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Win Scholarships to Dance in Italy!

Posted on: 12/4/2011 6:00PM

The Dance Off has partnered with World Dance Movement to bring you the World Dance Movement International Dance Off Competition! Dancers around the world can compete with each other through this innovative online portal for the chance to win scholarships to World Dance Movement Italy 2011 - a value of over $4,000! Simply upload a 1.5-2.5 minute performance before April 30, and you could win the chance to dance in Italy this summer with WDM's esteemed faculty.


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ABDC Features NZ Dance Crew!

Posted on: 10/4/2011 6:00PM

The new season of America’s Best Dance Crew has started in the States and for the first time ever the competition includes a team from outside the USA – and they’re from New Zealand! Right from the first episode Auckland’s all girl crew ReQuest have hit hard and wowed the judges. Currently riding high as the 2010-2011 World Hip Hop Dance Champions, Request is a crew to watch.


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GDC News: Alison Faulk - Supervising Choreographer for Britney Tour!

Posted on: 7/4/2011 6:00PM

Global Dance Convention faculty member Alison Faulk has a new role as Supervising Choreographer for the upcoming Britney Spears US tour. Alison, a versatile dancer, and teacher has made the smooth transition into choreography working with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Victoria Justice, Gina Katon and the award winning P!nk Funhouse Tour. Alison will be replaced at GDC this year by fellow Beat Freak and choreographer Teresa Espinosa.  Barry Youngblood, Gregg Russell, Gustavo Vargas, and newest faculty member Gina Starbuck will complete the team. GDC takes place at the Olympic Park Sports Centre, Sydney on April 16-17.


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Official message for World Dance Day

Posted on: 5/4/2011 6:00PM

April 29 2011
For the greater part of the history of mankind, dance took place outdoors. People would gather in forest glades, village squares, churchyards, or on threshing floors, to enjoy dancing for hours on end. Nowadays, dance mostly takes place in ballrooms, clubs, theatres, school halls, studios and discos. This year we propose making a step back towards nature by celebrating World Dance Day in open spaces: streets, squares, parks, stadiums, beaches, parking lots, clearings - anywhere under the sky. On this special day dedicated to dance, let us mark the difference by practising, teaching or performing for everyone to see.
Prof. Alkis Raftis, President of the International Dance Council CID, UNESCO, Paris


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APRIL/MAY EDITION OUT NOW!

Posted on: 3/4/2011 6:00PM

Check out the April Edition, out today!
Hear from SYTYCD star Timomatic Omaji, Tap Dog Jesse Rassmusen and Melbourne's contemporary king Paul Malek. There's a great feature article discussing Full Time Dance, as well as Pointe Shoe Advice for all our ballet readers. There's teacher tips and resources, news on the latest dance events, festivals and more. Make sure you sign up above to receive Dance Informa magazine in your inbox. Join Australia's largest dance readership today!


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International Dance Opportunities

Posted on: 3/4/2011 6:00PM

Princess Cruise Lines, Mystic Ballet USA and Ajkun Ballet Theatre are all visitng Aus in the next few months to audition our dancers for their international opportunities! Make sure you check out the AUDITIONS pages for all the details. Good luck!


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New Choreographer for Spider-Man

Posted on: 1/4/2011 6:00PM

The producers of the troubled Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark have made yet another change, brining in a new choreographer Chase Brock. The ill-fated musical has had a string of disasters attracting news coverage from around the world. Director Julie Taymor was even fired after nine years of work on the show! Chase Brock has Broadway credits as an assistant to choreographers and as a dancer, but this new gig could be his highest profile job to date, after choreographing a best-selling Wii game, Dance on Broadway.


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Dance DVDs On-Demand!

Posted on: 30/3/2011 6:00PM

Tezoro Productions LIVE are now offering their entire portfolio of instructional dance DVDs, including the popular Live at Broadway Dance Center line, to their customers online through streaming and download options. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced instruction is available from top US choreographers Tyce Diorio, Desmond Richardson, Stacey Tookey, Joey Dowling and Mandy Moore.


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Melbourne Latin Festival

Posted on: 30/3/2011 6:00PM

8-10 April, Darebin Arts Centre, Preston
3 nights of parties, 2 days of workshops, 150 dancers, 50 workshops and 60 hours of absolute fun featuring celebrity dancers from SYTYCD and Dancing With the Stars! Melbourne Latin Festival, now in its third year running, is one of Melbourne’s largest Latin dance events. The festival features daily workshops that cater for the complete novice right through to advanced professional in a variety of Latin genres with some of the best Latin DJs and live bands.


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Indigenous Dancers ‘Descendance’ Tell of Tsunami Trauma in Hawaii

Posted on: 29/3/2011 6:00PM

Descendance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre has toured Hawaii for seven successive years, but the 2011 tour will now be remembered for the tsunami which was due to hit the islands on Friday March 11th at 3am, in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake. Honolulu was in a state of frenzy as sirens and public announcements roared throughout the city with warnings of the coming tsunami. Descendance performers kept their composure throughout the ordeal and the wave eventually lost momentum on its journey across the Pacific before it reached the shores of Waikiki.


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Jacob’s Pillow Launches Online Dance Interactive

Posted on: 28/3/2011 6:00PM

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, National Historic Landmark and recent recipient of a 2010 National Medal of Arts, has launched Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, an online video collection of dance highlights from 1937 through 2010. Aimed at expanding global audiences for dance, this new resource offers a curated selection of videos by artists who have performed at Jacob’s Pillow over the past seven decades. Dance Interactive features brief video clips ranging from 1930s footage of Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers to HD videos of 2010 performances by Australian contemporary company Lucy Guerin Inc. The resource merges educational and entertaining features. 


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The Australian Ballet and NAB Take dance to primary schools

Posted on: 27/3/2011 6:00PM

The Australian Ballet is joining forces with its In Schools Partner NAB to present its flagship education program to even more primary school students than ever before. The 2011 Out There - The Australian Ballet in schools program has been officially launched!


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New GM for Dancenorth

Posted on: 12/2/2011 11:52PM

Dancenorth, Townsville and regional Queensland’s only professional dance company, has a new General Manager – Peter Helft. Peter brings a diverse set of skills to the role having worked in corporate roles in Australia that include Advertising Director of The Age newspaper, Melbourne; GM of Staging Connections, Sydney; and CEO of Brite Australia. Prior to these roles Peter was an actor for 10 years in the UK.


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