The RAD holds a variety of competitions worldwide.

Our flagship competition is the Fonteyn International Ballet Competition formerly known as the Genée International Ballet Competition. Known simply as ‘the Fonteyn’, it is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world, attracting the finest young dancers trained in the RAD syllabus, from around the globe. Candidates receive a unique opportunity to work with renowned choreographers and teachers for five days before performing at the semi-finals, and then the final, where they compete for a range of medals.

Terms & Conditions

Before entering anycompetition, please make sure you have read and understood the terms & conditions outlined here

RAD Australia

In each state* RAD Australia hosts a series of prestigious Awards days recognising leading figures from the region. These events happen across the calendar year and range in criteria and prizes.  For more information on the RAD Awards in your state contact the Regional Manager.

The current awards days include

NSW             March                   Joan & Monica Halliday OAM FRAD Awards
NSW             March                   Isobel Anderson Memorial FRAD Awards
QLD              April                      Jacqueline Morland Awards
WA               June                       Festival of Dance
SA                 July                        SA RAD Awards
QLD             August                  Shirley Treacy OAM ARAD Awards
VIC               September            Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD ARAD Grade Awards
ACT              September            Betsy Sawers Memorial Awards
TAS               October                 Joan Burnett Scholarship
WA               November             Diana de Vos OAM Awards
VIC               November            Kathleen Gorham Memorial Awards

*excludes Northern Territory