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dance directory 2021 December 2020 Issue 2

Meet our Ambassadors Introducing our 2021 Ambassadors

Adjudicator Tips Peta Markham-Ward

Beginners Guide to Genres Competition genres explained Photo: Daisy Boo Allen Photographer: Hoa Studios


CO NT EN TS Dance: Coco Suosaari Photographer: Pointe Shoot Love

Page 3: From the Founder Welcome to December 2020 Issue 2

Page 4: 2021 Summer Schools Your HUGE list of Summer Schools

Page 6: 2021 Ambassadors Meet the Faces of DanceAus Connect for 2021

Page 12: 2021 Competition Dates Head to the App to see all these competition dates loaded

Page 13: National Directory The full list of competition organisers from around Australia

Page 26: 2020 A Year in Pictures Dancers year in pictures

Page 38: Adjudicator Tips Peta Markham-Ward

Page 48: Beginners Guide to Genres Your guide to genres at competitions and things to keep in mind


From the founder Welcome to Dance Directory Issue 2! This is a bumper issue with all your 2021 Summer School dates. Remember to head to the App for all the details and search by State and date. What a joy to see all the pictures come through for the 2020, A Year In Pictures. It really showed how everyone had adapted to Zoom and those that were lucky enough to start competition half-way through the year. Some lovely dancers were even able to fit in some photo shoots. Congratulations to all the competition organisers who spent the best part of the year working on how they were going to get the dancers moving again. There were so many innovative ideas. Bring on 2021 and let’s say a BIG goodbye to 2020! All the Best, Sharon Zacharia x


SUMMER SCHOOLS 2021 ACT

The Tap Project 23 Jan Dance Development Centre 27 Jan - 29 Jan

SA Lisa Brame's Ballet Clinic 5, 12, 19 Jan Blake Wood and Paris Cavanagh 16 Jan Terry Simpson 18 Jan - 31 Jan Turning Point Dance 18 Jan - 22 Jan Turning Point Dance - Boys Ballet 21 Jan - 22 Jan Rebecca Davies 22 Jan The Tap Project 24 Jan

TAS Jeninas Dance Workshop 3 Jan - 5 Jan NXT Gen Project 24 Jan - 31 Jan

WA Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2 Jan - 10 Jan NXT Gen Project 5 Jan - 12 Jan Charlesworth Ballet Ins�tute 6 Jan - 8 Jan South West Dance Intensity 11 Jan - 15 Jan Interna�onal Ballet Workshops 27 Jan - 29 Jan The Tap Project 30 Jan

NSW Village Na�on 4 Jan - 8 Jan The Dram Dance Co 4 Jan - 9 Jan Dance Force 5 Jan - 8Jan Megan Bolton Acroba�cs 5 Jan - 6 Jan Ar�stry 6 Jan Village Central Coast 7 Jan The Tap Project - Wollongong 9 Jan Boys Summer School 9 Jan - 14 Jan The Tap Project - Central 10 Jan Prudence Caldwell Coaching 10 Jan - 12 Jan Transcend Dance Academy 11 Jan - 12 Jan Dance Dynamics 11 Jan - 13 Jan Interna�onal Summer School 11 Jan - 15 Jan The Dream Dance Co 11 Jan - 16 Jan Brent Street (W1) 11 Jan - 15 Jan The Dream Dance Co 12 Jan - 14 Jan Will Sabin Entertainment 12 Jan - 13 Jan Elite Performance Studio 12 Jan The Tap Project - Sydney 12 Jan Megan Bolton Acroba�cs 12 Jan - 13 Jan Elite Dance Ins�tute 13 Jan Elite Performance Studio 13 Jan - 14 Jan Electric Safari 13 Jan - 15 Jan Prudence Caldwell Coaching 14 Jan - 16 Jan The Tap Project - Sydney 15 Jan Na�onal College of Dance 16 Jan - 20 Jan Prudence Caldwell Coaching 17 Jan The Tap Project - Coffs 18 Jan Prudence Caldwell Coaching 18 Jan - 19 Jan Tanya Pearson Academy 18 Jan - 22 Jan Influence Dance Company 18 Jan 19 Jan Alegria Dance Studio 18 Jan - 22 Jan Megan Bolton Acroba�cs 19 Jan - 20 Jan The Dream Dance Co 18 Jan - 23 Jan Brent Street (W2) 18 Jan - 22 Jan NXT Gen Project 18 Jan - 25 Jan The Tap Project - Port Macquarie 19 Jan Shire Summer Workshops 19 Jan - 20 Jan Academy K Dance 19 Jan - 22 Jan The Tap Project - Newcastle 20 Jan The Tap Project - Dubbo 22 Jan Interna�onal Ballet Workshops 23 Jan - 25 Jan Ballet Brothers 30 Jan


SUMMER SCHOOLS 2021 VIC

Melbourne School of Classical Dance 4 Jan - 22 Jan Interna�onal Ballet Workshops 4 Jan - 6 Jan Australian Ballet School 4 Jan - 8 Jan Backstage Dance Academy 6 Jan - 27 Jan (Wednesdays) Ballarat Dance Awards 8 Jan - 10 Jan Australian Ballet School 9 Jan - 10 Jan Ballet Theatre Australia 11 Jan - 15 Jan Dance Factory 11 Jan - 21 Jan Jason Coleman Ministry of Dance 11 Jan - 15 Jan Claudia Dean Coaching 11 Jan- 14 Jan The Dance Studio Academy 11 Jan - 13 Jan Grampian Regions Master Class 13 Jan - 14 Jan SCIMM Dance Company 14 Jan - 17 Jan Melbourne Academy of the Arts (MAARTS) 16 Jan - 17 Jan Richardson Dance Studio 18 Jan Reflec�ons Academy of Dance 18 Jan - 19 Jan Jane Moore Academy of Ballet 18 Jan to 21 Jan Bellarine Academy of Dance 18 Jan - 22 Jan Melbourne Conservatoire of Ballet 18 Jan - 22 Jan Glen Iris School of Dance 18 Jan - 22 Jan Victorian State Ballet 18 Jan - 21 Jan En Pointe School of Ballet 18 Jan - 23 Jan Laneway Dance 19 Jan - 22 Jan Sharon Lawrence (SLD) 19 Jan - 21 Jan Victorian Dance Academy 19 Jan Melbourne Acroba�c and Dance Studio 20 Jan - 21 Jan The Edge Performers School 20 Jan - 21 Jan The Tap Project 25 Jan

QLD Queensland Ballet 14 Dec - 19 Dec HQ Dance Co 14 Dec - 16 Dec Anne�e Roselli Dance Academy 17 Dec - 21 Dec Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2 Jan - 10 Jan Classical Coaching Australia 2 Jan - 6 Jan Australian Dance Collec�ve 4 Jan - 8 Jan Brisbane City Youth Ballet 4 Jan - 6 Jan Queensland Na�onal Ballet School 4 Jan - 8 Jan Interna�onal Ballet Workshops 9 Jan - 11 Jan NXT Gen Project 10 Jan - 17 Jan Advance Summer School 11 Jan - 15 Jan Queensland Ballet 11 Jan - 16 Jan Australian Dance Collec�ve 11 Jan - 15 Jan Interna�onal Ballet Workshops 13 Jan - 15 Jan Revolu�on Dance Company 15 Jan - 16 Jan The Tap Project - Brisbane 17 Jan The Tap Project - Gold Coast 17 Jan Debra Whi�en School of Dance 18 Jan - 20 Jan CJS Dance Academy 18 Jan - 19 Jan Strictly Dance 18 Jan - 21 Jan Queensland Ballet 18 Jan - 23 Jan


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2021 Ambassadors Hollie McGeachy VIC HAPPY | FRIENDLY | POSITIVE

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DATES ON THE APP A Chance to Dance Compe��on Adrenaline Dance Compe��on AICD Houston Ballet and NSW Awards Australian Classical Challenge Australian Classical Grand Prix Australian Pinnacle Dance Challenge Ballarat Dance Awards Bluescope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod Brindabella Dance Fes�val Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge Border District Eisteddfod Brisbane Eisteddfod - troupe Bundaberg Fes�val of Dance Cecche� Interna�onal Classical Ballet Comp City of Gra�on Eisteddfod Crown Dance Events CoastQuest Championships Coffs Harbour and District Eisteddfod Country Dance Challenge Cowra Eisteddfod Dandenong Eisteddfod Dance Explosion Wollongong Eisteddfod Dance Quest Darling Downs Eisteddfod Diversity Performing Arts Challenge Elite Eisteddfod Elevate Dance Eisteddfod Encore Annual Dance Challenge En Pointe Dance Compe��on Everybody Sing and Dance Now Evolu�on Dance Compe��on Express Dance Challenge Extreme Dance Compe��on Follow Your Dreams Future Stars Dance Compe��on Front and Centre (Corowa) Hamilton Eisteddfod Hollywood Bound

Get the Beat Gold Coast Eisteddfod Id Rather be Dancing Ignite Dance Challenge Inverell Eisteddfod Jump Dance Challenge Lakeside Dance Challenge Live to Dance Ul�mate Challenge Maryborough Eisteddfod Melbourne Performing Arts Challenge Moe Dance Eisteddfod Northern Performance Challenge Noosa Spring Dance Fes�val NOW Talent On Stage Performing Arts Challenge Ooh la la Dance Extravaganza Pendulum Dance Comps Perth Dance Challenge Planet Talent Pres�ge Dance Awards Quote Beenleigh RAD Fes�val of Dance Ritz and Glitz (Easter) SA Dance Society Eisteddfod Showcase Shine Bright Dance Challenge Southern Tasmanian Dancing Eisteddfod Spirit Dance Compe��on Stage Fever Starpower Interna�onal StarStruck Dance Compe��on Supreme SURGE Dance Comp Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod Talent Tribe Time to Shine Dance Compe��on The Dance Revolu�on Compe��on Theatre Arts Title The Ul�mate Dance Challenge Verve Dance Fes�val Winter Dance Fes�val Xpress Dance Compe��on

2021 COMPETITIONS

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2021 Directory NATIONAL DanceLife Unite

Everybody Sing and Dance Now

Evolution Dance Competition

info@dancelifeunite.com.au dancelifeunite.com.au facebook.com/DancelifeUnite instagram.com/dancelifeunite

admin@ebsdn.com

contact@evolutiondancecomp.com

ebsdn.com

evolutiondancecomp.com

facebook.com/ebsdn2

facebook.com/evolutiondancecomp

instagram.com/everybody_sing__and_dance_now

instagram.com/evolutiondancecomp

Fierce Talent Competition

Follow Your Dreams

Future Stars Dance Competition

admin@fiercetalent.com.au

support@fydentry.com fydcomp.com facebook.com/Follow-Your-Dreams-Compet itions-140817469337260 instagram.com/fydcomps

admin@futurestarsdancecomp.com.au futurestarsdancecomp.com.au facebook.com/futurestarsdancecomp instagram.com/futurestarsdancecomp

Get The Beat

Hollywood Bound

Jump Dance Challenge

accounts@getthebeat.com.au gtbdance.com facebook.com/gtbdance instagram.com/get_the_beat

support@hollywoodbound.com.au hollywoodbound.com.au facebook.com/hollywoodbounddance instagram.com/hollywoodbound_dance

jumpdancechallenge@gmail.com facebook.com/jumpdancechallenge instagram.com/jumpdancechallenge

Kids Artistic Review (KAR)

Ooh la la Dance Extravaganza

info@dancekar.com.au dancekar.com.au facebook.com/karaustralia instagram.com/dancekar.au

oohlaladance@outlook.com

fiercetalent.com.au facebook.com/FierceTalentCompetition instagram.com/fiercetalentcompetition

oohlaladanceextravanganza.com facebook.com/Ooh.La.La.Dance.Extravaganza instagram.com/ooh_la_la_dance_extravaganza

Rainbow Dance Competition info@rainbowdancecomp.com.au rainbowdancecomp.com.au facebook.com/rainbowcomp.au instagram.com/rainbowcomp.au

Revolution of Dance (ROD)

Showcase Australian Dance Championships

Starpower International

info@revolutionofdance.com revolutionofdance.com facebook.com/rodrevolution instagram.com/revolutionofdancerod

support@showcasedance.com showcasedance.com facebook.com/showcasedance instagram.com/showcasedance

henry@starpowertalent.com international.starpowertalent.com facebook.com/StarpowerTalent instagram.com/starpowertalent

Supreme Dance Experience

Talent Tribe Dance Festival

accounts@getthebeat.com.au gtbdance.com/supreme instagram.com/supremedanceexperience

info@talenttribe.com.au talenttribe.com.au facebook.com/Talent-Tribe-1906632979655914 instagram.com/talenttribe_eisteddfods


2021 Directory NATIONAL Time to Shine Dance Competition

United Dance Organisation (UDO)

Upgrade

timetoshinedcaus@gmail.com facebook.com/ttsdancecomp instagram.com/time_to_shine_dc_aus

info@udoaustralia.com.au udoaustralia.com.au facebook.com/udoaustralia

upgradedancecomp@gmail.com upgradedc.com.au facebook.com/upgradedancecompetition instagram.com/upgradedc

VIEW Dance Challenge info@viewdancechallenge.com.au viewdancechallenge.com.au facebook.com/VIEWDanceChallengeAU instagram.com/viewdancechallengeau

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2021 Directory ACT ACE Dance Events

Australian Dance Crew Championships

Brindabella Dance Festival

natalie@acedanceevents.com.au facebook.com/ACEdanceevents

dancecrewchampionships.com.au

brindabelladf@yahoo.com.au brindabelladancefestival.com.au facebook.com/Brindabella-Dance-F estival-Canberra-163180050733877/

facebook.com/Australiandancecrewchampionships instagram.com/ausdancecrewchampionships

Canberra Dance Festival

Riverside Dance Festival

canberradancefestival@gmail.com canberradancefestival.com facebook.com/Canberra-Dance-Fes tival-306182316104280 instagram.com/cdf.dance

riversidedancefestival.com facebook.com/RDF2016 instagram.com/riverside.dance.festival

NSW Abermain Eisteddfod

Adrenaline Dance Competition

AICD Houston Ballet & NSW Awards

abermaineisteddfod@gmail.com abermaineisteddfod.org.au

adrenalinedance2020@gmail.com facebook.com/adrenalinedancecomp instagram.com/adrenaline_dance_comp

aicdnational@gmail.com ballet.org.au/wordpress facebook.com/AICD-Australian-Ins titute-for-Classical-Dance-11382309 8647785

Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod

All Star Dance Competition

Applause Dance Challenge

admin@alburywodongaeisteddfod.com.au awesightandsound.com.au

fullforcedancenandcheer.com.au

applausedancechallenge@gmail.com applausedancechallenge.com facebook.com/Applause-Dance-Challen ge-387510158570205

Australian Classical Challenge

Australian Dance Challenge

Australian Dance Crew Championships

australianclassicalchallenge@gmail.com facebook.com/Australian-Classical-Challe nge-102210897821715

ben@australiandancechallenge.com kickeisteddfod.com facebook.com/AustralianDanceChallenge

dancecrewchampionships.com.au facebook.com/Australiandancecrewchampionships instagram.com/ausdancecrewchampionships


2021 Directory

Photo: Lexi Robertson Photographer: Hoa Studios

NSW cont. Bathurst Eisteddfod

Baulkham Hills Dance Festival

Bluescope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod

BxDance@hotmail.com.au bathursteisteddfod.org/dance

skyeentertainment.net/baulkhamhills-shire-dance-festival

wgongeisteddfod@bigpond.com wollongongeisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/wgongeisteddfod

British Dancing Association

Burn it Up Dance Challenge

Campbelltown Spring Song & Dance Festival

info@bdadance.com.au bdadance.com.au/b.d.a_eisteddfod.html facebook.com/BDAStageBranch

ilovedancing_321@hotmail.com facebook.com/BURNitUPDanceChallenge instagram.com/burnitup_official

springsonganddance@gmail.com facebook.com/campbelltownspring songanddancefestival

Central Coast Eisteddfod

City Lights Dance Festival

City of Dubbo Eisteddfod

central.coast.eisteddfod@gmail.com centralcoasteisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/CentralCoastEisteddfod

citylightsdancefestival@hotmail.com facebook.com/cityofdancefestival

contact@dubboeisteddfod.org.au dubboeisteddfod.org.au facebook.com/dubbo.eisteddfod instagram.com/dubboeisteddfod

City of Grafton Eisteddfod

City of Orange Eisteddfod

City of Penrith Eisteddfod

graftoneisteddfod@gmail.com graftoneisteddfod.org.au facebook.com/Grafton-Eisteddfod-1 09199346153749

oge_eisteddfod@msn.com orangeisteddfod.com facebook.com/City-of-Orange-Eiste ddfod-615940408572474

dance@penritheisteddfod.com.au penritheisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/penrithdanceeisteddfod

City of Ryde Eisteddfod

Coffs Harbour and District Eisteddfod Society

Cowra Eisteddfod

onlineadmin@rydeeisteddfod.org rydeeisteddfod.org/EISTEDDFOD/i ndex.php facebook.com/rydeeisteddfod

dance@coffseisteddfod.org.au coffseisteddfod.org.au/dance facebook.com/CoffsHarbourDistrict DanceEisteddfod instagram.com/coffsharbourdancee isteddfod

committee@cowraeisteddfod.com.au cowraeisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/Cowra-Eisteddfod-12375 4890984314

Curtain Call Song and Dance Festival

Dance And Dazzle

Dance Blitz

curtaincallsadf@bigpond.com carolmurrayproductions.com facebook.com/CurtainCallSongAn dDanceFestival

danceanddazzleeisteddfod@gmail.com facebook.com/danceclassiqueeisteddfod/ ?rf=316159338468426

info@dwpas.com.au dwpas.com.au/danceblitz.html facebook.com/DanceBlitz instagram.com/dance_blitz


2021 Directory NSW cont. Dance Classique

Dance Defi

Dance Explosion Wollongong Eisteddfod

danceclassiqueeisteddfod@gmail.com facebook.com/danceclassiqueeisteddfod

info@dancedefi.com.au facebook.com/dancedefi2017 instagram.com/dance_defi

danceexplosion5678@gmail.com

Dance From Your Heart

Dance Spectacular on the Coast

Dance Universe Competition

dancefromtheheartcomp@gmail.com www.theballetshoppe.com.au/pages/dance -from-your-heart facebook.com/dancefromyourheartcomp instagram.com/dancefromyourheartcomp

dancespectacular@bigpond.com dancespectacular.com.au facebook.com/dancespectacular instagram.com/dance_spectacular_

danceuniversecompetition@gmail.com

Diversity Performing Arts Challenge

Dynamic Song and Dance Festival

East Coast Dance Championships

diversitypac@outlook.com www.facebook.com/diversitypac

dynamicsadf@bigpond.com carolmurrayproductions.com/dynamic-so ng--dance-festival facebook.com/carolmurrayschoolofdance

eastcoastdancechampionships@gmail.com

Empower Dance & Vocal Eisteddfod

Encore Annual Dance Challenge

Energy Express Eisteddfod

empowereisteddfod@outlook.com facebook.com/empowerdancevocal eisteddfod

encoreadc@hotmail.com facebook.com/EncoreADC

studiorsd@gmail.com facebook.com/Energy-Express-Eistedd fod-1404739626486997

ddcdancestudios.weebly.com/dance-explosion.html www.facebook.com/danceexplosionwollongong

facebook.com/danceuniversecompetition instagram.com/danceuniversecompetition

eastcoastdance.com.au facebook.com/eastcoastdancechampionships instagram.com/eastcoast_dance

Everybody Sing and Dance Now

Evoke Dance Eisteddfod

Expression Dance Eisteddfod

admin@ebsdn.com ebsdn.com facebook.com/ebsdn2 instagram.com/everybody_sing__a nd_dance_now

evokedance@outlook.com facebook.com/EvokeDanceEisteddfod instagram.com/evoke_dance_eisteddfod

info@expressiondanceschool.com facebook.com/expressiondanceeisteddfod

Extreme Dance Competition

Fifth Avenue Dance Festival

Flame Dance Challenge

info@extremedancecomp.com.au extremedancecomp.com.au facebook.com/ExtremeDanceCompetition

skyeentertainment.net/fifth-avenue

enquiry@flamedancechallenge.com flamedancechallenge.com facebook.com/illawarraflamedancechallenge instagram.com/flame_dance_challenge


2021 Directory

Photo: Taisen Carlino Photographer: Pointe Shoot Love

NSW cont Flawless Dance Eisteddfod

Forbes Eisteddfod

Get Up N Dance

facebook.com/groups/1487399111335009/?f ref=mentions instagram.com/flawlessdanceeisteddfod/

forbes.eisteddfod@hotmail.com forbeseisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/forbeseisteddfod

getupndance16@gmail.com facebook.com/Get-Up-N-Dance-Eis teddfod-1106441856102447/

Gosford City Prforming Arts Challenge

Greenway Dance Festival

Gunnedah Eisteddfod

gcpachallenge@gmail.com facebook.com/gcpachallenge

greenwaydancefestival.com.au/cms

gunnedahdanceeisteddfod@gmail.com www.facebook.com/GunnedahDanceEisteddfod

Gulgong Prince of Wales Eisteddfod

Hawkesbury City Eisteddfod

Heritage Challenge of the Champions Eisteddfod

gulgongeist@hotmail.com gulgongeisteddfod.com facebook.com/gulgongeisteddfod

hawkesburyeisteddfod@gmail.com hawkesburyeisteddfod.com.au

facebook.com/Heritage-Challengeof-the-Champions-Eisteddfod-1651 49263645842/

Hills Dance Eisteddfod

Hunter Valley Dance Challenge

I'd Rather Be Dancing

info@hillsdancefactory.com.au

huntervalleydancechallenge@gmail.com facebook.com/huntervalleydancechallenge

idratherbedancing@live.com idratherbedancing.wixsite.com/irbd instagram.com/irbd_the_dance_challenge

Illawarra Region Eisteddfod

In the Spotlight Dance Challenge

In-Sight Dance Events

info@illawarraregioneisteddfod.com

itsdancechallenge@gmail.com facebook.com/inthespotlightdancechallenge

info@insightdanceevents.com insightdanceevents.com facebook.com/insightdanceevents instagram.com/insightdanceevents

illawarraregioneisteddfod.com facebook.com/IllawarraRegionEisteddfodOfficial

Inspire Arts Challenge peta@inspiredancefitness.com.au inspiredancefitness.com.au facebook.com/InspireDanceFitness


2021 Directory NSW cont Inverell Eisteddfod Society

Just Dance Extravaganza

Kempsey Eisteddfod Society

inverell.eisteddfod@hotmail.com inverelleisteddfod.com facebook.com/Inverell-EisteddfodSociety-135318706643421

justdanceextravaganza@gmail.com jdextravaganza.com facebook.com/justdanceextravaganza instagram.com/justdanceextravaganza

kempseyeisteddfod@hotmail.com kempseyeisteddfod.wordpress.com facebook.com/Kempsey-Eisteddfod-So ciety-Inc-205346502998700 instagram.com/kempseyeisteddfod

Kick Eisteddfod (Australian Dance Challenge)

Kurrunulla Dance Festival

Lakeside Dance Challenge

ben@australiandancechallenge.com kickeisteddfod.com facebook.com/AustralianDanceChallenge

info@kurrunulladancefestival.com kurrunulladancefestival.com

lakesidedancechallenge@gmail.com

Leeton Eisteddfod

Live to Dance Ultimate Challenge

Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod

https://www.leetoneisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/Leeton-Eisteddfod-Soci ety-425917104809007

swanseadancefestival@gmail.com

lcdanceeist@outlook.com

livetodance.net.au facebook.com/LivetoDanceUltimateChallange instagram.com/livetodanceultimatechallenge

facebook.com/Lakeside-Dance-Challeng e-Port-Stephens-1806407329601248

lowerclarencedanceeisteddfod.weebly.com facebook.com/lowerclarencedanceeisteddfod


2021 Directory NSW cont Moondance alanahyde@bigpond.com moondancemedia.com facebook.com/moondancewollongong instagram.com/moondancemedia

Motion Dance Production hello@motiondance.com.au motiondance.com.au instagram.com/motiondanceproduction

Musswellbrook & Upper Hunter Eisteddfod musswellbrookdanceeisteddfod@gmail.com sites.google.com/site/muheisteddfod/home

Newcastle Dance Awards

Northern Beaches Eisteddfod

nedanceeisteddfod@outlook.com

newcastledanceawards@yahoo.com

northernbeacheseisteddfod@gmail.com

newenglanddanceeisteddfod.weebly.com

newcastledanceawards.com.au

northernbeacheseisteddfod.com/dance.html

facebook.com/NewEnglandDanceEisteddfod

facebook.com/NewcastleDanceAwardsAustralia

facebook.com/northernbeacheseisteddfod

instagram.com/newcastledanceawardsaustralia

instagram.com/northernbeacheseisteddfod

NSW Theatrical Championships

Planet Talent

Port Macquarie Eisteddfod

dancereview@optusnet.com.au dancesport.org.au/welcome

info@planettalent.com.au planettalent.com.au facebook.com/planettalentaus

pmdes-dance@live.com.au

Rising Stars

Ritz and Glitz

Royale Performing Arts Challenge

info@breannas.com.au

ritzandglitzdance@gmail.com facebook.com/www.ritzandglitz.com.au instagram.com/ritzandglitzdance

royaleperformingarts@gmail.com facebook.com/royalepac

Shine on Stage

Shine Bright Dance Challenge

New England Dance Eisteddfod

jessica@blakehurstacademy.com.au facebook.com/shineonstageeisteddfod instagram.com/shineonstageeisteddfod

St George Dance Eisteddfod info@stgeorgedanceeisteddfod.com.au stgeorgedanceeisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/St-George-Dance-Eisteddfod-1399723 273625324

shinebrightdancechallenge@yahoo.com facebook.com/shinebrightdancechallenge

portmaceisteddfod.org.au/node/291 facebook.com/The-Port-Macquarie-and-Dis trict-Dance-Eisteddfod-246106102155688

South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod hello@sgde.org.au sgde.org.au facebook.com/TheGreatSouthernStarEisteddfodInc instagram.com/southgippslanddanceeisteddfod


2021 Directory NSW cont Spirit Dance Competition spiritdancecompetitions@gmail.com instagram.com/spiritdancecomp

Sydney Eisteddfod info@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au sydneyeisteddfod.com.au/events/category/dance facebook.com/sydeisteddfod

Stage Fever Performance Event info@stagefever.com.au

Strive Dance Challenge facebook.com/strivedancechallenge

stagefever.com.au facebook.com/StageFeverPerformanceEvent

Sydney Metropolitan Theatrical Champs (Aust Dancing Society) dancereview@optusnet.com.au

Sydney Stars on Show nadiavellataranto@gmail.com facebook.com/groups/22204281486004 8/about

instagram.com/sydeisteddfod

Sydney Tap Festival

Tamworth Esiteddfod

Taree and District Eisteddfod

sydneytapfest@gmail.com sydneytapdancefestival.com.au facebook.com/SydTapFest instagram.com/sydtapfest

tamwortheisteddfoddance@gmail.com tamwortheisteddfod.org.au facebook.com/TamworthEisteddfod instagram.com/tamwortheisteddfod

tareeeisteddfod.com.au

Tenterfield Eisteddfod

The Hills Dance Spectacular

The Menai Eisteddfod

tenterfieldeisteddfod@gmail.com tenterfieldeisteddfod.com facebook.com/tenterfieldeisteddfod

info@thehillsdancespectacular.com thehillsdancespectacular.com facebook.com/The-Hills-Dance-Specta cular-Eisteddfod-196429393713352

info@themenaieisteddfod.com.au themenaieisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/themenaieisteddfod

Theatre Arts Title

Twinkle Toes Dance Challenge

contact@theatreartstitles.com theatreartstitles.com facebook.com/theatreartstitles

twinkletoesdance@hotmail.com facebook.com/groups/125666844235010

Wellington Eisteddfod Society

Winter Dance Fesitval

wellingtoneisteddfod@hotmail.com wellingtoneisteddfod.org.au facebook.com/WellingtonEisteddfod

epda13@gmail.com facebook.com/Winter-Dance-Festi val-1488967477800408

The Ultimate Dance Challenge info@tudc.com.au tudc.com.au facebook.com/theultimatedancechallenge instagram.com/theultimatedancechallenge

Ultimate Dance Spectacular ultimatedancespectacular@gmail.com facebook.com/ultimatedancespectacular


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NSW cont Wollongong Song and Dance Festival

Your Next Step Dance Challenge

info@wollongongsonganddancefestival.com.au

robyn@rocktheblock.com.au

wollongongsonganddancefestival.com.au/index.htm facebook.com/wollongongsonganddancefestival

NT Centralian Esiteddfod

Dirty Feet Outback Dance Festival

Northern Australia Dance Festival (Showdown)

committee@centralianeisteddfod.org centralianeisteddfod.org facebook.com/centralian.eisteddfod

branches.performingarts@outlook.com.au

northernaustraliadancefest.com

branchesperformingarts.com/dirty-feet-outback-da

facebook.com/northqueenslanddancefest

nce-festival facebook.com/Dirty-Feet-Outback-Dance-Festival-3 60759017871036 instagram.com/dfodancefestival

NT Dance Eisteddfod samsdancestudio1@gmail.com facebook.com/NT-Dance-Eisteddfo d-139972673234061

QLD AICD QLD Ballet Awards

ATOD International Dance Awards

Australian Dance Crew Championships

aicdnational@gmail.com

atodiawards@gmail.com atod.net.au facebook.com/atodofficial

dancecrewchampionships.com.au

ballet.org.au/wordpress facebook.com/AICD-Australian-Institute-fo r-Classical-Dance-113823098647785

facebook.com/Australiandancecrewchampionships instagram.com/ausdancecrewchampionships


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QLD cont Australian Pinnacle Dance Challenge

Biloela Eisteddfod

Border District Eisteddfod

info@theaustralianpinnacledancechallange.com

biloelaeisteddfod@bigpond.com biloelaeisteddfod.org.au facebook.com/BiloelaEisteddfodSocietyInc

info@borderdistricteisteddfod.org.au borderdistricteisteddfod.org.au facebook.com/borderdistricteisteddfod

Brisbane Eisteddfod

Brisbane International Ballet Grand Prix

Brisbane International Contemporary Dance

admin@brisbaneeisteddfod.org.au brisbaneeisteddfod.org.au facebook.com/brisbane.eisteddfod instagram.com/briseisteddfod

admin@balletgrandprix.com.au balletgrandprix.com.au instagram.com/brisgrandprix

admin@bicdprix.com bicdprix.com facebook.com/bicdprix

Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge

Bundaberg Festival of Dance

Burdekin Junior Eisteddfod

bpacenquiries@gmail.com

office@bundabergdance.com.au bundabergdance.com.au facebook.com/bundabergcombined balletassociation

volunteers@burdekineisteddfod.org.au burdekinjunioreisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/BurdekinJuniorEisteddfod

Cairns & District Junior Eisteddfod

Charters Towers Eisteddfod

City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod

cdje@cairnseisteddfod.com.au cairnseisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/CairnsDistrictJunior Eisteddfod

towerseisteddfod@gmail.com facebook.com/ChartersTowersEisteddfod

toowoombaeisteddfod@gmail.com toowoombaeisteddfod.org.au facebook.com/cityoftoowoombaeis teddfod

theaustralianpinnacledancechallenge.com facebook.com/australianpinnicledancechallenge

bpacdance.org.au facebook.com/brisbaneperformingartschallenge instagram.com/brisperformingartschallenge

CoastQuest Championships

Comdance - Born to Perform QLD Festival

Darling Downs Eisteddfod

entries@coastquest.com.au coastquest.com.au facebook.com/groups/coastquest instagram.com/coastquest_champs

albacks@optusnet.com.au comdance.asn.au/dance-festivals

ddeisteddfod@gmail.com facebook.com/Darling-Downs-Eisteddfod-11 3356373552454 instagram.com/darling_downs_eisteddfod

Emerald Eisteddfod

En Pointe Dance Competition

FNQ Tropical Dance Festival

dancing@eaod.com.au facebook.com/emerald.eisteddfod

enpointedancecompetition@gmail.com enpointedancecomp.com.au facebook.com/enpointedancecomp

fnqtdf@hotmail.com fnqtropicaldancefestival.com


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QLD cont Gladstone Eisteddfod

Gold Coast Esiteddfod

Goondiwindi Apex Eisteddfod

gladstoneeisteddfod@bigpond.com

mail@goldcoasteisteddfod.com.au goldcoasteisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/goldcoasteisteddfod instagram.com/goldcoasteisteddfod

gae.org.au

Granite Belt Performing Arts Challenge

Innisfail and District Ballet and Dance Society

Ipswich Combined Teachers Dance Festival

bpacchairman@gmail.com gbpac.net facebook.com/granitebeltpac

secretary@idbds.com.au idbds.com.au/index.html

ipswichcombinedteachers@gmail.com

Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod

Kingaroy Eisteddfod

Lockyer District Dancing Festival

danceeisteddfodipswich@gmail.com

eisteddfod.kingaroy@gmail.com facebook.com/KingaroyEisteddfod

gladstoneeisteddfod.org facebook.com/GLADeisteddfod instagram.com/gladstone_eisteddfod_

ipswichjunioreisteddfod.com facebook.com/ijesi.dance instagram.com/ipswichjunioreisteddfod

facebook.com/GoondiwindiApexeisteddfod

facebook.com/ICTDF

lddfconvenor@gmail.com facebook.com/Lockyer-District-Da ncing-Festival-322979526481

Mackay Dance Festival

Mackay Eisteddfod Association

Maryborough Dance Eisteddfod

facebook.com/mackaydancefestival

eisteddfod.mackay@bigpond.com mackayeisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/Mackay-EisteddfodAssociation-Inc-240883406028851

president@maryborougheisteddfod.com

Mount Isa Irish Club Eisteddfod

Noosa Spring Dance Festival

Quota Beenleigh

miecommittee2019@gmail.com facebook.com/MountIsaEisteddfod

dance@noosadanceeisteddfod.com.au noosadanceeisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/noosaspringdancefestival

info@quotabeenleigh.org.au quotabeenleigheisteddfod.org

Rockhampton Dance Festival

Starbound

Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod Inc

rockhamptondancefestival@hotmail.com

info@starboundentertainers.com.au starboundentertainers.com.au facebook.com/starbound.entertainers instagram.com/starbound_entertainers

info@dancesunshinecoast.com.au

rockhamptondancefestival.org.au facebook.com/rtondancefestival

maryborougheisteddfod.com facebook.com/MaryboroughEisteddfod

dancesunshinecoast.com.au facebook.com/SunshineCoastDanceEisteddfod


2021 Directory QLD cont SURGE Dance Comp

The Dance Revolution Competition

Verve Dance Festival

surge@missionentertainmentco.com

tdrcofficial@outlook.com

vervedancefestival@bigpond.com

facebook.com/surge.dance.comp

tdrcofficial.com

stageappeal.com.au/verve-dance-festival

instagram.com/surge.dance.comp

facebook.com/shaynesamoley

facebook.com/vervedancefest

instagram.com/thedancerevolutioncompetition

instagram.com/vervedancefest

Xpress Dance Competition xpressdance@outlook.com xpressdancecompetition.com facebook.com/xpresdance

Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod wynnummanlyeist@gmail.com wmeisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/wynnummanlyeisteddfod

www.theidcostore.com/shop insta @bytheidco


2021 Directory SA AICD International Awards aicdnational@gmail.com ballet.org.au/wordpress facebook.com/AICD-Australian-Institute-fo r-Classical-Dance-113823098647785

CanDance Australia

Dance Dance Evolution

candanceaustralia@me.com

ignite.cheer@hotmail.com

candanceaustralia.com.au/candanceaustralia/W elcome.html instagram.com/candance_australia_

Destiny Star Dance

Mount Gambier Eisteddfod

NOW Talent

destinystardance.com facebook.com/destinystardance instagram.com/destinystardance

leeannwhitehead@hotmail.com

info@NowProductionsSA.com.au

backstageinc.org.au

nowproductionssa.weebly.com/now-talent.html

facebook.com/groups/315277428508434/about

Pendulum Dance Compeititions

RAD Boys Dance Challenge

RAVE Dance Event

info@pendulumdancecomps.com.au

info@rad.org.au

pendulumdancecomps.com.au

au.royalacademyofdance.org

facebook.com/Pendulum-Dance-Competitions-3705

www.facebook.com/RoyalAcademyofDanceAustralia

natasha@hiphopbounce.com.au facebook.com/RAVE-Dance-Event818563501501970

50609947745 instagram.com/pendulumdancecomps

SA Dance Society Eisteddfod

Schools Challenge

Take the Stage

secretary@saeisteddfod.com.au

info@schoolschallenge.com.au schoolschallenge.com.au facebook.com/schoolschallengeaus

takethestagecomp@gmail.com

saeisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/SA-Stage-Dancing-Society-311877222295004 instagram.com/sa_stage

takethestagecomp.com facebook.com/TaketheStageComp instagram.com/takethestage_dancecomp


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TAS Burnie City Eisteddfod

City of Davenport Eisteddfod

Launceston Festival of Dance

beistedd@gmail.com burnieeisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/burnie.eisteddfod

devonporteisteddfod@yahoo.com.au devonporteisteddfod.org.au

launcestonfestivalofdance@gmail.com

Ararat Eisteddfod

Asian Pacific Ballet Forum

ATOD Australasian Energetiks Scholarship

facebook.com/AraratEisteddfod

ballet@nationaltheatre.org.au

atodiawards@gmail.com atod.net.au facebook.com/atodofficial

launcestonfestivalofdance.com.au facebook.com/LauncestonFestivalOfDance

Southern Tasmanian Dancing Eisteddfod stdecommittee@hotmail.com stde.org.au facebook.com/groups/742009795812342

VIC nationaltheatreballetschool.org.au facebook.com/nationaltheatreballetschool

Australasian Ballet Challenge

Australian Dance Competition

Ballarat Dance Awards

projectiondance@icloud.com projectiondance.com facebook.com/austballetchallenge

ausdancecomp@yahoo.com.au

ballaratdanceawards@gmail.com facebook.com/ballaratdanceawards

facebook.com/australiandancecompetition instagram.com/australiandancecompetition

Bendigo Competitions Society

Bendigo Dance Eisteddfod

Best Foot Forward

bgocomps@bigpond.net.au bendigocomps.org.au facebook.com/bendigocomps

bendigodanceeisteddfod@gmail.com

facebook.com/bestfootforwarddancecomp

facebook.com/bendigodanceeisteddfod


2021 Directory VIC cont Beyond Dance

Cecchetti - Young Dancers Award

City of Warrnambool Eisteddfod

beyonddance@optusnet.com.au

cecchettivic@gmail.com facebook.com/CecchettiBalletVictoria instagram.com/cecchettiballetvic

secretarywarneisted@gmail.com warrnambooleisteddfod.org.au facebook.com/Warrnyeisteddfod2018

Comdance - Born to Perform VIC Festival

Crown Dance Events

Dance Off Challenge

albacks@optusnet.com.au comdance.org/events

crowndanceevents@live.com.au crowndanceevents.com.au facebook.com/crowndanceevents instagram.com/crowndanceevents

info@danceoffchallenge.com.au danceoffchallenge.com.au facebook.com/Dance-Off-Challeng e-142529405865341 instagram.com/danceoff_challenge

DanceFest Performing Arts Competition

Dandenong Eisteddfod (Casey Comps)

Diamond Dance Challenge

dancefestcomp@gmail.com facebook.com/melbcomp instagram.com/dancefestcompetition

dandenongeisteddfod@gmail.com caseycomps.com.au

info@diamonddancechallenge.com.au

East Gippsland Performing Arts Eisteddfod

Eastern Choreographic Competition

Energy Dance Competitions (EDC)

eg.eisteddfodinc@outlook.com egeisteddfod.com facebook.com/egeisteddfod

info@eccomp.com.au

energydancecompetitions@gmail.com

facebook.com/Eastern-Choreographic-Compet

energydancecompetitions.com.au/home.html

ition-1879766192324810

facebook.com/energydancecompetitions

instagram.com/easternchoreographiccomp

instagram.com/energydancecompetitions

beyonddance2018.wixsite.com/beyonddance2018 www.facebook.com/Beyond-Dance-Proudly-supportin g-Beyond-Blue-1257406214304259

diamonddancechallenge.com.au facebook.com/diamonddancechallenge instagram.com/diamonddancechallenge

Front & Centre

Geelong Eisteddfod

Goodwill Dance Competition

frontandcentre@yahoo.com facebook.com/groups/306329709876065

geelongeisteddfod@hotmail.com facebook.com/GeelongEisteddfod

goodwillcomps@gmail.com goodwillcomps.com facebook.com/goodwilldancefestival

Hamilton Eisteddfod

Ignite Dance Challenge

In Motion Performing Arts Challenge

enquiries@hamiltoneisteddfod.org.au hamiltoneisteddfod.org.au/index.html facebook.com/Hamilton-Eisteddfod-1185673 158123174

admin@ignitedancechallenge.com.au ignitedancechallenge.com.au instagram.com/ignitedancechallenge

mpachallenge@gmail.com inmotionpac.com facebook.com/inmotionpac instagram.com/mpac_melbourne


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VIC cont Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod

Launch Acrobatics Dance Competition

Masters of Choreography

eist@lve.org.au lve.org.au facebook.com/latrobevalleyeisteddfod

launch@acrobatics.dance facebook.com/launchcomp

milo@mastersofchoreography.com mastersofchoreography.com/masters-danc e-awards facebook.com/mastersofchoreography instagram.com/mastersofchoreography

Melbourne Performing Arts Challenge

Metropolitan Festival of Dance

Mildura Eisteddfod

mpachallenge@gmail.com

metropolitanfd@gmail.com metropolitanfd.com.au facebook.com/Metrocomps instagram.com/metro_fd

milduraeisteddfod.com.au

Moe Dance Eisteddfod

Morwell Festival of Dance

Northern Performance Challenge

moedance@outlook.com moedanceeisteddfod.org.au facebook.com/MoeDanceEisteddfod instagram.com/moedance

morwelldance@gmail.com facebook.com/MorwellFestivalofDanceInc

northernperformancechallenge@gmail.com

Phoenix Festival of Dance

Prestige Dance Awards

Prodigy Dance Competition

gisrob@bigpond.com

prestigedanceinfo@gmail.com facebook.com/prestigedanceawardss instagram.com/prestige_danceawards

admin@prodigydancecompetition.com

mpacdance.com.au facebook.com/MpacMelbournePerformingArtsChallenge instagram.com/mpac_melbourne

phoenixfestival.org.au/index.php facebook.com/Phoenix-Festival-of-Dance-21782 4101568307 instagram.com/phoenixfestivalofdance2018

facebook.com/mildura.eisteddfodtimeline

facebook.com/NorthernPerformanceChallenge

prodigydancecompetition.com facebook.com/ProdigyDanceCompetition instagram.com/prodigydancecompetition

Royal South Street

Southern Dance Festival

Southern Federation of Dance

info@royalsouthstreet.com.au royalsouthstreet.com.au facebook.com/RoyalSouthStreetSociety instagram.com/royalsouthstreet

mail@southerndancefestival.org.au southerndancefestival.org.au facebook.com/Southern-Dance-Fes tival-1575872692655776

info@dancesfd.asn.au dancesfd.asn.au facebook.com/Southern-Federation-of-Dan ce-773960946007594 instagram.com/southern_federation_dance

Spotlight Dance Competitions

Stage Attack

State Dance Association Inc

spotlightdancecomps@hotmail.com spotlightdancecomps.net facebook.com/spotlightdancecomps instagram.com/spotlightdancecomps

facebook.com/groups/199763846706706

statedanceassociation@live.com statedanceassociation.com.au facebook.com/StateDanceAssociationAustralia instagram.com/statedanceassociation


2021 Directory VIC cont The Melton Bacchus Marsh Dance Festival

Victorian Performing Arts Challenge

Wangaratta Festival of Dance

mbmdf@hotmail.com facebook.com/mbmdancefestival

vicperformingartschallenge@gmail.com vicperformingartschallenge.com facebook.com/vicperformingartschallenge instagram.com/vicperformingartschallenge

tdillow.1@bigpond.com

West Gippsland Dance Festival info@wgdf.com.au westgippslanddancefestival.org.au facebook.com/westgippslanddance

wfodance.com facebook.com/groups/WFODance/about


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WA Australian Dance Extravaganza

Comdance - Born to Perform WA Festival

Country Dance Challenge

australiandanceextravaganza@gmail.com

albacks@optusnet.com.au comdance.org/events

countrydancechallenge@bigpond.com facebook.com/countrydancechallenge

facebook.com/AustralianDanceExtravaganza instagram.com/australiandanceextravaganza

Dance Quest WA

Elite Eisteddfod

Elevate Dance Eisteddfod

dancequestwa@gmail.com dancequestwa.com.au facebook.com/dancequestwa instagram.com/dancequestwa

eliteeisteddfod@outlook.com eliteeisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/eliteeisteddfod

info@elevatedanceeisteddfod.com elevatedanceeisteddfod.com facebook.com/ElevateDanceEisteddfod instagram.com/elevate_dancecomp

Enter the Stage Performing Arts Challenge

Express Dance Challenge

Mandurah Festival of Dance

admin@enterthestage.com.au enterthestage.com.au facebook.com/enterthestagechallenge instagram.com/enterthestage_

facebook.com/Express-Dance-Chall enge-290849075009287

dianne4dance@hotmail.com mandurahfestivalofdance.com.au facebook.com/Mandurah-Festival-Of-D ance-199059030141105

On Stage Performing Arts Competitions

Perth Dance Challenge

Rise Up and Shine Festival of Dance

info@onstagepac.com.au onstagepac.com.au facebook.com/onstagecomps instagram.com/onstagepac

info@perthdc.com

riseupandshinefestivalofdance@gmail.com

Starlight Festival of Dance

Vibe International Ballet Experience

WA Dance Festival

starlightfestivalofdance@gmail.com facebook.com/starlightFoDance

beth.james@vibe.international vibe.international/australia facebook.com/vibe.international instagram.com/vibe.international

contact@wadancefestival.com.au wadancefestival.com.au facebook.com/WADanceFestival instagram.com/wadancefestival

WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod

West Coast Dance Festival

wapa.eisteddfod@gmail.com eisteddfodwa.org.au facebook.com/wapa.eisteddfod instagram.com/wapa_eisteddfod

smashdancecompany@gmail.com facebook.com/WCDFinc instagram.com/w.c.d.f

starlightfestivalofdance.performregistration.com.au

perthdc.com facebook.com/perthdancechallenge

facebook.com/riseupandshinefestivalofdance instagram.com/rise.upandshinefestivalofdance

instagram.com/perthdancechallenge


beginners guide genres General genre description DISCLAIMER: This is a general description of genres and each competition may include specific requirements. Ensure you check with each competition syllabus.

Things to remember when entering different competitions: TIME LIMITS This will vary across all competitions. Younger ages may have lower time limits. Song and Dance usually has longer time limits but again will vary. Going over limits may result in point(s) deduction or dancing for critique only and even disqualification. AGE CUT OFF Examples can be: As at January 1st, as at December 31st, as at July 1st and as at date of first day of competition. LEVELS OF COMPETITION Specially Restricted Restricted Beginner Novice Intermediate Open In general terms, once you have won a genre in the lower levels, you are required to enter the next level up. Some competitions may have a ruling that you need to enter the next level up for the following two years. Or if you have won a novice aggregate, you have to dance in Open from then on. Some competitions may break these levels down in terms of hours danced per week and years you have been dancing. It is important to check with each competition to ensure you dance in the correct level. ACRO LIMITS Some competitions limit the number of acro/tricks permitted in each genre. Sometimes no more than 3 and could include a round off back handspring as 2 tricks. Cartwheels can also be included as a trick. Together with head stands and forward rolls. STOCKINGS/KNEE PADS Knee pads may be required when completing knee drops. Stockings and knee pads may be required for some competitions. Point(s) deductions could occur.


beginners guide genres cont. General genre description DISCLAIMER: This is a general description of genres and each competition may include specific requirements. Ensure you check with each competition syllabus.

ACRO Acrobatic and gymnastics movements. NOTE: May also be called ACRO DANCE which would also require dance-based movements together with acrobatic and gymnastics movements.

BROADWAY/CABARET JAZZ Jazz technique to cabaret style music. For example; Fosse, Dream Girls, Chicago. Some competition allow lip syncing for this genre. This section could also be combined with MUSICAL THEATRE/OPEN/ANY STYLE if there is no specific section allocated.

CHARACTER/DEMI-CHARACTER Based on classical movements/technique depicting a story through mime. This section could also be included in CLASSICAL/BALLET/OPEN/ANY STYLE if there is no specific section allocated. NOTE: there may be age restrictions for Pointe.

CLASSICAL Ballet technique danced to classical music. Some competitions may call this Ballet and include additional genres of character/demi-character and Variations. NOTE: there may be age restrictions for Pointe.

CONTEMPORARY Demonstrate balance, flexibility, control. Can include abstract and extreme concepts. Includes floor work. Unpredictable and dynamic. Some competitions may provide separate sections for traditional and commercial.


beginners guide genres cont. General genre description DISCLAIMER: This is a general description of genres and each competition may include specific requirements. Ensure you check with each competition syllabus.

HIP HOP Commercial style with funk and hip-hop movements including street dance and break dance. Acro is generally permitted in this genre.

JAZZ Traditional jazz movements to fast pace music. Can also include commercial styles. NOTE: consider if Broadway style is permitted in this section.

LYRICAL Emotive piece that connects with the lyrics (if used) of the music. Showing balance, control and flexibility.

MUSICAL THEATRE A routine choreographed from a stage or film musical.

NATIONAL CHARACTER Based on folk dance from countries such as Russia, Poland and Hungary for example. Could be included in OPEN/ANY STYLE if there is no specific section allocated.

NEO CLASSICAL Ballet refers to the 20th-century style of classical ballet that was exemplified by the works of George Balanchine. Minimalist costume, usually a simple leotard to showcase the dancer’s movement.

OPEN CATEGORY/ANY STYLE If a genre is not provided by the competition, generally that dance can be performed in this section. Can also include if the dancer has a second dance of another genre. NOTE: Some competitions can state the you must dance in the genre if provided. I.e. if contemporary section is provided, then the routine should be danced in this section. If you have a second contemporary, then you may dance the second dance in OPEN/ANY STYLE. But not just the OPEN/ANY STYLE section.


beginners guide genres cont. General genre description DISCLAIMER: This is a general description of genres and each competition may include specific requirements. Ensure you check with each competition syllabus.

OWN/STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY Should be a dance choreographed by the student with no help from the teacher. Generally, any style is allowed. However, some competitions can split these sections into genre.

SONG AND DANCE Usually should contain 50% singing and 50% dancing. NOTE: check to see if backing vocals are permitted in dance section.

SONG AND TAP Usually should contain 50% singing and 50% tapping. Generally, NO backing tap sounds are permitted. NOTE: check to see if backing vocals are permitted in tap section.

TAP Can include styles: fast, slow, waltz, medley and speciality. Some competitions may provide separate sections for each of the styles. NOTE: Backing tap sound are generally not permitted within the music.


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