Ausdance SA

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    • DANCE LIFE – 2016 Online Guide to Full Time !

      Dates: 4 January 2016 - 31 December 2016
      Location: ONLINE

      DANCE LIFE – Online Guide 2016 courses

      Australia’s Number ONE Dance and Musical Theatre Destination – DanceLife – is again bringing you the top resource for dance and performing arts students ‘DanceLife’s Online Guide To Dance and Performing Arts Courses 2016’.

      The guide has been created for students that are serious about wanting a career in the dance and entertainment industry. In this guide you will find a large amount of information regarding the best of dance and performing arts courses being offered in each state throughout Australia in 2016.

      Click the flyer for DanceLife’s Online Guide To Dance & Performing Arts Courses 2016.


    • Ausdance SA AGM 2016

      Dates: 6 May 2016 - 6 May 2016
      Location: Stomping Ground Studios



      Friday 6th May 7:30pm
      Doors open 7pm – food and beverages will be available

      Stomping Ground Studios
      9 Stepney St, Stepney

    • Children's Auditions – The Sound of Music

      Dates: 22 May 2016 - 25 May 2016



      The producers of the world’s favourite musical, The Sound of Music, are looking for 18 incredibly talented children to participate in the new production which will commence in Adelaide at the Festival Theatre on 9 August 2016. Where are Adelaide’s Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl?


      The children are expected to have a high level of skill in acting, dancing and singing (including part singing with harmonies). All audition applicants must be residents (and schooled) in South Australia and live within one hour’s drive of the CBD. Auditions will be held from 22 to 25 May.


      Further information and application forms are available from:


      This lavish and critically acclaimed London Palladium production tells the uplifting true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic, for young and old alike.


      The Australian production of The Sound of Music is led by Amy Lehpamer (Once, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Maria Rainer and Cameron Daddo (Legally Blonde, Big River) as Captain Georg von Trapp, starring alongside Marina Prior (Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden) as Baroness Schraeder, Jacqueline Dark (Opera Australia’s Aida, Don Giovanni) as Mother Abbess, Lorraine Bayly (Calendar Girls, The Sullivans) as Frau Schmidt and David James (Playschool, Avenue Q) as Max Detweiler.


      This acclaimed production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical premiered in 2006 at the home of West End musical theatre, the London Palladium, where it celebrated a record-breaking 954 performances seen by well over 2 million people, before going on to enjoy sell-out seasons internationally.


      Inspired by the lives of the actual von Trapp family, The Sound of Music tells the uplifting story of Maria, a fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape from the Nazis across the mountains from Austria. It features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on stage, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and the title song, The Sound of Music.





      Venue                                  Festival Theatre, Adelaide

      Season                                 From 9 August 2016

      Performance Times        Wed–Sat 7.30pm, Wed 1.00pm, Sat 2.00pm, Sun 1pm and 6pm

      Price                                      Tickets from $79.90*

      Bookings                     or or 131 246

      Groups 12+ 08 8205 2220


      * An additional transaction fee and/or a credit/debit payment processing fee may apply

      Performance times and prices are subject to change


      Media enquiries, please contact:

      National – Ian Phipps, IP Publicity, at or 0419 977 649

      Adelaide – Petrina Egan at or 08 8216 8699 or 0423 324 288

    • Hip-Hop Unite

      Dates: 29 May 2016 - 29 May 2016
      Location: Prince Alfred College, Adelaide

      Hip-hop Unite is back again in 2016!


      In 2015 Hip-hop Unite Australia attracted over 40 Hip hop Teams from around Australia.
      Our 2015 Judging Panel consisted of some of Queensland’s top Hip-hop dancers including:

      • Marrietta Lam: recognised as one of Brisbane’s first B girls
      • Bessy Kabamba: Owner of director of MNB Entertainment
      • Dion Apirana: Third time Hip-hop International Worlds competitor & grand finalist on Australia’s Got Talent (2013)
      • Errol Prince Cenita: Founder of one of Australia’s longest running Street Dance/Hip Hop Crew ‘Trick Nasty Crew’ since 2001.
      • TeeJay Tauroa: Member & Choreographer for Internationally known Hip-hop Crew, Academy of Brothers.

      Hip-hop Unite Australia is a member of the Hip-hop Unite International Organisation, alongside: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Morocco, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia & South Africa. Again in 2016, Hip-hop Unite hopes to attract even more crews from around Australia to battle it out at Nationals for an invitation to the Hip-hop unite World Championships in Vienna-Schwechat, Austria. 

      Our Australian Competitions for 2016 include: 

      Victoria: Saturday 28th May 2016- Hampton Park
      South Australia: Sunday 29th 2016- Kent Town
      New South Wales: Saturday 11th June- Newcastle
      Queensland: Saturday 18th June- Ormiston

      Saturday 30th July- Chandler Theatre, Sleeman Sport Complex, Chandler, QLD.
      **Crew Prizes Available!**

      Hip-hop Unite is perfect for those teams who would like another platform to compete on. 

      New to Hip-hop Competitions? Our National Stream is perfect for you!
      Want another opportunity to qualify for a World Championship? Our International Stream will suit you!
      For more information go to our website:
      or email



    • Advanced Dance Practioners Workshop – Dance for Parkinsons

      Dates: 1 October 2016 - 2 October 2016



      Photo Credit: Daniel Boud-Sydney Opera House

      DPA is thrilled to announce the first ever advanced workshops, for dance teachers and health professionals, will be held in Canberra on Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 October, at Belconnen Arts Centre, 10 minutes west of the City Centre. 

      This professional development will provide critical tools, advanced strategies and information relating to Dance for Parkinson’s teaching practice. Open to practitioners who have completed the Dance for PD® Introductory Training, the workshop will integrate global best practices in developing and implementing this unique program. Specialised training, guest speakers and peer mentoring will form the basis of the weekend learning, which will also include time for practical activity, discussion, exchange and networking, as well as an optional viewing of Capturing Grace, and a social get-together. This workshop is a pre-requisite to eligibility for the Dance for PD®Certification program.​

      Cost of 2 day course, including all materials: $295.  This does not include accommodation which you will need to book separately – check out

      Full details and costs will be available soon on the DPA website – so please keep this date available on your 2016 dance card.

      FYI this dance program has now spread to almost 20 locations throughout Australia, and is growing!

      We very much hope to see you there!

      Dance for Parkinson’s Australia
      (Erica Rose Jeffrey, Gail Hewton, Philip Piggin)

      1. Canberra’s spring time extravaganza – FLORIADE - is on at this time, and well worth checking out while you are here. Further details:

      Erica Rose Jeffrey

      Program Coordinator -Dance for Parkinson’s Australia


      mobile: 0412260040