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Free 50% off dancewear voucher!

Posted on: 5/7/2012 10:46PM

Are you a ballet dancer, and aged 17 or over? Take a 3 minute survey and you could win a voucher for 50% off a brand new dancewear label, coming soon. 


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Half Way to Somewhere Dance Collection

Posted on: 3/7/2012 5:12AM

Full time dance showThis Thursday to Saturday, July 5-7, Melbourne's The Space Dance & Arts Centre will present its mid year full time student showcase. With choreography by Ian Knowles, Stephen Agisilaou and Anne Fane, the show is sure to be a treat.


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Rock Eisteddfod Challenge Is Heading To Hobart

Posted on: 30/6/2012 12:47AM

Rock Eisteddfod Challenge dance and drama AustraliaIn just a few weeks on Friday 20th July Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® will rock Tasmania. With 14 shows, six locations across Australia, more than 150 schools, 10,000 participants and an audience of 40,000 – the 2012 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® and J Rock™ are this year’s biggest school based dance and drama extravaganzas.


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Aussie makes Top 20 on US So You Think You Can Dance

Posted on: 28/6/2012 7:00AM

Daniel Baker, San Francisco Ballet24 year old Australian dancer Daniel Baker was named in the Top 20 for Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance USA today.  Originally from Newcastle, Daniel gave up his contract with San Francisco Ballet to try out for So You Think You Can Dance.


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Concert Costume Guide

Posted on: 27/6/2012 2:00AM

Dance Concert Costume GuideThe 2012 Concert Costume Guide is out now! This is your guide to the best costume suppliers and designs in the industry. Check out the Guide today to start organising your end of year concert costumes.


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Dance as you've never seen it

Posted on: 25/6/2012 10:30PM

Vicki Van Hout choreographyVicki Van Hout brings new work Briwyant to Malthouse Theatre. Briwyant (i.e. brilliant) will meld contemporary dance with Indigenous performance in an entirely original way; evolving not from the earth, but from the suburbs of western Sydney.


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Win a Pair of Bloch Dance Fitness Sneakers!

Posted on: 19/6/2012 9:42AM

Bloch dance sneakerDancewear and fashion icon Bloch are giving you a chance to win a free pair of sneakers from their new collection of high performance, full-sole sneakers designed specifically for dance fitness.


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Scholarship Opportunity worth over $6000

Posted on: 15/6/2012 4:30AM

Urban Dance CentreSydney's Urban Dance Centre welcomes serious dancers to audition for their exclusive dance program on Wednesday June 20. Receive advanced training from leading industry professionals!


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New Energetiks Online Shopping Store + Free Shipping!

Posted on: 13/6/2012 10:00AM

online dance storeEnergetiks has just launched their new super online shopping store! The site features a clean new fresh layout, which is very user friendly and easy to navigate, plus lots of cool features. To celebrate the launch Energetiks are offering free shipping on all online orders over $20 during June!


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2012 Tony Winners

Posted on: 12/6/2012 4:12AM

Newsies the Broadway MusicalThe 2012 Tony Awards were held last night at New York’s Beacon Theatre, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. New romantic musical Once took home eight Tonys, including the awards for best musical and best actor. Peter and the Starcatcher, a prequel to the classic Peter Pan story, won five Tonys and popular new musical Newsies won two Tonys, for choreography and score, from eight nominations.


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Boys' hip hop: Helping to prove that dancing's not just for girls

Posted on: 7/6/2012 3:54AM

boys hip hop classesThe age-old image of dancing as girlie, all about the tutus and fairy wings, is gone. Inspired by the likes of Usher and Justin Timberlake, boys-only hip-hop classes are the new thing in ‘cool’. Find out more here:


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The Yard comes to Illawara

Posted on: 6/6/2012 8:58AM

Street danceShaun Parker and Company's work The Yard is coming to the Illawara Performing Arts Centre - Merrigong Theatre on Wednesday 23 June. The Yard engages dance, music, sport and gymnastics to create a theatrical world about life in an Australian school yard.


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Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship

Posted on: 5/6/2012 12:20PM

Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic FellowshipApplications are now open for the inaugural Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship. $10,000 will be awarded annually to a mid-career choreographer (must be over 35 years) working either independently or with a company.


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Audition for Everybody Dance Now

Posted on: 1/6/2012 5:44AM

Everybody Dance Now dance auditionsChannel 10 is holding national auditions for a brand new talent entertainment show. Everybody Dance Now is searching for the most entertaining dance acts in Australia. Dancers of all ages and styles are invited to audition.


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Dancenorth Exclusive Preview Performance

Posted on: 29/5/2012 10:34AM

Dance Queensland AustraliaJoin Dancenorth Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill this Thursday and Friday for a preview performance of FUGUE before the company head to Melbourne to perform the work as part of the Australian Ballet's 50th Anniversary celebrations.


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ChoreoCraft Exhibition at Adelaide Festival Centre

Posted on: 26/5/2012 2:43AM

choreography and danceAdelaide Festival Centre’s Performing Arts Collection will exhibit material from a new form of dance composition in the ChoreoCraft Exhibition from 25 – 30 May. ChoreoCraft helps bridge the gap between dance training and choreography, integrating the two in a seamless syllabus, tailored to any age or ability by Kenneth Norman.


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Twisted Broadway coming to Melbourne & Sydney

Posted on: 23/5/2012 9:05AM

musical theatre AustraliaTwisted Broadway returns in 2012 for its largest concert series. Audiences will be entertained by cast members from Australia’s hit musical productions, including Love Never Dies, A Chorus Line, Annie, Moonshadow, Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, and more.


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New Cities & More Prizes for Showcase Championships

Posted on: 22/5/2012 6:26AM

Showcase National Dance ChampionshipsShowcase National Dance Championships will increase its Australian and New Zealand tour this season to include up to 18 Regionals. With a massive prize pool of over $85,000 up for grabs this year, the search is on for the next generation of top dance studios.


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Behind the Scenes with Leigh Warren & Dancers

Posted on: 18/5/2012 4:03AM

Hear from Leigh Warren and Dancer’s Bec Jones and Jesse Martin as they talk about the company’s new work Pari Passu...touch which premiered at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre last night.


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Brisbane Festival this September

Posted on: 13/5/2012 4:03AM

Brisbane Festival will reach new heights from 8-29 September with amazing local talent joining performers from across Australia, the USA, Germany, South America and Israel. The Festival will present three weeks of world-first collaborations, exciting dance premieres, poignant theatre, steamy circus and incredible classical music and opera.


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Get "The Voice"

Posted on: 9/5/2012 1:07AM

We all love The Voice but have you got it? Here Brent Street Head of Singing Darren Mapes shares 10 secrets on to how to break into the singing industry: Brentstreet.com.au/top-tips-singing


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Matthew Bourne Swan Lake 3D in Cinemas this Weekend

Posted on: 3/5/2012 2:00AM

Initially premiering in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake has been seen all over the world, has received more that 30 international theatre awards, and is on its way to become the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway. Now Bourne's Swan Lake is being presented as a 3D movie, screening in Australian cinemas this Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6.


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Dance Week!

Posted on: 1/5/2012 1:05AM

Australian dancers, it’s Dance Week! Dance Week runs from April 28 to May 6, so get out and dance or support dance in your local area.


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Sydney Bachata Festival this weekend!

Posted on: 24/4/2012 12:00PM

Get ready for an amazing weekend of Bachata and Latin dance celebrations in Sydney, starting Thursday April 26 with an official pre-party. With workshops and performances running from Friday to Sunday, and a lineup of international guests, the Sydney International Bachata Festival is a must attend event.


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World's Largest Student Ballet Comp Comes to a Close

Posted on: 18/4/2012 7:00AM

Next week New York will be a buzz with Youth America Grand Prix events. The International Student Ballet and Contemporary Dance Scholarship Competition finals will run from April 22-26, followed by the annually sold-out YAGP Closing Night Gala on April 27.  Then to finish off the celebrations YAGP will hold a Gala Tribute honouring Natalia Makarova. YAGP is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition.


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World's Greatest Male Comedy Ballet

Posted on: 17/4/2012 8:26AM

Comedy ballet company Les Ballets Eloelle (as in ‘LOL’) is currently touring Australia and New Zealand, and leaving laughter in its wake. Direct from New York and featuring some of the world’s best male ballet dancers, Les Ballets Eloelle’s Men In Pink Tights, has the audience in stiches as it makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about ballet.


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New Dance Reality TV Show

Posted on: 13/4/2012 8:00AM

Network Ten has announced four new reality shows, with one of them being a dance competition! Everybody Dance Now, produced by FremantleMedia Australia, will be a new series for Australian’s of all ages and every form of dance.


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Dance Film 'Life In Movement' in Cinemas

Posted on: 11/4/2012 10:02AM

NOT TO BE MISSED! For any aspiring artist or performer, whatever your medium, whether at the beginning of your journey, fully established, or just interested in the creative process, this movie is for you. Life in Movement, created by independent company Closer Productions opens in selected cinemas across Australia this Thursday April 12th.


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Win $1,000 Bloch Studio Wardrobe!

Posted on: 30/3/2012 7:00AM

To celebrate the launch of the Bloch Studio Fall/Winter 2012 Collection, Bloch are giving away a $1,000 wardrobe.  All you have to do to enter is join Bloch on Facebook and answer this simple question: "Where will you wear your $1,000 Bloch Studio wardrobe?" Click here to enter.


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3 Day Ballet & Contemporary Workshop

Posted on: 29/3/2012 8:59AM

Newcastle Ballet Theatre is holding a three day intensive classical ballet and contemporary workshop this April. Ballet master classes will be taught by Rider D Vierling and Kristy Tancred, professional dancers and teachers in the United States and contemporary master classes will be taught by Jason Winters.


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