Australian Dance Festival

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I have been attending the Australian Dance Festival for two years and I really enjoy the variety of teachers and styles that are offered. There are so many important messages that the festival gives about the real dance world
Alisa Boisen - Bundaberg QLD

It's a great festival which is inclusive of all styles, abilities and ages. It has a great teachers program with networking opportunities and shopping for studio owners as well..
Hayley Barker - Cowra, NSW

The Australian Dance Festival is launching a new initiative in 2019 to open up opportunities for school students to perform on our stage.

Held every September at Sydney Olympic Park, the Australian Dance Festival is a 4 day event which celebrates Australia’s Best in Dance. Over 6,000 dance students and teachers attend the annual event to be inspired by workshops and choreographies curated by Australia’s leading dance instructors and choreographers. The event also includes the opportunity to win amazing prizes, scholarships, and even, career opportunities with cruise lines.

Traditionally, our teams for our troupe competitions have come from commercially operated dance schools.

In 2019, we will launch RESONATE – a troupe competition exclusively for public and private school students.

RESONATE is an exciting opportunity for school students to perform on Australia’s largest dance platform – the Australian Dance Festival
-Students must be from year 4 to year 12
-Each performance must be between 4 – 5 minutes
-Each performance team must have a minimum of 12 students.
-There is no cap on maximum numbers as long as the performance adheres to the time limit, and the choreography takes into consideration the size of the stage (12 meters wide x 9 meters deep)
-Interstate schools are welcome to apply
-Performances will take place on either Thursday 19th or Friday 20th September at the Quay Centre in Sydney Olympic Park
-Tickets to the performance will be available for sale to family and friends ($40 per ticket)
-A maximum number of 20 schools can perform on the night
-Guidance and support will be provided to schools who participate
-RESONATE anticipates each story will be unique and eloquent, bringing dance and high quality performance to one arena.

To make a booking or enquire about participation, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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All students are treated equal in the classes, teachers are very motivating and encouraging, I really love the Q&A with Marko on the Sunday I find the panel always very inspiring, honest and motivating.
Michelle Edwards - Osborne Park WA

Fantastic event. Full of great info for teachers and wonderful workshops for dancers..
Cassie Craig - Marian QLD

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance





1 Day


$500/school entry includes Teacher training, Students (1 hr workshop with Marko Panzic) Plus 2 Show Tickets. More Info:


Sydney Olympic Park Quaycentre (Sydney Olympic Park, NSW)

School Term:
Term 3


Performance Date: 19 September 2019

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Enquiry/Booking Request