Victorian Dance Festival makes a return this Autumn 2024
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by Energetiks
1M ago
Prepare to be wowed yet again as the Victorian Dance Festival eagerly awaits all dancers this April 12th-14th. Directors Dan and Deb Searle alongside Artistic Director Yvette Lee have cultivated an environment infused with flair and commitment. While the festival will begin with the Vitality Teacher Conference, dancers should expect two days packed with classes catered to minis, under 13s, 14+ and full time students & professionals hosted by instructors and educators. Additionally, those keen to attend auditions and masterclasses won’t want to miss IGNITE; a performance where schools, trou ..read more
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SCIMM Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Auditions are underway for 2024
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by Energetiks
7M ago
Pictured: SCIMM Dance Company performs ‘Paracosm’ SCIMM’s artistic directors and co-founders, Scott Pokorny and Tim Barnes have recently announced their second round of auditions for the latest Pre-Professional Full-Time Training Course commencing next Autumn. Founded 10 years ago, SCIMM’s constant evolution and growth has made the company passionate about changing the dance landscape for aspiring dancers. While this process may not be overly easy, the two have since discovered a holistic approach that seamlessly aims to transition students from the studio to the dance industry, while being g ..read more
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Engaging Your Students at Dance Classes
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by Energetiks
7M ago
Jarryd Byrne teaching students at Transit Dance “5, 6, 7, 8”. A common method used to count dancers into the piece choreographed, although you’ll find some students mingling, going over choreography or in their own little world. It’s a topic that is highly contemplated among teachers as it can feel impossible to achieve. We’re talking about engaging your students throughout class. While this proves to be a strenuous task depending on the age group, dynamics, repertoire or teaching methods, one should keep in mind that different strategies are to be used when captivating a 3 year old vs an 18 ..read more
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Dance Fashion: The Best of Studio Style for 2023
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by Energetiks
9M ago
This just in. Cobalt blue and sheer clothing are here to stay and we’re a little obsessed. Why? The fashion stakes are higher than ever and the dance world wants to be a part of it. Capsule wardrobes are a hit, so building on those killer closet items that you just can’t get enough of is what 2023 is all about. Shopping for that trending skirt you saw on TikTok may be a little tricky, so simply purchasing a piece that can be mixed and matched with a range of dancewear items is the way to go. Begin your fashion journey and discover how to make your grand studio entrance, because as soon as you ..read more
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What to Expect on the Day of Your First Dance Competition
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by Energetiks
10M ago
Catchy music, scattered bobby pins and the smell of hairspray…welcome to the world of dance competitions! There’s always so much anticipation and excitement before attending your first dance competition and this feeling only grows as you become a mature dancer. Dance competitions feel like a life separate from reality, as they are oh so enthralling and equally unpredictable at the best of times. Although, there are an array of reasons why dance students attend and compete each year, one being the thrill of it all. So, to help you feel less stressed and little more prepared for that big day, he ..read more
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Teacher Talk: The Pros & Cons of Mirrors in the Studio
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by Energetiks
10M ago
Mirrors, a commonality found in pretty much every dance studio there is today. There are so many uses and so many alternative ways dance students can benefit from the use of mirrors. Although, it can act as a hindrance in ways we might not expect. For the most part, dance teachers love to ensure students follow their lead whilst demonstrating movements facing the mirror. This also enables students the opportunity to dance in unison and watch each other for timing purposes. However, it can become more of a problem when students are unsure of how to translate the choreography learnt in a studio ..read more
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Everybody Dance Documentary Highlights Inclusivity in Dance
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by Energetiks
11M ago
Director and Producer Dan Watt brings a heartfelt narrative to life through his inspiring documentary that centres on an inclusive dance studio providing students with disabilities the opportunity to express their passion for dance. A beautiful film that spreads awareness around disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, audiences will see not only the challenges these children face, but just how remarkable they are at overcoming them with such bravery. Most importantly, the film is a poignant reminder of the importance of implem ..read more
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Prominent Contemporary Dance Company SCIMM introduces their Pre-Professional Full-Time Training Course
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by Energetiks
11M ago
SCIMM Dance Company performing ‘Paracosm’ - photographed by Elly Ford for Energetiks The elaborate world of contemporary dance expands its career opportunities yet again. SCIMM Dance Company based in Naarm/Melbourne paves the way for budding performers by announcing their exciting new Pre-Professional Full-Time Training Course. After a decade of offering dance, Artistic Directors and co-founders Scott Pokorny and Timothy Barnes wish to add to their existing training programs by implementing a course directed towards prospective dancers. Read more on SCIMM’s approach and how you may become inv ..read more
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Larger than Life | Ballerina Primrose Kern on Dance & Starring on the Big Screen
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by Energetiks
1y ago
Primrose wears the Energetiks Grace Lace Camisole and Darcey Half Tutu in White If you’re one of the many dancers in Australia to head to the theatres these past few weeks and catch Australian film The Red Shoes: Next Step on the big screen, you might have found yourself admiring the main character’s sometimes-nemesis, Gracie, and her scene stealing dancing.  A steely ice queen who keeps her emotions buried beneath the surface, Gracie is a stark contrast to the professional dancer who plays her. Unlike fellow leads Juliet Doherty and Joel Burke who share many similarities with their on-s ..read more
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Next Steps | Ballet Dancer Joel Burke makes his Film Debut
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by Energetiks
1y ago
Joel wears the Alpha Legging in Midnight Blue from the Coda Collection. You may recognise him as our 2019 Energetiks’ Model Search Winner, the 2019 Victorian Dance Festival Ambassador or most notably as the director of the esteemed Ballet International Gala (BIG), but these school holidays audiences are bound to be enthralled by Joel Burke’s character Ben in the latest Australian dance film ‘The Red Shoes: Next Step’. Having obtained several accolades as the recipient of the Francois Klaus and Robyn White Award while at the prestigious Queensland Ballet School in Brisbane, gaining two ac ..read more
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