DANCE NEWS


Twisted Broadway coming to Melbourne & Sydney

Posted on: 23/5/2012 9:05AM

musical theatre AustraliaTwisted Broadway returns in 2012 for its largest concert series. Audiences will be entertained by cast members from Australia’s hit musical productions, including Love Never Dies, A Chorus Line, Annie, Moonshadow, Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, and more.


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New Cities & More Prizes for Showcase Championships

Posted on: 22/5/2012 6:26AM

Showcase National Dance ChampionshipsShowcase National Dance Championships will increase its Australian and New Zealand tour this season to include up to 18 Regionals. With a massive prize pool of over $85,000 up for grabs this year, the search is on for the next generation of top dance studios.


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Behind the Scenes with Leigh Warren & Dancers

Posted on: 18/5/2012 4:03AM

Hear from Leigh Warren and Dancer’s Bec Jones and Jesse Martin as they talk about the company’s new work Pari Passu...touch which premiered at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre last night.


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Brisbane Festival this September

Posted on: 13/5/2012 4:03AM

Brisbane Festival will reach new heights from 8-29 September with amazing local talent joining performers from across Australia, the USA, Germany, South America and Israel. The Festival will present three weeks of world-first collaborations, exciting dance premieres, poignant theatre, steamy circus and incredible classical music and opera.


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Get "The Voice"

Posted on: 9/5/2012 1:07AM

We all love The Voice but have you got it? Here Brent Street Head of Singing Darren Mapes shares 10 secrets on to how to break into the singing industry: Brentstreet.com.au/top-tips-singing


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Matthew Bourne Swan Lake 3D in Cinemas this Weekend

Posted on: 3/5/2012 2:00AM

Initially premiering in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake has been seen all over the world, has received more that 30 international theatre awards, and is on its way to become the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway. Now Bourne's Swan Lake is being presented as a 3D movie, screening in Australian cinemas this Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6.


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Dance Week!

Posted on: 1/5/2012 1:05AM

Australian dancers, it’s Dance Week! Dance Week runs from April 28 to May 6, so get out and dance or support dance in your local area.


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Sydney Bachata Festival this weekend!

Posted on: 24/4/2012 12:00PM

Get ready for an amazing weekend of Bachata and Latin dance celebrations in Sydney, starting Thursday April 26 with an official pre-party. With workshops and performances running from Friday to Sunday, and a lineup of international guests, the Sydney International Bachata Festival is a must attend event.


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World's Largest Student Ballet Comp Comes to a Close

Posted on: 18/4/2012 7:00AM

Next week New York will be a buzz with Youth America Grand Prix events. The International Student Ballet and Contemporary Dance Scholarship Competition finals will run from April 22-26, followed by the annually sold-out YAGP Closing Night Gala on April 27.  Then to finish off the celebrations YAGP will hold a Gala Tribute honouring Natalia Makarova. YAGP is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition.


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World's Greatest Male Comedy Ballet

Posted on: 17/4/2012 8:26AM

Comedy ballet company Les Ballets Eloelle (as in ‘LOL’) is currently touring Australia and New Zealand, and leaving laughter in its wake. Direct from New York and featuring some of the world’s best male ballet dancers, Les Ballets Eloelle’s Men In Pink Tights, has the audience in stiches as it makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about ballet.


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New Dance Reality TV Show

Posted on: 13/4/2012 8:00AM

Network Ten has announced four new reality shows, with one of them being a dance competition! Everybody Dance Now, produced by FremantleMedia Australia, will be a new series for Australian’s of all ages and every form of dance.


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Dance Film 'Life In Movement' in Cinemas

Posted on: 11/4/2012 10:02AM

NOT TO BE MISSED! For any aspiring artist or performer, whatever your medium, whether at the beginning of your journey, fully established, or just interested in the creative process, this movie is for you. Life in Movement, created by independent company Closer Productions opens in selected cinemas across Australia this Thursday April 12th.


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Win $1,000 Bloch Studio Wardrobe!

Posted on: 30/3/2012 7:00AM

To celebrate the launch of the Bloch Studio Fall/Winter 2012 Collection, Bloch are giving away a $1,000 wardrobe.  All you have to do to enter is join Bloch on Facebook and answer this simple question: "Where will you wear your $1,000 Bloch Studio wardrobe?" Click here to enter.


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3 Day Ballet & Contemporary Workshop

Posted on: 29/3/2012 8:59AM

Newcastle Ballet Theatre is holding a three day intensive classical ballet and contemporary workshop this April. Ballet master classes will be taught by Rider D Vierling and Kristy Tancred, professional dancers and teachers in the United States and contemporary master classes will be taught by Jason Winters.


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Why Laurieann Gibson said Goodbye to Lady Gaga

Posted on: 28/3/2012 7:40AM

Celebrity choreographer Laurieann Gibson, famous for her work as Creative Director for Lady Gaga has chosen to cease working with the music star, in a controversial move.


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Energetiks opens Outlet Store!

Posted on: 27/3/2012 8:00AM

Australian dancewear innovators, Energetiks, have opened a factory outlet store in Bentleigh East, Victoria. The store houses a huge range of Energetiks dancewear, footwear, costumes and accessories at discounted prices. The store at 239 East Boundary Road is just a few doors down from Energetiks’ popular East Bentleigh concept store.


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Images of The Australian Ballet

Posted on: 23/3/2012 10:00PM

Award winning artist Debra Luccio’s Images of The Australian Ballet was officially opened by David McAllister AM, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet on March 11 and will run until April 1 at Steps Gallery, Lygon Street, Carlton South VIC.


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Applications Open - Australia's Best Dance Crew

Posted on: 21/3/2012 8:06AM

Compete for 3 prizes of $2,500!
The Australian Dance Festival is a celebration of Australia's Best in Dance. As a part of the celebrations ADF wants to showcase Australia's Best Dance Crews, across all styles, on Friday September 14.


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Brent Street Shines on Young Talent Time

Posted on: 16/3/2012 6:00AM

Sydney’s Brent Street Academy students recently appeared on Young Talent Time, dancing up a storm in colourful outfits to celebrate an 80's theme. Last week Brent Street students also took part in a number performed by Project Dance which won its section and will appear in the semifinals in coming weeks.


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Aussie Aaron Smyth joins The Royal Ballet

Posted on: 14/3/2012 7:46AM

Queenslander Aaron Smyth has signed a contract with The Royal Ballet. After dancing twice in the final of the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Ballet Scholarship, finishing fourth in Australia’s got Talent, winning the 2008 Genée Competition and wowing audiences with his performances as a member of ABT2, Aaron has found his place with one of the world’s top companies.


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Chunky Move presents Connected in America

Posted on: 13/3/2012 7:00AM

Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA will co-present Chunky Move in Connected March 24 and 25 at MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center in Massachusetts, USA. The company's U.S. tour marks the last performances under the artistic direction of Gideon Obarzanek.


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Dancenorth announces performances across Australia.

Posted on: 10/3/2012 5:27AM

Over the past two years Dancenorth has toured to New York and Macau, created two new full-length main stage works, and two Double Bill seasons, and built their education and community engagement programs. This year Dancenorth has an exciting full schedule of engagements across Australia.


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Captivating Youth Dance Performances

Posted on: 8/3/2012 9:30AM

In April, Australian Youth Dance Festival 2012 will present two performances, Shades Of Us and Dance To Discover, featuring over 150 young dancers and ten youth dance companies.


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Dance Teachers - Join Us in Vegas!

Posted on: 3/3/2012 4:24AM

Dance Teacher Web and Dance Informa invite you to attend a Conference & Expo unlike any other in an unparalleled setting – the Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas! Dance Teacher Web LIVE is three full days packed with interactive sessions, expo resources and special events.


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A Twisted Fairytale of Physical Theatre

Posted on: 1/3/2012 9:04AM

This Adelaide Fringe Festival new theatre company Beg Borrow and Steal will present eventyr: a garden story. The outdoor theatre and dance adventure, based on the much-loved fictional writings of Hans Christian Andersen, will premiere in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens from March 1-7.


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Audition for Universal Studios Singapore

Posted on: 28/2/2012 2:19AM

Representatives from Universal Studios Singapore are travelling to Australia this March in search of talented singers, dancers, stilt walkers, celebrity look-a-likes, and more to provide world-class entertainment. Auditions will be held in Melbourne and Sydney.


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Green Room Awards Nominations Announced

Posted on: 27/2/2012 12:00PM

The Green Room Awards are Melbourne's premier arts awards. The 2011 Awards nominees include Jo Lloyd for Future Perfect, Gideon Obarzanek for Assembly, Bangarra Dance Theater for Belong, John Jasperse Company for Becky, Jodi & John, and Kelly Devine for her choreography for Rock of Ages, amongst many others.


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Dancing Down Under Premieres March 16

Posted on: 24/2/2012 5:51AM

Dancing Down Under is a 10-part observational series following the amazing adventures of four young Australian Irish dancers as they compete at the 2010 Australia National Irish Dancing Championships held in Wollongong.  Starting Friday March 16, Dancing Down Under will screen every Friday at 6:30pm on ABC3


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Male Comedy Ballet Touring Aus

Posted on: 23/2/2012 7:34AM

Les Ballets Eloelle is a great way to enjoy dance! Featuring an international cast of male dancers, The Men in Pink Tights Tour in Australia and New Zealand brings a fresh, hysterical twist on the dance classics that are sure to make you LOL. Get your tickets! The tour is visiting all major cities and many regional centres.


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Australian Dance Awards Nominations Open

Posted on: 22/2/2012 4:13AM

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Australian Dance Awards. You can nominate a professional choreographer, dancer or company for an Australian Dance Award. Nominations close 29 February 2012.


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