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Would you like to place your brand in the beating heart of Australian Dance?


Whether you're looking to be a major partner or a Dance Market exhibitor we have a range of sponsorship options that allow you to get involved with VDF25. Our sponsors are a vital part of our community and we enjoy connecting them with our loyal, enthusiastic and committed dance community. 

Contact us today to enquire about our full range of packages including Vitality Teacher Conference and/or the full festival weekend.


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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 2024. #DanceForLife

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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 – Australia’s guide to full time dance studies. Dance Informa is a free service for the dance industry. Sign up free at and

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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.

Show Works Dance Solutions is thrilled to introduce its groundbreaking National Schools Rewards Program, a transformative initiative designed to empower dance schools while providing unmatched benefits to their students. This innovative program reinforces the company’s commitment to supporting dance education and creating a more enriching experience for both dance schools and students.

Empowering dance schools, rewarding students

The team behind Show Works Dance Solutions recognises the vital role dance schools play in shaping the future of dancers. The Schools Rewards Program is a testament to Show Works Dance Solutions’ dedication to fostering a thriving dance community. Through this program, schools can now earn reward credits with every purchase their students make at Show Works, contributing to the enhancement of their dance programs.

Early bird enrolment into the Show Works Dance Solutions Schools Rewards Program is now open to all dance school owners. To join, simply contact the dedicated support team at 03 9416 9611 x 100 or As a very special welcome, the first 20 early birds qualify for a 10% discount off their next purchase, but hurry as this offer is strictly limited.
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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.

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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.


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.


Studio 7 Dancewear has become a much loved and trusted label for dancers and studio owners everywhere. Operating for 16 years, Studio 7 sells a large range of dancewear and dance accessories for class, stage and everything in-between. Studio 7 products are sold direct to studios and dancers locally and internationally, and through independent dancewear retailers in Australia and New Zealand.

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RWS Global is a full-service company on a mission to elevate experiences everywhere. Leveraging our
expertise in creative development, live productions, experiential design, casting and much more, we turn
moments into powerful memories for guests worldwide.

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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 2024, Joffrey Ballet School will offer scholarships to train in New York to talented dancers who join in the Joffrey Ballet School classes. You just have to be working hard in class and be spotted to be offered 2 week's tuition in America at one of Joffrey's prestigious summer intensives!


It all started with a promise in 1932 to make the most comfortable dance shoe in the world.

Since founder Jacob Bloch made this commitment to a young ballet dancer 90 years ago, Bloch has been listening to the needs and desires of dancers around the globe. It’s in every piece of dancewear, shoe and accessory Bloch creates – from the premium material selection to the artisan construction. Bloch leads the way as the ultimate dancewear brand, equipping you with the tools and confidence to be the best dancer you can be.

Today, guided by the third generation of Jacob Bloch’s family, the company’s international acclaim has cemented its position as a leader within the technical dance market. Their innovative designs, material selection and construction are all closely linked to dance, making Bloch one of the most trusted names in the industry.


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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Chunky Move creates bold, visually striking and genre defying dance works. These works are experiments that merge the body with other forms, explore new ideas and materials and respond to different spaces and contexts. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Antony Hamilton and Executive Director Kristy Ayre, Chunky Move plays a crucial role in driving the artform of dance forward in Australia and beyond. Artists and audiences are at the heart of our company, expressed in our dense program of major works, commissions, residencies, workshops and public classes. Our collaborations, partnerships and projects aim to extend artform influence in the public realm and increase the visibility of contemporary dance as an everyday artform.


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.

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Cecchetti Ballet Australia

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.


Australian Teachers of Dance

At Australian Teachers of Dancing we are teaching the world to dance, one student at a time!  Our aim is to bring together people who share a passion for dance, providing them with excellent opportunities to grow as individuals, as studio owners and teachers, as student teachers, as dancers of all levels and ages and as a globally connected dance organisation. Australian Teachers of Dancing ignites the passion that fuels the DREAMS that connect our community.  In the studios, on the stage and in education, we celebrate the artistry, energy, technique and creativity of dance.


The Royal Academy of Dance is a world leader in dance education and training.

We’ve been teaching the world to dance for over 100 years and believe passionately in its power to transform lives. Through an international network of dance teachers, we support and connect a global community of more than 400,000 students, and dancers of all ages and abilities, in more than 80 countries.

RAD Australia offers training, professional development, student activities, exams, and membership to choreograph a future in dance for every body.

Our mission is to inspire the world to dance!


Spectrum Dance Studios

At Spectrum Dance we want you to succeed and know that in order for you to be your best you need to feel safe, welcome and challenged.

We believe that this is crucial for student engagement, for current skills, and for ensuring that the training in our studios is relevant to the dance and performing industry. This also allows students to network and build relationships with potential future employers.


With a limited intake of students each year, our students receive an individually tailored curriculum to achieve their career dreams. We provide opportunities for our students to engage in Industry Based Learning, placing our students at the forefront of their peers.

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The National Melbourne comprises Australia’s longest-established drama school, a preeminent ballet school and a 783-seat proscenium theatre, housed in an historic beaux art building originally constructed in 1921 as a 3000-seat cinema.

It is the continuing legacy of Australian performing arts pioneer Gertrude Johnson who established The National Theatre Movement in 1935 to ensure training and performance opportunities for young artists in Australia.

The National Melbourne is home to the 783-seat National Theatre est 1974, The National Ballet School est. 1939 (formerly The National Theatre Ballet School) and The National Drama School est 1936 (formerly The National Theatre Drama School).

As a Not For Profit organisation we strive to support communities through the arts by providing an accessible venue and a centre for training emerging artists for generations to come.

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At babyballet® we provide award-winning preschool dance classes. We love to make learning to dance an unforgettable and magical experience for you and your budding babyballet® star. Our successful babyballet® preschool dance programme is growing rapidly in Australia. babyballet® classes give toddlers, tots, young children and preschoolers the chance to learn to dance, gain confidence and shine. All classes are taught in a fun, caring and supportive environment.


Our classes provide the opportunity for babies and young children to learn to dance and develop key life skills in a healthy, sociable, caring and safe environment. babyballet® is so much more than just a dance class.


Our licenses give dance teachers and dance studio owners all the resources they need to see their preschool dance department shine. Licensees receive the fully developed babyballet® program, rights to use the award-winning brand and Intellectual Property, an exclusive zone to market their classes and a support network of Head Office and like minded licensees.


The babyballet® program in Australia has four stages for babyballet® stars from 6 months to 6 years to progress through. There is also a tap dancing class for children over 3 years. babyballet® teachers all undergo babyballet® training, and with professional dance and teaching experience, they strive to create a fun, friendly and inclusive experience for everyone – no matter what your child’s age or ability. Our classes are a great way for parents and carers to meet up and make new friends too!

Our programme fits well within the Australian Early Years Learning Framework, ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’, making it the perfect activity choice for you and your child. Our classes provide the opportunity for babies and young children to learn and develop key life skills in a healthy and safe environment. The babyballet program is giving thousands of babyballet® stars the chance to learn to dance and have fun!

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Training to empower.
Rambert Grades is a progressive and inclusive contemporary dance syllabus created from the landmark collaboration between two of the world’s leading dance organisations: Rambert School and Rambert company.

The benchmark for creative contemporary dance learning and practice, Rambert Grades offers students of all abilities and backgrounds the opportunity to develop lifelong skills. Carefully designed with an unequivocally holistic approach at its heart, the syllabus embraces an ethos of progressive dance education and is about inspiration, confidence, and self-belief.

The syllabus was developed by some of the most dynamic and relevant voices of contemporary dance in the UK, including material from renowned choreographers Hofesh Shechter and Alesandra Seutin. The syllabus offers dance training across Grades 1- 8 and through Creative Dance for Early Years (Creative Movers, Pre-Primary and Primary).
In 2022, Rambert Grades entered into a 3-year pilot with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in Australia. RAD Registered Teachers across Australia may take advantage of an exclusive discount on Rambert Grades membership. Find out more

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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.

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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.


Performance Medicine

At Performance Medicine, we get it. We know that every performer is an amazing and complex mechanism, where every problem is different and every solution is a thing of bespoke attention and care. From stage to backstage to behind the backstage, from professional dancers and singers, to amateur dramatics, we see the bigger picture to performance. 

We distinguish ourselves by understanding and treating the full spectrum of today’s performer, from body conditioning, muscle matter, to mind. And our holistic, three-sixty approach is re-shaping performance culture nationally and internationally.

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Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance

Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance stands as the world's premier commercial performance hub, offering unparalleled tutelage across the entertainment industry. 


Our Diploma courses in professional dance and musical theatre, led by Australia’s top tutors and choreographers, set industry standards, with alumni thriving in every facet of the arts.


Additionally, we deliver a CERT IV in Dance Teaching Management, producing sought-after teachers globally. 


MOPAC, our secondary college, delivers a premium performing arts and academic curriculum for years 7-12, while our Junior school offers diverse classes for all ages from tiny tots to our elite ‘Evolution’ technical programs.


For those pursuing a professional arts career, Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance is the ultimate destination - or -  The only place to be.

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Ausdance VIC

As the state’s subject association for dance, the Ausdance VIC RTO (20949) has been leading dance education in Victoria for over 24 years. We design meaningful partnerships specifically for secondary schools and dance studios across the country who wish to deliver nationally-accredited qualifications without the hassle of managing an RTO.

We are committed to providing a supportive framework that adds value to your studio’s offering and helps your students achieve a level of success that aligns to their aspirations. Our courses are informed by industry and equip graduates with the skills, knowledge and experience to pursue any number of career pathways within dance and live performance.

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Ready Set Dance

Get ready to Dance with READY SET DANCE!

Join us for our vibrant preschool dance program designed for children aged 3-5! Experience the excitement of Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Singing in one dynamic class! Immerse your preschooler in the magic of our energetic, original music that keeps them engaged and inspired as seen on Nickelodeon.


Our award-winning class structure is inclusive, captivating for both boys and girls, fostering a love of dance in every child. Promoting confidence, coordination, and creativity!


Don’t miss out on this super hour of fun where you can dance like Twirl and bust out some ice-cold moves like Freeze as part of the VDF24 Mini Movers program.

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