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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Dance at Terry Simpson Studios this summer

Posted on: 21/12/2016 1:00PM

Dance Summer School AdelaideSouth Australia's Terry Simpson Studios will offer its Summer School next month. With qualified professional staff and some of the finest teachers in Australia leading classes, dancers will study Classical Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Contemporary, Yoga and Body Conditioning.

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NSW dancers innovate in local & global arenas

Posted on: 20/12/2016 11:00AM

Opal Vapour. Photo by Lucy Parakhina.The Innovating Dance Practice Grant is an initiative of Ausdance NSW to assist professional dance practitioners residing in NSW to develop and innovate their practice through funds made available by Arts NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. The first round of grant recipients has been announced.

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PCA to hold 2017 Summer Dance Camp

Posted on: 19/12/2016 7:00AM

Summer Dance Camp 2017Performing Camps of Australia (PCA) is offering a three-day Summer Dance Camp in 2017. With the minimum age set at 7, the camp will include overnight accommodation, all meals, dance classes, a PCA t-shirt, a drink bottle, an Energetiks Show Bag, plus activities like beach time, trivia night and movie night.

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2016 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations

Posted on: 17/12/2016 10:00AM

2016 Sydney Theatre Awards nominations announcedThis week, nominations were announced for the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday, January 23 at the Seymour Centre, a much larger venue than previous years due to the burgeoning popularity of the ceremony. The nominees for the Best Choreography in a Musical Award are Amy Campbell, Andrew Hallsworth and Cameron Mitchell.

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2017 Summer School with Kirsty Martin

Posted on: 15/12/2016 1:00PM

National College of Dance 2017 Summer School AustraliaHow would you like to dance with Kirsty Martin of The Australian Ballet School and David Mack of Sydney Dance Company in NSW this summer? If this sounds like a dream come true and you’re between 3 years old and pre-professional status, then the National College of Dance (NCD) has a summer school for you!

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Royal Ballet touring to Brisbane in 2017

Posted on: 14/12/2016 8:00AM

The Royal Ballet. Photo by Tristram KentonQueensland dance fans, have you heard the exciting news? The Royal Ballet is touring to QPAC in 2017! In exclusive performances, Britain’s flagship performing arts company will present Woolf Works on June 29-July 2 and The Winter’s Tale on July 5-9.

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Arts South Australia awards Sally Chance

Posted on: 13/12/2016 12:00PM

Arts South Australia Ruby Award for founder of Restless Dance TheatreMany cultural luminaries were recognised at this year’s Ruby Awards held on Saturday, December 10 at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Grainger Studio. Sally Chance, founder of Restless Dance Theatre, won Arts South Australia’s Ruby Award for Sustained Contribution by an Individual.

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The McDonald College offers International Summer School 2017

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

International Summer School in AustraliaThe International Summer School for Dancers and Dance Teachers returns next month to The McDonald College in NSW. Directed by Jacqui Dumont and Lisa Haack, this program offers Senior Courses (11 to 18 years) and Junior Courses (7 to 10 years) in modern, air-conditioned facilities. Bookings are still being accepted.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Genée medalists

Posted on: 12/12/2016 7:00AM

Genee International Ballet CompetitionLast night’s final for the 2016 Genée International Ballet Competition was held in front a packed audience at the Sydney Opera House. The annual flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance, the competition attracted 86 of the world’s finest young dancers from 12 countries, aged between 15 to 19 years old and culminated in a final that was judged by David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, and Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Prestigious gold medals were awarded to Australian dancers...

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Broadway's Sierra Boggess to tour Australia

Posted on: 9/12/2016 8:00AM

Broadway and West End music theatre starBroadway and West End music theatre star Sierra Boggess is set to tour Australia for the first time in late autumn 2017. Known for her leading lady roles in blockbusters like Phantom of The Opera and Disney’s The Little Mermaid, she will visit Sydney’s State Theatre from June 3; Brisbane’s QPAC Concert Hall from June 8; and Arts Centre Melbourne from June 10.

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Brent Street offers 2017 Summer Camps

Posted on: 8/12/2016 7:30AM

BRENT STREET SUMMER CAMP 2017Brent Street, a highly regarded performing arts training centre in Sydney, will soon be hosting its 2017 Summer Camps. If you’re an emerging talent in dance, music or song (and aged from 8 to 18), you’re invited to give those talents an extra boost at one of Brent Street’s weeklong intensive courses.

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MBC to premiere ‘Being & Time’ in March 2017

Posted on: 7/12/2016 9:00AM

Being & Time featuring Alexander Bryce and Marsha PeckerMelbourne Ballet Company (MBC) will launch its 2017 Season with the world premiere of its triple bill Being & Time. Set for March 11 and 12, it will present three new contemporary ballets by iconic choreographers.

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International Ballet Workshops coming up

Posted on: 6/12/2016 8:00PM

Australia and New Zealand guest ballet workshopsAre you a ballet student aged 7 and up living in or near Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Sydney, Hobart or Auckland? If so, International Ballet Workshops is bringing elite ballet teachers from abroad to your area on its upcoming January 2017 tour!

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Royal Caribbean's Dancer & Singer Auditions

Posted on: 5/12/2016 11:03PM

Royal Caribbean auditions for dancers & singers in AustraliaNow’s your chance to travel and see the world while dancing professionally! Royal Caribbean Productions is visiting Australia this month in search of contemporary, hip-hop and commercial dancers. Cruise officials are also seeking Aussie singers who can handle various styles, like pop, rock, jazz and musical theatre.

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VDF2017 Gala Showcase Tickets on Sale

Posted on: 3/12/2016 8:45AM

Gala Showcase Tickets On Sale for 2017The Victorian Dance Festival has announced that its Gala Showcase tickets for 2017 are now on sale. Taking place Saturday, March 18, this event will see 500 dance students, professionals and companies take to the stage at the iconic Melbourne Town Hall.

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2016 Rob Guest Endowment Award Winners

Posted on: 2/12/2016 9:00AM

Linden Furnell won the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment AwardThe winner of the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced at a thrilling Grand Final Concert at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in November. Competing against five other outstanding Semi-Finalists with his performances of Part of the Painting and Moving Too Fast, Linden Furnell took out the prestigious award after being chosen by an expert panel of judges, which included Kelley Abbey, Guy Simpson, Andrew Pole and Michael James Scott.

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Audition for the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Posted on: 1/12/2016 5:00AM

Australian audition for the Bolshoi Ballet AcademyThe Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow will send representatives to Australia in January to host a workshop and audition in southern Sydney. Open to dancers ages 9 and up, this summer program will focus on Classical Ballet, Character, Pointe and Variations.

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2016 Sharp Short Dance Award Winners

Posted on: 30/11/2016 1:05PM

2016 Sharp Short Dance Award WinnersConcluding its annual showcase of the dance industry’s rising stars, Sharp Short Dance, a dance festival presented by FORM Dance Projects at Riverside Theatres, announced its 2016 award winners on Saturday, November 19.

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Energetiks holds a Christmas Clearance Sale!

Posted on: 30/11/2016 5:45AM

Online dancewear and dance shoes saleEnergetiks, the acclaimed Australian dance and active wear brand beloved by many, has just announced a Christmas Clearance Sale starting Wednesday, November 30 at 10 am AEDT. Don’t miss your chance to grab some bargains for Christmas pressies!

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Australian Ballet School performs in Sydney

Posted on: 29/11/2016 11:00AM

Showcase 2016 at the Sydney Opera HouseFor the first time in over a decade, balletomanes in Sydney have the opportunity to see the talented students of The Australian Ballet School. These stars of the future will perform at the Sydney Opera House this Sunday, December 4 with the creativity, passion and artistic expression championed under the leadership of Lisa Pavane.

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10 Aussies chosen for 45th Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 29/11/2016 9:45AM

Dancer competing at the 2016 Prix de Lausanne. Photo by Gregory Batardon.The Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition for young dancers, recently announced its 2017 selected candidates. The event, which will take place on January 29-February 5 at Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland, accepted 74 competitors. Of those, 10 are from Australia.

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Co3 announces 2017 Programming

Posted on: 28/11/2016 9:00AM

Western Australia’s contemporary dance companyWestern Australia’s contemporary dance company Co3 recently revealed its 2017 Season to its supporters in an event at the Courtyard in the State Theatre Centre of WA. The jam-packed year ahead will include the programs Frank Enstein, THE ZONE and Crazy Times.

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Call for Dance Massive 2017 Applications

Posted on: 25/11/2016 9:00AM

Call for ApplicationsAusdance Victoria will present Open Studios - New Works and Tour Ready - Meet & Greet as part of Dance Massive 2017. The call for applications opened on November 16. The deadline to apply is December 1.

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Melbourne City Ballet's ‘Madame Butterfly’

Posted on: 24/11/2016 9:30AM

Melbourne City BalletMelbourne City Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo will bring to life the tragic opera favourite Madame Butterfly at the Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre on December 17 and 18.

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The Australian Ballet revs up for ‘Faster’

Posted on: 23/11/2016 10:00AM

The Australian Ballet's 2017 SeasonCharging onto the stage with athleticism, Faster opens The Australian Ballet’s Sydney and Melbourne 2017 seasons at full velocity. As of Monday, November 21, single tickets are now on sale for both seasons.

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SPIEGEL’ESQUE to be premiered in Sydney

Posted on: 22/11/2016 8:00PM

Theatrical cabaret at Spiegel Zelt SydneyThe new theatrical cabaret sensation SPIEGEL’ESQUE opens this week in Sydney! Performed in the magnificent 97-year-old Spiegel Zelt in the piazza of Leichhardt’s Italian Forum, SPIEGEL’ESQUE is part cabaret, part song and dance, part circus, and all decadent world-class entertainment.

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