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The McDonald College to hold auditions

Posted on: 10/8/2017 12:30PM

The McDonald College 2018 entry auditionsAs a Year 3-12 co-educational, non-denominational school, The McDonald College is Australia's leading Academic and Performing Arts College. It will hold 2018 entry auditions on August 18.


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SDC to launch 8-week short courses

Posted on: 9/8/2017 12:20PM

Ballet Short Courses SydneySydney Dance Company (SDC) will soon launch new eight-week short courses in Ballet and Contemporary. They will offer beginner dancers an extended learning experience to develop strong foundations. Registration is open now.


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Open House for WAAPA on August 13

Posted on: 8/8/2017 10:02AM

2017 Open Day of the Western Australian Academy of Performing ArtsThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), as part of Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, is opening its doors to the public on August 13 for it’s annual Open Day event. It will showcase its wide range of performing arts courses and state-of-the-art facilities for prospective students.


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NGV spotlights modern dance history

Posted on: 7/8/2017 10:00AM

Melbourne arts museumThe National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne will present special dance performances as part of Leap Into The Modern this month. Leap Into The Modern is a one-day symposium exploring modern dance in Australia from the 1930s, as curated by Professor Rachel Fensham and Dr. Jordan Beth Vincent.


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Save the dates for Australian Dance Cup 2018

Posted on: 5/8/2017 7:35AM

Harold Rancano and Regan HiroseThe Australian Dance Cup returns to the Gold Coast on April 27-29, 2018. Bringing together all street, Latin and hip-hop styles, this three-day, four-night event will include competition, workshops, beach parties and concerts on the shores of Surfers Paradise.


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Lana Jones is back from maternity leave

Posted on: 4/8/2017 8:00AM

Ballerina on maternity leaveThe Australian Ballet will soon present Symphony in C at Arts Centre Melbourne on August 24 – September 2. With special guest artists David Hallberg and Gillian Murphy set to perform, Symphony in C was already thrilling but now company devotees can get even more excited as Principal Artist Lana Jones is scheduled to return to the stage for the first time.


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Dancenorth performs at sculpture festival

Posted on: 3/8/2017 7:00AM

Strand Ephemera at Townsville StrandLocally-based, award-winning company Dancenorth continues its industry-leading streak with its innovative production Tectonic, which is being presented through August 4 as a part of the Strand Ephemera. Artistic Director Kyle Page has described this work as a world first.


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2017 Darwin Festival presents 6 dance events

Posted on: 2/8/2017 1:00PM

Darwin Australia arts festivalThe Darwin Festival returns August 10-27 to celebrate the multicultural aspects of the Northern Territory lifestyle. Various venues will host events like outdoor concerts, workshops, theatre, comedy, cabaret, film and visual arts. This year’s dance programming will include six stellar events.


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Jessi Seymour claims major ballet prize

Posted on: 1/8/2017 10:45AM

Sydney Eisteddfod 2017 Ballet ScholarshipThe Sydney Eisteddfod recently announced that the winner of its 2017 Ballet Scholarship is Jessi Seymour, an accomplished student at Alegria Dance Studios in Sydney’s Surry Hills. Performing to a full crowd on Sunday, July 30, Seymour presented two pieces – La Esmeralda's Variation from Act I of La Esmeralda and a contemporary solo by Shelley Moore.


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Audition for QL2 Dance project in Canberra

Posted on: 1/8/2017 8:25AM

QL2 Dance Audition Canberra AustraliaQL2 Dance in Canberra will soon provide an opportunity for young dancers ages 8–17 to work with great choreographers, contribute ideas and perform in a new show. The Australian youth dance organisation will host an audition for its new Not Like The Others performance project on August 13. All candidates must register by August 3.


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Disneyland Paris auditions launch August 27

Posted on: 29/7/2017 12:00PM

Australian auditions for Disneyland ParisDisneyland Paris is looking to cast “enthusiastic and highly energetic” performers with “a good basic dance level” who resemble classic Disney characters. Auditions will be held in Melbourne and Sydney in late August.


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Next Wave and Dancehouse call for EOIs

Posted on: 28/7/2017 7:30AM

Next Wave Festival 2018 seeks EOIs from emerging choreographersNext Wave and Dancehouse in Melbourne are seeking expressions of interest from emerging choreographers to be commissioned to create a new work in a non-traditional space in the City of Yarra that will premiere at Next Wave Festival 2018.


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MCB recreating ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’

Posted on: 27/7/2017 12:00PM

The Wonderful Wizard of OzStill celebrating the success of its recent fundraising gala, Melbourne City Ballet (MCB) is now busy touring its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to venues in NT, QLD, VIC and NSW. Soon the company will begin focusing on its new show, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


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Introducing Sydney College of Dance

Posted on: 26/7/2017 1:45PM

Full Time Dance and Transition Program Sydney AustraliaThe vision of the Sydney College of Dance (SCD) is to help the next generation of dancers have fulfilling, long lasting careers as professional artists in national and international ballet and contemporary companies. SCD invites aspiring professional dancers to apply for 2018 entry to its full time program. 


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EOIs sought for Tracks Dance Program

Posted on: 25/7/2017 7:30AM

2017 Choreographic ProgramTracks Dance Company in Darwin, NT is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for its 2017 Choreographic Program, which will be directed and facilitated by its Dance Animateur Kelly Beneforti. The program will run August 30 to November 19, and EOIs close this Friday, July 28.


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ADT to honour the memory of Tanja Liedtke

Posted on: 24/7/2017 10:30AM

ADT to honour the memory of Tanja LiedtkeAustralian Dance Theatre (ADT) will honour the memory of Tanja Liedtke by presenting construct, her most-loved work, for a return season in Adelaide in November and December.


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Capezio hosts Pointe Shoe Workshops

Posted on: 23/7/2017 12:00PM

Stella Abrera in Capezio pointe shoesStarting this week, Capezio Australia is holding pointe shoe workshops at stores across the country. Hosted by Senior Pointe Shoe Designer Paul Plesh, all the way from the United States, and Capezio Australia Pointe Shoe Specialist Claire Yarnton, these workshops are designed to educate Capezio wholesalers and their staff. Pointe shoe fitters across Australia will learn more about new pointe shoe features and benefits and increase their knowledge about fitting.


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Eight finalists compete for major scholarship

Posted on: 22/7/2017 2:00PM

2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship FinalistEight outstanding young dancers have been selected to progress to the Final of the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship on Sunday, July 30. Finalists will have the opportunity to perform on the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall stage in the hope of securing their part of the $36,000 on offer.


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WAB presents exclusive talk with David Nixon

Posted on: 21/7/2017 9:00AM

Canadian choreographer and Northern Ballet artistic directorWest Australian Ballet (WAB) will present David Nixon’s The Great Gatsby on September 14-30 at His Majesty's Theatre. Perth dance fans have the opportunity to hear David Nixon OBE speak about the art of choreography in an exclusive Artist Talk on August 28.


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Want to speak at National Dance Forum 2017?

Posted on: 20/7/2017 8:45AM

Australian Dance Forum 2017The 2017 National Dance Forum will bring together makers, producers and presenters this September to discuss and share knowledge on current digital practices and technological developments. NDF 2017 is welcoming expressions of interest for 10-minute and 3-minute presentations.


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DirtyFeet's The Right Foot registration open

Posted on: 19/7/2017 8:30AM

Creative dance workshops for people with and without disabilityRegistrations are now open for DirtyFeet’s The Right Foot, a program that offers creative dance workshops to people with and without disability between the ages of 14 and 26 years. The inclusive Sydney workshop series is delivered in partnership with Riverside Theatres and is provided free to participants. It's scheduled for Saturdays in August and September.


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2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship and Dance Group Finals coming up

Posted on: 18/7/2017 9:15AM

Lania Atkins with Harrison LeeThe 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship and Dance Group Finals are just around the corner! With eight of the most promising ballet students Australia can muster and top dance troupes vying for other awards, this is one of the most popular annual events in the Sydney Eisteddfod calendar.


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Keir Choreographic Award calls for entries

Posted on: 17/7/2017 11:30AM

Rebecca Jensen, semi-finalist of the 2016 Keir Choreographic Award. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti, courtesy of Dancehouse.The Keir Foundation, Carriageworks and Dancehouse have opened the call for entries and announced the high-profile international jury for the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award. The biennial competition, dedicated to new Australian choreography, will accept entries until August 11 for the third edition of the Award, to be presented in March 2018.


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Energetiks releases new Velocity Collection

Posted on: 14/7/2017 2:35PM

Velocity Dancewear from EnergetiksClassic sophistication meets mesmerising, celestial prints and sleek, minimal design in Velocity, a must-have for your dance wardrobe this season by Australian dancewear brand Energetiks.


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EDC and OperaQ premiere ‘Mozart Airborne’

Posted on: 14/7/2017 12:30PM

Opera Queensland and Expressions Dance Company collaborationIn celebration of the beauty and complexity of Mozart’s sublime arias and ensembles, Expressions Dance Company (EDC) and Opera Queensland will combine movement and music in the stunning premiere of Mozart Airborne, running August 5 – 12 at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC.


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Force Majeure offers new intensive

Posted on: 13/7/2017 8:45AM

Force Majeure’s new professional dance theatre intensive INCITESydney-based dance company Force Majeure has announced that it will soon offer a new professional dance theatre intensive called INCITE. The weeklong, full-time program will present training in the company’s devising process. Applications are due on Monday, July 31.


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2017 Australian Dance Awards Nominees Announced

Posted on: 12/7/2017 12:00PM

Australian Dance AwardsThe nominees for one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts awards, the Australian Dance Awards, have been announced! Celebrating 20 years in 2017, the Awards are the pre-eminent event on the dance industry calendar. This year's Awards will be held in Melbourne on Sunday, September 24.


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The Royal Ballet leaps from QPAC to Cairns

Posted on: 12/7/2017 8:15AM

QPAC International SeriesTonight the acclaimed Royal Ballet will give a special one-night-only performance in Cairns as part of the QPAC International Series, bringing the world’s best performers to regional Queensland. The Gala Performance will take place at the Munro Martin Parklands at 4 p.m.


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Cruise Auditions: Royal Caribbean Productions

Posted on: 11/7/2017 11:54AM

Dance Auditions - Royal Caribbean cruise lineRoyal Caribbean Productions will be touring Australia from July 24, looking for dancers and singers. Could this be your lucky break? Would you like to perform while travelling the world? The company is on the search for strong seasoned versatile, technically trained, professional dancers ages 18-35, as well as professional, seasoned, and versatile singers ages 18-40.


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Want to train at Sydney Dance Co. for a year?

Posted on: 11/7/2017 8:20AM

Full time dance course Sydney Australia 2018Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year (PPY) program will hold auditions for its 2018 course on Monday, September 25. Applications are now open to talented Australian and New Zealand dancers.


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