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'The Addams Family' ticket giveaway!

Posted on: 11/1/2013 2:54AM

The Addams FamilyThe Addams Family will be making its musical debut this year in Sydney on March 23. The freakishly fun production will feature all the signature characters and stay true to the original theme. Plus, two lucky Dance Informa readers can win two double passes to a preview performance in Sydney on March 19!


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Canberra Latin Dance Festival's applications

Posted on: 10/1/2013 2:51AM

Canberra
 Latin Dance FestivalFollowing its inaugural event, the Canberra 
Latin Dance Festival has recently announced that its second event will run 18-20 October 2013. If dancers, choreographers or directors are interested in performing at next year’s festival, they are asked to contact officials for more information. 


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ETTINGSHAUSENS offers 2013 fulltime course

Posted on: 9/1/2013 2:07AM

ETTINGSHAUSENSETTINGSHAUSENS, an arts organisation that offers a wide variety of classes including ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop and singing, still has places open in it’s 2013 fulltime course 
Certificate IV in Dance.


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West Australian Ballet offers public classes

Posted on: 8/1/2013 12:00AM

West Australian Ballet Centre ClassesWest Australian Ballet recently announced that it will be welcoming the public into its new home for a programme of evening adult dance classes beginning February 2013. Located on Whatley Crescent in Maylands, the renovated West Australian Ballet Centre has three spacious dance studios in which participants can learn from some of the best teachers in Perth.


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Mickey's Rockin' Road Show in Melbourne

Posted on: 5/1/2013 12:00AM

Mickey's Rockin' Road ShowJump on board for a fun-filled journey with Mickey and all your favourite Disney Live! friends. Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show is coming to Melbourne on January 24.


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Register for ADT's Summer Intensive

Posted on: 4/1/2013 1:41AM

Australian Dance Theatre’s Summer IntensiveExperience the creative and physical challenge of being a full-time contemporary dancer at Australian Dance Theatre’s Summer Intensive. Designed for students interested in gaining an insight into the workings of a professional contemporary dance company, the intensive is also a great way to improve technique whilst learning new skills.


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Ausdance NSW's Dance Space Residencies

Posted on: 3/1/2013 2:12AM

Ausdance NSWAusdance NSW’s Dance Space Residency Program offers studio residencies to qualifying choreographers, companies and independent dance artists. Eligible dancers are invited to submit proposals for the 2013 program. Applications are due on Friday 11th January.


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The Australian Ballet's 'Don Quixote'

Posted on: 2/1/2013 12:00AM

The Australian Ballet's 'Don Quixote'The Australian Ballet begins a year of masterpieces with a joyous, Spanish-flavoured ballet packed with tutus and lively dancing. Full of infectious charm and dynamic performances, Don Quixote is both a favourite of the dancers and perfect for families. The production opens in Melbourne on 15 March and will later travel to Sydney.


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NIDA launches new Sydney studio courses

Posted on: 1/1/2013 12:00AM

The National Institute of Dramatic ArtThe National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) has recently announced the expansion of its acclaimed studio program. The launch of the 2013 NIDA Studio program provides new opportunities for Sydney’s emerging artists, with 23 different studio courses now being offered for adults and young people in disciplines including acting, writing, directing, singing, movement, filmmaking, design, theatre production and more.


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Win tickets to dance spectacular 'BLAZE'

Posted on: 29/12/2012 2:13AM

BLAZEDancers can krump, lock, pop or moonwalk their way to free tickets to the international dance spectacular BLAZE on Saturday 5 January and Sunday 6 January in Sydney


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DirtyFeet offers The Choreographic Lab

Posted on: 28/12/2012 2:23AM

DirtyFeet's Choreographic LabDirtyFeet, a Sydney-based non-profit contemporary dance organisation supporting independent dance artists, is seeking applications from choreographers for The Choreographic Lab, a place early professionals come together to explore their creative practice.


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Chunky Move to present '247 Days' in 2013

Posted on: 27/12/2012 12:00AM

Chunky MoveVictoria's contemporary dance company Chunky Move strips back the layers to explore human dynamics in a shifting Australian landscape with the world premiere of 247 Days at the Malthouse Theatre in March 2013. 


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2013 Festival of Colour presents Black Grace

Posted on: 26/12/2012 12:00AM

2013 Festival of Colour presents Black GraceFestival of Colour, a New Zealand arts celebration taking place at Lake Wanaka, has recently announced leading New Zealand contemporary dance company Black Grace will be one of the highlights of the 2013 arts festival that will take place on 16 - 21 April.


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Starry, starry nights at the Quarry

Posted on: 25/12/2012 12:00AM

West Australian Ballet's 'Ballet at the Quarry'West Australian Ballet's annual summer season Ballet at the Quarry opens Friday 8 February with a cracking programme, celebrating 20 years at The Quarry Amphitheatre. Performances include two world premieres, Yes I'll Move For You by Cass Mortimer Eipper, and Jubilate by Daniel Roberts, and from the great Glen Tetley, a modern classic, Voluntaries.


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Bangarra Dance Theatre tours 'Blak' in 2013

Posted on: 22/12/2012 12:31AM

Bangarra Dance Theatre presents 'Blak'Beginning in May 2013, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre presents Blak, a new production about the challenges and rewards for Aboriginal young people making transitions to adulthood.


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Genée International Ballet Competition 2012

Posted on: 21/12/2012 1:00AM

Genée International Ballet Competition 2012Recognised as one of ballet’s most prestigious competitions, the Final of the Royal Academy of Dance's Genée International Ballet Competition took place at the St. James Theatre in Wellington on Saturday, December 15. Local ballet communities are celebrating after area dancers won various medals.


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Queensland Ballet presents 'Dance Dialogues'

Posted on: 20/12/2012 2:26AM

Queensland BalletQueensland Ballet will treat audiences this February to the first of its two up-close and personal studio series. Dance Dialogues will open new Artistic Director Li Cunxin’s highly anticipated debut season.


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2013 Artist-in-Residence program

Posted on: 19/12/2012 1:39AM

Dance HouseAs part of its partnership with Dancehouse, Deakin University has initiated an artist-in-residence program for dancers seeking access to studio space for a period of creative work. Applications for the program are being accepted through January 14, 2013.


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Ausdance Victoria names new director

Posted on: 18/12/2012 2:28AM

Andy HowittAusdance Victoria, the body and voice for dance in Victoria, recently announced the appointment of Andy Howitt as it’s new Director and CEO. Howitt comes to Ausdance Victoria with a wealth of experience in dance, most recently as Artistic Director of Citymoves Dance Agency in Aberdeen, Scotland. 


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Sydney Festival 2013 coming soon

Posted on: 14/12/2012 11:30PM

Fabulous Beast performing 'Rian'Sydney Festival 2013 is edging closer to commencement. An explosion of exceptional theatre, dance, music, visual arts, film and more, the festival will take over Sydney’s venues, streets and parks from January 5-27.


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Tap documentary invites video submissions

Posted on: 14/12/2012 2:54AM

Tap WorldEmmy Award-winning Executive Producer Dean Hargrove and Producer Jeff Peters have teamed up with tap dancers Chloé and Maud Arnold to create an online competition and feature-length documentary titled "Tap World." Video submissions of tap dancing are being accepted through Dec. 31. 


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Tasdance announces 'Exposure!' intensive

Posted on: 13/12/2012 2:26AM

Tasdance's Exposure! summer dance intensiveTasdance recently announced their inaugural summer dance intensive Exposure! will take place in Launceston, Tasmania on Monday, Jan. 7- Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Culminating in a performance in front of potential employers, Exposure! is an opportunity for aspiring professionals to further their careers.


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KAGE produces work on dementia

Posted on: 12/12/2012 1:54AM

KAGE's 'Sundowner.' Photo by Jeff Busby.When a loved one starts to lose their memories, how do we hold on to them? Physical theatre company KAGE addresses this question by presenting Sundowner, a inter-generational story celebrating the love that binds families together.


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Demi Sorono joins cast of 'BLAZE'

Posted on: 11/12/2012 1:00AM

BLAZE comes to the Sydney Opera HouseSydney Opera House recently announced So You Think You Can Dance finalist and hip hop dancer Demi Sorono will join the international cast of Summer at the House headline show BLAZE.


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Inaugural Isolate Dance Festival announced

Posted on: 8/12/2012 12:00AM

Isolate Dance FestivalA new dance festival is coming to southwest Victoria in March 2013, as recently announced by Artistic Director Paul Malek, one of Melbourne’s most innovative and hardworking theatre creators.


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Harris wins Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Posted on: 7/12/2012 12:00AM

The Australian Ballet’s Senior Artist Amy Harris. Photo by James Braund.Two dancers hailing from regional Australia have reigned triumphant at the recent Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA) announcement at the Sydney Opera House. Senior Artist Amy Harris was crowned the 2012 TBDA winner. 


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Sylvie Guillem coming to Melbourne in 2013

Posted on: 6/12/2012 1:43AM

Sylvie Guillem performing 'Bye.' Photo by Lesley Leslie-Spinks.Melbourne Festival recently announced that Sylvie Guillem, widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest dancers, will appear at the 2013 festival with 6000 miles away, her latest collaboration with three world-renowned contemporary choreographers – Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jiří Kylián.


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Conservatoire of Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty'

Posted on: 5/12/2012 1:12AM

The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty'Following the success of Christine Walsh’s production of The Sleeping Beauty in 2008, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet is once again presenting the enchanting traditional ballet at the newly refurbished Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne. 


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Ausdance NSW offers Bridge Dance Intensive

Posted on: 4/12/2012 12:00AM

Ausdance NSWBridge Dance Intensive, presented by Ausdance NSW Dec. 10-14, seeks to provide development, performance and promotional opportunities for tertiary dance graduates. Registration is still open.


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QL2 presents 14 short dances

Posted on: 1/12/2012 12:00AM

QL2 On Course 2011QL2 Dance is preparing to present On Course on Dec. 15 and 16, which will conclude their year with 14 new short dance works by dancers from Australia and beyond.


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