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Established in 1988 as a dancewear store supplying original, carefully designed basics with a mission to inspire and support dancers to perform well and live well. Energetiks was conceived by three remarkable women, mothers and dancers, and quickly became a brand that set itself apart through an unwavering commitment to creating the finest quality high performance Australian dancewear. This, along with a passion and dedication for supporting and expanding the dance community remains the cornerstone of the Energetiks brand philosophy. Energetiks are the proud title sponsors of the Victorian Dance Festival 2020. #DanceForLife www.energetiks.com.au

MEDIA PARTNER

Dance Informa is Australia’s online home for dance. As the country’s leading dance magazine, Dance Informa keeps you up-to-date with latest dance news, audition listings, events, as well as offering health and business advice for students, professionals, teachers and studio owners. Dance Informa also offers FullTimeDance.com – Australia’s guide to full time dance studies. Dance Informa is a free service for the dance industry. Sign up free at DanceInforma.com.au and DanceMagazine.com.au

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PLATINUM & TEACHER DAY SPONSOR
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Show Works is Australia’s largest manufacturer of dance and exercise equipment.  Our teacher has always been you the Australian Dance Industry.  Our ballet barres were designed closely with the Australian Ballet, our Sprung Dance floors have all been designed in collaboration from several of the peak dance bodies in Australia.  Even our Tap Steps were designed in collaboration with one of Australia’s leading dance teachers.  We listen to your needs and in response provide top quality, competitively priced products with a warranty that is second to none.  Show Works exclusively provides Tarkett dance vinyls at the best possible prices and range.  If Tarkett is Australian for Dance Vinyl then Show Works is Australian for Dance Equipment.  www.showworks.com.au

TEACHER DAY SPONSOR
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DanceSurance - There for you every step of the way!
We offer tailored insurance products for every stage of your Dance & Performing Arts career. 
Qualified brokers, personal service, industry experienced. DanceSurance.com

PREMIUM SPONSORS
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Ballet ● Jazz & Contemporary ● Hip-Hop ● Tap ● Modern Dance ● Open Dance classes and many more!

The Joffrey Ballet School is the only ballet school in New York City that offers a well-rounded dance curriculum that includes serious training in both classical ballet (technique, pointe, variations, adagio, men’s classes) and contemporary ballet (technique, improvisation, partnering), as well as modern, character, choreography, dance history, music, pilates and yoga. Special workshops are taught by guest faculty to augment the curriculum. All dance classes have live piano accompaniment, and live cello and percussion accompaniment is used in some contemporary and modern classes. At VDF, Joffrey Ballet School will offer scholarships to train in New York to talented dancers who join in the Joffrey Ballet School classes. 

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Norwegian Cruise Studios deliver A-list productions directed and choreographed by renowned professionals like Warren Carlyle, Patti Wilcox, Tiger Martina, Chase Benz, and Mark Kanemura. We offer competitive salaries, paid rehearsals, housing, and professional working environments. It’s an exciting time to become a part of the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings family!

 

Norwegian Creative Studios casts dancers for productions such as Footloose, Burn The Floor, Choir of Man, Velvet, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots and After Midnight for Norwegain Cruise Line, Regent Seven Sea Cruise and Oceania Cruises. www.norwegaincreativestudios.com

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Our vision is to always create dancewear that will inspire and enrich the performance experience.

We are an Australian-owned brand who are proud to offer an expansive range of stylish and comfortable dancewear that dancers will love – in class and on stage.

Our range includes all dance class essentials, tutus and dresses, jazz wear and collections of vibrant, versatile, fun and innovative fashion and costume pieces. We also offer a range of dance accessories, including bags, drink bottles and makeup.

For over 10 years, we have proudly supported independent dancewear retailers, and are proud of the impact our brand has made in the industry. We are excited to bring a range of new styles to dancers over the coming year. www.studio7dancewear.com

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Capezio’s been dancing Since 1887

Founded in 1887 by master craftsman, Salvatore Capezio, cobbler to the Metropolitan Opera.
Capezio quickly gained a reputation as the finest shoe-maker for dancers and performers worldwide. His original shop became a legendary gathering place and shoe resource for storied dancers like Anna Pavlova. Capezio is the global leader in dance and a household name, widely known and cherished by dancers of all ages. With 130 years of quality craftsmanship, dedicated customer service and timeless design to its name, Capezio has been making footwear and apparel that have inspired greatness in studios, on stages and runways world-wide. It is this rich heritage of supporting dance in all its forms and celebrating movement as a means of creative expression that has made it the brand of choice.

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With 26 ships and 134 shows world wide, Royal Caribbean Productions creates, produces, and manages the largest premium entertainment operation at sea! From full Broadway musicals, to Las Vegas style production shows, along with ice and aqua spectaculars; no single production company provides more exciting opportunities to both the entertainer and the audience. wwwroyalcaribbeanentertainment.com

GOLD SPONSORS
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Ausdance Victoria is the peak body for dance, leading dance in the state. We aim to provide all Victorians with opportunities to experience and engage with dance. Ausdance is also the subject association for dance in Victoria; we create resources, provide advice, work with key partners and provide professional development programs.

 

We are part of the National Ausdance network; through our political advocacy in Canberra, our partnerships and national projects, such as the National Dance Forum, the Australian Dance Awards and the National Curriculum, we provide leadership for a strong and unified voice for dance in Australia. Ausdancevic.org.au

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Jump Dance Challenge is so much more than just a competition! Our fun and friendly events provide an encouraging platform for all ability and ages to come together and dance. It is an opportunity to showcase all your hard work and talent while reaching personal goals. Our industry professional judges are there to give feedback which is encouraging, inspiring and builds confidence in each and every single person who steps on our stage. We believe in you and you should too! Amazing prizes, amazing trophies, amazing awards, amazing workshops! Come Jump with us and we promise you will not only grow as a dancer but you will make the best memories with new and old friends! Facebook.com/jumpdancechallenge

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The Cecchetti Principles of grace, balance and line form the basis of a sound training syllabus that has been developed to meet the needs of today’s modern child  -  teaching co-ordination, poise, confidence, rhythmical sense and  musicality while ensuring that the process in still fun!

 

The fully qualified, carefully trained and registered teachers of  Cecchetti Ballet Australia are  committed to providing a stable and  secure foundation for each  student’s training – whether for purely recreational enjoyment or as the beginnings of a career in dance.  The Cecchetti teacher training courses prepare them to teach with a safe and secure technical base, sound knowledge of anatomy and basic physical faults, good teaching practices and the historical background of the art of classical ballet. www.cecchettiballet.org

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With 14,000 members in 84 countries, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world.  Established in 1920 to improve standards and re-invigorate dance training, the Academy enables its teachers to perfect their teaching skills and pass on this knowledge to their students of all ages. There are currently over 1,000 students in full-time or part-time teacher training programmes with the Academy and each year the examination syllabus is taught to thousands of young people worldwide, with around a quarter of a million pupils per year going on to take RAD exams. The Academy also offers an annual programme of events for dancers and teachers with exam preparation workshops, masterclasses, summer schools, Award Days, Professional Development courses and Conferences happening Australia wide and around the world. RAD.org.au

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Comdance   - Home of CSTD. Over 85 years of dance delivery. The COMDANCE global community consists of teachers and studios around the world who work as a global family. Joining Comdance is a great launching pad for a journey in dance. At Comdance we provide strong technique and expression along with experiencing enjoyment in an encouraging and empowering environment.

COMDANCE teachers are fully accredited and with our fantastic range of syllabi can help students prepare for exams and competitions.
 

Comdance gives you the structure and syllabi to engage and encourage your students. Our internationally-recognised syllabi and qualifications cover all major dance genres including Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop Ballroom and Latin. They give you an excellent structure and framework on which to base your classes and keep your students motivated.

 

Our history testifies to our ability to deliver! Start your journey now.

Become a Completely Awesome Teacher of Dance. www.comdance.org

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In 2020 Chunky Move celebrates being at the forefront of Australian contemporary dance for 25 years. Adapting to interdisciplinary practice, creative talent and new audiences, the company has built an enviable reputation for genre-defying dance work.

Founded by Artistic Director, Gideon Obarzanek in 1995, Chunky Move established itself as one of the country’s most innovative, awarded and internationally recognised performing arts companies.

 

In 2019 the company appointed acclaimed Australian choreographer, Antony Hamilton as the new Artistic Director. Leading with passion, rigour and originality this next era of Chunky Move will reimagine dance and performance for a new generation. www.chunkymove.com

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Under the direction of Sarah Boulter and Lisa Bowmer, Ev & Bow has a reputation of supreme quality. It is the premiere studio for innovation, passion and outstanding results. Ev & Bow is leading the way in the dance Industry with cutting edge choreography and professionalism. Ev & Bow selects exceptional dancers into a nurturing environment providing personal care and boasting limited class sizes. It is Ev & Bow’s mission to provide quality training to enable the dancer to be a versatile and valuable member of the dance industry. To broaden their knowledge, creativity and respect for their craft.

www.evandbow.com

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Belinda Strodder Photography

Voted Victoria's Favourite Dance Photographer 2014, Belinda is a specialist dance and performing arts photographer. Her work is published regularly in magazines, online publications, exhibitions and promotional campaigns world wide. Active in the dance community and proudly supports The Victorian Dance Festival, Ausdance, Dance Informa, Dance Australia Magazine, Cecchetti Victoria,  The Australian Ballet School and Stage Art Productions. Dancephotography.net.au

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Dance Forever Online Dance Market

Dance Forever is the new way to shop dance. Australia's online dance market, Dance Forever is home to sellers from all across Australia and the world offering the latest dance fashion, dance footwear, accessories, training tools, equipment, costumes, active wear, dance bags, and more. Shop now at DanceForever.com.au.

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Patrick School of the Arts

Patrick School of the Arts is the most recognised and respected industry arts institution in Australia.

For over 16 years, the institute has developed Australia’s leading triple threat performers.

Our employment statistics are unrivalled across any private school in the nation. PSA strides into the future across all genres from stage to screen and continues to be the most ground breaking academy across the Asia Pacific. psarts.com.au

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Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance

The revolution at Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance. Further to a gleaming career that has seen her both shine at the forefront of Australia’s entertainment industry and dominate behind the scenes, Kelly Aykers is realising her dream of building a new dynasty. While there are few in the industry that can boast the same credentials, the passion that drove Kelly throughout her career is the same passion that she brings into the studio.  Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance embodies that passion and prides itself on providing the finest in quality tuition while giving all dancers the respect they deserve. Kelly spearheads a stellar teaching staff brimming with industry professionals across five premium full time courses that not only prepares students for a career in the dance industry but, through those same students, redefines the industry itself. www.kellyaykers.com.au

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Spectrum Dance Studios

Spectrum Dance Studios will help you launch your career in Performing Arts, Musical Theatre and Dance. In addition to the Advanced Elite Performance Program, Spectrum offers 4 nationally accredited courses CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance, CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance, CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) and CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre. The key to our student’s success is to provide a challenging, creative and individually tailored curriculum that develops advanced performance techniques in all facets of singing, acting and dance. www.spectrumdance.com.au

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