DANCE NEWS


Ea Sola brings Drought & Rain to Arts Centre Melbourne

Posted on: 15/8/2012 4:00PM

Dance at Arts Centre MelbourneDrought and Rain, an iconic dance production exploring the recall of historic and cultural memory from French Vietnamese Choreographer Ea Sola is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne this September 20-22. artscentremelbourne.com.au


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Auditions - Universal Studios Japan!

Posted on: 15/8/2012 12:18PM

Dance Auditions Universal Studios JapanThis months Universal Studios Japan are holding Australian auditions in the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne for versatile dancers who can sing, face characters/actors, singers who move well, stunt performers and jet skiers & water skiers/jumpers. www.universalauditions.com/japan


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2012 Schools Spectacular

Posted on: 14/8/2012 5:56AM

Sydney Schools Spectacular2012 marks the 29th year of one of Australia’s most colourful and inspiring events on the entertainment calendar, the Schools Spectacular.  This year 3,600 students from 400 NSW public schools will showcase their talent and hard work in an epic production of dance, music, song and dazzling costumes and brilliant choreography that will captivate audiences of all ages.


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New exhibition en pointe: 50 years of The Australian Ballet

Posted on: 14/8/2012 2:44AM

The Australian BalletFrom Saturday 9 June – Sunday 23 September, Arts Centre Melbourne visitors can enjoy a free exhibition that maps out The Australian Ballet’s remarkable career both nationally and internationally. Time In Motion: 50 Years of The Australian Ballet revisits the memorable moments of The Australian Ballet and gives patrons a behind-the-scenes look at their history and creative process.


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Mrs P - 50 Years a Celebration

Posted on: 4/8/2012 10:00PM

In salute to a doyenne of Australian Ballet, Tanya Pearson OAM, a full length ballet is being staged this weekend telling the extraordinary story of her life. Many dancers have flown into Sydney to perform in her honour, including the Australian Ballet's Lucinda Dunn, Halaina Hills and Christopher Rodgers-Wilson.


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Australian Dance Festival Announces Instructors

Posted on: 2/8/2012 7:18PM

Australian Dance FestivalThe Australian Dance Festival is now just 6 weeks away, and dancers from all over Australia are getting ready for the one event which brings together Australia’s best dancers, best choreographers, and best teachers. Once again, Dance Informa will be there to join in all the action.


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Brisbane Powerhouse is Dance this August!

Posted on: 31/7/2012 2:10AM

Dance at Brisbane PowerhouseOver the next two weeks Brisbane Powerhouse is presenting Briwyant by Vicki Van Hout and Tarian Malam (Night Dances) by Nan Jombang Dance Company of Indonesia. With a two show ticket package at only $40, these shows are not to be missed!


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Imperial Russian Ballet To Tour Australia

Posted on: 27/7/2012 4:29AM

Imperial Russian BalletFollowing their sell-out 2009, 2010 and 2011 performances of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Festival Of Russian Ballet, The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia to present Tchaikovsky's outstanding Sleeping Beauty in August until November 2012.


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Interested in Full Time Dance?

Posted on: 25/7/2012 1:04AM

Dance Informa's Full Time Dance & Auditions Guide is out now.
If you're serious about your dancing, full time dance can offer you the training you need to make a career of dance. Check out this helpful guide which provides information on the best courses across Australia and internationally with audition dates and requirements.


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Immersed 2012 Dance School YouTube Competition

Posted on: 23/7/2012 8:50PM

youTube dance competitionWant to perform at Melbourne's biggest dance industry night? One lucky dance school will get the opportunity to perform alongside some of Melbourne's top dancers, dance companies and choreographers at Immersed 2012 at The National Theatre on 8th September.


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Dance Auditions - Brent Street Academy

Posted on: 23/7/2012 8:00PM

Dance Auditions Brent Street AcademyBrent Street Academy's Pre-Professionals’ Program is auditioning on August 7th. Designed for talented young people who want to become top dance professionals, this audition-only, full-time course held in Sydney is an integrated academic and performing arts course for years 9 to 12.


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McDonald's Ballet Scholarships this weekend

Posted on: 18/7/2012 7:41AM

Ballet scholarship dancersEight of Australia’s most promising ballet students will compete for a total of $42,000 prize money in the final round of the 2012 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Ballet Scholarships this Sunday July 22nd at the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.


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Toowoomba ballet student wins junior scholarship at McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod

Posted on: 9/7/2012 1:12PM

Ballet McDonald’s Sydney EisteddfodAdjudicators Jayne Beddoe and Brad Moffitt recently awarded the 2012 Sydney Eisteddfod Robert Albert Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship to 15-year-old Queenslander Isobella Dashwood.


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Free 50% off dancewear voucher!

Posted on: 5/7/2012 10:46PM

Are you a ballet dancer, and aged 17 or over? Take a 3 minute survey and you could win a voucher for 50% off a brand new dancewear label, coming soon. 


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Half Way to Somewhere Dance Collection

Posted on: 3/7/2012 5:12AM

Full time dance showThis Thursday to Saturday, July 5-7, Melbourne's The Space Dance & Arts Centre will present its mid year full time student showcase. With choreography by Ian Knowles, Stephen Agisilaou and Anne Fane, the show is sure to be a treat.


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Rock Eisteddfod Challenge Is Heading To Hobart

Posted on: 30/6/2012 12:47AM

Rock Eisteddfod Challenge dance and drama AustraliaIn just a few weeks on Friday 20th July Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® will rock Tasmania. With 14 shows, six locations across Australia, more than 150 schools, 10,000 participants and an audience of 40,000 – the 2012 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® and J Rock™ are this year’s biggest school based dance and drama extravaganzas.


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Aussie makes Top 20 on US So You Think You Can Dance

Posted on: 28/6/2012 7:00AM

Daniel Baker, San Francisco Ballet24 year old Australian dancer Daniel Baker was named in the Top 20 for Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance USA today.  Originally from Newcastle, Daniel gave up his contract with San Francisco Ballet to try out for So You Think You Can Dance.


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Concert Costume Guide

Posted on: 27/6/2012 2:00AM

Dance Concert Costume GuideThe 2012 Concert Costume Guide is out now! This is your guide to the best costume suppliers and designs in the industry. Check out the Guide today to start organising your end of year concert costumes.


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Dance as you've never seen it

Posted on: 25/6/2012 10:30PM

Vicki Van Hout choreographyVicki Van Hout brings new work Briwyant to Malthouse Theatre. Briwyant (i.e. brilliant) will meld contemporary dance with Indigenous performance in an entirely original way; evolving not from the earth, but from the suburbs of western Sydney.


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Win a Pair of Bloch Dance Fitness Sneakers!

Posted on: 19/6/2012 9:42AM

Bloch dance sneakerDancewear and fashion icon Bloch are giving you a chance to win a free pair of sneakers from their new collection of high performance, full-sole sneakers designed specifically for dance fitness.


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Scholarship Opportunity worth over $6000

Posted on: 15/6/2012 4:30AM

Urban Dance CentreSydney's Urban Dance Centre welcomes serious dancers to audition for their exclusive dance program on Wednesday June 20. Receive advanced training from leading industry professionals!


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New Energetiks Online Shopping Store + Free Shipping!

Posted on: 13/6/2012 10:00AM

online dance storeEnergetiks has just launched their new super online shopping store! The site features a clean new fresh layout, which is very user friendly and easy to navigate, plus lots of cool features. To celebrate the launch Energetiks are offering free shipping on all online orders over $20 during June!


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2012 Tony Winners

Posted on: 12/6/2012 4:12AM

Newsies the Broadway MusicalThe 2012 Tony Awards were held last night at New York’s Beacon Theatre, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. New romantic musical Once took home eight Tonys, including the awards for best musical and best actor. Peter and the Starcatcher, a prequel to the classic Peter Pan story, won five Tonys and popular new musical Newsies won two Tonys, for choreography and score, from eight nominations.


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Boys' hip hop: Helping to prove that dancing's not just for girls

Posted on: 7/6/2012 3:54AM

boys hip hop classesThe age-old image of dancing as girlie, all about the tutus and fairy wings, is gone. Inspired by the likes of Usher and Justin Timberlake, boys-only hip-hop classes are the new thing in ‘cool’. Find out more here:


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The Yard comes to Illawara

Posted on: 6/6/2012 8:58AM

Street danceShaun Parker and Company's work The Yard is coming to the Illawara Performing Arts Centre - Merrigong Theatre on Wednesday 23 June. The Yard engages dance, music, sport and gymnastics to create a theatrical world about life in an Australian school yard.


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Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship

Posted on: 5/6/2012 12:20PM

Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic FellowshipApplications are now open for the inaugural Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship. $10,000 will be awarded annually to a mid-career choreographer (must be over 35 years) working either independently or with a company.


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Audition for Everybody Dance Now

Posted on: 1/6/2012 5:44AM

Everybody Dance Now dance auditionsChannel 10 is holding national auditions for a brand new talent entertainment show. Everybody Dance Now is searching for the most entertaining dance acts in Australia. Dancers of all ages and styles are invited to audition.


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Dancenorth Exclusive Preview Performance

Posted on: 29/5/2012 10:34AM

Dance Queensland AustraliaJoin Dancenorth Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill this Thursday and Friday for a preview performance of FUGUE before the company head to Melbourne to perform the work as part of the Australian Ballet's 50th Anniversary celebrations.


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ChoreoCraft Exhibition at Adelaide Festival Centre

Posted on: 26/5/2012 2:43AM

choreography and danceAdelaide Festival Centre’s Performing Arts Collection will exhibit material from a new form of dance composition in the ChoreoCraft Exhibition from 25 – 30 May. ChoreoCraft helps bridge the gap between dance training and choreography, integrating the two in a seamless syllabus, tailored to any age or ability by Kenneth Norman.


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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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