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QL2 Dance’s 2017 Quantum Leap Auditions

Posted on: 30/1/2017 8:00AM

Quantum Leap presents This Poisoned SeaQL2 Dance in Canberra will soon hold its annual auditions for its Quantum Leap ensemble, a troupe for young dancers aged 15-26 with a creative mind and significant dance or gymnastics experience. Auditions are set for 12 February at QL2 Studio, Gorman Arts Centre.


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ADT holds 2017 Youth Ensemble Auditions

Posted on: 27/1/2017 9:15AM

Australian Dance Theatre Youth EnsembleAustralian Dance Theatre (ADT) is on the search for talented male and female dancers aged 14-20 to join the 2017 intake of the ADT Youth Ensemble. Participation in the Youth Ensemble will provide essential, unmatched experience to aspiring professional dancers, with performance opportunities at upcoming festivals and events.


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Come to ACPE’s Open Day!

Posted on: 27/1/2017 8:00AM

Australian College of Physical Education Open DayThe Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) will host an Open Day at its Sydney Olympic Park campus on Saturday, February 4! If you’ve ever considered a career in dance, this is an excellent opportunity to find out more about ACPE’s industry-focused Bachelor degrees.


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Sioned Huws & Reina Kimura call for artists

Posted on: 27/1/2017 6:25AM

Critical Path SydneyContemporary dance practitioners Sioned Huws and Reina Kimura (Japan/UK) invite local Sydney area people to take part in their new project through Critical Path’s Development Program. Participants do not need to have experience in dance or performance, merely an interest in movement, theatre, architecture and art.


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Free dance workshop with Eko Suprinyato and Ahil Ratnamohan

Posted on: 26/1/2017 8:00AM

Campbelltown Arts Centre dance residency January 2017World-renowned dance artists Eko Suprinyato and Ahil Ratnamohan have been at Campbelltown Arts Centre in NSW throughout January, working on the development of a new dance work. Their residency will soon present a free public dance workshop on Tuesday, January 31.


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Tasdance Open Day this weekend

Posted on: 25/1/2017 7:00AM

Dance classes in Launceston, Tasmania, AustraliaTasdance is a dance organisation based in Launceston, Tasmania that’s home to a professional company and a lineup of public classes. It invites all locals interested in learning dance to come try up to three different dance styles at its Open Day this Saturday, January 28, 2017.


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Jax & Daz of Muggera Dancers at Yabun Fest

Posted on: 24/1/2017 7:30AM

Muggera DancersReturning this Thursday, January 26, the Yabun Festival is the largest one-day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. Local dancers should be sure to check out the Corroboree Ground, which will be hosted by Jax and Daz from the Muggera Dancers, well-known as stars of Logie Award-nominated TV series Move it Mob Style.


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Mia Michaels coming down under for 1st time

Posted on: 23/1/2017 7:31AM

Mia Michaels Live In AustraliaInternationally renowned choreographer Mia Michaels has announced that she’s coming to Australia for the first time to hold workshops for student dancers and teachers in February 2017. Her masterclasses will be held in Melbourne and Sydney.


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VDF announces Kathryn McCormick & Tate McRae appearances

Posted on: 21/1/2017 6:00AM

Victorian Dance Festival Special Guests 2017The highly anticipated Victorian Dance Festival (VDF) recently announced that U.S. and Canadian dance celebrities Kathryn McCormick and Tate McRae will be appearing at VDF 2017 this March!


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STRUT's first master workshop of 2017

Posted on: 20/1/2017 7:30AM

STRUT Dance. Meeting by Hamilton and Macindoe. Image by Gregory Lorenzutti.Expressions of Interest are still being accepted for STRUT Dance’s first program of 2017 – a Master Workshop with Antony Hamilton and his longtime collaborator Alisdair Macindoe. This collaborative opportunity will take place February 20 - March 3 at King Street Arts Centre and State Theatre Centre of WA in Studio Underground.


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Energetiks releases new urban-inspired collection, Linkd

Posted on: 19/1/2017 7:24AM

Linkd urban dancewear by EnergetiksEncouraging dancers to be ‘anything but ordinary’, Linkd is innovative Australian dancewear brand, Energetiks’ newest collection - released this week. The line delivers a much-needed dose of urban essentials to the commercial dance market. Linkd is the result of the collaboration with well-known Australian commercial dancers, David McLean and Cat Santos.


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West Australian Ballet begins Season 2017

Posted on: 18/1/2017 9:00AM

West Australian Ballet’s 2017 summer seasonPerth audiences are in for yet another treat with the return of West Australian Ballet’s summer season – Ballet at the Quarry – on February 3 – 25. Proving the hottest festival ticket in town, the mixed-bill program of contemporary ballet has sold to capacity three years running.


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2017 Sydney Eisteddfod events announced!

Posted on: 17/1/2017 2:31PM

Sydney Eisteddfod 2017 eventsThe Sydney Eisteddfod recently announced its 2017 event dates. Entries close 13 March for those wanting to compete in Dance, Classical Singing, Contemporary Singing, Choirs, Piano, Instrumental Solos and Duos, Instrumental Groups, or Speech and Drama this year.


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Canadian hipster circus coming to Sydney

Posted on: 16/1/2017 9:00AM

Québécois Cirque Alfonse brings BARBU to SydneyIt’s circus as performance art and beards across the board when the Québécois Cirque Alfonse brings BARBU to the Sydney Opera House this February. BARBU flings the audience into a fairground time warp of kooky curiosities and feats of spellbinding strength and skill, all inspired by Montreal’s burgeoning circus scene at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.


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‘On One Condition' at Adelaide Fringe

Posted on: 13/1/2017 11:00AM

Dan Daw's autobiographical soloMurmuration Associate Director Dan Daw's autobiographical solo On One Condition will soon be presented at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in February.


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Ballet Theatre of Queensland’s ‘Cinderella’

Posted on: 12/1/2017 8:00AM

Cinderella by Ballet Theatre of QueenslandThis year, the Ballet Theatre of Queensland (BTQ) celebrates 80 years as the state’s premier youth dance company. To kick off this exciting anniversary season, it will present its adaptation of the Charles Perrault fairytale Cinderella to Brisbane audiences on January 19-21 at QPAC’s Concert Hall.


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SUPERCELL set to stun Brisbane

Posted on: 11/1/2017 8:00AM

Passing by Amrita Hepi and Jahra Wasasala. Photo by Lucy Alcorn.A new festival of contemporary dance is set to hit Brisbane in February! SUPERCELL will be presented at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts from 18 – 25 February.


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Bridge Dance Intensive 2017

Posted on: 10/1/2017 8:00AM

2017 Bridge Dance Intensive NSWApplications close this Friday for Bridge Dance Intensive 2017, being held in February at ACPE, Sydney Olympic Park. Workshop facilitators include Shaun Parker, Dean Walsh and Kay Armstrong.


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Morning Melodies at Arts Centre Melbourne

Posted on: 9/1/2017 8:00AM

Morning Melodies at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2017Australian music favourites Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Marina Prior and Rhonda Burchmore are among the entertainment icons who have joined Arts Centre Melbourne’s 2017 Morning Melodies program. The feel-good concerts held each month at Hamer Hall will showcase an eclectic mix of celebrated Australian and international artists performing an array of musical and dance styles.


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‘DUSTY’ opens in Adelaide

Posted on: 6/1/2017 10:00AM

Adelaide Festival Centre presents DUSTY The MusicalCalling all Adelaide musical theatre fans! Have you seen DUSTY The Musical since it opened last week at Festival Theatre? The production runs through 22 January and features an Adelaide native named Baylie Carson playing the young Dusty.


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Melbourne Latin Festival reveals next theme

Posted on: 5/1/2017 9:00AM

Melbourne Latin Festival 2017While some details are still being finalised, Melbourne Latin Festival organisers Natalie and Pauline Montano have announced that this year’s MLF theme is “The Great Gatsby.” Past themes have included Arabian Nights, Superheros and Villains, Burlesque, and even Walt Disney. The 9th Melbourne Latin Festival will be held April 7-9 at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance.


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MBC reflects on 2016 & looks ahead

Posted on: 4/1/2017 10:00AM

Choreographer Simon Hoy on his companyIn the midst of the holiday season, Melbourne Ballet Company Director and Resident Choreographer Simon Hoy found time to reflect on all his company had accomplished in 2016. Likewise, he also cast his vision for the New Year.


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Dancehouse seeks a Program Producer

Posted on: 2/1/2017 10:00AM

Melbourne dance organisationDancehouse in Melbourne is seeking a new Program Producer. Jessica Morris Payne, who has been serving in the role, is leaving the organisation. Dancehouse wrote in a recent newsletter that Payne’s contribution to the organisation has been “invaluable” and that she will be "dearly missed by everyone.”


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‘Lord of the Flies’ pro cast announced

Posted on: 30/12/2016 8:00AM

Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the FliesIn what promises to be one of the biggest theatrical events of 2017 in Australia, Arts Centre Melbourne is bringing Sir Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies to the State Theatre stage from 5 – 9 April. It has just been announced that New Adventures Principal Dancer Dominic North will play the principal role of Ralph alongside Luke Murphy (Piggy) and Dan Wright (Jack) in the Australian premiereThey will be joined by six Australian professional dancers – plus a company of 23 boys and young men who will be cast soon.


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Ausdance ACT's Move Up program is back

Posted on: 29/12/2016 8:00AM

Move Up Professional Learning Program for Dance Teachers in CanberraAusdance ACT's TQI-registered Move Up professional learning program provides an invaluable opportunity for regional dance teachers to network, exchange ideas and learn new approaches in a hands-on and engaging environment. The program returns this summer featuring outstanding industry leaders.


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‘Burn the Floor’ still sizzling after two decades

Posted on: 28/12/2016 8:00AM

Burn the Floor coming to Melbourne in January 2017The iconic ballroom spectacular Burn the Floor will soon launch its 20th anniversary year at Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre on January 6-15! Featuring live singers and a band “re-imagining music from Santana to Led Zeppelin”, the production will present 14 top ballroom dancers in routines choreographed by Peta Roby, based on original choreography by Jason Gilkison.


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ilDance Summer Intensive in Melbourne

Posted on: 27/12/2016 10:00AM

Summer Dance Intensive in MelbourneYellow Wheel and The Space School of Performance Arts in Melbourne will offer professional development programs for dance leaders and young, pre-professional dancers led by internationally acclaimed artists Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni (of ilDance/Sweden) and Yellow Wheel’s own Artistic Director Adam Wheeler.


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Final Call for Auditions at AMPA

Posted on: 26/12/2016 9:35AM

AMPA in SydneyIt’s not too late to apply to audition for 2017 intake into the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) in Sydney! Audition appointments are still available to make the cut for the start of the first program intake in the New Year. If you’re serious about making a career out of Dance or Musical Theatre, apply now!


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‘Ballerina’ film to be released in cinemas

Posted on: 23/12/2016 8:00AM

Animated film Ballerina in AustraliaThe new animated film Ballerina is set to be released in Australia on 12 January 2017. Co-directed by Eric Summer and Éric Warin, it stars the voices of actress Elle Fanning, dancer and model Maddie Ziegler, actor Dane DeHaan, and Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen.


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RAD shows loyalty to independent artists

Posted on: 22/12/2016 7:45AM

RAD shows loyalty to Australian independent artistsThe Royal Academy of Dance has partnered with Ausdance NSW to assist independent dance artists residing in NSW through sponsored arts residences. This meets a serious need after a lot of artists' government funding was cut.


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