Dance Habit has Talent!

Come and support our dancers at their 2019 Choreography Competition!

This is one of our favourite events of the year because we get to see students of all ages develop and share their own work. This friendly in-house competition is about providing a platform for creativity, not about rewarding the most talented dancer. It’s a space for the quiet achievers to be seen. Entering takes courage, so we congratulate all students who are taking part and can’t wait to see what you’ve all been working on!

The winners of each section will be invited to perform at our Preschool Concert on Sunday 25 August.

Date: Sunday 18 August
Time: 10am-12.15pm
Location: Rosamond Bowling Club, 114-118 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong
Tickets: $5 (pre-book via reception or pay at the door)

All entry monies and admission donations go toward the running of the competition and the purchasing of ribbons and trophies for our competitors. Thank you for your support!

Claire Haywood – Adjudicator

We are excited to be welcoming Claire Haywood as our adjudicator this year. Claire has been involved in the Performing Arts her whole life, holds a Bachelor Creative Arts (Hons.) from the University of Melbourne, with a Double Major in Theatre and Writing, Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management, Diploma of Event Management plus AASCF Cheerleading and Tumbling Coaches qualifications (Level 3). She is a sought-after adjudicator in competitions nationally and known for her supportive and encouraging feedback. We are lucky to have Claire joining us for Dance Habit has talent!


About the Comp:

Students enter the competition as the choreographer for their dance. They can choose to choreograph on themselves or friends to create a solo, duo, trio or group entry.


Those who enter the competition may choreograph dances as solos, duos, trios or groups in any of the following genres:

Classical
A ballet dance without story or props, to a piece of classical music. Senior students attending Pointe classes may opt to dance en Pointe.

Demi-Character
A classical ballet dance that tells a story through movement plus mime or acting.

Jazz
Jazz technique to a variety of music from old to new incorporating isolations, turns, kicks, jumps and floor work. Includes ‘broadway’ or ‘musical theatre’ jazz.  Acro not permitted and dance only (no singing).

Hip Hop
Incorporates all styles of Hip Hop dance, including Break Dance. Acro permitted.

Contemporary
A bare foot dance exploring abstract and individual movement patterns. Seek to find freedom and release through movement – use of gravity and breath are important.

Tap 
A style of dance distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor using tap shoes


All classes will be working on choreography skills in the last week of Term 2 and the studio will be open for bookings in the school holidays for student rehearsals.

Entry fees (payable by the Choreographer)
Solos: $10.00 each per entry
Duos, Trios & Groups: $12.00 per group

Tickets:      $5.00 per person
(competitors and children under 3 years free

Pictured below –  our 2018 competitors!