Have you settled back into dance? I hope so because we have a jam-packed issue to get you competition ready for 2017!
Whether you are new to the industry or have been competing for years, the list of friendly, professional and well-run competitions will help you plan your year! Why not try a new competition this year? Make some new friends and expand your performance experience!
And if you are looking for a new solo cossie for this years comp season we have some really beautiful designs and fabrics. Dance teachers there is also some great inspiration for groups.
We are also keeping you up-to-date as to what the adjudicators are looking for to help you and your teacher create that winning routine. It seems tricks are out and great emotive story telling with gorgeous technique is in. Change that wobbly double turn into a beautiful single to impress your next judge. More great tips from adjudicators around the country in this issue.
FYI: There have been significant changes to Music Copyright licences for Eisteddfods and Competitions – see page 20 in the Mar/Apr issue or APRA AMCOS for more info.
We also have advice for great comp snacks, stretches and injuries most common at comp time.
Parents will also love the schoolies article giving real case examples of kids juggling school and dance commitments.
This issue we chat with a few of the inspirational dancers in our industry. Rachel Trent and Alexander Borg, KAR Australian Title Champions and recent Yr 12 graduates, give us an insight on their journey so far and where they want to go. Also, Rachael Ward, currently performing in Singin’ in the Rain, and Madison Beck, share what its like being a freelance dancer!
The next generation of Aussie dancers are amazing – check them out in the gorgeous costumes and beautiful dancewear throughout this issue captured by our very own editor Danielle Brown: Jasmine Harcourt from The Macarthur Ballet and Dance Studio, Madison Ayton from Annette Roselli Dance Academy (Genée International Bronze Medalist, now with Dutch National Ballet – Junior Company), Charlie Powell Newtown High School for the Performing Arts graduate, Beatrice Jackson from Terry Simpson Studios (now Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year), Raegan Williams from Limitless Dance Company and Locreado Dance Company, Elle Dimos from Village Nation, Annalise Malachowski from Classical Ballet 121, Pearl Arrowsmith and Tyla Steinbach from Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy, Alexandra Walton from The Teresa Johnson Ballet School and Classical Ballet 121, and Makensie Henson from Atelier Australia (now with The Royal Ballet School).
Enjoy this issue xx
Chookas for the comps this year!
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