DANCE NEWS


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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Ev & Bow to hold full time course audition

Posted on: 6/8/2018 12:55PM

Ev&Bow Full Time Audition for 2019Ev & Bow Full Time Dance Training Centre, set in Kirrawee, NSW, will hold an audition on Saturday, September 1 for 2019 entry to its full time courses. Under the direction of Sarah Boulter and Lisa Bowmer, Ev & Bow has a reputation of supreme quality as the area’s premier studio for innovation, passion and outstanding results.


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West Australian Ballet goes gothic

Posted on: 2/8/2018 10:00AM

Krzysztof Pastor's DraculaExperience Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of forbidden passion as West Australian Ballet presents the world premiere of Krzysztof Pastor's Dracula alongside West Australian Symphony Orchestra at His Majesty’s Theatre this September.


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Want to train with Sydney Dance Company?

Posted on: 1/8/2018 12:00PM

Pre-Professional Year ProgramSydney Dance Company invites applications from Australian and New Zealand dancers wishing to take part in its Pre-Professional Year Program in 2019. Applications are open now through Monday, August 27.


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'STOMP' performer to teach Sydney tappers

Posted on: 31/7/2018 11:00PM

STOMP showAll tappers in the Sydney area are invited to a Tap Masterclass led by professional tap dancer, choreographer and teacher Simon Watts from New Zealand. Watts is currently touring in the acclaimed production of STOMP. He has been tap dancing for 20 years and teaching and performing internationally for 10.


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Dancebourne Arts performing in Italy

Posted on: 30/7/2018 9:18AM

Florence Dance FestivalDancebourne Arts, an independent dance group from Melbourne, is currently in Florence, Italy, where it has been invited to perform its Godai (WindEarthWaterFire & Void) programme at the Florence Dance Festival. Once it returns from overseas, it will continue working on its fourth program entitled VIVA.


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2018 Rob Guest Endowment Awards launched

Posted on: 26/7/2018 8:20AM

Thomas McGuane, Imogen Moore, Georgina Hopson, Stephanie Caccamo, Jayme-Lee Hanekom and Morgan PalmerThe 2018 Rob Guest Endowment Awards have launched, and applications for all awards are now open. The Rob Guest Endowment is Australia’s most exciting scholarship program in performing arts, providing financial assistance and industry support to the next generation of musical theatre stars, creators and musicians. The 2018 prize package is valued at over $45,000, including the $20,000 major prize, The Rob Guest Endowment Award.


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ED5INTERNATIONAL holds auditions for 2019

Posted on: 26/7/2018 7:05AM

Sydney dance trainingAuditions are coming up soon for Western Sydney dance training centre ED5INTERNATIONAL! The first audition will take place in Brisbane on Saturday, August 18 at Dance Expressions Company while the second is hosted at home in ED5INTERNATIONAL Studios in Sydney on Sunday, August 19. The third round of auditions are set for Melbourne on Sunday, August 26 at Alex Theatre.


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Enjoy a free Lucy Guerin class in Sydney!

Posted on: 25/7/2018 8:00AM

Sydney Opera House studio guest teacherSydney Opera House has announced a free open dance class with Lucy Guerin on Friday, August 10 from 2–3:30 p.m. This 90-minute class is presented as part of UnWrapped August 2018, in conjunction with the presentation of Lucy Guerin Inc’s acclaimed Split, from August 8–12 in the Sydney Opera House Studio.


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20 Australians to compete in 2018 Genée

Posted on: 25/7/2018 7:25AM

Genée International Ballet CompetitionOver 50 dancers from 13 nationalities will take part in the 2018 Genée International Ballet Competition in Hong Kong this August. Of those, 20 will represent Australia, the largest number of dancers from a single country. The weeklong event will be held at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts & Hong Kong City Hall.


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Auditions scheduled for new 'West Side Story'

Posted on: 24/7/2018 8:32AM

Opera Australia AuditionsOne of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time, West Side Story, is coming back to Australia in 2019! Auditions were recently announced by Opera Australia, with casting taking place in Sydney and Melbourne in August. Submissions must be entered by Thursday, August 2.


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Murmuration’s 'Days Like These' returns home

Posted on: 20/7/2018 8:00AM

Murmuration Dance TheatreAfter a two-year residency at The Arts Centre Cootamundra in the Riverina district, Murmuration is looking forward to performing in front of their home tribe on August 10 and 11 at The Joan on High Street, Penrith. Days Like These is a physical theatre work that explores the varied ways we, as humans, express our emotions.


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McDonald College auditions for 2019 intake

Posted on: 19/7/2018 8:15AM

North Strathfield dance schoolThe McDonald College, located in North Strathfield, NSW, is a co-educational school from Year 3 to Year 12 that provides a specialized performing arts program along with a rigorous academic program. Those enrolled in the dance program will study classical ballet, contemporary, musical theatre, hip-hop and other forms of dance. The next auditions are August 17 and October 26.


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'NINE The Musical' set for Melbourne

Posted on: 18/7/2018 8:10AM

Chapel Off Chapel 2018For a strictly limited season at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran, VIC, audiences can fall in love with the Tony Award-winning NINE this October. Directed and choreographed by Michael Ralph, with musical direction by Nathan Firmin, NINE The Musical is a Broadway masterpiece not to be missed.


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Train with QLD Ballet's best at 'Synergy'

Posted on: 17/7/2018 7:15AM

Train with Queenland BalletSynergy will bring together the rising stars of Queensland Ballet on July 27 – August 4 in a series of short, contemporary and neo-classical works, performed by the dancers of QB Academy and QB Company Artists. As part of the season, aspiring young dancers are invited to take part in exclusive masterclasses with the talented QB artistic and creative teams.


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Ashworks Dance presents Industry Day

Posted on: 16/7/2018 8:00AM

Ashworks Dance AssociationAn exciting dance workshop is coming to Adelaide! Presented by Ashworks Dance Association over the July school holidays, Industry Day will feature five of Australia’s most well known dancers – Blake Wood, Gaynor Hicks, Lucy Doherty, Sam Marks and Jack May.


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Tasdance announces new Artistic Director

Posted on: 14/7/2018 8:00AM

Tasdance Artistic DirectorAfter an extensive national recruitment campaign, Tasdance recently announced the return of Adam Wheeler to his home state as Tasdance's new Artistic Director. Wheeler’s dance career began in Launceston nearly 20 years ago. His early influences were Stompin, Launceston Dance Centre and Tasdance, where he took some of his first dance classes.


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Transit Dance kicks off full-time audition tour

Posted on: 13/7/2018 1:27PM

Full-Time Dance CourseTransit Dance will soon kick off its Full-Time Courses Audition Tour! Dancers wanting to begin a course in 2019 should plan to audition in New Zealand this Sunday, July 15 or at one of the following Australian locations: Melbourne on July 22 or August 19; Perth on August 25; Brisbane on September 23; Sydney on September 25; or Adelaide on September 27.


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PSA moves to new location & hosts auditions

Posted on: 12/7/2018 1:30PM

Full Time Dance MelbournePatrick Studios Australia (PSA) is celebrating exceptional growth and continued success this year. The 12-year-old dance training organisation has now made a move to a new facility to in Prahran. In addition, PSA will soon hold auditions for 2019 entry to its Full Time courses.


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The Space to hold early audition for 2019

Posted on: 12/7/2018 8:02AM

Melbourne professional dance trainingThe Space Dance & Arts Centre in Prahran, VIC will soon hold its early audition for 2019 entry to its fulltime courses. This early audition is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 2. Dancers can register to audition online.


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Cruise auditions seeking dancers, singers

Posted on: 11/7/2018 1:30PM

Norwegian Creative StudiosNorwegian Creative Studios, the production company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, is seeking dancers and singers for all of its shows at sea. Casting agents will be coming to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney this month to audition performers aged 18 or older.


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'Sharp Short Dance' returns this spring

Posted on: 11/7/2018 8:00AM

Jessica HewettSydney’s competitive dance festival Sharp Short Dance is back for its 11th year to unearth the country’s best young dancers and choreographers. The festival, presented by FORM Dance Projects, will be held at Riverside Theatres from November 13-17. Registrations close Thursday, October 18.


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Shortlist announced for 2018 Dance Awards

Posted on: 10/7/2018 7:30AM

Australian Dance Awards 2018 BrisbaneThe shortlisted nominees for one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts awards, the Australian Dance Awards, have been announced! Celebrating 21 years in 2018, the Awards are the pre-eminent event on the dance industry calendar. This year's Awards will be held in Brisbane on Saturday, September 8.


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Lucie Saronova Memorial Awards post results

Posted on: 9/7/2018 11:38PM

Cecchetti Ballet AustraliaCecchetti Ballet Australia hosted the Lucie Saronova Memorial Awards on Friday, July 6 at the Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds. Talented Cecchetti students came from all over Australia to compete. Tyler Lindsey (WA) won the Gold Section, while Laura Griffiths (VIC) won the Silver Section.


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