If you've been thinking seriously about doing full-time dance, then you won't want to miss out on the opportunity to audition for some of Australia's best full-time dance schools at the Australian Dance Festival.  We have already confirmed that the following schools will be involved:

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  • There will be specific workshops sponsored by the full-time dance schools.  All of these have been marked on the Workshop Timetable as "Full Time Dance School Auditions"

  • At the end of the class, the instructor will ask those who wish to audition for their dance school as well as the Dance Around The World Solo Competition to step forward.  

  • You must have:

1) A weekend pass and
2) Be registered  for the DATW Solo Competition (i.e. you must have numbered Bib which you can pin to your front). 

  • How it works is that the full time dance school teachers are in the workshops marked "Full Time Dance School Audition" looking out for people they are interested in. If your Bib number comes up on their radar, they look you up to see whether you are interested in their school - which is something you nominate when you complete the DATW Solo Competition Registration Form.

  • If they are interested in you, they will either announce your number, or you will be contacted by them later on.  

  • Once you have been identified as a potential candidate for their full-time school, they will organise to interview you either at the Australian Dance Festival or after.  

  • Each full-time dance school will also have a booth at the Australian Dance Festival.  

  • We encourage you to visit the booths where you (and your parents) will have the opportunity to meet face to face with instructors and other students to find out more about each school, and which school is right for you.

Special Scholarship Workshop


In 2022, the following schools will offer a 50% scholarship to one male, and one female dancer at the Australian Dance Festival:​

  • Dance Force (NSW)

  • Lee Academy (NSW)

  • Dynamite Studios Australia (QLD)

  • Village Nation (NSW)

  • LAUNCH PAC / Dance International (QLD / International)