27 September 2020 - 29 September 2020

Festival of Dance 2020 – WA

Normally held over the WA day long weekend in May/June the Festival of Dance WA was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia.  This is the newly rescheduled date. 

RAD Australia invites students to take part in the Festival of Dance WA 2020. This Festival is open to students from all methods of training aims to bring together the dance community in a positive and uplifting way.

The Festival of Dance gives WA dancers the chance to compete for a range of awards including four coveted and prestigious scholarships and has long been a springboard for the careers of many aspiring and pre professional dancers in the region.

To hold this event in 2020 is particularly exciting as Western Australia emerges from COVID restrictions and dancers are now able to return to the stage and perform. RAD Australia took pains to take many considerations into account in deciding to go ahead in 2020 with the health and safety of dancers, faculty, guests, staff and audience paramount.  Ultimately, our decision to proceed was based on our desire to give young dancers the opportunity to continue to pursue their dance dreams and goals in the face of adversity.


Download the Festival of Dance Timetable here


Book your Festival Gala tickets here

Meet the Adjudicators

We are pleased to introduce you to our 2020 Festival adjudication team.

  • Sandy Delasalle-Scanella – Principal Ballet Mistress and Artistic Associate West Australian Ballet
  • Brooke Jacobs – Former Principal Dancer West Australian Ballet and now their Access Coordinator
  • Melissa McCabe – Principal Dancer West Australian Ballet
  • Reika Sato – Former Principal Dancer now Assistant Ballet Mistress West Australian Ballet
  • Danielle Hunt – Classical Ballet teacher Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) & John Curtin College of the Arts
  • Andries Weidemann – Choreographer and Classical Ballet Lecturer at WAAPA

Your support is appreciated

We are looking to secure further financial support and sponsorship for this event in what has been a tough year for our industry. This event aims to develop and strengthen the dance community from grass roots to a professional level and employ and support freelance dance artists. The event also includes a Gala performance, usually with professional dancers from our state company, West Australian Ballet and employs professional freelance dancers, choreographers and teachers. If you can sponsor or donate in any way we invite you to get in touch with Shelley Yacopetti at the below.

Shelley Yacopetti
T: +61 8 9272 3940
E: syacopetti@rad.org.au 

Book tickets now

Key Information

Level Closing Date
Multiple Levels 17 August 2020 12:00am

Who can attend?

Important Information regarding COVID-19

Please read our COVID-19 Health Statement.


How to apply

Please refer to the following documents to enter:

Enter online at www.compsonline.com.au