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Dance teaching for the 21st century: Practice & Innovation (Sydney)

10/12/2016 12:00 AM - 11/12/2016 12:00 AM / Tags: Australia, Activity

Dance teaching for the 21st century: Practice & Innovation  (Sydney)
The conference seeks to bring together dance teachers, educators, researchers, historians and scholars from across a variety of dance disciplines to discuss practices and innovations within the context of dance teaching in this century.

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    The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has been at the forefront of dance education and teaching for nearly 100 years. As dance and dance pedagogies evolve, the RAD continues to be committed to leading and innovating dance teacher education and training. In today’s rapidly-evolving dance ecology, how do past practices inform current trends? How do recent innovations shape the way we learn and teach dance and ensure safe dance practices?

    The conference aims to address:

    • Current local and international dance trends and practices in pedagogies for dance, education and training
    • The role of past models of dance teacher training and education in current day practice
    • Impact of innovation and technologies on the learning and teaching of dance
    • Understanding the influence of dance heritage in today’s rapidly evolving dance ecology
    • Approaches for embedding safe dance practice in dance teacher training and education
    • The role of other forms of training to support dancer and dance teacher education
    • Global perspectives on the role of dance competitions in the training and education of children, adolescents and young adults


    UNSW CBD Campus, O’Connell St Sydney


    Bookings are now open. Book here.

    More information

    Contact Kathy Baykitch at RAD Australia on +61 2 9380 1905 or email, .


    The call for papers has now closed.


    For RAD Registered Teachers, attending two days of the conference is equal to 20 hours of Time-valued CPD, and attending one day is equal to 10 hours of Time-valued CPD for the Membership Year 2016/17.



    Download the conference programme here      * featuring Australian and international perspectives from the UK, USA, New Zealand, Singapore and India on:

    • vocational training
    • higher education
    • dance pedagogy and approaches to learning and teaching
    • and dance science.

    The conference also includes practical workshops focussed on repertoire, as well as inclusive practices and an array of topics covered by presentations and guest speakers include Michelle Groves, Royal Academy of Dance, Director Faculty of Education; Associate Professor Gene Moyle, Head of Discipline – Dance, QUT Creative Industries and Hilary Kaplan – RAD Registered Teacher and Examiner

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    *Programme correct at time of publication and subject to change

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