30 May 2024 - 2 June 2024

Festival of Dance 2024 - WA

The Festival of Dance will take place from 30 May – 02 June in Perth, Western Australia.  

RAD Australia invites students to take part in the Festival of Dance WA 2024. This Festival is open to students from WA studying all methods of training and 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. The Festival has become a highlight for the dance community of WA and a fantastic performance opportunity for students.

The Festival will culminate in a Gala performance on Monday 3rd June, with performances from the award recipients and special guest artists and the awarding of the coveted David McAllister Cup.

Find out more

Read the Festival information letter.

Tickets for the Gala and all sessions
Tickets for the Gala will be available soon.

Curtin Theatre,
John Curtin College of the Arts
Ellen Street

Philippa Lynas
Regional Manager SA, WA, & NT
E: plynas@rad.org.au

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We’d love for you to share your experience during the Festival with us by using #RADawards on social media.

Enter now!

Key Information

Fee Closing Date
Solos from $30 - $35
Scholarships from $55 -$65
Ensembles $16 per dancer – entered by teachers
26 April 2024 5:00pm

Who can attend?

Important Information 

Should we experience a significant number of withdrawals from this or any event, we may reconsider proceeding with the event or adapt to a fully online delivery. In the event of any cancellation due to COVID-19 entries will be refunded.

How to apply

Please refer to the following documents to enter:

Entries were accepted online at www.compsonline.com.au

Your support is appreciated

We are looking to secure further financial support and sponsorship for this event. The Festival 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 Philippa Lynas at plynas@rad.org.au.

Dancing builds up quite an appetite!

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest from schools or groups who wish to consider operating the canteen at the 2023 WA Festival of Dance. The Festival of Dance attracts up to 400 entrants, 1000 patrons and a judging panel of five Adjudicators over four days.


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