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Eisteddfods & Competitions 2018


COMPETITIONS A quick guide… By Rachael Sutton


APRA AMCOS MUSIC LICENCE – Important changes for eisteddfods and competitions


Make your Competition the best it can be, book a qualified and experienced Adjudicator, see below.


Adjudicators



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?
This year we have launched a new online training program to assist our “trainee adjudicators”. The program enables new adjudicators, from all over Australia, to participate from their home state, providing a clear direction as to the need for further support and development from our network of experienced members. 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.


National


The Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation (AASCF) Championship series
aascf.com.au | 03 9800 4080
20 championships from Jun to Nov
Major convention centres and sporting venues across the country
NSW, Vic, Qld, ACT, SA, WA, Tas.

Styles: Jazz, Hip Hop, Pom, Lyrical/Contemporary, and All Star Cheerleading which encompasses stunting, pyramids, tumbling, tosses and dance.

AASCF is Australia’s largest and most prestigious Cheer & Dance event company with over 52,000 athletes participating in 20 Championships across Australia from June to November. The grand finale is AASCF Nationals, in last week of November, where over 1400 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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CheerCon
[email protected] | cheercon.com.au
Coogee: 21 Jul T3F Gym Owners Business Development Conference Dural: 11 Aug
Broadmeadow: 25-26 Aug
Gold Coast: 8-9 Sep
Tuggeranong: 22 Sep
Geelong: 13-14 Oct
Shellharbour: 27 Oct
Adelaide: 3-4 Nov
Narrabeen: 10-11 Nov

Styles: Allstar Cheerleading and Dance
Sections: Cheer, Pom, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop

Introducing “The Experience” by CheerCon – a professional, family-friendly Australian Cheer and Dance event for all-star and scholastic competition teams. CheerCon aims to provide a one of a kind experience without compromising on functionality and flare, priding themselves on offering unique features seen nowhere else in the country. CheerCon understands that the world of Cheer and Dance functions only when entertainment and efficiency entwine seamlessly, which is why they provide features ranging from a jumping castle and instant replay, through to individual athlete registration and warm-up room safety judges.

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Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing Dance Festivals
comdance.asn.au
C.S.T.D. Victorian Dance Festival Melbourne: 28Jun-9 Jul
Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre Cnr Bell Street & St. Georges Road Preston Vic
C.S.T.C. Queensland Dance Festival Brisbane: 27 Jun-8 Jul
Mueller College Performing Arts Centre 75 Morris Rd, Rothwell QLD
C.S.T.D. Western Australian Dance Festival Perth: 22 Jun-8 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 Tilley 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 Tilley’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 Abbey 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.

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Hollywood Bound National Dance Championships
02 8332 6164 | [email protected] | hollywoodbound.com.au
Events from Apr 2018, Dance Cruise, Regionals Shows plus Nationals: Sydney Jan 2019
Styles: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Broadway Jazz, Contemporary, Vocal, Production.
Sections: Solos, Duos/ Trios, Groups, Diamond, Ruby & Elite levels (at Nationals)
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 3rd year. Our glitzy and very classy National finals are a testament of what the Hollywood Bound producers can create that has so many talented dancers coming back for more. With the success of our 1st ever Dance Cruise competition at sea, a first for Australia has given another outlet for Dancers. Take part in the prestigious Dancer of the Year pageant, created by Peter Oxford that has launched so many dance careers. When you are part of Hollywood Bound you are supporting 100% Aussie owned and operated dance competition providing Jobs locally.

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Kids Artistic Revue (KAR)
dancekar.com.au | [email protected] | 02 8091 6791
Perth: 27-30 Sep
Melbourne: 4-7 Oct
Adelaide: 12-14 Oct
Canberra: 19-21 Oct
Sydney: 26-28 Oct
Newcastle: 2-4 Nov
Mackay: 9-11 Nov
Brisbane: 16-18 Nov

Styles: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, tap, modern, ethnic/Indigenous, Acro/Gymnastics, Song & Dance, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop/Funk, Open, Contemporary
Sections: Solos, Duos/Trios, Groups, Schools

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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NRG Australia
nrgaustralia.com | [email protected]
Sydney: 28-29 Jul Rooty Hill RSL
Perth: 4-5 Aug Sacred Heart College, Sorrento

NRG Australia is a Workshop & Competition like no other! Amazing US and Aussie faculty, Cash Award Competition as well as FREE Pics and videos for all competition entries, Scholarships to Au & US events, a trip to NRG Finals in the US – travel included. It doesn’t get better than this! Dance with the best in the world and have a great time doing it. We combine Knowledge, Talent and Style to NRGize the dance world, keeping it fun and entertaining while inspiring the next generation of dancers. NRG offers the chance for Dancers, Parents and Studio Directors to experience an event with the focus on them. Get Some NRG!

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Rainbow National Dance Competition
rainbowdancecomp.com.au | [email protected] | 02 8091 6791
Perth: 18-20 May
Adelaide: 25-27 May
Melbourne: 1-3 Jun
Canberra: 8-10 Jun
Sydney: 15-17 Jun

Genres: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Ethnic/Indigenous, Acro/Gymnastics, Song & Dance, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop/Funk, Open, Contemporary, Student Choreography, Super Line, Production.
Sections: Solos, Duos/Trios, Groups, Schools

As a leader in the American Dance Industry for the past 20 years, Rainbow National Dance Competition, “The Competition With Heart”, is excited to be returning to Australia for an exciting season two, with a brand new Soaring Stars Division for special needs dancers. 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, organisation, 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 8332 6164 | [email protected] | showcasedance.com
Events in Australia and New Zealand
Jul 2018 through to Jan 2019

Styles: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Broadway Jazz, Contemporary, Vocal, Production.
Sections: Small Group, Large Group, Ruby, Diamond, Elite Levels, League of Champions, Dancer of the Year & Battle of the Stars

Produced & Created by Australia’s own Peter Oxford, hailed as the most successful National Dance competition ever created in Australian history. Showcase & Hollywood Bound have dominated the Australian Dance competition industry since the mid 1990s. Now celebrating our 25th anniversary January 2019 with a huge Australian Dance Championships event on the Gold Coast, which will be not only exciting but huge. Now having awarded over $2 million in cash and prizes over the last 24 years many dance studios can see why its the most innovative, progressive and popular dance competition operating in Australia. Join our amazing team of staff & judges for our 2018 season where we will award over $200,000 in cash and prizes. You are part of Australia’s most elite Dance Championships where “Everyone’s a STAR at Showcase!” Remember to support Australian owned and operated dance comps, this means you keep the jobs and opportunities here locally while giving future generations a safe and fun environment to perform at.

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VIEW Dance Challenge
04 0750 VIEW (8439) | [email protected] | viewdancechallenge.com.au
Adelaide: 28-30 Sep – Golden Grove Arts Centre
Newcastle: 5-7 Oct – Griffith Duncan Theatre
Canberra: 12-14 Oct – Erindale Theatre
Gold Coast: 19-21 Oct – Nerang Bicentennial Centre

VIEW Dance Challenge is Australia’s Newest Dance Competition! From our amazing awards, to our incredible staff and our 3 distinguished adjudicators at every event, we are confident that you’ll have a refreshing competition experience. We are proud to offer amazing awards which includes an all inclusive Trip for 2 To Fiji to the Top Studio, $1000.00 to the winner of the FINAL Hour Showdown, invitations to our Greece Intensive and $10,000.00 in awards and cash prizes at every event. Our event is ALWAYS on time and our final schedule is guaranteed to be released 30+ days prior to the event. Register now for an event that is like no other. Join the VIEW experience and remember, if you can See it and Believe it, you can Achieve it! Entry Earlybird Deadline: 4 May, Deadline: 13 July.

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2018 73rd Bathurst Eisteddfod
0427 372 358 | [email protected] | bathursteisteddfod.org | @bathurst.eisteddfod
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William St Bathurst
Dance Sections: 25 Aug-7 Sep
Groups/Troupes: 1-2 Sep
Styles: All styles of Dance, Vocal, Instrumental, Speech & Drama

Now in its 73rd 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 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 4 categories – Stage 1 Dance, Stage 2 Dance, Stage 3 Dance & Secondary Years 7-12.

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British Dancing Association (BDA) Shire Festival of Dance
0411 215 078 | bdadance.com.au
Solos: Saturday 7 Jul – Saturday 14 Jul 2018
Venue:Woolooware High School Cnr. Captain Cook Drive and Woolooware rd, Woolooware

Groups: Saturday 4 Aug – Sunday 5 Aug 2018
Venue:Sutherland Entertainment Centre, Eton Street, Sutherland

Solo Categories: Novice, Restricted, Open & Special Needs –
Groups: Small Groups, Large Groups, Special Needs 


Solos: Tap, Jazz, Classical, Lyrical, Contemporary, Song and Dance.
More Sections available for Restricted and Open

Groups/Troupes: Song and Dance, Classical Ballet, National or Demi Character, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop and Broadway Jazz.

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 7 May 2018. Syllabi, including entry forms, are available to download. For further information please visit our website.

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34th Annual City of Penrith Eisteddfod
comps-online.com.au | [email protected]
NEPEAN Creative & Performing Arts High School 115-119 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains
Groups/Troupes: 2-3 Jun (Novice sections available)
Education Schools: 5 Jul
Designated Ballet Day: 9 Jul (with Tarkett)
Solos: 7-13 Jul
Championships: 13 Jul
Scholarships: 13 Jul (from 6pm)

Styles: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop/JFH, Musical Variety, Broadway Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical/Modern Expression, Acrobatics and Song & Dance.
Sections: Novice, Babies, Improvisation, Special Needs Troupes,
Educational schools and Student Choreography.

In it’s 34th 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. AMAZING PRIZES including HUGE CASH PRIZES TO BE WON including $1,000 for Highest Scoring Troupe and $200 for Highest Scoring Junior Troupe. Prize Money for Scholarships, Championships and Open Section Winners. All troupe participants receive a medal. Syllabus also available at Comps Online. Entries close 5th May 2018.

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65th Annual Cowra Eisteddfod
[email protected] | cowraeisteddfod.com.au | stardom.com.au
Cowra Eisteddfod:16 May-8 Jun Cowra Civic Centre Darling St Cowra
Dancing Sections: 26 May-3 Jun
Groups/Troupes: 26-27 May

Styles: Dance, Vocal, Instrumental, Speech & Drama.
Sections: Sections for all ages, children & adults.

Scholarships are available in all disciplines including $2000 Ballet Scholarship and $200 Dance Scholarship both of which will be held on Sunday 3rd June. Senior Championship for $300 are also available for Tap, Jazz/Contemporary, Ballet and National Character, as well as Junior & Intermediate Championships in all styles. Solo, Duo/Trio sections for dancers from 5 years to adults are also offered in all styles. Senior sections are mainly over the weekend of 1-3 June, with younger age groups held earlier in the week. All other performing art styles are catered for with numerous sections for all ages and abilities. $2000 Scholarships for each Instrumental and Speech & Drama. $4000 Snr. Vocal Scholarship and $750 Jnr. Vocal. The hotly contested Vocal Aria Championship carries prize money of $15,000. All sections are held in the Cowra Civic Centre, which has first class facilities available for the performer. Syllabus and entries now available at stardom.com.au .
Entries close Monday 12 March.

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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 & NEW Junior & Senior Contemporary Scholarships: 7-8 Apr
Groups/Troupes: 14 Apr
Solos, Duos/Trios, Championships: 15-18 Apr
Primary & Secondary School Troupes & Night of Champions: 26 May

With a wonderful venue, a large Tarkett covered stage, friendly staff and fabulous adjudicators, IRBD offers Ballet and contemporary 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 2018 will be one not to miss. Entries are filling fast.

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Live to Dance Ultimate Challenge
livetodance.net.au | @livetodanceultimatechallenge | [email protected] | 0407 977 760 | 0418 392 000
Central Coast: Mar/Apr
Forster Great Lakes College: Jul Forster Campus and Hunter School of Performing Arts Theatre
Swansea: Sep/Oct Swansea High School
Wollongong: Oct/Nov St Mary Star of the Sea College
Central Coast Solos: Terrigal
High School Troupes: TBA

Styles: All styles plus 8 styles on Improvisation
Sections: Solo, Duo, Trio, Mini Troupes, Small Troupes, Large Troupes

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. Our Open 14+ competitors and all championship winners receive Cash awards. We provide many scholarship and workshop opportunities for our dancers to further their dance education and experiences.

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Moondance 2018
0409 071 964 | 0414 668 723 | moondancemedia.com | [email protected]
University Hall University of Wollongong (UOW): 26-27 May

Styles/Sections: Elimination Round Solo, Duo or Trio (Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop)
Groups/Troupes: Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical and Entertainment
NEW: “Senior Solo Challenge”. Moondance offers competitors over $1000 cash!

Looking for a different style of competition for your students? Moondance 2018 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 16th 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 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 2018 will bring out the best in your students.

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Ritz & Glitz Dance Challenge
[email protected] | ritzandglitz.com.au | comps-online.com.au
Groups: Griffith Duncan Theatre: 1 & 2 April
Solos: Maitland Town Hall: 7-13 & 17-21 April
Easter Series Solos: 14-22 Apr
Groups/Troupes: To be confirmed
Kick4Kash: 12-14 Oct, 19-21 Oct, 26-28 Oct
Summer Series: 1st and 2nd week of Jan 2019. Dates to be confirmed

Styles: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Singing
Sections: Solos, Duos/Trios, Troupes

Ritz & Glitz Dance Challenge is the Hunter’s most prestigious and reputable dance competition attracting dance schools from all over New South Wales and interstate for over a decade. Held in Newcastle & Hunter Valley about 2 hours north of Sydney. A family friendly supportive environment, we pride ourselves on being fun and fair, creating memorable experiences for all. Ritz and Glitz is suitable for all experience levels catering for people with disabilities, novice performers, ambitious students, and pre-professionals!!! Prizes include trophies, cash and much more!! Industry professional adjudicators are sort from across the country. Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook Pages @ritzandglitzdancechallenge

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St George Dance Eisteddfod 2018
stgeorgedanceeisteddfod.com.au
Marana Hall, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, 16 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
St George Bank Auditorium, 4 -16 Montgomery Street, Kogarah
Over $10,000 in cash prizes
Solos, Groups/Troupes & Vocals : Fri evenings, Sat & Sun during May. Entries Close Friday Mar 23
Education Groups: Infants, Primary & Secondary during school hours Tue 7 Aug. Entries Close Friday Jun 1
All Syllabi & entry forms are available on the website

Styles: Solos, Classical, Tap, Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Demi Character, National Character, Hip Hop, Song and Dance, Vocal Sections
Groups/Troupes: Classical Ballet, National or Demi Character, Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Song & Dance plus Musical Theatre / Revue
Solo Sections: Novice, Restricted & Open. Groups: Small Groups, Large Groups
Education Groups: Infants – Any Style, Primary – Jazz & Lyrical, High School – Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary & Hip Hop

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. Over $10,000 in cash prizes. On offer are Classical Scholarships: Senior $2250; Intermediate $1100, Classical Bursary; Championships for Classical & Jazz; and Workshops.

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2017 Brisbane Eisteddfod Dance Groups & Dance Solos
brisbaneeisteddfod.org.au
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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