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RAD Conference 2024

Date: 19-21 January 2024

Venue: Sydney Dance Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre

In 2024, we invite you to join us from wherever you are in the world as we introduce Virtual Sessions for our global audience.

Following the success of Dance and Dance Education in an Age of Interconnectivity, the Royal Academy of Dance Australia is hosting our fifth international conference; Dancing into the future: practices, insights & innovations.


The conference aims to bring together dance teachers, scholars, researchers, practitioners, and innovators to investigate best practice in dance teaching with an exploration into both historical and contemporary approaches and a reorientation to teaching models and methods at the forefront of dance pedagogy.

This year we are extending the invitation to our global audience with new Virtual Sessions. Now you can join us from anywhere in the world, from the comfort of your home.


Generously supporting Dancing into the Future: practices, insights & innovations

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Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels. PBT helps teachers around the world prepare their students to receive the strength they need to achieve their personal best.

PBT is not only a program to improve technique in ballet dancers, it is now being appreciated and incorporated in training by all forms of dancers, athletes, physiotherapists and even footballers!

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Founded in 2012 by former professional dancers Tim Heathcote and Simone Goldsmith, MDM is built on years of knowledge and experience. Heathcote, a former soloist of Sydney Dance company and Goldsmith, a former Principal artist of the Australian Ballet.

MDM Dancewear aims to protect, prepare, and educate the performing artist through intelligent design and innovative technology.


From humble beginnings in a Sydney workshop in 1932, Bloch was born. Jacob Bloch made his first ballet shoes in his candlelit workshop located above his store. He made one pair of shoes, for one customer at a time, to order. That core competency and artisanal flair, together with the philosophy of listening to dancers, has been the vital essence of the company’s mission for 90 years.

Bloch is there to be inspired by and to support our global dance community. We believe that movement is freedom, and we celebrate the commitment and creativity of the dance community to bring the artistry and emotion of dance into the hearts of their audiences.

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