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Interested in becoming a Barre Instructor?

Posted on: 23/8/2017 8:45AM

Aleenta BARRE Teacher Training CourseAre you a professional dancer looking to supplement your income between contracts? Or a dance teacher looking to train in a new skill set? Or a studio owner wanting to expand your class offerings? If so, Aleenta BARRE’s Barre Instructor Training Course might be a great program to consider. 


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Expressions Dance to perform in opera 'Aida'

Posted on: 22/8/2017 11:00PM

Expressions Dance Company to perform in Aida on the beach with Opera AustraliaFollowing its recent sold-out season of Mozart Airborne with Opera Queensland, Expressions Dance Company (EDC) will now focus on a new project: performing choreography by Elise May in Opera Australia's Griffith Opera on the Beach: Aida. Running from September 21-30, Opera Australia's Aida will be presented at Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast.


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Australian Dance Awards Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement recipients revealed

Posted on: 22/8/2017 12:30AM

Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award RecipientsAusdance Australia has announced the recipients of the 2017 Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be presented at The Australian Dance Awards (ADA) on Sunday, September 24. This year’s Hall of Fame inductee is dancer, actor, choreographer, activist and writer Noel C. Tovey AM. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Helen Herbertson, a seminal figure in Australian dance.


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Ready Set Dance chosen as national finalist

Posted on: 21/8/2017 3:30PM

Preschool performing arts program Preschool performing arts program Ready Set Dance has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards in the categories of Customer Service and Business Excellence. The AusMumpreneur Awards, presented by The AusMumpreneur Network, celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success.


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Get certified by Rhythm Works!

Posted on: 19/8/2017 6:04AM

Australian Certification for Dance TeachersThe Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Instructor Certification Course is coming to Australia! RWID is an eye-opening certification workshop that helps teachers best instruct students who have learning differences and other special needs. Workshops will be held in Ipswich, QLD; Melbourne, VIC; Perth, WA; and Sydney, NSW.


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Big Anxiety Festival looks at mental health

Posted on: 18/8/2017 8:05AM

2017 Big Anxiety Festival in Greater SydneyThe Big Anxiety Festival, the biggest mental health and arts festival in the world, will explore and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century. Leading national and international artists, scientists, technology experts and thinkers will assemble across Greater Sydney for The Big Anxiety Festival from 20 September to 11 November.


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Andrew Morrish improvises at Dancehouse

Posted on: 17/8/2017 9:00AM

Performance improviser at DancehouseNow in his mid-sixties, Andrew Morrish is one of Australia's most experienced and cherished performance improvisers. After relocating to Europe in 2003, performing and teaching extensively in France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland and the UK, he returns to Dancehouse in 2017 to continue his Oh Well series - presenting three extended solo improvisations.


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Premier State Ballet presents ‘La Bayadère’

Posted on: 16/8/2017 12:05PM

Premier State Ballet presents La BayadereSydney-based youth ballet company Premier State Ballet will return with another exciting full-length ballet in September, presented at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta. La Bayadère is the story of the fated love between the noble warrior Solor and the beautiful temple dancer Nikiya, who is murdered by her jealous rival Gamzatti.


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Misty Copeland to guest with Australian Ballet

Posted on: 15/8/2017 9:41AM

American Ballet Theatre Principal DancerAmerican Ballet Theatre Principal Misty Copeland will guest star in The Australian Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty in November at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. The 34-year-old dance superstar was personally invited by Artistic Director David McAllister to perform. She will debut in the role of Princess Aurora.


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World Ballet Day LIVE returns on October 5

Posted on: 15/8/2017 7:35AM

San Francisco Ballet at the Chris Hellman Center for DanceFive of the world's leading ballet companies will come together for World Ballet Day on Thursday, October 5 to broadcast 20 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage via Facebook Live, following a successful partnership with Facebook in 2016.


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'Evita' coming to Australia in 2018

Posted on: 14/8/2017 12:05PM

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musicalEvita, one of the most celebrated classical musicals, will return to Australia in September 2018 to play at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House. This will be the first time a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will play at the Sydney Opera House.


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Norwegian Creative Studios teases auditions

Posted on: 13/8/2017 12:00PM

2017 Australian Auditions for Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Creative Studios will soon be returning to Australia in October to hold auditions in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane! The dates, times and exact locations of these auditions will be announced soon! Keep tuned to Dance Informa for the exclusive inside scoop!


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Artists announced for ‘New Breed 2017’

Posted on: 11/8/2017 12:30PM

Australian choreographers Melanie Lane, Tyrone Robinson, Petros Treklis, Cass Mortimer Eipper, Nelson EarlCarriageworks and Sydney Dance Company, in conjunction with The Balnaves Foundation, recently announced the five up-and-coming Australian choreographers commissioned to create new works for the acclaimed New Breed initiative that supports Australia’s next generation of dance-makers.


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The McDonald College to hold auditions

Posted on: 10/8/2017 12:30PM

The McDonald College 2018 entry auditionsAs a Year 3-12 co-educational, non-denominational school, The McDonald College is Australia's leading Academic and Performing Arts College. It will hold 2018 entry auditions on August 18.


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SDC to launch 8-week short courses

Posted on: 9/8/2017 12:20PM

Ballet Short Courses SydneySydney Dance Company (SDC) will soon launch new eight-week short courses in Ballet and Contemporary. They will offer beginner dancers an extended learning experience to develop strong foundations. Registration is open now.


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Open House for WAAPA on August 13

Posted on: 8/8/2017 10:02AM

2017 Open Day of the Western Australian Academy of Performing ArtsThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), as part of Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, is opening its doors to the public on August 13 for it’s annual Open Day event. It will showcase its wide range of performing arts courses and state-of-the-art facilities for prospective students.


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NGV spotlights modern dance history

Posted on: 7/8/2017 10:00AM

Melbourne arts museumThe National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne will present special dance performances as part of Leap Into The Modern this month. Leap Into The Modern is a one-day symposium exploring modern dance in Australia from the 1930s, as curated by Professor Rachel Fensham and Dr. Jordan Beth Vincent.


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Save the dates for Australian Dance Cup 2018

Posted on: 5/8/2017 7:35AM

Harold Rancano and Regan HiroseThe Australian Dance Cup returns to the Gold Coast on April 27-29, 2018. Bringing together all street, Latin and hip-hop styles, this three-day, four-night event will include competition, workshops, beach parties and concerts on the shores of Surfers Paradise.


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Lana Jones is back from maternity leave

Posted on: 4/8/2017 8:00AM

Ballerina on maternity leaveThe Australian Ballet will soon present Symphony in C at Arts Centre Melbourne on August 24 – September 2. With special guest artists David Hallberg and Gillian Murphy set to perform, Symphony in C was already thrilling but now company devotees can get even more excited as Principal Artist Lana Jones is scheduled to return to the stage for the first time.


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Dancenorth performs at sculpture festival

Posted on: 3/8/2017 7:00AM

Strand Ephemera at Townsville StrandLocally-based, award-winning company Dancenorth continues its industry-leading streak with its innovative production Tectonic, which is being presented through August 4 as a part of the Strand Ephemera. Artistic Director Kyle Page has described this work as a world first.


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2017 Darwin Festival presents 6 dance events

Posted on: 2/8/2017 1:00PM

Darwin Australia arts festivalThe Darwin Festival returns August 10-27 to celebrate the multicultural aspects of the Northern Territory lifestyle. Various venues will host events like outdoor concerts, workshops, theatre, comedy, cabaret, film and visual arts. This year’s dance programming will include six stellar events.


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Jessi Seymour claims major ballet prize

Posted on: 1/8/2017 10:45AM

Sydney Eisteddfod 2017 Ballet ScholarshipThe Sydney Eisteddfod recently announced that the winner of its 2017 Ballet Scholarship is Jessi Seymour, an accomplished student at Alegria Dance Studios in Sydney’s Surry Hills. Performing to a full crowd on Sunday, July 30, Seymour presented two pieces – La Esmeralda's Variation from Act I of La Esmeralda and a contemporary solo by Shelley Moore.


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Audition for QL2 Dance project in Canberra

Posted on: 1/8/2017 8:25AM

QL2 Dance Audition Canberra AustraliaQL2 Dance in Canberra will soon provide an opportunity for young dancers ages 8–17 to work with great choreographers, contribute ideas and perform in a new show. The Australian youth dance organisation will host an audition for its new Not Like The Others performance project on August 13. All candidates must register by August 3.


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Disneyland Paris auditions launch August 27

Posted on: 29/7/2017 12:00PM

Australian auditions for Disneyland ParisDisneyland Paris is looking to cast “enthusiastic and highly energetic” performers with “a good basic dance level” who resemble classic Disney characters. Auditions will be held in Melbourne and Sydney in late August.


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Next Wave and Dancehouse call for EOIs

Posted on: 28/7/2017 7:30AM

Next Wave Festival 2018 seeks EOIs from emerging choreographersNext Wave and Dancehouse in Melbourne are seeking expressions of interest from emerging choreographers to be commissioned to create a new work in a non-traditional space in the City of Yarra that will premiere at Next Wave Festival 2018.


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MCB recreating ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’

Posted on: 27/7/2017 12:00PM

The Wonderful Wizard of OzStill celebrating the success of its recent fundraising gala, Melbourne City Ballet (MCB) is now busy touring its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to venues in NT, QLD, VIC and NSW. Soon the company will begin focusing on its new show, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


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Introducing Sydney College of Dance

Posted on: 26/7/2017 1:45PM

Full Time Dance and Transition Program Sydney AustraliaThe vision of the Sydney College of Dance (SCD) is to help the next generation of dancers have fulfilling, long lasting careers as professional artists in national and international ballet and contemporary companies. SCD invites aspiring professional dancers to apply for 2018 entry to its full time program. 


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EOIs sought for Tracks Dance Program

Posted on: 25/7/2017 7:30AM

2017 Choreographic ProgramTracks Dance Company in Darwin, NT is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for its 2017 Choreographic Program, which will be directed and facilitated by its Dance Animateur Kelly Beneforti. The program will run August 30 to November 19, and EOIs close this Friday, July 28.


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ADT to honour the memory of Tanja Liedtke

Posted on: 24/7/2017 10:30AM

ADT to honour the memory of Tanja LiedtkeAustralian Dance Theatre (ADT) will honour the memory of Tanja Liedtke by presenting construct, her most-loved work, for a return season in Adelaide in November and December.


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Capezio hosts Pointe Shoe Workshops

Posted on: 23/7/2017 12:00PM

Stella Abrera in Capezio pointe shoesStarting this week, Capezio Australia is holding pointe shoe workshops at stores across the country. Hosted by Senior Pointe Shoe Designer Paul Plesh, all the way from the United States, and Capezio Australia Pointe Shoe Specialist Claire Yarnton, these workshops are designed to educate Capezio wholesalers and their staff. Pointe shoe fitters across Australia will learn more about new pointe shoe features and benefits and increase their knowledge about fitting.


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