18 January 2020 - 19 January 2020 9:00am - 5:30pm
Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds Conference 2020
Drawing on the success of the Sydney (2016) and Brisbane (2018) conferences, Royal Academy of Dance Australia is delighted to announce its third conference, Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds. One in a series of events in the Royal Academy of Dance’s centenary year, Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds will bring together performers, teachers, practitioners and scholars from the fields of dance, education, history, science and cultural engagement for an exciting and thought-provoking programme.
The conference programme* is available to download here in pdf form.
*Please note the published Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds conference programme is subject to change. Delegates will be notified of any changes as soon as is practically possible.
This is the third conference the Royal Academy of Dance Faculty of Education department has presented in Australia building upon a solid foundation of exploration into new research, discoveries and applications for dance education and training professionals.
|9:00am - 5:30pm||9 January 2020 11:59pm|
Opening Keynote - David McAllister AM
Closing Keynote - Dr Michelle Groves
Melbourne is the richly diverse and vibrant capital city of Victoria, showcasing the best of Victorian architecture, museums, galleries and gardens and a thriving arts and cultural precinct. Centrally located, the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS) is a state of the art training facility for students of dance, music, theatre and fine arts.
Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS)
57 Miles St, Southbank VIC 3006
Welcome, registration and opening night cocktail party Friday 17 January 2020
Our thanks to our cocktail party sponsor DanceSurance
Conference opens Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January 2020
Contact Shelley Yacopetti on +61 8 9272 3940 or email for more information.
Pre-sale registration opened to RAD Members Only from 14 June. Members were emailed a link to book to access the presale.
Early bird registration is now open for RAD Members and Non Members from 27 July.
Full price registration from 14 September until 9 January or until sold out.
|RAD Members||Non Members|
|Pre sale – $350* available from 14 June until 26 July 2019||Not available|
|Early bird $400* available from 27 July until 13 September 2019||$425* available from 27 July until 13 September 2019|
|Early bird Students $350|
|Full price $450||$525|
|1 day $300|
|Conference Presenters $175|
|Cocktail party $55|
For RAD Registered Teachers, attending both days is equal to 20 hours CPD, 10 hours Time-valued and 10 hours independent, and attending one day is equal to 10 hours of Time-valued CPD for the Membership Year 2019/20.
Host venue partner VCASS.
For information about Melbourne:
For transport in Melbourne:
From Tullamarine Airport:
Conference attendees should make their own accommodation bookings, however, if you would like to take advantage of a 10% discount offer at Mantra Southbank, located in close proximity to VCASS, please follow the below instructions.
Bookings can be made online by following the simple steps below:
1. Visit Mantra Southbank
2. Select your location, hotel, dates and number of people
3. Input promo code RADVCOTA (case sensitive) – hit SEARCH
4. Select your room type and hit BOOK NOW to proceed to payment screen
Call For Contributions
With a focus on innovations, provocations and insights into the role of dance education, training and interdisciplinary engagement in the shaping of bodies and minds to meet a diverse and often challenging dance landscapes, we are looking for contributions (lectures, research presentations, practical demonstrations and panel discussions) which address Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds themes above.
The call for contributions closed on Monday 30th June 2019. For reference download our Call for Contributions here.