DANCE NEWS


Co3 Junior & Senior Workshops return soon

Posted on: 15/12/2017 8:25AM

Act-Belong-Commit Co:Dance Junior workshopCo3's Act-Belong-Commit Co:Dance Junior and Senior Workshops are on again for the new year. This school holidays, Co3 introduces its Senior Co:Dance program, with four days of intensive contemporary dance training. It suits intermediate and advanced dancers from 13–18 years old. The Junior program, on the other hand, is five days and is meant for dancers 7–12 years old.


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Register for 2018 Countertechnique Intensive

Posted on: 14/12/2017 2:55PM

One Body, One Career IntensiveFrom July 2-13, 2018, the annual One Body, One Career Intensive (OBOC) will take place in Melbourne, Australia. Working for 10 full days with Countertechnique Founder and Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Master Teacher Nina Wollny and Alexander Technique expert Tom Koch, the OBOC offers a wealth of information to both first time and returning participants.


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'Sleeping Beauty' panto coming Winter 2018

Posted on: 13/12/2017 8:30AM

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions AustraliaBonnie Lythgoe Productions, the creative force behind The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell earlier this year, has announced its latest fairy tale classic. In 2018, Australia can awake from its enchanted slumber for the fun-for-all-the-family panto adventure Sleeping Beauty – A Knight Avenger’s Tale. This production will burst into Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from June 29 to July 8, and then land in Sydney’s majestic State Theatre from July 13 to 22.


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'Pieces for Small Spaces' returns to Melbourne

Posted on: 12/12/2017 8:45AM

Lucy Guerin Inc. in MelbourneIt's here again! Lucy Guerin Inc.’s Pieces for Small Spaces will open its 2017 run on Wednesday, December 13. Co-curated by Lucy Guerin, Resident Director Prue Lang and Mariaa Randall, this professional performance season will premiere five new dance works by five incredible independent artists: Amrita Hepi, Mariaa Randall, Nana Bilus Abaffy, Rheannan Port and Yumi Umiumare.


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National College of Dance preps for 2018 Summer Schools

Posted on: 11/12/2017 9:20AM

2018 Dance Summer SchoolsThe National College of Dance in Lambton, NSW is offering a Senior Summer School and a Junior Summer School in January 2018. There is still time to register! Guest teachers include Sophie Holloway, Jason Winters, Juliette “JET” Verne, Jacqui Stratton-Smith, Prudence Caldwell, Aaron Adkins, Jake Burden, Emma Jones, Jamie King and Montana Doyle.


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Sydney Eisteddfod plans 2018 Dance Events

Posted on: 8/12/2017 10:05AM

Janae Kerr. Photo by WinkiPoP Media.Sydney Eisteddfod will be celebrating its 85th Anniversary in 2018 and it has just put together its tentative calendar for this milestone festival. According to officials, final dates will become available in May after entries close and the organisation has the final number of entrants in each event.


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Telstra Ballet Dancer Award Winner named

Posted on: 7/12/2017 7:30AM

Valerie Tereshchenko gets Telstra Ballet Dancer Award 2017The Australian Ballet celebrated the Sydney premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Tuesday night. However, the production wasn’t the only exciting aspect of the evening, as the 2017 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award Winner was also announced.


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Cirque du Soleil holds Open Dance Auditions

Posted on: 6/12/2017 7:20AM

Australian Cirque du Soleil Auditions 2018The Cirque du Soleil Casting Team is looking for new talent for its current shows and upcoming creations. It will be holding open dance auditions in Australia for the following disciplines: Contemporary, Classical, Jazz, Acrobatics and Urban Styles, such as Hip-Hop, Breakdance, Popping, Waving and Waacking. 


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BCDI is about one month away

Posted on: 5/12/2017 7:30AM

Expressions Dance Company Summer IntensiveExpressions Dance Company’s next Brisbane Contemporary Dance Intensive (BCDI) is about one month away! As Queensland’s most highly regarded short training course for contemporary dance, BCDI is a fantastic option for those dancers aged 12-17+ who want to deepen their technique and expand their performance skills.


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Melbourne City Ballet announces Season 2018

Posted on: 4/12/2017 8:45AM

2018 Programming of Melbourne City BalletIn 2018, Melbourne City Ballet (MCB) will seek to breathe new life into some of its greatest classical works to date. Four full-length classical works and a children’s ballet will grace the stage – Sleeping Beauty, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Peter and The Wolf and The Nutcracker.


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Royal Caribbean casting dancers and singers

Posted on: 2/12/2017 5:25AM

Royal Caribbean Productions holds auditions in AustraliaThis month, Royal Caribbean Productions will be touring Australia again in search of top-notch dancers and singers. From December 11, cruise line officials will be auditioning performers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Would you like to perform while travelling the world? Could this be your big break?


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The Australian Ballet starts 2018 with ‘Murphy’

Posted on: 1/12/2017 11:05PM

The Australian BalletThe Australian Ballet opens its 2018 season with Murphy, a tribute to one of the country’s greatest choreographers, Graeme Murphy, who celebrates his milestone 50-year career in ballet. The program brings together a diverse selection of works by the master storyteller, including his exquisite retelling of the Firebird story.


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'Valentine' wraps up at Blue Room Theatre

Posted on: 30/11/2017 7:15AM

Kynan Hughes choreographyChoreographer Kynan Hughes has produced a new work about an old story. Valentine, which opened November 14 and concludes it’s run this Saturday, December 2, looks at how there is “far too little love in the world and everyone quenches their loneliness whichever way they can.”


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The McDonald College announces its Elite Masterclass Series 2018

Posted on: 29/11/2017 10:00PM

The McDonald College NSW AustraliaAfter a successful program with the Royal Ballet School’s Anita Young in 2017, the Elite Masterclass Series returns to The McDonald College in 2018. This April school holiday program aims to give intermediate to advanced ballet and dance students exposure to exclusive training from industry professionals from around the world. Registration opens December 11.


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Flexible Industry Training at The Space

Posted on: 28/11/2017 8:30AM

Full time dance course MelbourneThe Space Dance & Arts Centre in Melbourne has announced auditions for Friday, December 8 for its Flexible Intensive Industry Training (F.I.I.T.) programme, a new and exciting addition to the Melbourne professional dance training scene.


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Nominate for 2018 Australian Dance Awards!

Posted on: 27/11/2017 9:00AM

The Australian Ballet at the 2017 Australian Dance AwardsNominations for the 2018 Australian Dance Awards are now open! Voting will close at midnight on February 28, 2018. Head to the Ausdance website to nominate memorable or outstanding performances, people or achievements from this year.


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10th 'Sharp Short Dance' crowns winners

Posted on: 26/11/2017 1:00PM

FORM Dance Projects' 10th Annual Sharp Short Dance FestivalThe 10th Annual Sharp Short Dance festival presented by FORM Dance Projects declared its 2017 award winners at an exciting final event held at Riverside Theatres on the evening of Saturday, November 18. Young dancers and choreographers aged 21 years and under competed for awards and highly sought-after industry secondments.


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APAM 2018 announces companies

Posted on: 25/11/2017 8:05AM

Australian Performing Arts Market 2018From February 19-23, 2018, performing arts industry leaders will descend on Brisbane for the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM), Australia’s largest internationally focused trade-market for contemporary performing arts. APAM delegates and attendees will see 12 dance companies and artists in total. For the first time, the public is welcome in to see one.


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Era Jouravlev bound for VDF 2018

Posted on: 24/11/2017 8:00AM

Joffrey Ballet School TeacherEra Jouravlev of the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in New York City is coming to the 2018 Energetiks Victorian Dance Festival, courtesy of Dance Informa. Jouravlev will teach two ballet classes and will scout for young dancers at the festival, which will run February 16-18 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.


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Royal Caribbean Auditions in 3 Cities

Posted on: 23/11/2017 9:05AM

Australian Cruise Line Auditions December 2017In just a few weeks, Royal Caribbean Productions will be touring Australia again in search of top-notch dancers and singers. From December 11, cruise line officials will be auditioning performers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Would you like to perform while travelling the world? Could this be your big break?


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Ausdance WA announces new program

Posted on: 23/11/2017 8:00AM

Regional Arts Partnerships Program for Contemporary DanceAusdance WA recently announced that it was launching the Regional Arts Partnerships Program for Contemporary Dance. RAPP is aimed at bringing together regional artists and arts organisations with key service organisations to create collaborative partnership groups to drive regional arts development across Western Australia.


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Certify in AcroDance with trusted syllabus

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

AcroDance Certification CourseThe Acrobatic Arts syllabus is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Dance Teachers and Studio Owners are invited to take a Certification Course when Acrobatic Arts comes to Australia in January.


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Perth Festival launches 2018 Program

Posted on: 21/11/2017 7:15AM

Perth Festival 2018This summer, the 2018 Perth Festival invites you to see art in a different light and revel in a feast of captivating experiences to suit every taste and budget. The Festival welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from February 9 to March 4 as more than 700 of the planet’s best and brightest artists and entertainers descend on Perth for one of the world’s most magnificent multi-arts celebrations.


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The Space seeks to raise $60k for Skydeck

Posted on: 20/11/2017 10:00PM

Melbourne dance studio and dance hall fundraiserThe Space Dance & Arts Centre in Melbourne is fundraising $60,000 to deck out its new dance studio, performance space and function room – The Skydeck. Last year, like many other urban creative facilities, The Space on Chapel Street in Prahran found out it was losing three of its dance studios to a property developer. They ask for the dance community’s support as they attempt to complete this new rooftop expansion project. 


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'STOMP' returns to Australia in 2018

Posted on: 20/11/2017 11:45AM

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions brings STOMP to Australia again in 2018The 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 and “pure stage magic”.  The show will tour to Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Sydney from May to August next year.


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WeAreSOUND premieres ‘Train of Thought’

Posted on: 17/11/2017 7:30AM

WeAreSOUNDWeAreSOUND, led by Artistic Director Callum Mooney, will soon premiere its new dance theatre production, Train of Thought. The work will present a fusion of physical theatre, contemporary dance, hip-hop and comedy at the Annandale Creative Arts Centre, located in the Inner West of Sydney.


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Dance Force on the road for Grad Tour 2017

Posted on: 16/11/2017 11:45AM

Australian Full Time Dance CoursesDance Force, a studio and training organisation based in Tweed Heads South, NSW, offers everything from introductory preschool dance classes to accredited courses for aspiring professionals. Dance Force also has competitive dance teams, hip-hop crews and after-school classes for recreational dancers. Now Dance Force is hosting its Grad Tour 2017, where its full-time course graduates present a complete show in various cities across Australia.


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Cameron Daddo joins 'Rocky Horror Show'

Posted on: 15/11/2017 1:35PM

The Rocky Horror Show in AustraliaStage and screen leading man Cameron Daddo will join the cast of the rock and roll musical The Rocky Horror Show. Daddo will play the role of the Narrator in the Adelaide and Brisbane seasons of the show. His most recent stage credits include Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music across Australia and The Haunting at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre.


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Wish Upon a Ballet Star names 10 Finalists

Posted on: 14/11/2017 12:35PM

Queensland Ballet contest for Young DancersQueensland Ballet Principal Partner Suncorp is giving one lucky Queensland boy or girl the chance to appear in Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker in December. Many young dancers entered the Suncorp Wish Upon A Ballet Star Contest but only 10 were named finalists.


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WAAPA presents ‘Verge’ & promotes auditions

Posted on: 13/11/2017 11:30AM

Verge Dance Season 2017 at WAAPAThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) will present its next dance season, Verge, on November 18-25 in the Geoff Gibbs Theatre at Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley. This program of two original contemporary works and a timeless ballet classic celebrates the skill and artistry of the graduating students. In addition, WAAPA will host auditions for its 2018 Propel Dance program in December.


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