Audition for The Edge’s Full Time Courses
The Edge Performers School, located in Eltham, Victoria, offers Full Time Dance Training. Courses include a Certificate IV in Dance Performance or a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance). Auditions for 2015 intake are now open.
OzAsia Festival presents stunning dances
The Adelaide Festival Centre is preparing to present its OzAsia Festival, running September 3-20. This year’s festival will present three stunning dance pieces, including Tao Dance Theatre’s 6 and 7, Qingdao Song & Dance Theatre’s Red Sorghum and Shandong Acrobatic Troupe’s Dream of The Ghost Story. As always, the goal of this premier Australian event is to foster deep artistic collaborations between Australian and Asian artists.
The Australian première of ‘La Bayadère’
The Australian première of Stanton Welch’s ballet blockbuster La Bayadère is anticipated to amaze audiences as the plot bursts with passion and the set with Bollywood drama. The Australian Ballet will present the production in Melbourne from August 28-September 6 before heading to Sydney for 19 performances in November.
WAAPA holds auditions in October
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) will visit six cities on its upcoming audition tour for dancers seeking entry to the academy’s Full Time Dance Courses. Auditions will be held in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. Full Time Course options include a Bachelor of Arts (Dance), a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) and an Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance).
QUT holds auditions for BFA courses
The Dance Department at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), located in Kelvin Grove, will hold auditions in October for entry to its 2015 Full Time Dance Courses. QUT offers three undergraduate and six postgraduate courses.
The St. Petersburg Ballet returns to Perth
After a sell out season in 2013, internationally acclaimed St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to Perth in 2015 to perform the enchanting Giselle and beloved classic Swan Lake. The strictly limited season features extravagant sets, glorious costumes and 50+ dancers on stage. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 25.
NZ School of Dance plans Full Time Auditions
The New Zealand School of Dance has announced that it will hold four auditions for 2015 intake to its Full Time Dance Courses. Auditions will be held in Wellington, New Zealand in September and in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia in October. Full Time Dance Courses include a Certificate in Dance Performance and a Diploma in Dance Performance.
Move Through Life calls for company dancers
Move Through Life Dance Company has announced openings for new dancers in its performing company based in Brighton, SA. Celebrating 10 seasons this year, the company is for adult dancers only, with members ranging from their twenties to early forties. Former and current dance trainees, tertiary dance graduates, professionals and teachers are invited to audition.
Apply for Lady Mollie Askin Ballet Scholarship
The Trust Company has announced that applications are now open for the 2014 Lady Mollie Askin Ballet Scholarship, with a total of three $20,000 scholarships available. The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet Scholarship provides support for ballet artists to help them further their cultural education. It is awarded every two years for study, maintenance and travel either in Australia or overseas.