Queensland Ballet Company Ballet Mistress) and Nicole Galea (Class teacher) put the students through an Open Class and their examination Variations on stage in front of an audience of family, friends and teachers. Over 80 students entered for the Bursary which has not run since 2010.  Sponsors of the event included Bloch, Energetiks, Dancewear Mackay, Perfect Pointe Dance Boutique,Laser Plumbing Mackay, Quest Apartments Mackay, Razor Cut Concreting and Drilling Pty Ltd, Lynette Denny AM. Read more including all the winners.

Festival of Dance 2014

Linley Wilson Scholarship Recipent - Valentina MarkovinovicThis year’s Festival of Dance culminated in a Gala Performance on 1 June thrilling audiences with a spectacular presentation showcasing the very best of WA’s talented young dancers. Over 4 days, 340 participants competed for three prestigious scholarships and awards across various categories adjudicated by Rachel Rawlins, former Principal Dancer with The Australian Ballet, Justin Rutzou, ex-Sydney Dance and Queensland Ballet company dancer and Lecturer at WAAPA and Alessandra D’Arbe, dancer with the West Australian Ballet.

Audiences at the Gala were also treated to guest performances by, WAAPA dance students, Liam Green, West Australian Ballet Junior Artist and Ochre Contemporary Dance Company.  Read more including all the winners.

Behind-the-scenes at the Examiners’ Seminar

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Following the Examiners’ Seminar, attended by the entire worldwide Panel of Examiners earlier this year in London, RAD Headquarters produced a video to celebrate this momentous occasion and to demonstrate the quality and value of the work the Examiners undertake on behalf of the RAD and our teachers and students.


New CPD Courses now available SMALL.Sue BarnesDue to popular demand, we are excited to announce 2 new CPD courses for the 2nd half of the year in Sydney.
Grades 1-3: 22-24 September
Intermediate Foundation/Intermediate: 25-27 September

These will be the last Introductory courses of these levels that we will be running for a while, as we have many new & exciting CPD courses coming out, as well as more Grades 4-5 and Advanced Levels.

Watch this space for announcements in the up-coming weeks for CPD courses for 2015!

CPD Course News

BABE5 photo small Sue BarnesThe New Advanced Foundation, 1 and 2 CPD courses originally scheduled for Townsville in September/October have been moved to Brisbane

Due to popular demand, an additional Introduction to Grades 4-5 course will be running in Melbourne from 9-11 July 2014

If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please send in your application form and payment to Linda Badger.

Application forms and course information can be found here.

Jacqueline Morland Awards 2014

On the weekend 29/30 March 2014 the South Queensland Regional Advisory Panel held the Jacqueline Morland Awards at the Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre South Brisbane.

The Semi finals were held on Saturday 29 March with record numbers applying. 196 Entrants in all, performed over 4 levels for the Judges to select 8 finalists in each category.  The judges on the day were Elise May from Expressions Dance Company and Andrea Parkyn (ex Australian Ballet Company)  the Judges were suitably impressed with the level of the entrants which made choosing most difficult.

The finals were then performed on Sunday 30 March with an added judge Steven Heathcote.  The panel had arranged 2 group performances from students from different RAD schools in South East Qld and Northern NSW to perform a Jazz Group ( choreography by Kylie Gouldner ) and Contemporary Group ( choreography by Louise Deleur ) and then a guest duet performance from Expressions Dance Company. Read more including all the winners.

Isobel Anderson Awards

Isabel Anderson updated halfThe Isobel Anderson Awards 2014 came to a spectacular close celebrating the 100th birthday of its namesake, Isobel Anderson FRAD at NIDA’s Parade Theatre on 23 March 2014.  40 finalists performed before a judging panel that included David McAllister AM, Artistic Director, The Australian Ballet, Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD and Mark Brinkley OAM. Further awards were given by Joan Halliday OAM FRAD and Martin Rubinstein OAM FRAD. A special tribute performance in honour of Isobel Anderson was given by 70 young dancers. Read more including all the winners.



23 March 2014 at 3pm
Parade Theatre, NIDA
215 Anzac Parade, Kensington
Book now via Ticketek

Classes & Semi Finals
20-21 March 2014
Connect Studios
Cnr Church & Darcy Street, Parramatta (timings to be advised).
Tickets on sale at venue.

Halliday Awards
19 March 2014
Connect Studios
Cnr Church & Darcy Street, Parramatta (timings to be advised).
Tickets on sale at venue.

Further information contact:
Karen Monaghan
Regional Manager - NSW

Tel: 61 2 93801910
Fax: 61 2 9360 6677


Tickets for the Jacqueline Morland Awards are available for sale at:

1.30pm 30 March 2014
Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre, South Brisbane.

29 March 2014 – timings to be advised
Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre, South Brisbane.

Further information contact:
Merryl Leo
Assistant Regional Manager Qld

Ph/Fax: 07 3285 4180