we know that you guys love to compete so every year we dedicate our Mar/Apr issue to competitions. There are so many fantastic comps in this country and many offer a very different comp experience, so if you are on the shy side, no need to stress, there is a comp for you. Those of you who just love the loud music, lights and all that goes with it are very well taken care of as well. Our Comps page is the most active page on our website and we keep it updated with the latest info so save it in your favourites.
What else is inside this Issue?
I ask dancers, who used to compete, and are now your adjudicators about judging, nerves and what they are looking for. I just love how Veronica Beattie shared that as a kid she was so nervous she used to run off stage. Slowly she came to terms with the horrible feeling of giving up was even worse than her nerves. I think knowing this helps you to remember the wonderful adjudicators watching you dance this comp season understand exactly how you feel. Hopefully this will help some of you that feel the pressure more acutely.
One of my fave articles this issue is by Dr Kate Fennessy who talks to us about favouritism, who benefits, is it necessary and our we ready for change?
This issue we also celebrate NSW Higher School Certificate Call Back, two performance evenings showcasing NSW Dance students performing works submitted for their assessments.
Resident writer Joseph Simons talks about how to deal with rejection, Clare Morehen on your competition choreography and Amelia Drummond on what happens when your focus is always on winning.
There are more pic fests from The Australian Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The The Australian Ballet School’s Coppélia as well as the Aussies who attended this years Prix de Lausanne.
Every issue we offer the latest studies on health fitness specifically for dancers, this issue PBT founder Marie Walton-Mahon helps us improve our développé à la seconde. Charissa Fermelis talks about why you need downtime, Jocelyn Penna about nerves, Amelia Baxter about how to find your own personalised pressure zone and our resident physiotherapist Katie Godwin talks about the benefits of competing.
Our divine dancers showcase the latest dancewear: Abbey Hansen from Debra Whitten School of Dance wears BLOCH, Ella Fitzpatrick from Lee Academy full-time wears Energetiks, Audrey Freeman form Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy wears Capezio, Alexandra Walton formerly Teresa Johnson Ballet School and Classical ballet 121 now Houston Ballet Academy, Jess Borg and Abigail Wells from North Shore Dance Academy all wear Studio 7 Dancewear, Conor Parkinson-Brown from Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy wears Eclipse Textile fabrics, Alycia Trainor formally The McDonald College now Ev&Bow Full-Time training wears Cosi G, Chloe Reynolds from National College of Dance wears Grishko, Alycia wears S.A.S.H.E.D, Elle Dimos from Village Nation wears Georgie Girl and Temira Cowie from VPA Studios wears tuts by Jenser Australia.
We have 3 double page spreads of you guys dancing including pics from KAR and Brisbane Eisteddfod.
There are 18 full page posters including: Jaime Byrne from The Dance Establishmnet, Siobhan Lynch from Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy, Sascha MacDonald from Evolution Performance Centre, Remy Tidy from Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy, Alex Pedraza, Serena Graham formally The Australian Ballet School now The Australian Ballet, Siena Uremovic from The Dance Company, Caitlan Loh from Neutral Bay School of Dance, Amara Sutcliffe, Gabriel Rogers from ADPI, Charlie Corrie from Vanessa Lee Dance Academy, Emily Dann from Shilleena’s Dance Academy, Sarah Berrell from NICA, Neve Torok from Newcastle Dance Academy, East Coast All Stars NSW, Candace Lees from Thirroul Dance Academy, Faith Ward from Smash Dance Company, Casey Parke from Kelly yokes Full-Time, Hayley Walker from Rambert School, Samantha Moredo from Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy and Rose Maloney from Classical Coaching Academy.