DANCE NEWS


Train with QLD Ballet's best at 'Synergy'

Posted on: 17/7/2018 7:15AM

Train with Queenland BalletSynergy will bring together the rising stars of Queensland Ballet on July 27 – August 4 in a series of short, contemporary and neo-classical works, performed by the dancers of QB Academy and QB Company Artists. As part of the season, aspiring young dancers are invited to take part in exclusive masterclasses with the talented QB artistic and creative teams.


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Ashworks Dance presents Industry Day

Posted on: 16/7/2018 8:00AM

Ashworks Dance AssociationAn exciting dance workshop is coming to Adelaide! Presented by Ashworks Dance Association over the July school holidays, Industry Day will feature five of Australia’s most well known dancers – Blake Wood, Gaynor Hicks, Lucy Doherty, Sam Marks and Jack May.


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Tasdance announces new Artistic Director

Posted on: 14/7/2018 8:00AM

Tasdance Artistic DirectorAfter an extensive national recruitment campaign, Tasdance recently announced the return of Adam Wheeler to his home state as Tasdance's new Artistic Director. Wheeler’s dance career began in Launceston nearly 20 years ago. His early influences were Stompin, Launceston Dance Centre and Tasdance, where he took some of his first dance classes.


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Transit Dance kicks off full-time audition tour

Posted on: 13/7/2018 1:27PM

Full-Time Dance CourseTransit Dance will soon kick off its Full-Time Courses Audition Tour! Dancers wanting to begin a course in 2019 should plan to audition in New Zealand this Sunday, July 15 or at one of the following Australian locations: Melbourne on July 22 or August 19; Perth on August 25; Brisbane on September 23; Sydney on September 25; or Adelaide on September 27.


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PSA moves to new location & hosts auditions

Posted on: 12/7/2018 1:30PM

Full Time Dance MelbournePatrick Studios Australia (PSA) is celebrating exceptional growth and continued success this year. The 12-year-old dance training organisation has now made a move to a new facility to in Prahran. In addition, PSA will soon hold auditions for 2019 entry to its Full Time courses.


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The Space to hold early audition for 2019

Posted on: 12/7/2018 8:02AM

Melbourne professional dance trainingThe Space Dance & Arts Centre in Prahran, VIC will soon hold its early audition for 2019 entry to its fulltime courses. This early audition is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 2. Dancers can register to audition online.


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Cruise auditions seeking dancers, singers

Posted on: 11/7/2018 1:30PM

Norwegian Creative StudiosNorwegian Creative Studios, the production company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, is seeking dancers and singers for all of its shows at sea. Casting agents will be coming to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney this month to audition performers aged 18 or older.


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'Sharp Short Dance' returns this spring

Posted on: 11/7/2018 8:00AM

Jessica HewettSydney’s competitive dance festival Sharp Short Dance is back for its 11th year to unearth the country’s best young dancers and choreographers. The festival, presented by FORM Dance Projects, will be held at Riverside Theatres from November 13-17. Registrations close Thursday, October 18.


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Shortlist announced for 2018 Dance Awards

Posted on: 10/7/2018 7:30AM

Australian Dance Awards 2018 BrisbaneThe shortlisted nominees for one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts awards, the Australian Dance Awards, have been announced! Celebrating 21 years in 2018, the Awards are the pre-eminent event on the dance industry calendar. This year's Awards will be held in Brisbane on Saturday, September 8.


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Lucie Saronova Memorial Awards post results

Posted on: 9/7/2018 11:38PM

Cecchetti Ballet AustraliaCecchetti Ballet Australia hosted the Lucie Saronova Memorial Awards on Friday, July 6 at the Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds. Talented Cecchetti students came from all over Australia to compete. Tyler Lindsey (WA) won the Gold Section, while Laura Griffiths (VIC) won the Silver Section.


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Indigenous dance comp returns to Sydney

Posted on: 5/7/2018 10:45PM

Indigenous dance competitionDance Rites, Australia’s ground-breaking national Indigenous dance competition, returns to the Sydney Opera House for a free, two-day event on the weekend of November 24-25. Registrations close Friday, September 28.


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Winners of RAD's 2018 Festival of Dance

Posted on: 4/7/2018 1:19PM

RAD Festival of Dance WA Junior Female DancerThe 2018 Festival of Dance in Fremantle took on a WA flavour this year as Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia celebrated all things Western Australian across the five-day event, which culminated in a gala performance on Monday, June 4 for the WA Day public holiday. Over 400 students competed across the weekend in a number of categories. Now the winners have been announced.


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Projection Dance Co. auditioning for dancers

Posted on: 3/7/2018 2:11PM

Projection DanceFollowing the recent success of Projection Dance’s production FORTÉ, and the continued national and international success of the creative pairing of Mara Galeazzi and Tim Podesta under the banner of M&T In Motion, the Australian-based company is now seeking to establish a more permanent presence in Australia. It will be auditioning for Australian dancers to work alongside its line-up of internationals for slated tours, both domestic and internationally in 2019.


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'Project NEXT' back at Bull Creek

Posted on: 3/7/2018 10:21AM

Co3's Act-Belong-Commit Co Youth EnsembleA new generation of young dancers will take to the Perth stage in Project NEXT on July 6 and 7. Co3's Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble will reimagine Raewyn Hill's critically acclaimed THE ZONE from 2017.


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Sydney to enjoy a trifecta of musical hits

Posted on: 3/7/2018 7:20AM

Sydney Lyric Theatre 2019 SeasonA trifecta of musical theatre productions will premiere in Sydney over the next two years. The Kander and Ebb masterpiece Chicago will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in 2019; the worldwide hit musical Saturday Night Fever will open at the Capitol Theatre in 2019; and the Australian premiere of the Broadway smash hit Waitress will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in 2020.


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MCB to tour 'Madame Butterfly' nationally

Posted on: 29/6/2018 2:02PM

Melbourne City BalletLed by Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo, Melbourne City Ballet (MCB) will soon bring Madame Butterfly to theatres around the country. This romantic ballet will tour across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania beginning 4 July.


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Darwin to welcome EDC & Hong Kong troupe

Posted on: 28/6/2018 3:00PM

Expressions Dance CompanyAfter presenting this new programme at Queensland Performing Arts Centre recently, Expressions Dance Company (EDC) will soon bring its 4Seasons to Darwin! Called “a triumphant success” by Backstreet Brisbane4Seasons was inspired by nature and features 20 dancers from EDC and Hong Kong's City Contemporary Dance Company.


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The WAAPA Music Theatre Audition Masterclass is coming to town

Posted on: 27/6/2018 7:50AM

Musical Theatre Workshops in AustraliaThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University is one of the world's leading performance training institutions. Soon WAAPA's Coordinator of Music Theatre David King and Resident Director Crispin Taylor will hit the road for WAAPA’s annual Music Theatre Audition Masterclass Tour.


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La Scala Ballet's 'Le Corsaire' now in cinemas

Posted on: 26/6/2018 8:00AM

Anna-Marie Holmes productionAhead of its Brisbane tour this spring, Italy’s celebrated La Scala Ballet Company has taken to the Australian big screen. Cinemas nationwide are presenting a current-season performance of Le Corsaire, captured live from the La Scala stage.


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Get up close to WA Ballet with 'Genesis'

Posted on: 25/6/2018 12:00PM

West Australian Ballet 2018 SeasonThe West Australian Ballet brings back its Genesis program this week! And this season of Genesis promises to be bigger than ever with 13 new and energetic pieces! Audiences can see select company dancers release their creative flair and exceptional skill in this invigorating mini-season of short works.


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'Madiba The Musical' announces first cast

Posted on: 22/6/2018 7:05AM

Madiba The Musical Australian castThe creators of inspiring and energetic new stage show Madiba The Musical – A Celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela have announced the cast members for the show’s upcoming Australian premiere, with the exception of the Nelson Mandela role. Popular Australian actor, dance extraordinaire and singer Tim Omaji, also known by stage name “Timomatic”, will play the role of Sam Onatou.


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Adelaide studio offers week of free classes

Posted on: 21/6/2018 5:38PM

Dance Studio in Stepney, South Australia In the spirit of sharing the love of dance and Pilates with the wider community, Stomping Ground Studios in Stepney, South Australia has announced its inaugural Open Week to be held at the end of June. During Open Week, members of the general public are invited to come along and try any of the 37 classes on the timetable for free.


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Helpmann Awards reveal 2018 nominations

Posted on: 20/6/2018 8:45AM

2018 Helpmann Award nominationsThe 2018 Helpmann Award nominations were released this week by Live Performance Australia at simultaneous events held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. On the theatre scene, Muriel’s Wedding collected an impressive 11 nominations. On the dance scene, Bangarra Dance Theatre excelled, receiving nine nominations.


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Wilds Hearts to present 'Vaihtovirta'

Posted on: 19/6/2018 3:00PM

Wild Hearts Youth Dance CompanyWild Hearts Youth Dance Company will soon present its debut work, created during its first dance program, Project One - 360° Dance Work. Comprising 15 talented female dancers between the ages of 12 and 17, selected from across Sydney, Wild Hearts will catapult these young dancers out of their comfort zone and into the world of professional contemporary performance.


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IMMABEAST dance faculty coming to Sydney

Posted on: 18/6/2018 5:00PM

Janelle Ginestra and Wildabeast AdamsDance Editorial Productions, a former dance media platform that has shifted into producing dance events and courses, will soon offer an event called DEFY X BABE over the July holidays. Marketed as their “biggest event yet”, DEFY X BABE will be held at The Roundhouse, UNSW. The dance convention will feature Will "Wildabeast" Adams, Janelle Ginastra, "Jade Bug" and Nicole Kirkland of IMMABEAST.


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The Australian Ballet School & NICA team up

Posted on: 15/6/2018 4:05PM

NICA teams up with The Australian Ballet SchoolIn the first collaboration of its kind in Australian performance history, the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) and The Australian Ballet School (the ABS) have come together to present an electrifying innovative work combining ballet and circus, Le Sacré. The production is the premiere collaboration between the two organisations.


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NAISDA Dance College presents 'Messenger'

Posted on: 15/6/2018 8:00AM

NAISDA Dance CollegeThe critically acclaimed NAISDA Dance College celebrates the force of the female spirit with Messenger, its upcoming performance season at The Art House, Wyong from July 4-7. Australia’s leading performing arts training organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students presents a strictly limited season of captivating cultural and contemporary Indigenous dance for Central Coast audiences.


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Save on registration for Come Together!

Posted on: 14/6/2018 7:06AM

Australian Dance Teacher ConferenceCome Together Dance Convention returns July 14 and 15 to the fabulous Mantra on View in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. This convention provides dance teachers, studio owners and students with opportunities and tools to grow and learn from national and international leaders and guest speakers in dance education. Register now and save with the exclusive Dance Informa discount code, CTDCINFORMA10.


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Studio Flamenco presents 'Recuerdos'

Posted on: 13/6/2018 7:35AM

Recuerdos at Adelaide Cabaret Fringe FestivalDancers and choreographers Emma Fernée, Yasmine Amber, Susi Masi and rising young Australian flamenco talent Daniel Lyas with their company of dancers join forces with a band of accomplished musicians for a program of musical virtuosity and fiery dance on June 15 and 16 in Adelaide.


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Sydney Eisteddfod lists 2018 Ballet Judges

Posted on: 12/6/2018 10:30AM

Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship 2017 WinnerThis year, Margaret Illmann and Damian Smith, two great Australian dancers of international renown, will spend several days adjudicating the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship. Their work will begin on July 19 with the warm-up heats that open the program and run until July 23 when eight finalists emerge from the Semi-Final masterclass. When they return for the Ballet Scholarship Final on August 26 they'll be joined by guest adjudicators David McAllister AM and Li Cunxin.


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