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AUDITIONS

OPPORTUNITIES TO SECURE FURTHER TRAINING AND
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS!

VDF brings dancers exciting opportunities
for career development.

2024 AUDITION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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 hold a Master Class and the casting team will participate in a Q&A; where dancers will be able to 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 with guest instructor Bodie Fullerton. Pre registration will be required and will open soon.

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RWS GLOBAL

Raise your experience. RWS Global are the world leaders in live moments. Combining best-of-the-best talent, visionary creative and decades of know-how to make every live experience exceptional. Whether you are a performer, musician, technician or guest experience specialist, we have the role for you at RWS, ted or ARC.


RWS Global will be joining VDF 2024 as a Premium Sponsor in April where they will host auditions
seeking DANCERS for HOLLAND AMERICA LINE PROGRAMS, PRINCESS CRUISES, AZAMARA CRUISES, MSC CRUISES, MARELLA CRUISES and other projects.
www.rwsglobal.com

Joffrey ballet school

The Joffrey Ballet School will be returning to VDF in 2024! Matthew Prescott and TRIX will be coming direct from the School in New York City to lead Musical Theatre, Jazz Contemporary Ballet and Hip Hop masterclass auditions. Participating students will be considered for placement and potential merit-based scholarship to worldwide summer intensives in Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary, and Musical Theatre. Some dancers are even invited to join their year-round Trainee Program in New York City or Pre-Professional Programs in Texas and Los Angeles!  A junior ballet class will also be available to give our younger dancers a taste of the Joffrey Ballet School training!

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Tim Podesta Creative is proud to announce a captivating new choreographic triptych premiering at the Edge Theatre, Federation Square in July 2024. Podesta, returning to the Edge following his sold-out season of FORTE,  described as 'a classy program blending exceptional dancers with sophisticated contemporary and classical choreography, set to mesmerizing compositions.' Podesta's productions consistently showcase an ensemble of international and Australian dance luminaries, promising an extraordinary experience unlike any other.

Tim Podesta-Creative are seeking two versatile dancers, aged 18 and above, to join to perform in the above. The selected dancers will have the unique opportunity to perform alongside international guest artists in a new production by internationally acclaimed choreographer Tim Podesta. Pre -registration is not required. 

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.

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