21 January 2022 - 22 January 2022

Dance and Dance Education in an Age of Interconnectivity - Conference 2022

Dance and Dance Education in an Age of Interconnectivity

21-22 January 2022


Following the success of Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds (2020), Royal Academy of Dance Australia is delighted to announce its fourth international conference, Dance and Dance Education in an Age of Interconnectivity. The conference aims to bring together and connect teachers, practitioners, scholars and innovators from the fields of dance, education, research, science and technology for an engaging and stimulating programme.

With the coronavirus pandemic fundamentally changing the way we live and learn, the paradigms of dance and dance education have changed significantly.  The need for social distancing has caused the separation of student and educator and performer and audience, forging new ways of learning, practicing and teaching, and initiating potential for greater interconnectivity now and into the future.

Streamed performances, use of digital platforms for online teaching, increased access to global archives, sharing of resources and virtual collaborations have brought about immense change to dance and dance education practices leading to increased interconnectivity on a global scale.

With multiple lockdowns nationwide and travel and gathering restrictions emerging at a moment’s notice, we decided that the best way to ensure everyone has a chance to experience our 2022 conference is to deliver it online, directly to you, wherever you are! For some that may mean gathering locally and participating together, for others it might mean interacting from home. If you’re lucky enough to be away on your summer holidays at the time, you can also tune in and not miss out! By bringing this next conference to you online we can ensure all presenters and participants have a definitive moment to come together and share knowledge, experiences, and expertise.

Explore the conference programme

Read about our programme of presenters in our full digital programme and download the schedule here.


Registrations are open now.


The conference is valued at 8 hours time valued CPD per day.

Programme Committee:

  • Dr Michelle Groves, Director of Education, RAD (London)
  • Dr Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel, Head of Research Faculty of Education, RAD (London)
  • Shelley Yacopetti, Education and Engagement Manager, RAD (Australia)
  • Professor Carol Brown, Head of Dance, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Conference Organiser:

Shelley Yacopetti
Education and Engagement Manager
Faculty of Education
RAD Australia
E: conference2022@rad.org.au

Photo: Kotomi Narai at the 2014 Genée International Ballet Competition semi-final by Marc Haegeman
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With grateful thanks to our Conference sponsors