Brindabella Dance Festival

By Miss Mia Ma, Radford Dance Academy Administrator

Radford Dance Academy (RDA) performance groups, hip-hop crews, soloists and duos competed in the final competition for the year during the school holidays. Brindabella Dance Festival showcased some phenomenal talent from around the region and it was a tough competition to compete at.

All of our dancers performed beautifully and received impressive scores and great feedback from the adjudicator.

Some highlights from the Brindabella Dance Festival included:


  • Senior Hip Hop Crew – Second Place.
  • Junior Hip Hop Crew – Third Place.
  • Mini Crew – Highly Commended.
  • Pre-Junior Performance Group, Jazz & Lyrical – Highly Commended.


  • Ellie Cui (Year 3), Restricted Lyrical – First Place.
  • Zara Cao (Year 5) and Grace Cui (Year 5), Restricted Jazz – Second Place.
  • Zara Cao, Restricted Contemporary – First Place.

Auditions for performance groups and crews in 2024 will be announced shortly (keep an eye on the RDA Nexus page) for any dancers wanting to join.


  • Ellie Cui won First Place in the 10 and Under Restricted Lyrical category.
  • Zara Cao and Grace Cui won Second Place in the 12 and Under Restricted Jazz Duos/Trios category.
  • Zara Cao won First Place in the New Contemporary category.
  • Amber Dhingra (Year 6)and Vennela Gudipalli (Year 6) came Second Place in the Jazz Duo category (first time competing).

RDA Showcase tickets

The annual RDA Showcase is happening on the 16, 17 and 18 November 2023 in the T.B. Millar Hall. The Showcase is a chance for all RDA students from Pre-K to Year 12 to perform for the Radford community.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, 19 October at 7 am. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.