RAD announces programme for Global Dance Education Conference 2020

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia has announced the programme for its third international dance education conference Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds on 18 – 19 January 2020. A key event in a global series of celebrations marking 100 years of the Royal Academy of Dance, the conference programme includes leading speakers such as David McAllister and cements the RAD’s position as a leading voice for dance education worldwide. 


Featuring perspectives from Australia, UK, USA, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, China and Canada, the two day event encompasses a wide range of presentations, practical workshops and demonstrations, roundtable discussions and information on the latest industry initiatives. With a strong, multi-faceted and diverse programme, delegates are encouraged to tailor their experience to their interests and curiosities. 


The conference itself will take place over two full days on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January. Presentations include thoughts on dance pedagogy from Janet Karin OAM and Dr Michelle Groves; the role of dance in the lives of the individual and communities from presenters including Katy McKeown of The Australian Ballet Education team and early career researchers, Hamish McIntosh and Rick Maher; dance across ages and abilities with research presented by Dr Rachel Ward, Dr Anja Ali-Haapala and Dr Olivia Millard and Prof Nicole Rinehart from AllPlay Dance; plus insights into dancer health and wellbeing from Paula Baird-Colt, Bea Glendinning, Debra Crookshanks, including a collaborative presentation from Philippa Ziegenhardt, Katrina Edwards and Simon Dow of The Australian Ballet School. 


For further information please visit https://au.royalacademyofdance.org/event/shaping-bodies- shaping-minds-conference-2020/ 


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