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THE DANCE AROUND THE WORLD SOLO COMPETITION

The Dance Around The World Solo Competition is part of our mission to celebrate Australia's best in dance. The competition recognizes the up and coming new talent in our industry. Two prizes are awarded:

 

MAJOR PRIZE (FOR DANCERS 15 YEARS AND OVER)

  • One return airfare to Los Angeles

  • 20 Classes to Millennium Dance Complex

  • 7 nights accommodation at a hotel within walking distance to Millennium Dance Complex

  • Note that Covid 19 travel restrictions may interfere with the winner's ability to use this prize, however, our sponsors will provide you with support to claim your prize when travel restrictions ease.

 

RISING STAR AWARD (FOR DANCERS 14 YEARS AND UNDER)

  • Free weekend pass to the next Australian Dance Festival.  

  • $500 Voucher from Harvey Norman

Royal Caribbean will be offering 2 x Contracts to DATW finalists at the ADF!

HOW THE COMPETITION WORKS

  • During the workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday our instructors will be on the look out for exceptionally talented students who stand out.

  • Some workshops will not have Dance Around The World Solo selections (this is clearly marked in the Workshop Timetable)

  • At the end of each workshop, one person from each workshop will be selected to dance in the semi-finals on Saturday Evening (16th Sept).  

  • From here, 2 will be chosen to go into the finals on Sunday 10th April (one dancer under 14 years of age for the Rising Star Section, and one dancer 15 years +).

  • These 2 finalists will compete against those chosen from the Sunday workshops on Sunday 17th Sept.

  • Finalists must dance a 40-60 second solo in front of our judges.  Finalists need to upload music for their solo via MyCompHQ and have suitable attire.

  • Please note that solos must be rehearsed prior to the competition.  

  • The Australian Dance Festival reserves the right of refusal and the judges' decision is final.

 

HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION

  • Competitors cannot be professional dancers (i.e. if you earn more than 50% of your annual income through dancing, you will be classified as a professional dancer)

  • Competitors must participate in the workshops for the entire weekend of the Australian Dance Festival (as this is how they will get selected for the finals)  i.e. you must be registered for a Weekend Pass or a 3 Day Workshop Pass.  

  • A $25 registration fee is payable to cover the cost of administering the competition which includes a numbered BIB to identify you as a Contender.

Step 1:  Purchase A Weekend Pass AND the DATW Solo Option

If you are purchasing your weekend pass individually, please click here

If you are part of a Group Booking, please wait until your Studio has invited you to be part of a Group Booking BEFORE you go into the online booking system to add the Dance Around The World option.

 

Step 2: Register Your Details Online

Please ensure that you complete this Online Registration form.

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✨. Introducing the DATW Upgrade: Videography Package for the Australian Dance Festival! 🎬🕺💃
 

Picture this: you, dancing your heart out at the workshops over  three unforgettable days. Now imagine having your dance moves captured by a team of slick, professional videographers. 📸💥  We're talking Moose Visuals - the "Go To" cinematographer who our instructors trust to shoot them in the best light.

You'll walk away with top-notch, high-definition videos of your dance moves in the electrifying atmosphere of the ADF workshops! – the kind of content that turns heads, drops jaws, and gets those likes and shares multiplying on your social media accounts. 📱🔥

The investment in your personal brand as a dancer is just $60!  - That's $20 per day!  Spots are limited so book in now to avoid missing out.


You MUST have a DATW registration to purchase the DATW upgrade.  Click here to access our Registration System.  Go to "My Entries" and Select "DATW Upgrade Videography Package"

Note: We do not guarantee video coverage of 100% of all workshops.  For example, some workshops are sponsored and may have their own videographers.  When purchasing the DATW Upgrade Videography package, expect that you will have 75% of your workshops covered.
 You will be provided with a Dropbox link and you can expect to have access to your workshop footage within 24 hours.  You will be videoed with other dancers in the frame as well but you will be able to download and edit the videos as you please e.g. crop the video to focus on you.

2023 JUDGES
Coming Soon

PAST WINNERS

WILL DYSON

2022 Winner

LEWIS SHILVOCK

2019 Winner

ISABELLE BITSIKAS

2022 Rising Star

Tiana Kostopoulos

2019 Rising Star

GEORGIE FABIEN
2018 Winner

ELLE DIMOS
2018 Rising Star

JAMILLA ESCOBAR
2017 Rising Star

BRENDAN WEALS
2017 Winner

AARON MATHESON
2016 Winner

GEORGIA CARR
2016  Rising Star Winner

JAL JOSHUA
2015 Winner

EMMA ROSE MOUAWAD
2015  Rising Star Winner

ALEXANDRA MIEDZINSKI
2014 Winner

MICHAEL DAMESKI
2013 Winner

KATE BEATTIE
2012 Winner

SIMON PLANT
2011 Winner

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