COMPETITIONS A quick guide… By Rachael Sutton

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Australian Institute of Classical Dance | 0407 294 271 |

AICD Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship – 16th April – Hurstville Entertainment Centre
Open to all Ballet Students aged 15 – 18 years
Junior Ballet Awards – 16th April – Hurstville Entertainment Centre
Classical Ballet Awards – Oct – Venue TBA

AICD New Zealand Ballet School Scholarship – Jul/Aug – Venue TBA
Senior Ballet Awards – Jul/Aug – Venue TBA
Junior Ballet Awards – Oct – Venue TBA

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The Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation (AASCF) Championship series | 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.

13- 15 September – Quay Centre, Sydney Olympic Park


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COMDANCE Dance Festivals
COMDANCE Victorian Dance Festival Darebin Arts Centre Saturday 29th June to 6th July
COMDANCE Queensland Dance Festival Redcliffe Entertainment Centre & Mueller Performing Arts Centre 26th June to 7th July
COMDANCE Western Australian Dance Festival Western Australia – Troupes 28th 29th 30th June. Solos 8th to 12th July

Genres/Styles: Jazz, Tap, Neo Classical, Lyrical, Classical, Contemporary, Demi-Character, Hip-hop, Song/Dance, Song/Tap, Acrobatics, National
Sections: Solos, Duo’s/Trio’s/Quad’s Small groups & Troupes
Hundreds of thousands of dancers have been through the CSTD exams and competitions. What most don’t know is that officially we have been registered as COMDANCE since 1992.
From this year we will also be publicly known as COMDANCE. It’s a new era. COMDANCE continues to offer inspiring, creative and engaging syllabi that is synonymous with the CSTD name. After 85 years of unparalleled dance training we not only offer contemporary and challenging work but also allow for teachers and students to work in a creative environment.



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Follow Your Dreams
info: | enter at:
March 2019 to Jan 2020
37 regionals around Australia, New Zealand and the UK . Established 24yrs. Australia Biggest National Dance competition.

Uk National finals Sept 28/29 London

Australia/NZ national finals Jan 3-9 Melbourne

Styles: Jazz, Broadway jazz, Jazz No Tricks, Tap, Slow Tap, Speed Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Lyrical No tricks, Classical Ballet, Song and Dance, Song and Tap, Hip Hop, Acro, Own Choreography, Neo, Vocal and Open.

Age taken from Jan 1st 2019

Sections: Solo, Duo, Trio, Quad and Troupes. Troupes average age.

Created By Kylie Drew this year we are celebrating 24yrs of FYD competitions in Australia. We have proudly been offering a positive and fun place for dancers of all abilities to dance for all those years. With 37 regionals we are now officially Australia Biggest national Dance competition.
From humble beginnings of 2 or 3 schools we now sell out regional competitions within hours and this year we will be travelling to all states in Australia, New Zealand and various locations within the UK,
From beginnings in 1995 with one regional a year with the local dance studios and Kylie and her family started Follow Your Dreams
Over the years we have expanded into one of Victoria’s largest and most popular dance competitions and this year as well as travelling to all states in Australia and New Zealand we will be expanding our competitions to international competitors and travelling across the UK. Our National Finals are deemed the “Super bowl of Nationals” with top dancers from all across Australia and NZ flying to win amazing prizes and cash. totalling well over $50,000 just a Nationals alone. Champion troupe Junior and Senior Winning $1000 cash and Champ Dancers winning cash prizes, trips to Melbourne, Free entries to UK and USA competitions and more.

We have a reputation for being professional on time, family friendly and inclusive of dancers of all abilities. We have Masters and Adult sections and Additional needs sections so everyone can Follow Your Dreams at our competitions.

Mission Statement
Follow Your Dreams is to provide young children\teens and young adults and Adults everywhere with the opportunity for personal growth, increased self esteem and character building, through a world class, professional dance competition experience.

Come along and join in the fun. A family run company where our motto is “Run by my family, perfect for your family” Many regionals have sold out already this season, don’t miss out enter today.

Remember dreams can come true at Follow Your Dreams National Dance competition.


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Jump Dance Challenge |
Heat 1: 2nd to 3rd March – Gladstone Park, VIC
Heat 2: 9th to 11th April – Langwarrin, VIC
Heat 3: 17th to 18th May – Gold Coast, QLD
Heat 4: 25th to 26th May – Waverley, NSW
Heat 5: 1st to 2nd June – Hampton Park, VIC (troupes only)
Heat 6: 15th to 16th June – Geelong, VIC
Heat 7: 2nd to 4th July – Watsonia , VIC
Heat 8: 6th to 7th July – Sutherland, Sydney NSW
Heat 9: 3rd to 4th August – Sunshine Coast, QLD
Heat 10: 10th to 12th August – Adelaide, SA
Heat 11: 16th to 18th August – Doncaster, VIC (troupes only)
Heat 12: 30th Aug to 1st Sep – Hobart, TAS
Heat 13: 20th to 23rd September – Gladstone Park, VIC
Heat 14: Date TBA – Warrnambool, VIC
Heat 15: 25th – 26th October – Bendigo, VIC

Jump Dance Challenge is so much more than just a competition! Our fun and friendly events provide an encouraging platform for all ability and ages to come together and dance. It is an opportunity to showcase all your hard work and talent while reaching personal goals. Our industry professional judges are there to give feedback which is encouraging, inspiring and builds confidence in each and every single person who steps on our stage. We believe in you and you should too! Amazing prizes, amazing trophies, amazing awards, amazing workshops! Come Jump with us and we promise you will not only grow as a dancer but you will make the best memories with new and old friends!


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Kids Artistic Revue (KAR) | | 02 8091 6791

Dates: 26th, Sept – 1st, Dec


SEPTEMBER 26-29 Melbourne / River Gum Performing Arts Centre
OCTOBER 3-6 Perth / Newman College
OCTOBER 11-13 Adelaide / The Michael Murray Centre for Performing Arts
OCTOBER 18-20 Sydney GROUP ONLY / Marana Auditorium
OCTOBER 25-27 Canberra / Erindale Theater
NOVEMBER 1-3 Sydney Solos/Duos/Trios ONLY / Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
NOVEMBER 8-10 Newcastle / Griffith Duncan Theatre
NOVEMBER 15-17 Brisbane / TBA
NOVEMBER 22-24 Mackay / Central Qld Conservatorium of Music

Styles: 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

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 four 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, score sheets and all digital media. 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 season 5!

Rainbow National Dance Competition | | 02 8091 6791

MAY 24-26 Canberra / Gungahlin College
MAY 31-JUNE 2 Melbourne / St Bernards College LIMITED SPACE REMAINING
JUNE 14-16 Adelaide / Golden Grove Recreation and Arts Centre
JUNE 21-23 Sydney / Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club LIMITED SPACE REMAINING
JUNE 28-30 Wollongong / St Marys Star Of The Sea College
JULY 5-7 Central Coast / Central Coast Grammar School

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

Rainbow in the USA has been called “the competition with heart” for a good reason. Rainbow has never lost sight of the fact that its success is owed to the hardworking teachers and studio owners that appreciate a fair, fun, organized, and on-time competition. From its low-stress environment, unique awards, online registration, and state of the art judging and scoring, we strive to achieve the same recognition within Australia by providing teachers and dancers across the country with this same quality.
All of our Australian Competition cities will have 2 American International Judges and 1 Australian Judge! What this means, every competition performance will receive 3 audio/video critiques for their performance…. That’s just like having 3 private lessons from 3 different Industry Professionals! We would like to thank everyone in the Australian Dance Community for helping make Rainbow Season 2 a huge success in Australia! We are forever grateful. Come join us for season 3!

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Royal Academy of Dance Awards and competitions

Joan & Monica Halliday Awards 24th Mar
Isobel Anderson Memorial Awards 24th March

Jacqueline Morland Awards 23-24th Mar
North Queensland Bursary 14-15th Sep

Festival of Dance 30 May-3 Jun – Open to Non RAD students
Diana de Vos Awards 17-Nov

Awards 21-Jul

Toronto, Canada
Genée International Ballet Competition 20–29 Aug

Audrey Nicholls Awards 15 Sep
Kathleen Gorham Awards 10 Nov

Betsy Sawers Awards 21-22 Sep

Joan Burnett Scholarship 27 Oct
Various from Grade 2 – Solo Seal

Royal Academy of Dance Awards and competitions – an annual programme of state based Awards recognising excellence and achievement. With the oldest of these awards being established 44 years ago, the RAD has a long history of recognising excellence in its students. Students participate in open class as well as learn and perform set choreography and have the chance to display the dancers’ own choreographic skill. The awards allow students to showcase their technique, performance and artistry skills in professional theatre settings. With cash and prizes to be won and high profile adjudicators to impress, the RAD awards programmes are a true marker of achievement and a window of opportunity for the talented.


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NRG Australia |
UNSW Anzac Parade, Kensington
28-29th Sep

Mandurah Performing Arts CentreOrmsby Terrace, Mandurah
5-6th Oct

NRGaustralia is an integration of Knowledge, Talent & Style that takes dance workshops & competitions to a new level. Merging the best instructors from the US and Australia we change the game! What sets us a part is the FUN factor, work with the best in the world & have a great time doing it. Inspiring and entertaining classes with scholarships to Au events & our US finals as well as Video Critiques from our judges & FREE Pictures and Videos along with CASH awards for our competition and NRG OnSet, our one of a kind Dance Video shoot! NRG is an event with the focus on YOU!


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Time To Shine Dance Competitions | | | 0400 447 261
Time To Shine Dance Competitions is fast becoming one of Australia’s Largest & most friendly Dance Competitions, and we are coming to a location near you!
Fun, NEW, Fresh!
Amazing and encouraging adjudicators lined up for every regional!
Solos, Duo/Trio/Quads, Troupes,

Age Groups: 6U,8U,10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, Open Age
Genre styles: Jazz, Jazz no acro, Lyrical, Neo Classical, Classical, Song & Dance, Acro, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Vocal, Improvisations
Special Awards: Most Promising, Most Versatile, High Score & Judges Choice in both Junior & Senior sections.
At each Regional one scholarship dancer will be awarded scholarship to the Australiasian Ballet Challenge.
Always friendly and fun with a zero tolerance towards bullying or harassment!
FREE programs and FREE entry into the audience for all your family and friends!
Come and see what all the fuss is about!
2019 Season promises to be the BEST Yet!

Warrnambool – March 2nd
Launceston – March 9 & 10
Ballarat – March 16 & 17
Melbourne 1 – March 23 & 24
Wangaratta – March 30
Sydney 1 – April 13 & 14
Bendigo – April 27
Gippsland – May 4 & %
Goulburn – May 11 & 12
Gold Coast – June 1 & 2
Hobart – June 8 & 9
Wagga Wagga – June 22 & 23
Canberra – July 6 & 7
Adelaide – July 13 & 14
Coffs Harbour – July 20 & 21
Swan Hill – August 10 & 11
Newcastle – August 17 & 18
Melbourne 2 – August 24 & 25
Brisbane – September 7 & 8
Melbourne 3 – September 14 & 15
Geelong – September 28 & 29
Batemans Bay – October 5 & 6
Leeton – October 12 & 13
Sydney 2 – October 19 & 20
Wodonga – October 27
Nationals – Melbourne – January 17,18 & 19 2020

VIEW Dance Challenge
04 0750 VIEW (8439) | |
Early Bird: May 3rd
Deadline: July 12th
Sydney, NSW: September 20th-22nd 2019 – Hurstville Entertainment Centre
Newcastle: September 27th-29th 2019 – Griffith Duncan Theatre
Adelaide, SA: October 4th-6th 2019 Adelaide Convention Centre
Melbourne, VIC: October 11th-13th 2019 – Quin Auditorium
Gold Coast, QLD: October 18th-20th 2019 – Nerang Bicentennial Community 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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Albury Entertainment Centre
Sections: Solos, Duos/Trios/Quads & Troupes
Dates: 25 July-4 August 2019
Styles: Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Highland, Hip Hop/Funk, Lyrical, Musical, National, Neo Classical, Song & Dance and Tap

AWE Dance runs from 25 July 2019 – 4 August 2019. All dance sections are held in the Theatre of the Albury Entertainment Centre, a superior venue midway between Melbourne and Sydney. Junior and Senior Ballet and Dance Scholarships, Championships for Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels in Classical, Jazz, Modern and Tap. Cash prizes, trophies and medals awarded. Catalogue of Events is available to download now For more information
Entries close 17 May 2019.


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2018 73rd Bathurst Eisteddfod
0427 372 358 | | | @bathurst.eisteddfod
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William St Bathurst
Dates: Saturday 24th August to Friday 6th September
Styles: All styles of Dance, Vocal, Instrumental, Speech & Drama.

Now in its 74th 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 |
Solos: Saturday 6 Jul – Saturday 13 Jul 2019
Venue:Woolooware High School Cnr. Captain Cook Drive and Woolooware rd, Woolooware

Groups: Saturday 3 Aug – Sunday 4 Aug 2019
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: Small Groups, Large Groups, Special Needs

Groups: 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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66th Annual Cowra Eisteddfod | |
Cowra Eisteddfod:15 May-6 Jun Cowra Civic Centre Darling St Cowra
Dancing Sections: 24 May-2 Jun
Groups/Troupes: 25-26 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 $2000 Dance Scholarship both of which will be held on Sunday 2nd 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 31 May -2 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 .
Entries closed Monday 4 March

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Live to Dance Ultimate Challenge | @livetodanceultimatechallenge | | 0407 977 760 | 0418 392 000
Central Coast: Troupes: CCGS Theatre 6-7 April 2019 Entries Here Solos: Terrigal High School 23-24/30-31 March 2019 Entries Here
Forster: Great Lakes College 6 – 13 July 2019
Swansea: Griffith Duncen Theatre Troupes: 20 – 22 September 2019
Wollongong: St Mary Star of the Sea College Troupes: 26 – 27 October Solos: 2 – 3/9 – 10 November 2019
Caves Beach: Swansea High School 19-24 January 2020

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 2019
0409 071 964 | 0414 668 723 | |
University Hall University of Wollongong (UOW): 25-26 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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St George Dance Eisteddfod 2019
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 22
Education Groups: Infants, Primary & Secondary during school hours Tue 7 Aug. Entries Close Friday May 31
All Syllabi & entry forms are available on the website

Solo Sections: Novice, Restricted & Open.
Classical, Tap, Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Demi Character, National Character, Hip Hop, Song and Dance, Student Choreography, Repertoire, Tiny Tots & Vocal Sections

Groups: Small Groups, Large Groups
Song and Dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap,Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Broadway Jazz, Classical,
National & Demi Character,

Education Groups: Infants – Any Style, Primary – Jazz & Lyrical, Secondary – 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, Championships for Classical & Jazz.


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Australian Teachers of Dancing – Events | 1800 106 227 |

Come Together Dance Convention
Dates: 6 & 7th July 2019 Location: Rydges Hotel, South Bank Brisbane
(Teachers, studio owners and managers and students – ATOD Members and non-members)

ATOD International Dance Awards
Dates: 10-13th July Location: QUT Gardens Point Theatre, Brisbane
(ATOD Members only)
For further information, please contact

ATOD Australasian Energetiks Scholarships
Dates: 19-21st July Location: QUT Gardens Point Theatre, Brisbane
(ATOD Members only)

For further information on all events please contact Australian Teachers of Dancing.

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2019 Brisbane Eisteddfod Dance Groups & Dance Solos
Groups/Troupes: 24-26th and 30th May – 2nd June ERPAC, St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane REGISTER NOW

Solos: 20 – 27 Sept & 30 Sept – 5 Oct. Venue TBC. Please check our website for more details.

Styles: Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Song & Dance, Duos, Trios, Championships.

Dancers, get ready to be part of the most significant performing arts competition of 2019! Put all that training into practice and gain essential experience performing on stage to a respected adjudicator and live audience. The Brisbane Eisteddfod is an annual competition for all ages, attracting local, interstate and international competitors, individuals and groups.

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The Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge (BPAC) 2018 | facebook: Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge | Instagram: #brisperformingartschallenge
St John’s Anglican College Forest Lake Boulevard Forest Lake
30 May – 16 June, 2019
Styles: 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.
Scholarships for Soloists (no prerequisites) in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Choreography & Drama.

Sections: Groups, Schools, Solo Events – Scholarships in 7 Genres

BPAC is achieving recognition as one of the leading Performing Arts Events in Australia. Committed to fostering a professional and friendly environment that maximises opportunities for all participants to realise their full potential. BPAC endeavours to engage a panel of highly professional guest teachers and judges.

Sponsors include: The Australian Ballet School, Harlequin Floors, WAAPA, Dein Perry’s ‘Tap Dogs’, Ev & Bow, Ministry of Dance, Brent Street, Village Nation, Capezio, Bloch, Energetiks & MDM to name a few.

The focus of BPAC 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 Ms Kelly Abbey as our Patron and thank her for her continued support and enthusiasm.

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Gold Coast Eisteddfod
07 5689 1651 | | | facebook: Gold Coast Eisteddfod
Dance: 10-27 August, 2019
Groups/Troupes: HOTA-Home of the Arts, Gold Coast (formerly The Arts Centre)
Solos: Albert Waterways Community Centre.

Styles: Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Song & Dance, Acrobatics/Cheerleading, Variety/Novelty, Classical, Repertoire, Irish
Sections: Solos, Duos, Trios & Groups, Primary & Secondary Schools
This is year 38 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 and entry is available on the website – entries close May 10. Dance is a very large part of the Eisteddfod running for 3 weeks in two different venues, the competition includes Primary & Secondary School days along with Studio groups on weekends and Solos on weekdays. We have 4 fantastic adjudicators lined up to judge your talent. We so look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Gold Coast for this year’s Eisteddfod.


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The Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod Society Inc. | |
Ipswich Civic Centre
Groups/Troupes:6th to 16th of June 2019
Solos: 17th June to 2nd July 2019

Groups/Troupes: 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. Event will run for 3 weeks and some solos may need to be incorporated in group dates depending on entries. Looking forward to seeing you all again this year. 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 1st April 2019 entries are open now on comps online..

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Albury Entertainment Centre
Sections: Solos, Duos/Trios/Quads & Troupes
Dates: 25 July-4 August 2019
Styles: Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Highland, Hip Hop/Funk, Lyrical, Musical, National, Neo Classical, Song & Dance and Tap

AWE Dance runs from 25 July 2019 – 4 August 2019. All dance sections are held in the Theatre of the Albury Entertainment Centre, a superior venue midway between Melbourne and Sydney. Junior and Senior Ballet and Dance Scholarships, Championships for Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels in Classical, Jazz, Modern and Tap. Cash prizes, trophies and medals awarded. Catalogue of Events is available to download now For more information
Entries close 17 May 2019.


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Cecchetti – Lucie Saronova Memorial Awards & Young Dancer Awards | | 03 9489 5682 |

Date: 15th April 2019
Venue/Location: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS) 57 Miles St, Southbank, VIC 3006

Cecchetti Ballet Australia is delighted to invite dancers to compete in the 2019
Young Dancer Awards. Each entrant is to perform a classical ballet solo of their choice. No repertoire.
Three age categories: 8–10 yrs | 11-13 yrs | 14-16 yrs

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Energetiks Dance Competition at the Royal South Street Eisteddfod 2019 | |

Date: 16 September to 5 October including the school holidays
Venue/Location: Celebrate our return to Ballarat’s Her Majesty’s Theatre!

Sections include Championships for: Junior Ballet, Intermediate Ballet, Courier Classical, Pirouette Modern, Junior Tap, Intermediate Tap, Advanced Tap, Senior Tap, Senior Theatrical
Groups and Troupes offered

Energetiks Dance for Life – for winners of 14 years and over solo sections
Trophies, medals and prize money on offer plus Energetiks Showbags and vouchers
Entries open now


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WAKAKIRRI Dance School Challenge | | 1800 650 979 |

Date: Saturday 10th August, 2019
Venue/Location: The Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds, Victoria

Genres/Styles: Any style of dance is welcome and performances can combine dance with creative movement, acting, acro and live singing
Sections: The Challenge is open to Dance Schools and Community Groups. The majority of participants must fall in the 12-24 age range.
About: Have you got a story to tell? Want to tell it through dance? The Wakakirri Dance School Challenge returns in 2019 after a thrilling debut in 2018. The Wakakirri DSC is the ultimate experience for dance schools and community groups who love Wakakirri’s ‘Story-Dance’ format. The challenge? Create 3-7 minute Story-Dance with a group. Tell any story and use any combination of dance, creative movement, acting, music, live singing, props, costumes, sets and film projections. The possibilities are endless! Come together to perform live on stage in a professional theatre and walk the red carpet with Wakakirri’s Panel of entertainment industry professionals. You could be in the running for the $1000 First Place prize! Please note: the Wakakirri DSC is a Victoria-only event. Plans are underway to expand to other States in the near future. Participants should be aged 12-24 years.


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