For the first time in history, the Royal Academy of Dance will be streaming the Genée Final live from Sadler’s Wells theatre on Saturday 19th September from 7.30pm. (4.30am Sydney time, 2.30pm Perth)
The live stream will be presented by Deborah Bull CBE, former Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, Creative Director of the Royal Opera House, writer and TV presenter and now Director, Culture, at King’s College London.
Viewers will be able to access additional content only available to online viewers, including exclusive interviews and a glimpse behind the scenes as we take a look backstage during the intervals. You will also have the chance to cast your vote (via text message) for your favourite dancer to win the Margot Fonteyn Audience Choice Award, download a copy of the Genée souvenir programme and see your tweets appear on screen.
South Australia enjoyed a thrilling RAD Awards day on Sunday 19 July with Adjudicators Amber Scott, Principal Dancer with The Australian Ballet and Craig Lord-Sole, Ballet Master from West Australian Ballet. Read more
Participants in the 2015 Festival of Dance once again delighted West Australian audiences showcasing over 550 solo and ensemble performances held over four days from 28-31 May, competing in four prestigious scholarship and various award categories. Read more
After careful review and consideration of feedback received from teachers, and in order to align with the new syllabus up to Grade 5, we are offering teachers the option to hold their Grade 6, 7 and 8 examinations and presentation classes using a CD. This policy change will take place with immediate effect.
As with all examination levels, a pianist can still be used if the teachers and candidates prefer. We would encourage this option as we would suggest it is beneficial to candidates to experience dance with live music, but this is now at the discretion of the teacher.
There are a number of students wishing to sit the Advanced 2 examination in order to qualify for the 2015 Genée.
The RAD has decided to offer a special examination session for those candidates, to be held:
Sydney Head Office
20 Farrell Ave Darlinghurst
Monday July 20
Examiner: Debra Whitten
- Candidates will need to turn 15 years by July 1
- Entries must be submitted by June 15
The Royal Academy of Dance is always looking to recruit piano accompanists to support its worldwide network of examinations, courses, classes and events.
Accompanying dance (including examinations) is an exciting opportunity to learn and play new music in a variety of styles, and to inspire others through your playing and love of music. It can be demanding physically and mentally, but also extremely rewarding.
If you would like to be an RAD pianist you will need to be a well presented professional. You should have a secure piano technique (a minimum of ABRSM Grade 8, or equivalent), an aptitude for accompanying, knowledge of a range of music and music styles and show sensitivity and rapport with other performers. Experience in playing for dance is an advantage but not essential.
This post is offered subject to an appropriate Enhanced DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service or equivalent.
To apply for this role please download the application pack, including the Pianist Application Guidelines, Pianist Person Specification and Pianist Job Description here
Please send your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Building on the success of 2013’s Progressions virtual launch, 2015 will see the online introduction of Double Tour en l’Air: the new Advanced 1 & 2 Male Syllabi – the first time the syllabus has ever been filmed at this level.
Watch the launch at a free event in either Sydney or Melbourne and, if you’re an RAD registered teacher, claim two hours of independent CPD.
The launch in Sydney will be followed by a talk from Hilary Kaplan on the new Advanced Male work, and in Melbourne by a CPD information session.
Friday May 22, 2015
• 10.00am – Arrival and refreshments
• 10.30am – Launch screening
• 11.30am–1.00pm- Talk by Hilary Kaplan or CPD information session
Advanced 1/2 male teaching resources can now be order using the: Advanced One & Two Male teaching resources order form
Melbourne launched the RAD Australian 80th Anniversary celebrations with a Gala performance on Sunday 29 March at The National Theatre in St. Kilda. This was a community focused event which brought together the Victorian and Tasmanian dance communities; nearly 250 students from 31 schools performing to a capacity filled theatre. Read more here
The Jacqueline Morland Awards 2015 were held on the March 21 – 22, 2015. The judges for the weekend were Lucinda Dunn OAM, Damien Welch and Jacqui Dumont.
All judges commented on the high level of technique from all the students who attended the Awards. With Over 190 entries performing in the Semi Finals on the Saturday and and a total of 36 Finalists performing on Sunday . Find out all result here
Paul Boyd Choreographed a contemporary piece for the Senior students to learn on the Saturday morning of the Semi Finals and then perform in front of the judges in the Senior category. The judges were impressed with the students ability to learn and perform the variation all on the same day.
The Dance Groups that performed were:
Results of the Finals of the Isobel Anderson FRAD Awards:
The Isobel Anderson Award for most outstanding Dance for 2015
Brayden Gallucci Lake Macquarie Dance Centre & Alegria School of Ballet
1st place Lania Atkins The Dance Spot
Runner up Ryu Bautista The McDonald College
Bloch Award Amber Camilleri Sydney Ballet School
1st place Jessi Seymour Alegria School of Ballet
Runner up Elisabeth Wenta Lake Macquarie Dance Centre
Bloch Award George Susman The Dance Spot
1st place Alexandra Walton Teresa Johnson Ballet School
Runner up Jett Ramsay Extreme Dance Studios
Bloch Award Maeve Nolan Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy (entered for 2014 examination by Vanessa Bowen-McCullum)
1st place Shontaya Smedley Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy
(entered for 2014 examination by Amanda Clerke)
Runner up Carmelita Buay North Shore Dance Academy
Bloch Award Hyo Shimizu The Conlan College
Martin Rubinstein Award
Max Day Alegria School of Ballet
Results of the Finals of the Joan & Monica Halliday OAM FRAD Awards
1st place Jordan Micallef The McDonald College
Runner Up Verity Hall Performance Art Western Sydney
Bloch Award Emma Curran Central School of Dance
1st place Charlotte Reece Andrea Roswell Academy of Dance
Runner Up Zoe O’Bryan Andrea Roswell Academy of Dance
Bloch Award Sage Kikui The Conlan College