RAD to host Canberra Gala this weekend
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia will showcase the talent of young dancers in the nation’s capital with a Gala on Saturday, May 20. An annual and key feature in the ACT/Riverina RAD dance calendar, the Gala is an opportunity for RAD schools in the region to come together in celebration of dance.
The Gala will take place in The Playhouse at Canberra Theatre from 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now directly through the venue at www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au. Local dance fans are encouraged to come and enjoy an evening of dance including classical ballet, jazz, contemporary and more.
Regional Manager Karen Monaghan, who also manages New South Wales for the RAD, said, “The RAD community in Canberra/Riverina is extremely vibrant and dedicated. The students and teachers work so hard to bring an extraordinary evening of performance to their audience each year and this year will be no different. A love of performing shines through the effort of every student on the stage!”
Hosting galas and student showcases across the country is part of the RAD’s commitment to supporting and promoting dance in Australia’s major and regional centres.
Besides galas and student showcases, the RAD also hosts masterclasses, syllabus workshops, summer schools, social events, dance teacher training courses and annual Awards in almost every state. This year in particular has seen more events than ever before take place in new areas where there is an enthusiastic dance community. The RAD openly welcomes non-members and those not currently studying the RAD syllabus to attend.
For more information, visit www.rad.org.au.
Image: Dancer performing in the 2014 Genée International Ballet Competition. Photo by Andy Ross, courtesy of RAD Australia.