Page 1

dance directory 2020 July 2020 Issue 1

Meet our Ambassadors Introducing our 2020 Ambassadors

Competition Organisers See the list of competition organisers from around Australia

Stage Make-Up Tips Top 10 tips for Stage Make-Up with Lacie Roberts

CO NT EN TS Cover Photo: Isabelle Bitsikas Photographer: Damian Tierney This page: Isabelle Bitsikas Photographer: Damian Tierney

Page 3: From the Founder Welcome to July 2020 Issue 1

Page 5: National Search the competition directory beginning with National and then by State

Page 12: 2020 Ambassadors Meet the 2020 DanceAus Connect Ambassadors

Page 18: Make-Up Tips Lacie Roberts presents her top 10 tips for stage make-up

From the founder Welcome to the 2020 Dance Directory Issue 1 Wow what a start to the year it has been. It has been amazing to see dance competitions embrace new technologies in the extraordinary times. They have provided incredible opportunities for dancers around Australia. I am so excited to bring this magazine to connect dance competitions to the dance community. All the information provided is available on the App. Remember to download the App and search for competitions and workshops around Australia. As the fog slowly starts to lift and we head back to the stage, I cannot wait to see all those happy faces and those dancers get their time to shine. For those competitions that are still having to navigate the online platform, please continue to support them as there is so much behind the scenes work that goes on to ensure the dancers have had the chance to dance during this time. Stay in touch with our monthly newsletter, subscribe today at danceausconnect.com.au. Would you like to feature? Then email info@danceausconnect.com.au I look forward to reconnecting and seeing how the world has changed in Issue 2 our January 2021. All the Best, Sharon Zacharia

2020 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









Fierce Talent Competition

Follow Your Dreams

Future Stars Dance Competition


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


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

2020 Directory NATIONAL Time to Shine Dance Competition

United Dance Organisation (UDO)


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

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


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

upgradedc.com.au facebook.com/upgradedancecompetition instagram.com/upgradedc

25% DISCOUNT USE CODE DAC25 heartcorelegends.com Photo: Isabella Belinic Photography: Trudy Seamark Trumark Photography

2020 Directory ACT ACE Dance Events

Australian Dance Crew Championships

Brindabella Dance Festival

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


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


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

2020 Directory

Photo: Daisy Boo Allen Photographer: Hoa Studios

NSW cont. Bathurst Eisteddfod

Baulkham Hills Dance Festival

Bluescope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod

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


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

2020 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


Dance From Your Heart

Dance Spectacular on the Coast

Dance Universe Competition

dancefromtheheartcomp@gmail.com dancefromyourheart.com.au facebook.com/dancefromyourheartcomp instagram.com/dancefromyourheartcomp

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


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


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.ht ml 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


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

2020 Ambassadors ISABELLE BITSIKAS Most people just call me Izzy, I am 12 years old and dance at TDC The Dance Company. I started dancing at TDC when I was 2, in 2020 it will be my 10th year dancing and also my studios 10th I am also an international assistant with year! Rebecca Davies . Over the past three years have travelled to over 15 countries and met dancers from all over the world.



I am 8 years old and have been training under Lucy Ellis Dance Coaching since I was 5. Recent highlights include travelling to Melbourne to assist the IDT teacher workshop and travelling to Norris Studios, NZ to attend Bootcamp, film IDT and shoot for the Lucy Ellis Skillz book. When I'm not dancing, I love singing, drawing and hanging out with my brothers!

I am age 10 and I dance with dance Studio19 I love creating in Jervis bay (NSW). movement with music. Dance is a passion and competing in competitions is my favourite thing to do.



I am 10 years old and I have been dancing since I was 4 and competing since I was 6 . I dance at TDC in Melbourne and I also train with Rebecca Davies Radar Technique . The best thing about dancing is performing and making friends from all over Australia .

I dance at Dance Force, competing in their eisteddfod teams and Junior Elite program. I dance all styles but my favourite style is contemporary. I love learning new things every day, being able to perform on stage and express myself through music, making new friends, the opportunities it gives you and being able to travel.



I am 13 and a dancer from Melbourne. I have been dancing at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance for 6 years and am a proud member of Scimm Dance Company, Dance Prescription and the 2020 Dream Creative Team. I love that dance has taken me all around Australia and I love being inspired by all of my dance friends.

I’m 12years old , I have been dancing for 7 years and competing for 6 years I train at Ambitions Performance Dancers in all genres, I also train with Rebecca Davis Radar technique and NIPA ,I love performing and meeting old friends and making new friends at Competitions .

LILAH HARDING I am 13 years old and dance at the House Of Dance in Hobart. I am also a member of the Youth Classical Ballet Tasmanian Company and have been dancing for 10 years. I enjoy travelling to MEL, SYD and QLD to compete and spend time with my dance friends. I am also a proud member of The Dream Creative Team 2020.

KYLAN WALSH Hi! Im 12 years old. I have been training at Vanessa Lee Dance Academy since i was 9 years old. I love all things about dance especially workshops and being able to perform and express my emotions on the stage. My most recent achievements was spending a week with The Dream Creative Team 2020, becoming ambassador for DanceAus Connect, and being cast into Bonnie Lythgoes production of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'.



I am 13 years old and I train at Bundaberg Dance Academy. I started dancing at the age of 3 and have loved it ever since. At the start of January, I travelled down to the Gold Coast to compete at Evolution Nationals. I had so much fun with all my friends. I was so excited to be announced the 12-13 Evo Elite Champion.

I am 15 years old and my favourite style of dance is contemporary and lyrical but I also like jazz. My favourite part about dancing is dancing on stage and making a connection with the audience, as well as making strong friendships.



I’m 16 years old and dance at SCCOD (Sunshine Coast Conservatory of Dance) as well as studying for my CERT III in dance with HQ Dance Co. I started ballet when I was 3 years old in South Africa and moved to Australia when I was 8. That is when I then started taking up other Genres.

I am 16 years old and I live in Perth, Western Australia. I have been dancing since I was around 5 years old and have been in love with it ever since












2020 Directory

Photo: Shayla Mathews Photographer: Pointe Shoot Love

NSW cont Flawless Dance Eisteddfod

Forbes Eisteddfod

Get Up N Dance

facebook.com/groups/1487399111335009/? fref=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

Gulgong Prince of Wales Eisteddfod

gcpachallenge@gmail.com facebook.com/gcpachallenge


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

Hawkesbury City Eisteddfod

Heritage Challenge of the Champions Eisteddfod

Hills Dance Eisteddfod

hawkesburyeisteddfod@gmail.com hawkesburyeisteddfod.com.au

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


Hunter Valley Dance Challenge

I'd Rather Be Dancing

Illawarra Region Eisteddfod

huntervalleydancechallenge@gmail.com facebook.com/huntervalleydancechallenge

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

info@illawarraregioneisteddfod.com illawarraregioneisteddfod.com facebook.com/IllawarraRegionEisteddfodOfficial

In the Spotlight Dance Challenge

In-Sight Dance Events

Inspire Arts Challenge

itsdancechallenge@gmail.com facebook.com/inthespotlightdancechallenge

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

peta@inspiredancefitness.com.au inspiredancefitness.com.au facebook.com/InspireDanceFitness

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

2020 Directory NSW cont Kick Eisteddfod (Australian Dance Challenge)

Kurrunulla Dance Festival

Lakeside Dance Challenge

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

info@kurrunulladancefestival.com kurrunulladancefestival.com


Leeton Eisteddfod

Live to Dance Ultimate Challenge

Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod

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



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

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

lowerclarencedanceeisteddfod.weebly.com facebook.com/lowerclarencedanceeisteddfod

2020 Directory NSW cont Moondance

Motion Dance Production

Musswellbrook & Upper Hunter Eisteddfod

alanahyde@bigpond.com moondancemedia.com facebook.com/moondancewollongong instagram.com/moondancemedia



motiondance.com.au instagram.com/motiondanceproduction


Newcastle Dance Awards

Northern Beaches Eisteddfod












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


New England Dance Eisteddfod

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

Rising Stars

Ritz and Glitz

Shine on Stage


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

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

Shine Bright Dance Challenge shinebrightdancechallenge@yahoo.com facebook.com/shinebrightdancechallenge

2020 Directory NSW cont South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod hello@sgde.org.au sgde.org.au facebook.com/TheGreatSouthernStarEisteddfodInc instagram.com/southgippslanddanceeisteddfod

St George Dance Eisteddfod

Stage Fever Performance Event








Strive Dance Challenge

Sydney Eisteddfod


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

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


Sydney Stars on Show

Sydney Tap Festival

Tamworth Esiteddfod


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

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

Taree and District Eisteddfod

The Hills Dance Spectacular

The Menai Eisteddfod


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

2020 Directory

Photo: Lexi Robertson Photographer: Hoa Studios

NSW cont Wollongong Song and Dance Festival

Your Next Step Dance Challenge



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





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


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


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

facebook.com/Australiandancecrewchampionships instagram.com/ausdancecrewchampionships

Train at home with Rebecca Davies Radar Technique! radartechnique.com

The best beauty heroes to help with your stage make-up

1 Lacie's top tips for make-up

2 3

1. Hydrating Primer - Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base and Mattifying Primer Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Face Primer 2. Jouer Essential High Coverage Crème Foundation (Please note that this is very heavy duty and will be too thick for young children) and Kryolan TV Paint Stick (This is appropriate for all ages as it is buildable. For young children only add small amounts) 3. Morphe Matte Liquid Lipstick- Hot Shot and MAC Cosmetics – Lady Danger

Lacie Roberts Lacie is a professional freelance makeup artist, specialising in event and stage makeup. Lacie’s passion for makeup artistry began at a young age. As a dancer, she has been working and experimenting with stage makeup for over 10 years. In 2017 she completed her Certificate III in makeup and skin care at Media Makeup Academy. Lacie has experience in the areas of fashion photoshoots, stage makeup, creative studio photoshoots, makeup education and product and skin care consultations. A highlight of Lacie’s career includes working for fashion label ‘Georgy Collection’ as the label’s makeup artist for multiple photoshoots. As a professional dancer, Lacie knows the importance of feeling confident when stepping onto stage and she believes that the first step to self-confidence is looking and feeling beautiful in your own skin. By spreading her knowledge in enhancing one’s natural beauty, Lacie wishes to inspire happiness and confidence amongst the new generation of dancers. She also wishes to inspire individuals to express themselves through the art of makeup.

Lacie’s Top 10 Stage Makeup Tips:




Don’t forget your prime your skin! Begin your makeup application with a fresh canvas. Before you apply any makeup make sure you have a freshly cleansed/moisturised face and applied a primer best suited to your skin. At most competitions you will be wearing your makeup for multiple hours, where thick foundation and powder seeps into your pores. Adding a primer at the start of your makeup routine creates a healthy layer between your skin and foundation, helps your foundation last longer and makes your skin appear smoother. If you have oily skin, try using a mattifying primer in the affected areas. If your skin is dry avoid mattifying primers and try a hydrating primer.

Try to use a foundation one shade darker than your skin tone! This may come as a shock to some of you, however wearing foundation that is the too light or even a perfect match can look far too pale once the harsh stage lights hit your face. We don’t want to appear washed out on stage. Remember that the goal is not to look fabulous close up in the mirror but to appear fabulous to the audience members in the front to back row of the theatre. But don’t forget to blend down your neck, you don’t want to look like we are wearing a mask.

Use a warm tone matte red lipstick! There are so many different shades of red lipstick on the market, it can get confusing when picking the perfect colour. There are three different red undertones; warm, neutral and cool. Warm undertone red can give off hints of orange and is much brighter in comparison to cool tone reds which can give off hints of purple and blue. Stage lights are often cool toned, therefore when wearing a cool tone lipstick, the hints of blue and purple stand out a lot more, making your lipstick appear much darker than it is. To be safe make sure you wear a warm tone or neutral colour red lipstick.




Use a matte foundation! A matte foundation is an absolute must when stepping out into those harsh stage lights. Matte foundations help control sweaty and oily skin, which can be easily detected by audience members. Using a dewy foundation adds to the shine and can make you appear extra sweaty on stage. Keep in mind that your stage foundation should be somewhat thicker and more heavy duty compared to your everyday foundation.

Try to use warm tones and avoid DULL cool tones! Colour tone is very important in determining how your makeup look will come together. Try to avoid ashy bronzers and silver eye shadows as these types of colours can draw life out of your young beautiful skin. Try using warm tone bronzer and warm tone eye shadows. Cool tone colours such as ash, grey and dull purples can make you look bruised or unwell on stage. This does not mean stay away from all cool tone colours such as bright pinks and blues, but to be careful when you pick which tone to use. The brighter the colour, the better! Avoid using glittery or shiny highlighter! Sadly, it’s best to leave the sparkly, glittery fun for other events. Sparkly highlighter on stage can appear wet and sweaty under the harsh lighting. Try to always choose matte products on the skin. But good news for all my sparkle lovers, a little bit of glitter or shimmer on the eyes can look awesome on stage, depending on the routine!

Lacie’s Top 10 Stage Makeup Tips:



Avoid using harsh setting sprays containing alcohol! Especially on young skin! Various setting sprays contain excessive amounts of denatured alcohol that has a drying effect. Whilst this can improve the lifespan of a makeup look, it can also dry out and irritate the skin, particularly if you're sensitive or prone to dryness. Try and avoid harsh chemicals on the skin, especially young skin. Simply set your face with extra powder for increased longevity of your makeup. Powder will also help control sweat.

Master eyeliner under the eye or avoid it all together! Some dance teachers love when their students draw dark eyeliner under the eyes to open them up on stage, and they are not totally wrong. If drawn on correctly in an upward motion it can enhance the eye shape making them appear more almond shaped and lifted. Although if just quickly drawn on in a thick and uneven manner it can hinder the shape of your eyes making them look wonky and small. If necessary, practise thin, even lines on an upward angle. Or instead of eyeliner try softly blending out a dark eyeshadow under the eye to make a smoky effect. If your eyes still appear small on stage, try adding a white pencil eyeliner to your waterline!


Try blending your makeup in an upward motion! The way in which you blend your eyeshadow, bronzer and blush can affect the way your face and eye shape appears on stage. Try blending your makeup in upward circular motions to give your face a natural “face lift.” If we drag our makeup in a downward motion it can alter the appearance of our facial features, making them look more slanted downwards and tired.


HAVE FUN! My most important tip of all! Makeup is art so get creative and have some fun with it! Always remember that makeup only amplifies your beauty that already exists!

2020 Directory

Photo: Coco Suosaari Photographer: Pointe Shoot Love

QLD cont Australian Pinnacle Dance Challenge

Biloela Eisteddfod

Border District Eisteddfod


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


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

FNQ Tropical Dance Festival

Gladstone Eisteddfod

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

fnqtdf@hotmail.com fnqtropicaldancefestival.com

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

Where every dancer has stage appeal! stageappeal.com.au stageappeal@bigpond.com follow Insta @stageappeal follow Facebook @stageappeal1

2020 Directory QLD cont Gold Coast Esiteddfod

Goondiwindi Apex Eisteddfod

Granite Belt Performing Arts Challenge

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

gae.org.au facebook.com/GoondiwindiApexeisteddfod

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

Innisfail and District Ballet and Dance Society

Ipswich Combined Teachers Dance Festival

Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod

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

ipswichcombinedteachers@gmail.com facebook.com/ICTDF

danceeisteddfodipswich@gmail.com ipswichjunioreisteddfod.com facebook.com/ijesi.dance instagram.com/ipswichjunioreisteddfod

Kingaroy Eisteddfod

Lockyer District Dancing Festival

Mackay Dance Festival

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

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


Mackay Eisteddfod Association

Maryborough Dance Eisteddfod

Mount Isa Irish Club Eisteddfod

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

president@maryborougheisteddfod.com maryborougheisteddfod.com facebook.com/MaryboroughEisteddfod

miecommittee2019@gmail.com facebook.com/MountIsaEisteddfod

Noosa Spring Dance Festival

Quota Beenleigh

Rockhampton Dance Festival

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

info@quotabeenleigh.org.au quotabeenleigheisteddfod.org

rockhamptondancefestival@hotmail.com rockhamptondancefestival.org.au facebook.com/rtondancefestival


Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod

Verve Dance Festival

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






facebook.com/vervedancefest instagram.com/vervedancefest

2020 Directory QLD cont Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod wynnummanlyeist@gmail.com wmeisteddfod.com.au facebook.com/wynnummanlyeisteddfod

SA AICD International Awards

CanDance Australia

Dance Dance Evolution




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

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






Pendulum Dance Compeititions

RAD Boys Dance Challenge

RAVE Dance Event







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

50609947745 instagram.com/pendulumdancecomps

SA Dance Society Eisteddfod

Schools Challenge

Take the Stage


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


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

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

2020 Directory

Photo: Lilah Harding Photographer: Grace Cruise Photography

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


Ararat Eisteddfod

Asian Pacific Ballet Forum

ATOD Australasian Energetiks Scholarship



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


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




2020 Directory VIC cont Beyond Dance

Cecchetti - Young Dancers Award

City of Warrnambool Eisteddfod


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


East Gippsland Performing Arts Eisteddfod

Eastern Choreographic Competition

Energy Dance Competitions (EDC)

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









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

2020 Directory

Photo: Kelsi Geraghty Photographer: Pointe Shoot Love

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


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


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


Phoenix Festival of Dance

Prestige Dance Awards

Prodigy Dance Competition


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


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

phoenixfestival.org.au/index.php facebook.com/Phoenix-Festival-of-Dance-2178 24101568307 instagram.com/phoenixfestivalofdance2018



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


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

2020 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


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

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

2020 Directory

Photo: Britney Knight Photographer: Euro Pro Photography

WA Australian Dance Extravaganza

Comdance - Born to Perform WA Festival

Country Dance Challenge


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

countrydancechallenge@bigpond.com facebook.com/countrydancechallenge

facebook.com/AustralianDanceExtravaganza instagram.com/australiandanceextravaganza

Dance Quest

Elite Eisteddfod

Enter the Stage Performing Arts Challenge

info@dancequestwa.com.au dancequestwa.com.au/index.html facebook.com/dancequestwa instagram.com/dancequest

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

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

Mandurah Festival of Dance

On Stage Performing Arts Challenge

Perth Dance Challenge

dianne4dance@hotmail.com mandurahfestivalofdance.com.au facebook.com/Mandurah-FestivalOf-Dance-199059030141105

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

info@perthdc.com perthdc.com facebook.com/perthdancechallenge instagram.com/perthdancechallenge

Vibe International Ballet Experience

WA Dance Festival

WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod

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

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

West Coast Dance Festival facebook.com/WCDFinc instagram.com/w.c.d.f

www.danceausconnect.com.au follow us on Facebook and Insta @danceausconnect

Profile for DanceAus Connect

Dance Directory July 2020, Issue 1  

Ultimate guide to dance competition organisers in Australia.

Dance Directory July 2020, Issue 1  

Ultimate guide to dance competition organisers in Australia.

Profile for info61