Ausdance ACT's Youth Dance Festival

Opening Piece 2018_Choreographed by Jamie Winbank
Opening of 2018 Youth Dance Festival. Choreography: Jamie Winbank.

Youth Dance Festival (affectionately known as Dance Fest) is a remarkable Canberra success story and has been proudly presented by Ausdance ACT, and held at the Canberra Theatre Centre since 1985. A long-term feature on the Canberra arts and education calendar and now in its 35th year, Dance Fest boasts a second generation of participants, a proud alumnus and a strong legacy. Celebration… Innovation… Motivation… GENERATION NEXT! Encompassing all the ideas from the next generation of dancers and young artists coming through our Dance Fest stage doors; this years Youth Dance Festival is essentially how the young people of Canberra can have the capacity to be beacons of change through their own opinions, their own thoughts, ideas, and values expressed through dance! Dance Fest is a non-competitive celebration of dance that embraces differences, creativity, team work and building relationships. Students are provided with a safe and supportive environment to be creative, self-express and partake in a rich artistic process.

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April

All ages and levels are available in the variety of classes on offer.

If you are at home and looking to keep your body moving, your spirits up and your mind at ease, then Sydney Dance Company’s Virtual Studio is for you.

Contemporary Dance Classes online from the comfort of your own home.

Caroline O’Connor, Marina Prior, Samantha Dodemaide and Erin Clare have been entrusted with the much-loved lead roles in Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL.

Adult friendly classes for new, continuing or returning dancers.

Momentum Arts Studios is releasing a total of 17 classes over the coming weeks in a variety of styles (Urban, contemporary, lyrical, tap, jazz).

Bobbi’s Pole Studio is not only offering online pole dance classes but for those that don’t have a pole at home they have Strip Tease/lap dance, jazzercise complete with leotards and leg warmers, twerking and Strut (heel based dance class).