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'Men in Pink Tights' to tour Australia

Posted on: 19/9/2018 1:45PM

Men in Pink TightsDirect from New York, Les Ballets Eloelle’s Victor Trevino, artistic director of the 2007 smash hit Men In Tutus, brings back to Australia his hilarious production Men in Pink Tights. From thrilling pirouettes by male dancers in drag to sidesplitting humor presented in specially-designed lavish costumes, Men in Pink Tights is a show designed for all audiences. It will tour throughout NSW, QLD and WA soon. 


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Bangarra to extensively tour India and Japan

Posted on: 14/9/2018 11:08PM

Kinship endingBangarra Dance Theatre will embark on a major international tour at the end of the year, with performances at the prestigious Saitama Arts Theater in Japan and an impressive multi-city tour across India, which will include an extensive range of cultural exchange opportunities and a major free outdoor performance in New Delhi.


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Stephanie Lake given Australia Council grant

Posted on: 13/9/2018 11:00PM

Australia Council grant recipientThe Australia Council is continuing to see positive outcomes for female artists who received more than half (63%) of the grants awarded to individual artists in its latest grant round. One of the projects supported is the latest dance work by choreographer Stephanie Lake, in collaboration with theatre director Matthew Lutton.


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Vote now for Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Posted on: 12/9/2018 7:45AM

2018 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award NomineesThe Telstra Ballet Dancer Award was created in 2003 to foster young dancers in The Australian Ballet, helping them reach their full potential and truly thrive. This year, six performers, all with unique talents, were nominated for their artistic quality, powerful stage presence and contribution to The Australian Ballet. The public is invited to vote for their favourite candidate.


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2018 Dance of Champions Finalists Revealed

Posted on: 11/9/2018 2:00PM

Sydney Eisteddfod dance group finalsThe Sydney Eisteddfod recently announced its finalists for its 2018 Dance of Champions. The 17 dance groups were selected from across this year's events. These finalists will compete at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 23 at the Science Theatre, UNSW. In the Final, they’ll each try to claim their share of the prizes on offer, including the Jury and People's Choice Awards.


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Brent Street holds Main Round Auditions

Posted on: 10/9/2018 7:36AM

Full-Time Dance Sydney and Gold Coast AustraliaBrent Street has announced its Main Auditions for its Sydney and Gold Coast courses in 2019! The Main Audition for Full-Time 2019 Gold Coast is on Saturday, September 22. Sydney’s Main Round is on Sunday, September 23. Interested dancers should complete the Audition Application Form by Sunday, September 16.


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SITEWORKS returns this spring for 10th year

Posted on: 8/9/2018 7:00AM

Bundanon Trust SITEWORKSBundanon Trust’s annual event SITEWORKS returns this spring for its 10th year. Each year SITEWORKS brings together contemporary artists, scientists and environmentalists to respond to a theme. This year the event explores the theme of “Micro”, focusing on the miniature and microscopic. Dancenorth will perform Patrick Nolan’s choreography of the invisible.


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Spectrum Full Time Auditions for 2019 Intake

Posted on: 7/9/2018 11:40AM

Full Time Dance AustraliaApplications are now open for one of Melbourne's ultimate dance courses! Spectrum Dance offers students the opportunity to excel through specialised teaching techniques whilst focusing on individual student development in a challenging, creative and motivating environment. Offering nationally accredited courses and certificates in Dance and Musical Theatre, Spectrum Dance hosts auditions throughout the year at its studios in Burwood.


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QLD Ballet and Li Cunxin bound for China

Posted on: 6/9/2018 9:20AM

Queensland Ballet in Liam Scarlett workQueensland Ballet announced last month that it’s set to tour to China later this year for the first time under the artistic directorship of Li Cunxin. The company will perform Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in November, hot on the heels of its Melbourne tour of the same production.


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Newcastle Ballet Theatre auditioning for 2019

Posted on: 5/9/2018 11:10PM

Full Time Dance NSW AustraliaNewcastle Ballet Theatre (NBT), situated in the suburb of Cardiff, is already in its seventh year, and within that short time has produced great results, with students entering into many prestigious dance schools. Now NBT is auditioning for 2019 entry to its Full Time Course and Part Time Transitions Program (PTTP).


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‘DANSEUR’ film premiering in Australia

Posted on: 4/9/2018 2:20PM

Dance filmThe Royal Academy of Dance and Project B are privileged to present an Australian première screening of the film DANSEUR. Set for Saturday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., the première screening will take place at Dendy's Opera Quays, overlooking Sydney Harbour and the Opera House.


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AUS Ballet School presents Showcase 2018

Posted on: 3/9/2018 11:20PM

End of Year Performance by The Australian Ballet SchoolFrom pure classical to contemporary fusions, the students of The Australian Ballet School will fill the stages of Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre and Canberra Theatre Centre with balletic artistry when they present Showcase 2018Now a much loved annual tradition, The Australian Ballet School’s end-of-year showcases are dazzling performances demonstrating the outstanding technical skill and talent of its dedicated students.


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RAD launches Silver Swans project globally

Posted on: 1/9/2018 8:55AM

Royal Academy of Dance AustraliaThe Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has announced the official launch of its Silver Swans programme, featuring branded ballet classes created specifically for the over-55s and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensees. Fresh from starring in The Boy From Oz in Melbourne, international star of the stage and screen Caroline O’Connor has been named as RAD’s Ambassador for the project.


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Universal Studios Japan auditioning worldwide

Posted on: 30/8/2018 11:10AM

Seasame Street ShowUniversal Studios Japan is traveling the globe to find male and female dancers, actors and singers for its shows. Currently touring to cities across the U.S., Universal Studios Japan will soon come to Australia!


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2018 marks 7th Australian Tap Dance Festival

Posted on: 29/8/2018 7:30AM

Melbourne Tap Dance event 2018Australia’s premier celebration of tap dance returns to Melbourne on September 29 – October 6! Now in its seventh edition, the Australian Tap Dance Festival will bring the tap community and public together to learn, share, meet and enjoy all things tap.


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ACPA to hold Open Day in October

Posted on: 28/8/2018 12:15PM

ACPA Open DayThe Australian Company of Performing Arts (ACPA) invites dancers interested in studying dance, dance teaching and/or management to its Open Day on October 8. Based in Adelaide, ACPA offers three full time course options: CUA40113 (Certificate IV in Dance), CUA40313 (Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management) and CUA50313 (Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management). Applications are currently being accepted for 2019 entry.


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Graduating WAAPA dancers present 'Unleash'

Posted on: 27/8/2018 10:40PM

WAAPA DanceWAAPA's graduating dancers are set to unleash their choreographic talents this week in a short season of original dance works performed in the intimate setting of the Dolphin Theatre. All choreography is set to original music composed by WAAPA's Composition and Music Technology students.


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Chrissie Parrott returns to the stage with Co3

Posted on: 24/8/2018 11:45PM

Co3's WA Dance Makers ProjectLegendary dancer, choreographer and state living treasure Chrissie Parrott is having her latest and first mainstage work in many years with In-Lore Act IIto be performed by Co3 Australia on September 12-15. Parrott, who started ECU’s LINK Dance Company, will present choreography alongside the innovative trio of Unkempt Dance (Amy Wiseman, Carly Armstrong and Jessica Lewis), who all met at LINK.


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Vicki Van Hout premieres dance theatre work

Posted on: 23/8/2018 7:15AM

plenty serious TALK TALKFORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres in Parramatta will present a new dance theatre work, plenty serious TALK TALK, by acclaimed Indigenous dancer and choreographer Vicki Van Hout from August 30 to September 1. An explorative work delving into the compulsory community consultative process involved in Indigenous art making, plenty serious TALK TALK lays bare the full complexity of negotiating culture across disciplines, genres and eras.


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Want full time Russian ballet training in AUS?

Posted on: 22/8/2018 9:45AM

Australian full-time dance in Russian SystemFor Australian students who desire the opportunity to be trained in the true Russian System without having to leave their home country, there is the Russian Choreographic AcademyBased in Hawthorn East, VIC, the RCA brings high-quality international teachers to Australia from Russia and Europe. Auditions are ongoing for 2019 entry to RCA's full time course.


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AMPA's Open Day is this Saturday!

Posted on: 20/8/2018 8:00AM

Academy of Music and Performing Arts Open HouseThe Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) in Alexandria, NSW has announced its Open Day on Saturday, August 25. If you or someone you know is an aspiring performer, choreographer or songwriter/producer, this is their opportunity to explore the ins and outs of studying a degree in Music, Dance or Music Theatre at AMPA.


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Wild Hearts seeking Junior Dancers

Posted on: 17/8/2018 1:00PM

Junior Dance Sydney AustraliaAngela Hamilton, artistic director of Wild Hearts Youth Dance Company in Sydney, has announced the launch of a second program for younger dancers. Auditions are being held for talented and creative dancers aged 8-12 who want to be challenged and inspired.


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WAAPA to launch audition tour for 2019 intake

Posted on: 16/8/2018 6:41AM

Full Time Dance Course AustraliaThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) offers three Undergraduate Courses, plus two Postgraduate Courses through Link Dance Company. Soon WAAPA will launch its Audition Tour for these courses, giving aspiring students the opportunity to apply for 2019 intake.


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NAISDA marked Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted on: 15/8/2018 11:30PM

International Day of the World’s Indigenous PeoplesAugust 9 marked International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and NAISDA Dance College took the opportunity to commemorate the day, along with the global importance of sustaining and sharing our world’s Indigenous cultures, histories and knowledge.


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Two dance powerhouses unite for new program

Posted on: 14/8/2018 11:00AM

The McDonald College partners with Sydney Dance CompanyIn association with Sydney Dance Company, The McDonald College has just announced the inaugural Senior Contemporary Dance Program. The program is open to students in Years 10 - 12 wishing to develop into creative, forward-thinking contemporary dance artists. Guided by the ethos of Sydney Dance Company, The McDonald College will offer students the opportunity to develop advanced contemporary dance techniques and collaboration skills at the forefront of the industry.


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Genée announces 2018 medalists

Posted on: 13/8/2018 11:00PM

Royal Academy of Dance 2018 ballet competitionThe Royal Academy of Dance has announced the medallists of this year’s prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition, held at Hong Kong City Hall on August 12. After a week of intensive coaching from world-renowned teachers and choreographers, the competitive Final saw the coveted gold medal awarded to 17-year-old Australian dancer Joshua Green and 16-year-old New Zealand dancer Monet Hewitt.


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VIC State Ballet to hold auditions for 2019

Posted on: 10/8/2018 8:00AM

VSB Principal Artist Rebekah PettyDid you know the Victorian State Ballet (VSB) directed by Michelle and Martin Sierra in Viewbank offers a full time training program? Registrations are now open for the Pre-Professional Program’s 2019 annual auditions!


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'Stalker: The Musical' to premiere in Sydney

Posted on: 9/8/2018 7:30AM

RPG ProductionsRPG Productions, the team behind last year’s surprise hit Big Fish at Hayes Theatre, will now bring to Sydney the Australian premiere of Stalker: The Musical. This brand-new piece of Australian musical theatre is the brainchild of three Aussie writers: Andy Peterson, Alex Giles and David Russell.


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QLD Ballet plans auditions for 2019 intake

Posted on: 8/8/2018 7:00AM

Full Time Dance Auditions at Queensland BalletQueensland Ballet Academy will begin its audition tour for 2019 intake to its training programs on September 1. Auditions are set for Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney for various programs. Company auditions will also be held for highly trained, professional level dancers.


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Spark Youth Dance to premiere 'Ariadne'

Posted on: 7/8/2018 11:05AM

Spark Youth Dance CompanySpark Youth Dance Company Inc., a non-profit dance company driven entirely by youth, is premiering a contemporary dance work entitled Ariadne this September 27 and 28 at Frankston Arts Centre. Ariadne, the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, will be retold from a new perspective, with 23 dancers aged 7-19 and a 35-piece professional orchestra.


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