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Ablaze Dance Academy offers a complete program for the young dancer.
We’re striving towards the development of strong dance technique and style, incorporating exciting new choreography while providing classes and optional additional performances for all levels of performers. We cater for students of all ages, from beginners to advance levels, encouraging each dancer to achieve their potential while promoting the enjoyment of dance.
Alegria’s Full-Time Classical Dance Course offers a thorough preparation for entering a company or company school. Alegria’s first year of full-timers graduated in 1999. ‘Old Alegrians’ are now dancing in The Royal, The Australian Ballet, The Royal Canadian Ballet, The Queeensland Ballet, German companies such as Theater der Stadt Koblenz, as well as in professional dance careers on cruise-ships and as teachers in Australasia, Europe and Asia. A recent success story is that of Steven McRae who went straight from Alegria to half-way into second year at The Royal Ballet School and who has been rapidly promoted to First Artist and Soloist and is International Rising Star 2006.
Students have progressed from Alegria directly to The Royal Ballet School, the Australian Ballet School, the New Zealand School of Dance, the Canadian Ballet School, the American Ballet School, the English National Ballet School, and German company schools such as that of the Bayerische Staatsballett in Munich.
Alegria’s Full-Time Classical Dance Course offers training in Alegria’s own technique and methodology and in all aspects of the classical ballet technique including:
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Anything Dance is your ultimate destination for Australia’s leading dancewear. We offer over 30 of the most sought-after dance, gymnastics and activewear brands and pride ourselves on our ability to represent the best the industry has to offer. A pioneer of innovation, Anything Dance has been named in Dance Editorial’s Top 10 Australian Dance Stores in 2016 and Best Dance Clothing & Accessories Store – Sydney in the Australian Enterprise Awards 2017. Our team of professionals pair the needs of the dancer with our products and share their love for dance with the performing arts community.
Austinmer Dance Theatre is an emerging, developmental, company for elite Contemporary Dancers aged 17 – 25 years.
Our mission is to act as a stepping stone for all dancers looking to enter the professional dance industry. We build strong confident dancers through passion and commitment giving them the physical and inner strength required to achieve their dreams in an environment where training, technique, support and encouragement are key to future success.
Our company aims to provide dancers with professional experience on a local, national and international scale without the need to commit to full-time international training programs. We aim to be geographically and financially available to all dancers who aspire to great things but are unable to to reach the opportunities that are vital to their professional career. Austi Dance offers these dancers performance opportunities and experience by providing paid work for them closer to home until they are able to venture further afield.
Through the endless support and passion for dance shown by our artistic director, Michelle Forte and our internationally renowned patron, Maurice Causey, Austinmer Dance Theatre has jumped from strength to strength since its establishment in 2011. As our company begins to grow, we look to extend our reach to regional and remote areas to provide that first step for many incredible dancers around Australia and the Pacific region. For more information on our generous sponsors and guest choreographers please explore our About Us section. http://www.austinmerdancetheatre.com/choreographers/
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Michelle Forte, entry via audition held annually during October. The company also runs workshops with international choreographers each year, for more information see our whats on page http://www.austinmerdancetheatre.com/whatson1/
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Australian Institute of Classical Dance (AICD)
Recently upgraded to reflect contemporary Australian dance teaching methods.
The AICD is a not for profit organisation that provides training, assessments and other services to classical ballet teachers and students. Our goal is to ensure that high quality classical ballet training is available to the broadest number of young Australian dancers possible. An integral part of the AICD approach is the Borovansky Syllabus.
The syllabus, originated from the school of Xenia Borovansky – the Russian-born wife of Edouard Borovansky, who came to Australia with the Covent Garden Russian Ballet in 1939. He went on to found the Borovansky Ballet Company – the precursor of the Australian Ballet. The Borovansky Syllabus, which has been upgraded by the AICD to reflect contemporary Australian dance teaching methods, caters for students from primary through to solo seal.
The key features of our approach are maintaining a high standard of tradition and technique as well as developing a sense of performance in students. Teachers’ and pupils’ artistry is encouraged through minimum prescribed detail of port de bra thus allowing the individual freedom of expression and interpretation. For more information and a preview of the Borovansky Syllabus, please visit the website.
Director: Marilyn Jones, OBE Former international ballerina and Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet Company. Founder of The Australian Institute of Classical Dance in 1992 as the main project of her Australian Creative Fellowship.
President: Paul Hamilton MSC – Former dancer with the Australian Ballet Company and General Manager CSC Australia.
The Australian Performing Arts Grammar School (APGS) is a secondary school focussing on academic, creative and performing arts for Years 7 to 12. An environment unlike any other, APGS is a vibrant and dynamic school dedicated to helping students develop holistically through the wonderful medium of performing arts education.
I am delighted to have founded a school where learning is now experienced not only as classes, methods and means to an end, but as a way of life built on guidance and support; where staff and students feel a part of a family where each individual is nurtured and encouraged to develop his or her abilities to their richest, most personal fruition.
APGS continues to benefit today from its ability to attract high end personnel who are able to share the same vision of and enthusiasm for the future. With this in mind, we currently boast some of the highest calibre teaching staff and seasoned industry professionals committed to sharing the invaluable knowledge and experience they have gained in their careers with our students. The highest standards are sought and every opportunity is afforded to all students to extend their capabilities to the full.
The best way to learn about APGS is to see us in action, either at a School Tour or one of the many Showcase events held each year. I trust you will find this information useful and look forward to seeing you at APGS in the near future.
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