Tasdance appoints five 'dancer-makers'

Posted on: 8/5/2018 10:45PM

Tasmanian company of makersAfter a rigorous national selection process, Tasdance recently announced the appointment of its new company of “dancer-makers”. As Tasdance embarks on a new beginning and fresh approach to the nature of the professional contemporary dance ensemble and becomes a “company of makers,” it welcomes five talented artists: Sofie Burgoyne, Gabriel Comerford, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Thomas E.S. Kelly and Isabella Stone.

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Long list announced for 2018 Dance Awards

Posted on: 7/5/2018 11:00PM

Mozart AirborneAusdance National and the Australian Dance Awards Selection Panel and Advisors have announced the long list for the 2018 Australian Dance Awards. Congratulations to all nominees! The final winners will be announced at the 2018 Awards Ceremony in Brisbane on September 8.

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'Lola Montez' musical brought back to life

Posted on: 4/5/2018 8:00AM

Debora Krizak at Lola Montez WorkshopWritten in 1957, Lola Montez is the most commercially successful Australian musical with an original score of all time. Now, 60 years since its final performance, Lola Montez is back! The 60th Anniversary Celebration Concert of this Australian musical masterpiece is set for Saturday, June 2, as a one night only event.

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Announcing On Stage with Travis Wall!

Posted on: 2/5/2018 11:00PM

VIC Dance Festival WarrnamboolHow would you like to dance on stage with Travis Wall? If the thought excites you beyond words, then be sure to enter the new contest live on Dance Informa at!

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Dancenorth helped open #GC2018

Posted on: 2/5/2018 7:30AM

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Viewed by a global television audience of up to 1.5 billion, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony was the biggest celebration the Gold Coast and Queensland had ever seen. Dancenorth’s Artistic Director Kyle Page served as a Segment Director of the Opening Ceremony.

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'Cry-Baby' announced for The Hayes, Sydney

Posted on: 1/5/2018 7:45AM

Cameron Mitchell choreographs Australian premiere of Cry-BabyProducer LPD, in association with Hayes Theatre Co, recently announced the Australian premiere of the rockabilly musical Cry-Baby. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from July 20, Cry-Baby is based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters film of the same name, which starred Johnny Depp.

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Four artists bring creativity to WAAPA's 'Rise'

Posted on: 30/4/2018 8:00AM

Western Australian Academy of Performing ArtsWAAPA’s first dance season for 2018 showcases new works by visiting international choreographer Ori Flomin, Melbourne-based dancer/choreographer Daniel Roberts, and well-known local artists Jayne Smeulders and Natalie Allen. Rise will be performed by WAAPA’s 2nd and 3rd Year Dance students in WAAPA’s Geoff Gibbs Theatre from May 5-11.

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Australian Dance Week is upon us!

Posted on: 27/4/2018 10:00AM

Lorna Sim of Alison Plevey, Australian Dance PartyHow are you planning on celebrating Australian Dance Week? It’s almost here (running 29 April to 6 May) so make sure to finalise your plans now! Dance Informa’s team of dance journalists can’t wait!

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Energetiks joins Fashion Revolution Week

Posted on: 25/4/2018 1:30PM

Energetiks dancewear for Fashion RevolutionEnergetiks is participating in Fashion Revolution Week (April 23-29, 2018) by sending customers information about their manufacturing processes and supplier chains, and reinforcing their commitment to remain an Australian made brand. 98% of Energetiks’ garments are being made in Australia, using Australian fabrics. Energetiks’ manufacturers and textile mills uphold Australian standards in fair working conditions and environmental impact reduction.

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Want to dance & take pics with Talia Fidra?

Posted on: 25/4/2018 9:00AM

Pre-Professional Student at Queensland BalletDancers, how would you like to join Instagram star Talia Fidra for an exclusive dance class and photoshoot? Four dancers will be able to do just that thanks to Capezio’s newly launched contest at

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Scholarship Awards back at AUS Ballet School

Posted on: 24/4/2018 9:00AM

Serenade, choreographed by George BalanchineFor the second time, The Australian Ballet School will offer students from around Australia and overseas the chance to participate in The Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards. Set for June 8-10, the event welcomes promising young dancers aged 10-17 who aspire to train in the School’s elite, vocational training programme to compete for scholarships.

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IADMS seeks dance educator nominations

Posted on: 23/4/2018 10:31AM

International Association of Dance Medicine and ScienceThe Dance Educators’ Committee of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) seeks to recognize teachers who integrate principles of dance science in their teaching. The Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 IADMS Dance Educators’ Award from around the world.

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Introducing Melbourne Dance Championships!

Posted on: 20/4/2018 9:35AM

Solo Dance Competition AustraliaA new solo dance competition will soon hit Melbourne! The Melbourne Dance Championships will be presented on April 28 and 29 at Phoenix Theatre, Elwood. It promises to offer an innovative competition structure that will include an audition class and solo performance.

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Dance Teacher Awards named 7 winners

Posted on: 19/4/2018 6:45AM

2018 Australian Independent Dance Teacher AwardsThe 2018 Australian Independent Dance Teacher Awards (AIDTA) were presented in a gala evening on Friday, March 9 at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Perth, WA. Teachers from across Australia were nominated, and out of the 14 finalists only seven were named the winners.

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Bundanon celebrates its 25th anniversary

Posted on: 18/4/2018 7:15AM

Arthur Boyd and Paul Keating at the gateBundanon, a unique place for Australian art, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Gifted to the Australian people in 1993 by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd, the Bundanon property is located on 1,100 hectares of bush and park land overlooking the Shoalhaven River, near Nowra. The company’s mission is to operate the property (which includes the Bundanon Homestead site and the Riversdale site) as a centre for creative arts and education, to support scientific research and to maintain a working farm.

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Dancers wanted for Royal Adelaide Show

Posted on: 17/4/2018 7:15AM

Royal Adelaide Show 2018Auditions are being held for male and female professional dancers to be part of an innovative production to be presented during the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show. The production will be a full entertainment experience incorporating music, dance, motion graphics, fun characters and aerial acts. Auditions are set for Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

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QB Soloist Teri Crilly hangs up her pointes

Posted on: 16/4/2018 8:00AM

Teri Crilly retires from the stageAfter more than 10 years, one of Queensland Ballet’s most recognised and loved dancers, Teri Crilly, has hung up her pointe shoes and retired from the stage. The company celebrated her stellar ballet career following her last performance in the lead role of Edith in La Bayadère on Saturday, March 31.

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DirtyFeet extends new opportunity

Posted on: 13/4/2018 5:30AM

Out of the Studio 2018Sydney's DirtyFeet, a contemporary dance organisation celebrating its 10th year, has newly opened its major program Out of the Studio to artist applications for 2018. This is a special opportunity as this program has always been managed through an internal application process evolving from previous projects. But this year DirtyFeet is extending an open call out to all artists.

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Wild Hearts Youth Co. plans new intensive

Posted on: 12/4/2018 8:15AM

Contemporary Dance Intensive SydneyWild Hearts Youth Company in Sydney will soon hold a two-day Contemporary Dance Intensive. On April 26 and 27 at Creative Dance Co. in Hurlstone Park, students can come and learn from the best.

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'Cabaret de Paris' coming to Sydney

Posted on: 12/4/2018 7:10AM

Sydney's State TheatreSydney’s State Theatre will be transported by the atmosphere and excitement of Parisian-themed revue Cabaret De Paris when a parade of bejewelled international entertainers reveal (nearly) all with two shows only on Saturday, June 30.

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Dancers - Huge Energetiks Warehouse Sale

Posted on: 11/4/2018 4:00PM

Energetiks dancewear saleEnergetiks has just announced every bargain hunter’s dream: their Warehouse Sale is back with a weekend full of huge savings for the savvy dance shopper this weekend, April 14 & 15. Shoppers will be able to browse racks upon racks of your favourite dance and activewear, dance shoes and more, with nothing over $20!

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Acclaimed romantic ballet returns to Perth

Posted on: 10/4/2018 10:00AM

Soloist Oscar Valdes and Principal Brooke Widdison-Jacobs as James and the Sylph. Photo by Fabrizio LipariThis May, Perth audiences will be treated to an exclusive season of one of the world’s longest surviving classical ballets from their own award-winning state ballet company, West Australian Ballet. La Sylphide is the fairytale that tells the story of Scottish farmer James on the eve of his wedding, and the temptation that is presented to him by a beautiful, yet untouchable, winged Sylph.

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'Dance Moms' stars return to Aussie shores

Posted on: 9/4/2018 8:00AM

Dance Moms stars tour Australia againThe hit TV show Dance Moms has garnered both admiration and criticism worldwide. Now six of its cast favorites are coming down under this month as part of The Irreplaceables Tour, arriving just in time for the April school holidays.

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2018 Green Room Awards to be held soon

Posted on: 6/4/2018 8:00AM

2018 Green Room AwardsThe 2018 Green Room Awards will be held at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on Monday, April 9. The peer-presented, performing arts industry awards recognise excellence and innovation across a range of categories, including Dance.

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UNDRGRND returns with high-octane show

Posted on: 5/4/2018 7:25AM

Melbourne dance partyMelbourne’s hottest night of dance is back! UNDRGRND is a fusion of performance and party, where Australia's best hip-hop, ballroom, commercial and contemporary dancers rally their most dynamic moves to the beats of top DJs. Returning Friday, April 6, UNDRGRND will present an adrenaline-pumping show featuring 200+ dancers.

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Shaun Parker & Co leads anti-bullying program

Posted on: 4/4/2018 8:00AM

Shaun Parker and Company leads anti-bullying programSydney-based Shaun Parker & Company recently toured its dance-based intervention program, The Yard, to help end schoolyard violence. The tour came ahead of the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence on March 16. Now the company aims to bring this program to 10,000 Australian school children. Funds are being raised and donations given before May 18 will be matched.

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Moulin Rouge returns to host auditions

Posted on: 3/4/2018 7:15AM

Paris cabaret auditions Australia 2018The Moulin Rouge has announced that it is returning to Australia again to audition for tall, confident and well-trained dancers. Casting directors will fly in straight from Paris and will seek performers for the most famous cabaret in the world, which has been presenting dancing shows for more than 126 years.

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Energetiks releases Florise adults collection

Posted on: 2/4/2018 7:30AM

Energetiks adults activewear collectionEnergetiks has just released its stunning new adults activewear collection, Florise. Designed to celebrate strength and femininity, the collection pairs modern, clean design with an elegant, pastel-colour palette.

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Stompin Dance to present 'Mirror Mirror'

Posted on: 30/3/2018 7:05AM

Stompin Youth DanceStompin Youth Dance in Tasmania will soon present Mirror Mirror, its major show for 2018 that will consider our social and mass media filled lives. It will look at how the fake has almost become indiscernible from the real. The show will ask how we can see through the constant bombardment of images, likes, shares, commercials and celebrity idolisation.

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Attend AUS Ballet School Open Masterclass

Posted on: 29/3/2018 8:00AM

Open Masterclass Series 2018The Australian Ballet School has launched its Open Masterclass Series for 2018. Having already offered a masterclass in Melbourne, the school is now preparing to tour to Sydney, Brisbane, Launceston, Canberra, Cairns, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. Registration is still open.

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