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Eisteddfods & Competitions 2017

COMPETITIONS A quick guide… By Rachael Sutton

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Click NSW, Qld, Vic, National. to find competitions in your state.
To find a qualified experienced Adjudicator, see below.


Australian Dance Adjudicators Inc.
adadance.org.au | [email protected] | 0414 557 194
Looking for an Adjudicator?
Australian Dance Adjudicators (ADA) represents the interests of dance adjudicators in Australia and aims to foster consistency within the dance adjudication industry. Our members are well respected in the dance community, have high-level dance qualifications and extensive adjudicating experience. Our members are proficient in all facets of theatrical dance including classical ballet, tap, commercial styles and musical theatre. As the first dance adjudicator body registered in Australia, you will be more than satisfied with the professionalism, care and quality of our members. If you hire an ADA member, you can be sure you are employing a qualified, experienced professional.
Want to become an adjudicator?
We also offer training programs and tools to help with this transition. This includes theoretical and practical training with our experienced adjudicators as well as networking and professional development. Joining our association will ensure you are in a supported community that aims to continually improve your skills as an adjudicator. Join us to contribute to improving our training materials and mentoring capabilities as we continue to develop this industry and benefit young dancers.


The Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation Championship series
aascf.com.au | 03 9756 0014
Major convention centres and sporting venues across the country
NSW, Vic, Qld, ACT, SA, WA
20 championships from June to November
Jazz, Hip Hop, Pom, Contemporary, Lyrical and All Star Cheerleading encompasses stunting, pyramids, tumbling, baskets and dance.
The AASCF is Australia’s largest and most prestigious Cheer & Dance event company with over 42,000 athletes participating in 20 Championships across Australia from June to November. The grand finale is AASCF Nationals, in last week of November, where over 1200 teams from across the country compete for the coveted National Champion title. All-Star, competitive Cheer and Dance is a fast paced, dynamic sport that encompasses dedication and a strong work ethic from the male and female athletes that participate. It is as physically demanding as any other mainstream sport and is one of the fastest growing team based athletic sports in the World. All Star Cheer and Dance competitions are the focus of the athlete’s training where they test their hard work and skills against teams of similar level and age. All Star competitions are an incredibly exciting and social event where sports combine with theatre, judged not solely on the sum of its parts, but on the overall entertainment value of superior technical athleticism combined with creative presentations.

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Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing Dance Festivals
C.S.T.D. Victorian Dance Festival 29Jun – 10 Jul
Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre Cnr Bell Street & St. Georges Road Preston Vic
C.S.T.C. Queensland Dance Festival 23 Jun – 4 Jul
Mueller College Performing Arts Centre 75 Morris Rd, Rothwell QLD
C.S.T.D. Western Australian Dance Festival 30 Jun – 9 Jul
Sacred Heart College Hocking Parade Sorrento WA
The C.S.T.D. Born to Perform Dance Festivals are among the longest running festivals in Australia with the Victorian Festival entering it’s 80th year. Each festival is held in the June/July school holidays giving hundreds of dancers a 10-12 day event to show off their skills in an exciting and friendly environment. The festivals cater for all age groups from toddlers to mature age students and cover all dance genres with sections for solos, duos, trios, and groups. Separate group items cater for Primary and Secondary Schools with Melbourne and Brisbane including a Special Needs School group section. A Betty Tilly Memorial Award is provided at each festival with the recipient given the chance to travel to Kuala Lumpur to compete in the Asia Pacific Competition. This award is to acknowledge Mrs Tilly’s work in Asia establishing examinations and competitions on Comdance’s behalf. Celebrities in the entertainment industry who have honed their skills at the Comdance Festivals include Talia Fowler, Jack Chambers, Kelly Abby and Thomas Lacey to name a few. Run by Comdance organisers, the festivals are open to dancers from every dance society. Information is available at our website and all entries are online.

Hollywood Bound National Dance Championships
02 9519 7837 | [email protected] | hollywoodbound.com.au
Regionals: from July 2017. Nationals: Sydney Jan 2018
Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Broadway Jazz, Small group, Large group, Contemporary, Vocal, Production, Diamond, Ruby & Elite level.
Hollywood Bound has now become Australia’s most popular new competition, with $85,000 cash and prizes to win it could be your dream that comes true. Anyone can be a Hollywood star. Hollywood Bound has had another successful year with over 5,000+ acts in our competition. Our glitzy and very classy national finals are a testament of what Hollywood Bound can produce that have so many talented dancers coming back for more. Regionals will be held during July to October 2017 and the National Finals in Sydney January 2018. Be part of Hollywood Bound, 100% Aussie owned and operated.

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Kids Artistic Review
Sutherland (NSW): 29, 30 Sept & 1 Oct. Newcastle (NSW): 6, 7 & 8 Oct
Brisbane (QLD): 13, 14 & 15 Oct. Perth (WA): 20, 21 & 22 Oct
Adelaide (SA): 27, 28 & 29 Oct. Melbourne (VIC): 3, 4 & 5 Nov
TBC: 10, 11 & 12 Nov . Canberra (ACT): 17, 18 & 19 Nov
KAR is dedicated to recognising and encouraging dancers across the world. Our stages will be shared by thousands of dancers with a variety of ages, talents and abilities. Two levels of competition give all dancers their moment to shine in a positive, rewarding, and exhilarating environment. We also acknowledge the achievements of teachers, choreographers and parents for their hard work and commitment. KAR has provided Australian dancers with many opportunities in the last two seasons: trips to Hollywood, CA – New York City, dancetrain cover shoots, KAR National Finals in the US and official nominations to the Industry Dance Awards. Our online registration process gives parents and studio directors full control over registrations, digital music uploading (eliminating CD’s), audio commentary and score sheets. All of our competitions have a panel of three leading industry professionals; 1 Australian and 2 American, providing valuable feedback. We are honoured to be a part of the Australian Dance Community and look forward to an exciting year ahead!

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Rainbow National Dance Competition
rainbowdancecomp.com.au | [email protected] | 02 8091 6791
Perth: 26-28 May. Adelaide: 3-4 June. Melbourne: 9–11 June. Canberra: 16–18 June. Sydney: 23–25 June.
Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Ethnic/Indigenous, Acro/Gymnastics, Song & Dance, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop/Funk, Open, Contemporary, Student Choreography, Super Line, Production.
As a leader in the American Dance Industry for the past 20 years, Rainbow National Dance Competition, “The Competition With Heart”, is excited to begin a new and exciting journey in Australia. We understand there are many competitions to choose from, at Rainbow we are committed to providing our competitors with the best and safest experience possible. We take pride in offering an elite panel of judges who are committed to sharing their extensive knowledge, professional production values, digital online critiques, an enthusiastic and caring staff, and additional opportunities through scholarships, auditions, and exclusive performance opportunities beyond the competition weekend. With our exceptional events and impeccable service, Rainbow creates an ambiance where studio owners, teachers, students and parents thrive. Nurturing our youth in the competitive field of dance takes effective communication, organization, and a supportive atmosphere. Rainbow has a reputation of creating that positive environment for dancers of all levels.

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Showcase National Dance Championships
02 9519 7837 | [email protected] | showcasedance.com
Over 20 cities in Australia and New Zealand
July 2017 through to January 2018

Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Broadway Jazz, Small group, Large group, Contemporary, Vocal, Production, Diamond, Ruby & Elite level.
Created by Australia’s own Peter Oxford. We are going Global. We have dominated the Australian Dance competition industry since the mid 1990’s. Now celebrating our 23rd anniversary season and having awarded over $2.3 million in cash and prizes you can see why we are the most innovative, progressive and popular dance competition in Australia. Join us for our 2017 season where over $185,000 in cash and prizes will be given away, Australia’s most elite Dance Championships where “Everyone’s a STAR at Showcase!” Remember to support Australian owned and operated dance comps, means you keep the jobs and opportunities here locally.

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Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod
[email protected] | awesightandsound.com.au
Albury Entertainment Centre, Swift Street
27 Jul – 12 Aug
Acro, Adagio, Ballet, Broadway Musical, Contemporary, Demi-Character, Funk, Highland, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Neo Classical, Own Choreography, Song & Dance (No Tapping), Song & Tap, Tap, Waltz Tap, Debating, Drama, Instrumental Music, Orchestras, Plays and Own Composition, Bands, Choirs, Public Speaking, Vocal Music.
This will be the 36th year that performers will compete in the Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod which runs for 17 days. All are welcome to be part of this friendly and professionally run competition in the vibrant regional twin cities straddling the Murray River, located between Melbourne (310km), Canberra (367km) and Sydney (552km). Professional adjudicators are engaged. The Eisteddfod is a ‘mutual support’ event presenting performance opportunities, with a particular focus on youth development and community enrichment and accommodates 4000+ performances including national and international competitors (NZ). AWE is committed to encouraging interest, skills, and growth in cultural events and is proud of fostering regional talent, as well as furthering the social responsibilities of government. Performers of all ages, at all stages of their chosen discipline, are encouraged and given the opportunity to perform. As reflected in our Annual Survey of competitors and visitors to the festival it is viewed as a friendly and positive environment for all. Visit the website for the Catalogue of Events or further information.

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2017 72nd Bathurst Eisteddfod
0427 372 358 | [email protected] | bathursteisteddfod.org.au | @bathurst.eisteddfod
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William St Bathurst
Dance Sections: 26 Aug – 8 Sep
Groups/Troupes: 2 & 3 Sep
All styles of Dance, Vocal, Instrumental, Speech & Drama.
Now in its 72nd year, the Bathurst Eisteddfod is the oldest Eisteddfod west of the Blue Mountains. Bathurst is a comfortable 2½hrs drive west of Sydney. With over 180 sections offered for Dance there is something for everyone! We have Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championships in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Modern/Lyrical and National Character as well as Junior ($300) and Senior Scholarships ($700). Our Groups weekend on the 2nd and 3rd of September is always very popular with NSW and ACT dance schools. The Bathurst Eisteddfod prides itself on fostering a friendly and welcoming eisteddfod. We also have sections for Public/Private Schools to enter with 3 categories – Infants Year 2 and Under, Primary Year 6 and under and Secondary Year 7-12.

British Dancing Association (BDA) Shire Festival of Dance
0411 215 078 | bdadance.com.au
Solos: Woolooware High School Cnr Captain Cook Dr Woolooware Rd Woolooware.
Solos: 1 Jul – 9 Jul
Groups: Sutherland Entertainment Centre Eton St Sutherland
Groups: 29 & 30 Jul
Solos: Tap, Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Song & Dance; Championships: Tap, Jazz and Classical; Duos: Tap, Jazz, Song & Dance, Lyrical/Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop; Groups: Small (4-10 performers) and Large (no max limit).
The B.D.A Shire Festival of Dance is a Not for Profit run competition. We promote and foster the enjoyment of dance in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Great prizes including Cash for open senior age solos and large group sections. We have something for everyone as well as Showcase which includes free entry for any competitor who places 1st in any Open Section. Entries Close 13 May 2017. Syllabi, including entry forms, are available to download. For further information please visit our website.

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64th Annual Cowra Eisteddfod
[email protected] | cowraeisteddfod.com.au
Cowra Civic Centre Darling St Cowra
Dancing Sections: 17 May – 4 June
Dancing Group Sections: 27 & 28 May
Eisteddfod: 11th May – 6th June
Dance, Vocal, Instrumental, Speech and Drama
Cowra Eisteddfod has sections for all ages, children and adults, and scholarships are available in all disciplines, including $2000 Ballet Scholarship and $2000 Dance Scholarship. Also available are Championships for Junior, Intermediate and Senior competitors, in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and National Character. Solo & Duo sections are available for all ages and styles of Dance, with Senior sections held mainly on the weekend of 3 – 4 June. All other performing art styles are catered for with $2000 Scholarships available for Vocal, Speech and Drama, and Instrumental Sections. Other Major Sections include the Vocal Aria Championship with $15,000 in prizes. Vocal Scholarships for $4,000 for Senior and $750 for Junior, and an Instrumental Scholarship for $1,200. All Eisteddfod Sections are held in the Cowra Civic Centre, which has first class facilities for the performer. Syllabus and entries for the 64th Annual Cowra Eisteddfod, are available at stardom.com.au. Entries close Monday 13th March.

I’d Rather Be Dancing presents “IRBD The Dance Challenge”
idratherbedancing.wix.com/irbd | [email protected]
Pittwater House 70 South Creek Road, Collaroy
Junior & Senior Ballet Scholarship and Solos: 1-2 April
Solos, Duos/Trios, Championships, Troupes: 8-12 April
Primary & Secondary School Troupes & Night of Champions: 27 May
With a wonderful venue, a large tarkett covered stage, friendly staff and fabulous adjudicators, IRBD offers Ballet Scholarships, the IRBD Night of Champions and cash prizes, medals and trophies as well as an amazing experience for all who enter! Dancevision TV provides filming and photography so each dancer can relive their amazing experience at IRBD whenever they choose. IRBD 2017 will be one not to miss. Entries are filling fast.

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Live to Dance Ultimate Challenge
livetodance.net.au | @livetodanceultimatechallenge | 0418 392 000
Central Coast: March
Forster: July
Swansea: Sep – Oct
Sydney: TBA

LTDUC is a friendly, fun, unique competition offering sections to suit first time performers, in a nurturing environment, or competitive sections for seasoned performers with industry recognised judges. We provide a range of sections with individual age groups as well as major cash awards for troupes and soloists. This year we have a selection of prizes and opportunities for regional dancers to further their dance education and experience.

50th Mattara Eisteddfod
02 4957 5020
Newcastle Grammar School Park Campus Cnr Union Street & Parkway Avenue, Cooks Hill
30 Sep – 5 Oct
Classical, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz.
This year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Eisteddfod which has always been run by the Lions Club of Adamstown. Students compete in all areas of dance including Classical, Contemporary, Tap and Jazz. There are two $2000 and two $300 scholarships to be awarded to individuals at the finale of the eisteddfod. Groups are encouraged to enter and prize money is awarded to the winning dance studios. A concert night is held at the end of the eisteddfod to showcase the winners of individual championships and group sections. Enquiries to Kim Barker. Syllabus available April 2017.

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Moondance 2017
0409 071 964 | 0414 668 723 | moondancemedia.com | [email protected]
University Hall University of Wollongong (UOW): 27 & 28 May
Elimination round Solo, Duo or Trio (Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop); Troupes: Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical and Entertainment; NEW: “Senior Solo Challenge” offering competitors $1000 cash!
Looking for a different style of competition for your students? Moondance 2017 offers troupe events & elimination round solo, duo or trio events with all finalists receiving a prize! Solos, Duos/Trios are placed into heats, where upon adjudicator’s re-call selected competitors proceed to the next round. In our 15th year, we continue to offer over $1000 in cash prizes. 3 experienced judges make our comp fair & fun! Our new and exciting event is the “Senior Solo Challenge”. Competitors battle it out “dance for your life” style on the Moondance Stage. Moondance takes place at the University of Wollongong, a 5-min drive from Central Wollongong or a 1-hour from Sydney. The University Hall is surrounded by magnificent gardens and offers ample seating, parking and plenty of room to move. At Moondance no entry fee is charged for events, all competitors simply purchase an admission ticket. Admission is free for the Principal of the studio. Principals do not pay for troupe entries! Moondance 2017 will bring out the best in your students.

The Northern Beaches Eisteddfod
Glen Street Theatre Corner of Glen Street & Blackbutts Road, Belrose
29 Apr – 28 May 2018 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Classical Ballet, a number of Dance Genres, Speech & Drama, Strings, Vocal & Instrumental.
The Northern Beaches Eisteddfod (formerly Warringah Eisteddfod) has been providing an opportunity for young performers to display their skills in a variety of performing arts for 64 years. The entries for 2017 closed on the 1st March 2017. Effective from 2018 the Ballet and Dance sections for both soloists and troupes will be held exclusively at the Glen Street Theatre, Belrose. This theatre has a large stage & seating for 400 patrons. The eisteddfod takes pride in selecting experienced adjudicators. As well as solo & troupe sections the Ballet section of the eisteddfod offers a Junior & Senior Ballet Scholarship to enable competitors to perform a classical variation & participate in a class with a prominent guest adjudicator. In 2018 the Dance Scholarship will be re-introduced. Competitors will be required to participate in a class & then perform a solo of their own choice from the following Dance Genres: Jazz/Musical Comedy, Contemporary, Modern Expressive/ Lyrical or Tap. Ballet and Dance Championships are also held for the following age groups 10, 12, 14 & Senior/Open Age. There are cash prizes for both the Ballet & Dance Scholarships & Championships. We encourage dancers to enter the 2018 competition at the Glen Street Theatre.

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The City of Penrith Eisteddfod Society Inc.
penritheisteddfod.com.au | [email protected]
NEPEAN Creative & Performing Arts High School 115-119 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains
Education Schools: 1 June. Troupe Days: 3 & 4 June
Designated Ballet Day: 3 July. Solos: 4 – 7 July
Championships & Scholarships: 8 & 9 July
Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical/Modern Expression, Musical Variety, Song & Dance, Broadway Jazz, Acrobatics, Hip Hop. We have an Educational Schools Section, Special Needs Troupe Section, Babies Sections, Student Choreography Sections, Improvisation Sections.
In it’s 33rd year, this highly acclaimed eisteddfod in the Western Suburbs of Sydney is not to be missed. With elite adjudicators who are the best in the industry and a Designated Ballet Day with Ballet adjudicator & Tarkett flooring as well as $1,000 prize money for highest scoring troupe and a medal for all troupe participants. Also, over $5,000 in prize money to be given away to Troupes, Educational Schools, Solos, and Championship and Scholarship sections. Please go to stardom.com.au and register to enter. Syllabus is available from the website.

Ritz & Glitz Dance Challenge
[email protected] | ritzandglitz.com.au
Groups: Griffith Duncan Theatre: 1 & 2 April
Solos: Maitland Town Hall: 7-13 & 17-21 April
Summer Series: Early Jan 2018
Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Singing.
Ritz & Glitz Dance Challenge is the Hunter’s most prestigious and reputable dance competition. Ritz & Glitz attracts dance schools from all over New South Wales and interstate. The competition is held in Newcastle & Hunter Valley about 2 hours north of Sydney. Industry Professional judges are sought from across the country. Ritz & Glitz pride itself on being a friendly eisteddfod creating memorable experiences for both dancers and parents alike. Amongst the awards, trophies and prize monies offered Ritz and Glitz prides itself on awarding every group competitor participating in this event with a medal of recognition. Don’t miss out on this amazing weekend! Be part of Australia’s best dance competition and download your syllabus from our Website. Online entries now open!

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Ryde Eisteddfod
rydeeisteddfod.org.au | 02 9817 2019
Various locations across Sydney
8 July – 2 Sep
Dance, Vocal, Instrumental, Speech & Drama, Seniors (50+).
The City of Ryde Eisteddfod was established in 1989 by the Ryde City Council to nurture the performing arts among young and emerging artists in the City of Ryde. Since 1990 the Eisteddfod has been managed by a team of dedicated volunteers, each passionate performers and participants in their chosen performing art. The City of Ryde Eisteddfod is one of a few eisteddfods which offers both solo and ensemble events including: Dance; Instrumental; Classical, Contemporary and Choral Singing; Speech and Drama. It also provides opportunities for the more seasoned performer in a number of 50+ (Seniors) events. The Eisteddfod is generously supported by local businesses and the Ryde City Council and as a result offers both cash and trophy prizes and a number of generous scholarships including the Edna Wilde Award. Events take place at venues across the City of Ryde from July to September annually, closing dates for entries are published on the website – the earliest being 21 April 2017. As a non-profit organisation we would love more volunteers to help run this friendly Eisteddfod. Information on how to become a volunteer is also available on the website.

St George Dance Eisteddfod 2017
Marana Hall, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, 16 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
St George Bank Auditorium, 4 -16 Montgomery Street, Kogarah
May 2017
Education Groups: 1 Aug
We value the opportunity to provide a safe, professional performance and learning experience for our competitors. We cater and nurture all levels from the
novice through to those with a serious ambition and dedication to progress to a professional standard. Entries Close Friday March 17 for Solos, Groups & Vocal.
Entries Close Friday June 16 for Infants, Primary & Secondary. On offer are Classical Scholarships: Intermediate $850, Senior $2250; Classical Bursary; Championships for Classical & Jazz; and Jazz Workshops. Syllabus & entry forms are available on the website. We look forward to receiving your entries and welcoming you to the eisteddfod.

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2017 Brisbane Eisteddfod Dance Groups & Dance Solos
ERPAC, St Laurnece’s College 59 Stephens Rd, South Brisbane
Dance Groups: 20th – 22nd & 26th – 29th May
Dance Solos: 17th September – 1st October
Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Song & Dance, Duos, Trios, Championships.
An annual competition for all ages, attracting local, interstate and international competitors, individuals and groups, encouraging young dancers to participate for performance opportunities and gain essential experience in putting their work to practice at the biggest performing arts competition in 2017.

The Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge (BPAC) 2017
bpacdance.org.au | facebook: Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge
St John’s Anglican College Forest Lake Boulevard Forest Lake
1 – 11 Jun
Groups: Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Song & Dance, Song & Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Novelty, Acrobatics, Group Improvisation, Cabaret, National, Cultural/Ethnic, Glee, Choreography, Mature & Motivated, Primary Schools, Junior and Secondary High Schools.
Scholarships for soloists: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre & Choreography.
BPAC is achieving recognition as one of the leading Performing Arts Challenges in Australia. Committed to fostering a professional and friendly environment that maximises opportunities for all participants to realise their full potential by providing a professional level of competition and opportunities to work with industry professionals currently working in the Industry. BPAC endeavours to engage a panel of highly professional guest teachers and judges. Sponsors include The Australian Ballet School, ED5 International, Ministry of Dance, Village Nation, Capezio, PW Dancewear and Bloch to name a few. The focus is to encompass a high standard of competition in many genres of dance, provide an opportunity for building confidence and skill, reward and encourage competitors with opportunities to participate in professional up to date workshops, and receive prizes that will enable ongoing education in the arts by way of scholarships, valuable equipment and bursaries. BPAC is so very proud to have Miss Kelley Abbey as our Patron and thank her for her continued support and enthusiasm.

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Gold Coast Eisteddfod
07 5689 1651| [email protected] | goldcoasteisteddfod.com.au | facebook: Gold Coast Eisteddfod
Dance groups: The Arts Centre Gold Coast: 10-13, 19-20, 26-27, 30-31 Aug
Other Dance sections: Albert Waterways Community Centre: 14 Aug – 1 Sep
Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Song & Dance, Acrobatics, Variety, Classical, Repertoire, Irish – Solos, Duos, Trios & Groups, Primary & Secondary Schools.
This is year 36 of the Gold Coast Eisteddfod, the largest of its kind in Australia. The competition is staged each year in August & September for Dance, Bands, Orchestras, Instrumental Groups, String/Brass/Wind Instruments, Pianoforte, Choral, Vocal, Speech & Drama, Speech Choirs & Young People with Disabilities. Full Syllabus is available on the website and entries close early May. Enter via the website.

The Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod Society Inc.
[email protected] | ipswichjunioreisteddfod.com | comps-online.com.au
Ipswich Civic Centre
Dance Groups: 9 Jun – 18 Jun
Dance Solos: 19 Jun – 1 Jul
Groups: Tap, Street Tap, Song & Tap, Song & Dance, Musical Theatre, Cabaret, Lyrical, Jazz Up-Tempo, Contemporary, National, Novelty, Classical, Acrobatic, Hip-Hop. Restricted Groups in some genres and Primary/High School items.
Solos (Duos and Trios): Tiny Tots, Tap (Solo, Waltz, Speed, Championship, Novice), Song & Tap, Song & Dance (Championship), Lyrical, Jazz Up-Tempo, Contemporary (Championship, Novice) Classical Character/Demi-Character (Championship, Novice) National, Acrobatic/Novelty, Improvisation, Own Choreography, Musical Theatre, Cabaret/Broadway Jazz, High Score Champion Items.
Schedules are now available for the 72nd annual Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod – DANCE. Entries can be made at comps online.com.au. This year the eisteddfod will run continually for 3 weeks at the Ipswich Civic Centre. We pride ourselves in running a very friendly and relaxed event. All music is played for you and Dancevision.TV are there to capture all performances and take some great photos of all competitors. Our dedicated volunteers provide an encouraging and supportive environment for all levels of competitors and we love to see the continued development in all the performers each year. For further information, please contact the Convenors via email or visit our dance facebook page. Entries close 12 April.

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Jump Dance Challenge
[email protected] | comps-online.com.au
Jump Dance Challenge
Heat 1 @ Gladstone Park: 24-26 Mar . Heat 2 @ Bendigo: 1-3 Apr
Together We Dance Showcase @ Gladstone Park: 9 Apr
Raising money for The Good Friday Appeal
Heat 3 @ Hampton Park: 21-24 Apr . Heat 4 @ TBA: 20 – 21 May
Heat 5 @ Shepparton: 8-10 Jul . Heat 6 @ Doncaster: 5-6 Aug
Schools in Sync @ Heidelberg: 25 Aug (Secondary Schools/VET/VCE)
Heat 7 @ Heidelberg: 1-3 Sep . Heat 8 @ Warrnambool: 24-26 Sep
Victorian State Championships @ MSAC Albert Park: 11-12 Nov

Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Neo, Classical Ballet, Song & Dance, Song & Tap, Acrobatics, Cheer, National, Improvisation. Star, All Star and Pro Star sections allow dancers of all levels to compete in a section that suits them best.

JDC provides a fun and friendly environment where performers are encouraged to step on stage and shine, to experience the competition buzz and make amazing memories with new and old friends. Our professional adjudicators are encouraging and providing constructive feedback to help the dancers grow and be the best they can be. Special awards are given out throughout the heats as well as the opportunity to qualify for our State Championship weekend, where the best of the State will battle it out along with amazing workshops, prizes and awards. This is an event not to be missed! Each year we select a group of ambassadors who are dedicated, hard working and have great sportsmanship. They are given opportunities such as photo shoots, performances, fun days out and workshops to help form special bonds with dancers from all different dance schools. At Jump you make long life friends, getting to the top is always better when you take your friends with you!

Southern Dance Festival
[email protected] | southerndancefestival.org.au | stardom.com.au
Carwartha College Browns Road Noble Park North
Starts 23 Sep
Solos, Duos/Trios and Troupes in Tap, Song & Soft Shoe, Song & Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Classical, Character, National, Neo Classical, Contemporary, Lyrical.

Southern Dance Festival aims to raise money for children less fortunate than ourselves, and to assist young dancers to obtain stage experience in a relaxed and friendly environment. Southern Dance Festival is a not-for-profit organisation, with proceeds going towards YMCA’s “Open Doors” program. The festival runs for approximately 10 days and starts on Saturday 23rd September, 2017. It is held at Carwartha College in Browns Road, Noble Park North. Entries open Tuesday 18th April 2017 and close Tuesday 20th June 2017.

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