Australian Youth Dance Festival 2017

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Registrations are now open for the Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF) 2017.

For the first time ever, AYDF 2017 will be held in a major city – Melbourne!

Under the artistic direction of Adam Wheeler, AYDF2017 is remodelled to provide new opportunities for young dancers aged 14 – 25 to access some of the finest dance experiences available in Australia, in a supportive, non-competitive environment that encourages participation and learning.

This year’s program includes:
• AYDF2017 Opening Ceremony (14 April) – to celebrate the vibrant and diverse youth dance sector in Australia;
• Full day 90-min intensives in various dance styles (15 April);
• Choreographic intensives (16 April); and
• Performance-based intensives (17 April).

Participants will be working with some of Australia’s most respected and prolific dance artists/choreographers and dance companies, including two special international guests from an international dance company from Sweden.

In addition to the workshops, AYDF2017 will also play a vital role in highlighting at least six new works from youth dance companies across Australia at the gala evening, ‘Emergence’. Never before has a major city had some of our country’s best youth dance companies under one roof, presenting new works to an open audience.

*Limited Earlybird pass – $150 (ends 15 Feb 2017) includes three days of intensive workshops (7 in total), closed studio performance by a major contemporary dance company (only for AYDF participants), Opening Ceremony, and lunch catered for all three days. That’s a steal!

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Any further inquiries, please get in touch with Sasha Leong at [email protected]

AYDF2017 is organised by Ausdance Victoria, in partnership with the Youth Dance Australia committee.

1417 April 2017
5:30pm – 9pm
Melbourne, Victoria
Earlybird $150 (ends 15 Feb 2017); General $190