WA Ballet holds 'La Sylphide' Child Auditions

Posted on: 17/3/2018 7:05AM

West Australian Ballet La Sylphide AuditionsWest Australian Ballet has an exciting opportunity for young female dancers to be involved in the upcoming season of La Sylphide. All applicants must register online by Monday, March 19 at 5 p.m. (AWST).

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Win prize from International Ballet Workshops

Posted on: 16/3/2018 7:45AM

Winter 2018 Dance Workshop SeriesAre you already registered for the International Ballet Workshops Winter 2018 "Classics to Contemporary" Series? The tour schedule includes workshops in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland, NZ in July. If you register for a workshop by midnight on March 19, you'll go in the draw for fabulous prizes!

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'STOMP' to launch new Aussie tour this May

Posted on: 15/3/2018 11:05PM

Stamping and drumming showThe Broadway, West End and international sensation STOMP is back, and it promises to be better than ever! Following a sell-out visit in 2013, STOMP returns to Australia with its unstoppable energy. The show will tour to Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Sydney from May to August.

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Immersive dance show comes to Chippendale

Posted on: 14/3/2018 7:35AM

Machi Adventure: Step Into My HomeMachi Adventure: Step Into My Home, an immersive theatre and dance show, will soon take participants on an adventure across Chippendale, a hip Sydney neighborhood. This “machi” adventure, which translates to “city adventure”, will see four Japanese artists take over a mystery location and breathe life into everyday spaces with the power of performance, ranging from experimental dance to solo theatre.

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ADT secures major cruise line partnership

Posted on: 13/3/2018 7:30AM

ADT dancers onboard Cunard’s Queen ElizabethAustralian Dance Theatre (ADT) recently announced an exciting and unique partnership with one of the best-known names in luxury international travel. ADT is one of four iconic Australian brands approached by Cunard to participate in the cruise line’s record season Down Under in Feb. and March 2019.

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Keir Choreographic Award names finalists

Posted on: 12/3/2018 10:20AM

2018 Keir Choreographic Awards FinalistThe 2018 Keir Choreographic Awards finalists have been announced following the Semi-Finals at Dancehouse in Melbourne on March 6-10. The four finalists will perform in the final series at Carriageworks in Sydney this weekend, from March 15–17.

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Entries closing for Sydney Eisteddfod 2018

Posted on: 11/3/2018 6:42AM

Australian Ballet Competition

Entries will soon close for this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod events. Dancers can enter the categories for ballet, jazz, contemporary, demi-character and modern expressive/lyrical through March 13. The big Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship Finals are scheduled for Sunday, August 26 this year. Then the Sydney Eisteddfod Dance of Champions is set for Sunday, September 23.

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Melbourne Latin Festival rings in 10th year

Posted on: 9/3/2018 8:00AM

10th Annual Melbourne Latin FestivalThe 10th Annual Melbourne Latin Festival (MLF) will be held over Easter weekend, from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1. It will be presented in a new venue, Williamstown Town Hall in VIC. In addition to all the workshops led by international faculty members, MLF will feature leading Latin dancers strutting their stuff onstage.

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Queensland Ballet moves to redevelop home

Posted on: 8/3/2018 7:30AM

Redeveloping Thomas Dixon CentreQueensland Ballet recently moved into the next phase of its plans to redevelop its home in Brisbane’s West End to become a world-class ballet facility. Through March 12 plans will be open to public submissions during the design approvals phase.

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Aussie dance teachers honoured at AIDTA

Posted on: 7/3/2018 7:35AM

AIDTA Honours Dance InstructorsThe 2018 Australian Independent Dance Teacher Awards (AIDTA) will take place this Friday, March 9 at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Perth, WA. The dance community is invited to come and support the hard-working teachers and celebrate them in a night of awards and dance performances.

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Lion Heart Dance Co. launches Next Steps

Posted on: 6/3/2018 5:00PM

Next Steps professional development programLion Heart Dance Company in Melbourne has launched Next Steps, a professional development program for early to mid-career dancers. With the goal of up-skilling the professional practice of these dancers, this unique initiative will provide the 12 selected applicants with the opportunity to learn and develop practical business skills in round-table style lectures.

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HotHouse & Chunky Move present workshops

Posted on: 6/3/2018 11:25AM

WA dance workshopsAll Saints' College's arts initiative, The HotHouse Company, is partnering with Chunky Move, a contemporary dance company based in Melbourne, on a residency program in 2018. This month, they'll present two workshops specifically for dance students and teachers.

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Take class from 'Moose' of 'Step Up' fame

Posted on: 3/3/2018 7:45AM

Moose from Step UpAdam G. Sevani, widely known as "Moose" from the Step Up film series, is currently touring Australia, leading master classes in various cities. By the end of his tour, he will have visited Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth and Adelaide.

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Educators invited to Pelvis & Plié Workshop

Posted on: 1/3/2018 12:00PM

Pelvis & Plié Dance InstructionI Can Move, a movement education organisation focused on evidence-based techniques from the fields of Psychology, Pilates and the Franklin Method, will soon offer its first Cueing the Dancer workshop for 2018. Coming up this Sunday, March 4, this is the organisation’s signature workshop, Pelvis & Plié.

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The McDonald College seeks Australia’s next upcoming talent

Posted on: 28/2/2018 7:25AM

2019 Entry AuditionsAustralia’s renowned performing arts institution, The McDonald College, will be holding its annual Entry Auditions, commencing in April 2018. Building on over 31 years as both an academic and performance icon, the College will be recruiting students who have an interest in either acting, ballet, dance, music or musical theatre for their primary and secondary school.

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Win a chance to train at Joffrey Ballet School!

Posted on: 27/2/2018 9:15AM

Summer Scholarship Contest 2018Dance Informa is excited to once again partner with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City to host a Summer Scholarship Contest! Now through April 15, dancers can enter to win one of 21 scholarships at

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Alek Paliński leads Brisbane workshop

Posted on: 26/2/2018 12:30PM

Mad Dance House Guest InstructorPolish dancer Alek Paliński will lead a special Contemporary Fusion Workshop at Brisbane's Mad Dance House on March 5. Paliński, who lives and works out of Los Angeles on a O-1 Artist Visa, is currently on tour in Australia with modern burlesque icon Dita Von Teese.

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'Beyond The Barricade' to debut in Australia

Posted on: 23/2/2018 6:55PM

Australian tour of musical showstoppersThe U.K.’s critically-acclaimed show Beyond The Barricade, a glittering concert of musical showstoppers, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from June 1. It stars past principal performers from Les Misérables in the West End and on U.K. tour.

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Co3’s 'Frank Enstein' returns this year

Posted on: 22/2/2018 11:00AM

Frank EnsteinWestern Australia’s contemporary dance company Co3 recently announced that its hit show Frank Enstein will return to the State Theatre Centre of WA in 2018. After a sell-out season in 2017, Frank Enstein will be presented anew with local artists taking the big stage.

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M&T In Motion announces 2018 plans

Posted on: 21/2/2018 12:45PM

M&T In MotionThis year has started with a bang for Australian choreographer Tim Podesta with his new work Shadow Aspect being nominated for five awards and winning Best New Ballet Production at the recent Wales Theatre Awards. Podesta, who began a collaboration with Principal Dancer Mara Galeazzi in 2015, dubbed M&T In Motion, now looks ahead to new projects.

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'In The Heights' extends Sydney season

Posted on: 20/2/2018 7:45AM

Blue Saint Productions AustraliaWith the first two weeks already sold out, award-winning production company Blue Saint Productions has announced an additional week of performances for the upcoming season of In The Heights. The Sydney season of the Tony Award-winning musical at the Hayes Theatre Co has now been extended until April 15.

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Energetiks to release two new collections

Posted on: 19/2/2018 10:55AM

Child’s activewear collectionAustralian dancewear icon Energetiks will soon announce the release dates for its two latest collections – Florise and Avatar. Last weekend, dancers who attended the phenomenal Victorian Dance Festival enjoyed an exclusive first look at the collections. Dancers gushed at the new designs.

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'Irish Celtic' bound for Melbourne and Sydney

Posted on: 16/2/2018 8:00AM

Irish dance show in AustraliaA Irish dance show is set to get feet tapping in Melbourne and Sydney when it makes its debut this July and August. Direct from a successful tour of France and Germany, Irish Celtic features the finest performers from the top Irish dance companies.

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'Swan Lake on Ice' coming to three cities

Posted on: 15/2/2018 8:00AM

Imperial Ice StarsThe Imperial Ice Stars, a premier theatrical ice-skating company, will return to Australia this July with its award-winning masterpiece Swan Lake on Ice. This adrenaline-infused show will come to Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.

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Lucette Aldous awarded Order of Australia

Posted on: 14/2/2018 7:45AM

2018 Companion of the Order of AustraliaLucette Aldous, a legend in the Australian dance community, was recently made a Companion of the Order of Australia, the highest merit in the Australia Day Honours List. From henceforth she’s gained the distinction “AC” to accompany her name.

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2018 Keir Choreographic Award Semi-Finals

Posted on: 13/2/2018 7:15AM

Amrita Hepi for A CALTEX SPECTRUMDancehouse, in partnership with The Keir Foundation and Carriageworks, just announced the program order that the eight artists who have been selected for the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award will perform in at the Semi-Finals at Dancehouse next month. Only four will continue on to the finals at Carriageworks.

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Win private coaching with Darcey Bussell DBE

Posted on: 12/2/2018 9:00AM

MoVitae launches Darcey Bussell competitionMoVitae, an innovative online student engagement and learning tool for dance studios, is running a competition for two lucky ballet students to win personalised video feedback on their dance variations from Dame Darcey Bussell DBE. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, March 14.

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Australian Museum premieres 'Carriberrie'

Posted on: 9/2/2018 8:30AM

Carriberrie VR Film Experience at the Australian MuseumThe Australian Museum will present the groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) film Carriberrie in March, celebrating the depth and diversity of Indigenous dance, music and song. The world premiere of the 360° live-action documentary takes viewers on a 3D journey across Australia, from Uluru to Sydney Harbour.

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15 Scholarships to Joffrey Ballet School

Posted on: 8/2/2018 7:15AM

Joffrey Ballet School Australian AuditionsJoffrey Ballet School Trainee Program Director Era Jouravlev will be teaching two Master Classes at the 2018 Energetiks Victorian Dance Festival on February 17 and 18 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne. If she spots a dancer that she believes would benefit from a trip to the prestigious New York City dance school, she will award them a scholarship!

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Queensland Ballet plans Women's Week event

Posted on: 7/2/2018 8:00AM

Queensland Ballet tells women to Aim HighOn Tuesday, March 6, Queensland Ballet (QB) will celebrate Women’s Week 2018 with a two-hour early morning event, applauding the incredible contribution women and girls make to the ecology of ballet. 100 female dance studio owners, students and family members from metropolitan and regional Queensland will be invited to QB’s home at the Thomas Dixon Centre in West End.

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