Expertise

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In Dance Australia's annual Audition Feature, Geraldine Higginson has interviewed a cross-section of dance professionals, about a range of different auditions.

What constitutes a "ballet body"? Dancer Catherine Wells is calling for a new definition, that frees ballet from the shackles of physical uniformity.

Who cares if you don’t get your period? Dietitian Fiona Sutherland does.

Matthew Lawrence discusses the relationship of dance and transcendence.

Whether hosting international guest dancers or sending dancers to perform with companies overseas, the exchange of dancers can bring huge benefits to individual artists, companies and audiences, writes Nina Levy.

Emma Sandall discovers how ballet training has incorporated medical advances into its understanding of the body.

Nothing releases life’s pressure-cooker better than a hearty chuckle, writes Matthew Lawrence.

How do you address the gender imbalance in the ballet studio? Ballet Brothers’ Jake Burden has some tips for teachers, parents and the boys themselves.

Emma Sandall discovers how ballet training has adopted medical advances in our understanding of the body.

What personality traits are needed to become a great dancer teacher? Reading this year’s Teachers’ Spotlight interviews, generosity is one that’s a common thread. . .

Q: How much correction should I expect my child to be given in class? I feel that more attention is being given to “the favourites” and everyone else is just filler. I can't think of a way I can raise this with the teacher without it having negative consequences for my child. How best should I deal with this?

Aspiring professionals looking for a competitive edge should tread carefully, writes Olivia Stewart.

How much correction should I expect my child to be given in class? I feel that more attention is being given to “the favourites” and everyone else is just filler.

It's easy to think of parallel and turnout as warring factions but their relationship is far more cordial than that, explains Susan Bendall.