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AUDITIONS

3 OPPORTUNITIES TO SECURE FURTHER TRAINING AND
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS!

VDF brings dancers exciting opportunities
for career development in 2023.

 

We have masterclasses and auditions with three
international giants in dance and entertainment. 

Joffrey ballet school

The Joffrey Ballet School is thrilled to return to the VDF Dance Festival! This year, Associate Artistic Director and Summer Artistic Director, Michael Waldrop, will be coming direct from the School in New York City to teach classes in Ballet and Contemporary masterclass auditions. Participating students will be considered for placement and potential merit-based scholarship to our worldwide summer intensives in Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary, and Musical Theatre. Some dancers will even be invited to join our year-round Trainee Program in New York City or our Pre-Professional Programs in Texas and Los Angeles! Dancers need to pre register by 13 April. The masterclass auditions are only available to VDF ticket holders.

Royal caribbean cruise line 

Royal Caribbean Productions, the premier producer of industry entertainment, employs, cultivates, and expands careers for exceptional dancers for its fleet of over 140+ Signature Productions, iconic Aquashows, and 7 hit Broadway/West End musicals aboard their fleet of 26 state-of-the-art ships. Royal Caribbean Productions will host a Masterclass and Q & A and Open Audition. Gain an insider’s look at what Royal Caribbean has to offer a professional dancer and get in front of the casting team.

creative studios from Norwegian CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS 

Creative Studios is the in-house entertainment production company for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Creative Studios will run a Master Class, ran by Sophie Holloway, and the casting team will participate in the Q&A; where you can get a feel for Norwegian's productions and style, and see what it's like to be a professional dancer at sea! Creative Studios will also hold an open dancer audition for dancers 18 and over. Pre registration is required. Clink the link below to register.

PARKING & TRANSPORT

Melbourne Showgrounds is only 7kms from Melbourne CBD, and 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport located on Epsom Road in Ascot Vale. In addition to car parking on site for up to 2,000 vehicles, Melbourne Showgrounds is also well serviced by public transport, including trams, buses and trains. Our allocated car parking is at Gate 2 on Langs Rd.

Pedestrian access is Gate 1A.
 

Arriving by Bus

Bus No. 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops along Langs Road.

Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops on the corner of Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads.

 

Arriving by Tram

Route 57 tram (West Maribyrnong to Elizabeth Street, City), stops at stop 32 (Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre on Epsom Road).

 

Arriving by Train

Melbourne Showgrounds has its own train station that operates for selected events only. Special event train details will be made available on the event calendar when required.

 

https://www.melbourneshowgrounds.com/visitors/getting-here/

DANCE MARKET & EXPO

The famous VDF DANCE MARKET returns in 2023 - Australia's largest dance market.
Enjoy food trucks, a DJ, and the latest and greatest in dance fashion, costumes, footwear, accessories, services, and dance teacher and studio owner resources.

 

Make time to visit our Festival Partners and learn more about how they can help you with your dance journey.

FESTIVAL FAQS

HAVE A STRESS-FREE FEST WHEN YOU FIGURE OUT THE IN & OUTS 
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