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‘The Unbelievables’ to premiere in Sydney

Posted on: 15/9/2017 1:15PM

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and Arts Centre MelbourneA brand new theatrical extravaganza, The Unbelievables, will fill the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and Arts Centre Melbourne with the world’s greatest circus, magic and acrobatic performers this summer.


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National College of Dance open to auditions

Posted on: 14/9/2017 9:00AM

Australia Full Time Dance Course NSWThe National College of Dance (NCD) in Lambton, NSW invites dancers interested in dancing full-time in 2018 to book their audition now, as auditions are taking place this month. Auditioning dancers will join college students in classical class before completing an individual audition and a meeting with Artistic Director Brett Morgan.


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Patrick Studios plans 2018 Full Time Auditions

Posted on: 13/9/2017 8:35AM

Patrick Studios Australia 2018 Full Time Performing Arts AuditionsPatrick Studios Australia in Port Melbourne will hold auditions for 2018 intake to its full time dance courses on September 16 and in November. Courses include Full Time Performing Arts (Cert II, III, IV), Full Time Musical Theatre (Diploma) and The Academy – High School of Performing Arts (from year 7 to 12).


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Sean Forbes tours show, workshop to Sydney

Posted on: 12/9/2017 8:15AM

American deaf hip-hop artist to present show in SydneyAmerican hip-hop artist Sean Forbes is coming to Sydney for a performance and a youth workshop this week after recently performing in Wellington, New Zealand. Hailing from the music capital of Detroit and Deaf from infancy, his upbringing in a musical family led to an obsession with music and a career as a rapper, drummer and songwriter.


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The Space holds 2018 Full Time Auditions

Posted on: 11/9/2017 8:00AM

Space Dance and Arts Centre in PrahranThe Space School of Performance Arts in Prahran, VIC held auditions on Sunday for 2018 intake to its Full Time Dance Courses. If you missed this opportunity, you can still schedule a time to audition at their Melbourne area home studios any time. Also, interstate and international students can audition via video footage.


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Transit Dance unveils new global program

Posted on: 10/9/2017 12:01PM

Transit Dance announces new Tr.IPP programTransit Dance in Melbourne has announced its new nine-month international bridging program to launch contemporary dance artists into their professional careers. ​Named the Transit International Professional Pathway (Tr.IPP), it is for those dancers wishing to excel and realise their full potential under the guidance and mentorship of international teachers and choreographers.


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IBW announces Summer 2018 Series

Posted on: 9/9/2017 5:05AM

Summer 2018 British Ballet Series coming up

International Ballet Workshops (IBW) has announced its “British Ballet Series” for Summer 2018! Workshops will come to Perth, Melbourne, Auckland (NZ), Gold Coast and Sydney in January. Register for the series by 22 September and be in the draw to win exciting prizes!


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SCD to hold 2018 Scholarship Auditions

Posted on: 8/9/2017 12:30PM

Full Time Dance 2018 Scholarship AuditionsSydney College of Dance (SCD) will hold Scholarship Auditions for its Advanced Pre-Professional Program on Sunday 17 September. If you want to learn from over 15 renowned teachers and choreographers, then make plans to attend the Scholarship Auditions and give it your best go!


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QLD Ballet Academy to launch audition tour

Posted on: 7/9/2017 2:05AM

2017 Auditions for Queensland Ballet AcademyQueensland Ballet Academy will commence its audition tour for 2018 intake to its training programs this weekend. All of Queensland Ballet Academy’s training programs are supervised by Artistic Director Li Cunxin and Academy Director Christian Tátchev. Audition for the Jette Parker Young Artist, Pre-Professional Program, Senior and Associate Programs.


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Performances announced for 2017 Australian Dance Awards

Posted on: 6/9/2017 1:30PM

Australian dance industry awards Ausdance Victoria recently announced the stellar line-up of performances, presenters and hosts for the 2017 Australian Dance Awards, taking place at the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday, September 24. Celebrating 20 years in 2017, the Awards are the pre-eminent event on the dance industry calendar.


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VIC State Ballet auditioning this weekend

Posted on: 6/9/2017 12:15PM

Melbourne dance auditions 2017The Victorian State Ballet will soon hold auditions for 2018 intake to its Pre-Professional Program/Finishing Year and its Senior Program. It will also hold actual Company auditions the same weekend in Melbourne.


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'Cultural Renegades' comes to Sydney

Posted on: 5/9/2017 12:40PM

Hip-hop dance show in AustraliaAfter a sell-out season and award nomination at the 2017 Fringe World Festival in Perth, Cultural Renegades is coming to the East Coast this week. Don’t miss out on one of the hottest additions to the 2017 Sydney Fringe line-up. Breaking the mould of a traditional dance show, it will be presented September 6-9 at Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville.


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Expressions Dance Company is auditioning!

Posted on: 3/9/2017 8:00AM

Expressions Dance Company. Photo by Chris Herzfeld.Expressions Dance Company is now seeking expressions of interest from dancers wishing to be considered for an audition for a professional position in the company. The company is seeking to fill one male and one female position from the start of 2018.


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Norwegian Creative Studios plans auditions

Posted on: 2/9/2017 5:00AM

Dance auditions for cruise shipsNorwegian Creative Studios announced in August that it would be returning to Australia this October to hold auditions in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The official audition dates and locations have now been posted. Dance Informa has the exclusive scoop!


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Movitae and ATOD partner to provide online syllabus access

Posted on: 1/9/2017 11:25AM

Movitae and The Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD) have partnered upMovitae and The Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD) have partnered to provide access for ATOD members to syllabus material anywhere, anytime via their smartphones. This partnership between a leading Australian syllabus provider and an innovative dance specific online learning platform is paving the way for a new era of dance syllabus provision.


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2017 Schools Spectacular to be largest yet

Posted on: 1/9/2017 8:05AM

NSW Government supports Schools SpectacularGuinness World Record holder Schools Spectacular will this year showcase a record number of the best singing and dancing talent from public schools across NSW on Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25 at QUDOS Bank Arena.


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'Ancestors and Anecdotes' exhibit to open

Posted on: 31/8/2017 10:30AM

Sarah Aiken at the 2014 KEIR Choreographic Award performances. Photography by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.Ancestors and Anecdotes, a unique exhibition exploring Australian contemporary dance through the legacies of five pioneers, will soon open at the Lulu Gallery in North Melbourne. Running September 21-30, it will be open while the 2017 Australian Dance Awards and scheduled National Dance Forum take place.


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Melbourne City Ballet auditioning in 3 cities

Posted on: 30/8/2017 8:00AM

Company & Training Program AuditionsMelbourne City Ballet will soon hold auditions for its Professional Company and its Training Programs in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The organisation is committed to providing as many professional opportunities for artists as possible, as well as the highest quality training for young, upcoming dancers.


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Opera Australia set to dazzle in 2018

Posted on: 29/8/2017 12:25PM

The West Australian Opera presents The Merry WidowOpera Australia will be rolling it out big and bold in Sydney and Melbourne in 2018, with some of the world’s biggest voices taking on some of the greatest roles in opera. For dance fans, there are two productions in particular to look forward to. First, The Merry Widow, a big dance production choreographed by Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, will be presented in Melbourne and Sydney. Then The Nose, which features 12 tap dancing noses, will have its Australian premiere in Sydney.


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17 finalists to compete in Dance of Champions

Posted on: 28/8/2017 3:40PM

Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions Seventeen champion dance groups have been selected to perform in the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions on Sunday, September 17. Finalists will have the opportunity to perform in the live event that will be recorded for television, in the hope of securing their part of the $28,000 on offer.


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The Australian Ballet School’s Showcase 2017

Posted on: 27/8/2017 8:00AM

Serena Graham in SerenadeThe Australian Ballet School, directed by Lisa Pavane, will soon flaunt its best and brightest rising stars in its Showcase 2017 performances in Melbourne and Sydney. Programming includes Serenade by George Balanchine, Défilé by Paul Knobloch, Allegro Vivo by Mark Annear, Haydn Symphony by Paul Knobloch, and more.


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NICA to present ‘Precipice’

Posted on: 25/8/2017 9:00AM

National Institute of Circus Arts presents PRECIPICEAustralia’s next generation of circus talents will be on show this September when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Precipice. Leaping into a world of chaos, Precipice defies danger in an effort to celebrate life.


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WA Ballet to open 'The Great Gatsby' soon

Posted on: 24/8/2017 8:00AM

West Australian Ballet productionThis September, West Australian Ballet’s production of The Great Gatsby will come to His Majesty’s Theatre as part of the company’s 65th Anniversary Season. West Australian Symphony Orchestra will play BAFTA award-winning composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE’s cinematic score.


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Interested in becoming a Barre Instructor?

Posted on: 23/8/2017 8:45AM

Aleenta BARRE Teacher Training CourseAre you a professional dancer looking to supplement your income between contracts? Or a dance teacher looking to train in a new skill set? Or a studio owner wanting to expand your class offerings? If so, Aleenta BARRE’s Barre Instructor Training Course might be a great program to consider. 


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Expressions Dance to perform in opera 'Aida'

Posted on: 22/8/2017 11:00PM

Expressions Dance Company to perform in Aida on the beach with Opera AustraliaFollowing its recent sold-out season of Mozart Airborne with Opera Queensland, Expressions Dance Company (EDC) will now focus on a new project: performing choreography by Elise May in Opera Australia's Griffith Opera on the Beach: Aida. Running from September 21-30, Opera Australia's Aida will be presented at Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast.


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Australian Dance Awards Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement recipients revealed

Posted on: 22/8/2017 12:30AM

Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award RecipientsAusdance Australia has announced the recipients of the 2017 Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be presented at The Australian Dance Awards (ADA) on Sunday, September 24. This year’s Hall of Fame inductee is dancer, actor, choreographer, activist and writer Noel C. Tovey AM. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Helen Herbertson, a seminal figure in Australian dance.


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Ready Set Dance chosen as national finalist

Posted on: 21/8/2017 3:30PM

Preschool performing arts program Preschool performing arts program Ready Set Dance has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards in the categories of Customer Service and Business Excellence. The AusMumpreneur Awards, presented by The AusMumpreneur Network, celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success.


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Get certified by Rhythm Works!

Posted on: 19/8/2017 6:04AM

Australian Certification for Dance TeachersThe Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Instructor Certification Course is coming to Australia! RWID is an eye-opening certification workshop that helps teachers best instruct students who have learning differences and other special needs. Workshops will be held in Ipswich, QLD; Melbourne, VIC; Perth, WA; and Sydney, NSW.


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Big Anxiety Festival looks at mental health

Posted on: 18/8/2017 8:05AM

2017 Big Anxiety Festival in Greater SydneyThe Big Anxiety Festival, the biggest mental health and arts festival in the world, will explore and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century. Leading national and international artists, scientists, technology experts and thinkers will assemble across Greater Sydney for The Big Anxiety Festival from 20 September to 11 November.


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Andrew Morrish improvises at Dancehouse

Posted on: 17/8/2017 9:00AM

Performance improviser at DancehouseNow in his mid-sixties, Andrew Morrish is one of Australia's most experienced and cherished performance improvisers. After relocating to Europe in 2003, performing and teaching extensively in France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland and the UK, he returns to Dancehouse in 2017 to continue his Oh Well series - presenting three extended solo improvisations.


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