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2013 Prix de Lausanne Choreographers

Posted on: 25/9/2012 2:44AM

Prix de Lausanne ballet competitionThe Prix de Lausanne has announced the names of the three choreographers who have generously offered their contemporary variations to the candidates of the 2013 competition: Didy Veldman, Goyo Montero and Jorma Elo. All three artists have well-established, international reputations.


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Presenters Announced for Helpmann Awards

Posted on: 20/9/2012 12:24AM

Australian Helpmann Awards - dance and performing arts awardsThe 2012 Helpmann Awards® Ceremony will be held on Monday 24 September at Sydney Opera House, hosted by acclaimed performer Simon Burke. Live Performance Australia has just announced the names of the Award Presenters for the 41 categories, including dance legends such as Darcey Bussell CBE and Li Cunxin.


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Fat Swan Returns to Melbourne

Posted on: 14/9/2012 2:53AM

Fat Swan ballet comedyDouble Helpmann Award nominee Trevor Ashley is back to delight Melbourne audiences. After sell-out seasons of Fat Swan at the Spegieltent, Melbourne in March and the Seymour Centre Sydney, 'Natalie Portly' is back to delight and disgust audiences.


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Entries Open for the world's first Online Competitive Dance Competition

Posted on: 12/9/2012 4:34AM

online dance competitionOnline dance competition Dance Upon a Dream is 'live' and taking enrtries from around the world. Dance Upon a Dream is the new way for young and amateur dancers to compete against each other from around the world for prizes and fame.


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NY International Ballet Competition open for applications

Posted on: 8/9/2012 5:01AM

2013 New York International Ballet CompetitionNew York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC) is currently in preparation for its 30th Anniversary, to be held June 19-23, 2013 at the Rose Theater/Lincoln Center.  Dancers' repertory study will take place June 3-18. Applications are being accepted from dancers around the world until December 15th.


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Yellow Wheel's Dance Project

Posted on: 7/9/2012 4:40AM

It's A Dance Project, Yellow Wheel youth dance VictoriaVictoria's newest centre for youth dance, Yellow Wheel, is holding a unique workshop called It’s A Dance Project. It
will be a one day workshop run by Adam Wheeler to make a short contemporary dance work to be performed that night.


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Dance Awards Shine Light on Aussie Dance Stars

Posted on: 3/9/2012 3:30AM

The Dance Awards Harlequin FloorsThe Australian Dance Awards celebrated a night-of-nights in Perth on Saturday 1 September, shining a light on the nation's dance stars. Ten awards were given in a variety of categories to Australia's best dance artists.


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Australian Dance Awards, presented by Harlequin Floors, to be streamed live across the country!

Posted on: 31/8/2012 6:31AM

The Dance Awards Harlequin FloorsFor the first time in history the Australian Dance Awards, sponsored by Harlequin Floors, will be live-streamed to major cities across Australia this Saturday 1st September.


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This Week's Spring Dance Treat: Correria Agwa

Posted on: 28/8/2012 12:10AM

Spring Dance Sydney Opera House Hip HopAugust 29- Sept 2: There’s an explosion of energy as 11 Brazilian dancers from the slums of Rio de Janeiro break, pop, lock and waack their way across the stage in these two distinct yet complementary works that have won over both critics and audiences worldwide.


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Dancing coins celebrate ballet anniversary

Posted on: 25/8/2012 1:04AM

Australian Ballet commemorative coinThe Australian Ballet and The Royal Australian Mint have collaborated on a commemorative 50c piece to mark the company’s 50th anniversary.


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Everybody Dance Now Axed

Posted on: 22/8/2012 12:04AM

Everybody Dance NowChannel 10’s new, much anticipated dance show Everybody Dance Now has been axed after only a few episodes. Following initial poor ratings Ten cut the show from three nights a week to one, but has now decided to axe the show.


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Nanette Hassall given Dance Awards Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on: 21/8/2012 7:00PM

Australian Dance Awards winner Nanette HassallNanette Hassall has been selected by the Australian Dance Awards panel as this year's winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Nanette Hassall will be presented the Award at the Australian Dance Awards ceremony at the Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre, Perth on Saturday 1 September 2012.


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Brian Lucas to present Performance Anxiety

Posted on: 20/8/2012 6:00AM

Choreographer and Dancer Brian LucasIn a special return season, nationally acclaimed performer/choreographer Brian Lucas holds a mirror up to our age of anxiety, revealing reflections which dazzle and provoke in his newest solo physical theatre work Performance Anxiety at Brisbane Powerhouse from 24 October – 3 November.


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Ea Sola brings Drought & Rain to Arts Centre Melbourne

Posted on: 15/8/2012 4:00PM

Dance at Arts Centre MelbourneDrought and Rain, an iconic dance production exploring the recall of historic and cultural memory from French Vietnamese Choreographer Ea Sola is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne this September 20-22. artscentremelbourne.com.au


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Auditions - Universal Studios Japan!

Posted on: 15/8/2012 12:18PM

Dance Auditions Universal Studios JapanThis months Universal Studios Japan are holding Australian auditions in the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne for versatile dancers who can sing, face characters/actors, singers who move well, stunt performers and jet skiers & water skiers/jumpers. www.universalauditions.com/japan


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2012 Schools Spectacular

Posted on: 14/8/2012 5:56AM

Sydney Schools Spectacular2012 marks the 29th year of one of Australia’s most colourful and inspiring events on the entertainment calendar, the Schools Spectacular.  This year 3,600 students from 400 NSW public schools will showcase their talent and hard work in an epic production of dance, music, song and dazzling costumes and brilliant choreography that will captivate audiences of all ages.


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New exhibition en pointe: 50 years of The Australian Ballet

Posted on: 14/8/2012 2:44AM

The Australian BalletFrom Saturday 9 June – Sunday 23 September, Arts Centre Melbourne visitors can enjoy a free exhibition that maps out The Australian Ballet’s remarkable career both nationally and internationally. Time In Motion: 50 Years of The Australian Ballet revisits the memorable moments of The Australian Ballet and gives patrons a behind-the-scenes look at their history and creative process.


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Mrs P - 50 Years a Celebration

Posted on: 4/8/2012 10:00PM

In salute to a doyenne of Australian Ballet, Tanya Pearson OAM, a full length ballet is being staged this weekend telling the extraordinary story of her life. Many dancers have flown into Sydney to perform in her honour, including the Australian Ballet's Lucinda Dunn, Halaina Hills and Christopher Rodgers-Wilson.


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Australian Dance Festival Announces Instructors

Posted on: 2/8/2012 7:18PM

Australian Dance FestivalThe Australian Dance Festival is now just 6 weeks away, and dancers from all over Australia are getting ready for the one event which brings together Australia’s best dancers, best choreographers, and best teachers. Once again, Dance Informa will be there to join in all the action.


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Brisbane Powerhouse is Dance this August!

Posted on: 31/7/2012 2:10AM

Dance at Brisbane PowerhouseOver the next two weeks Brisbane Powerhouse is presenting Briwyant by Vicki Van Hout and Tarian Malam (Night Dances) by Nan Jombang Dance Company of Indonesia. With a two show ticket package at only $40, these shows are not to be missed!


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Imperial Russian Ballet To Tour Australia

Posted on: 27/7/2012 4:29AM

Imperial Russian BalletFollowing their sell-out 2009, 2010 and 2011 performances of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Festival Of Russian Ballet, The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia to present Tchaikovsky's outstanding Sleeping Beauty in August until November 2012.


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Interested in Full Time Dance?

Posted on: 25/7/2012 1:04AM

Dance Informa's Full Time Dance & Auditions Guide is out now.
If you're serious about your dancing, full time dance can offer you the training you need to make a career of dance. Check out this helpful guide which provides information on the best courses across Australia and internationally with audition dates and requirements.


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Immersed 2012 Dance School YouTube Competition

Posted on: 23/7/2012 8:50PM

youTube dance competitionWant to perform at Melbourne's biggest dance industry night? One lucky dance school will get the opportunity to perform alongside some of Melbourne's top dancers, dance companies and choreographers at Immersed 2012 at The National Theatre on 8th September.


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Dance Auditions - Brent Street Academy

Posted on: 23/7/2012 8:00PM

Dance Auditions Brent Street AcademyBrent Street Academy's Pre-Professionals’ Program is auditioning on August 7th. Designed for talented young people who want to become top dance professionals, this audition-only, full-time course held in Sydney is an integrated academic and performing arts course for years 9 to 12.


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McDonald's Ballet Scholarships this weekend

Posted on: 18/7/2012 7:41AM

Ballet scholarship dancersEight of Australia’s most promising ballet students will compete for a total of $42,000 prize money in the final round of the 2012 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Ballet Scholarships this Sunday July 22nd at the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.


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Toowoomba ballet student wins junior scholarship at McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod

Posted on: 9/7/2012 1:12PM

Ballet McDonald’s Sydney EisteddfodAdjudicators Jayne Beddoe and Brad Moffitt recently awarded the 2012 Sydney Eisteddfod Robert Albert Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship to 15-year-old Queenslander Isobella Dashwood.


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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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