Hello wonderful dancing humans, I am not sure about you guys but I nearly feel back to my normal dancing self. I have been in Victoria, Queensland and NSW the last couple of months, shooting events and it is so wonderful. This issue I was super honoured to be able to cover TOP CLASS Dance which is part of the annual VCE Season of Excellence. Congratulations to the students, teachers and support crew behind each student, as the work presented was truly exceptional. We feature 7 pages on this event alongside our Academic Schools Guide for Dance which includes a comprehensive guide to schools around the country that offer Dance as part of the curriculum. In this issue we celebrate the Royal Academy of Dance Awards, the Isobel Anderson Awards, including Centennial medalists and the Joan and Monica Halliday Awards as well as the Jacqueline Morland Awards. We also celebrate the incredible achievements of the dancers who competed in the Australian Classical Challenge earlier this year. I had the privilege of interviewing New Zealand School of Dance graduate who has been with QLD Ballet for the last four years, Mr Mali Comlekci. We talk about his dance journey, training away from home, high school and life as a company artist. Mali is a wonderful example of how staying at school and completing academic studies can lead to a career in a classical company.