Results are now available for the 

2014 ST GEORGE DANCE EISTEDDFOD

go to 2014 Results tab at top of website

 

The St George Dance Eisteddfod Committee would like to thank the sponsors and adjudicators for making the eisteddfod a great success for all competitors and teachers.

 

Welcome to the St George Dance Eisteddfod

The St George Dance Eisteddfod continues to grow annually and includes events such as Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Tap and Song.

 

2014 will be the 93rd year of the Eisteddfod. The Eisteddfod is a great opportunity for soloists and groups to showcase their talent and gain experience in performance. The Eisteddfod is a not for profit organisation and runs entirely on Volunteer help and without our dedicated volunteers, the event cannot happen. We also have a dedicated committee of helpers. We look forward to seeing you at the St George Dance Eisteddfod in 2014.

 

SYLLABUS for the 93rd Dance Eisteddfod 2014 available for downloading now – click on link.

 

Key Dates

  • Entries Close: NOW CLOSED
  • Group Days: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 16, 17 & 18 May 2014
  • Solo Days: May 2014 – 10, 16, 24, 25, 30, 31 & 1 June

 

Adjudicator – Solos & Groups

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Tracie Morley - Australian Choreographer covering Musicals, Film and TV

Tracie has worked as a performer, choreographer, resident Choreographer, assistant choreographer, resident director and dance captain on Feature Films, Musical Theatre, Television, Fashion Parades and Corporate with many leading Australian and International professionals.

 

Adjudicator Scholarships

Classical Scholarship

Brad Moffitt

Brad Moffitt graduated from the Australian Ballet School (1996-98) with an Advanced Diploma in Classical Ballet and also holds a Diploma in Remedial Massage. He was successful in winning the GIO Australian Scholarship of 1995 and was a finalist in the AICD Choreographic competition of 1996. Brad has experienced a wide variety of employment in the dance industry both nationally and internationally since 1999, appearing with; Royal New Zealand Ballet Co, West Australian Ballet Co, Singapore Dance Theatre, Queensland and Tasmanian Ballet Companies, Bondi Ballet Co, Australian Opera and Suzhou Ballet Theatre of China. Recently he was a dance adjudicator for the City of Sydney Eisteddfod, 2011/2012. From the early part of 2000 to the present he has also provided remedial massage services to a variety of dance companies such as; Australian Ballet, Bangarra Dance and Sydney Dance Company. 

 

Class Teacher & second adjudicator: 

Simonne Smiles

Simonne was born in Adelaide but grew up in Brisbane, training with Inara Svalbe and Mary Heath in classical ballet.  She moved to Melbourne to continue training at the National Ballet School and then the Australian Ballet School, and completed her training in Perth, at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she gained an advanced diploma in Performing Arts.

 

Simonne has danced with the Queensland Ballet, Ballet des Nordhazer Stadstheater, Singapore Dance Theatre, Suzhou Ballet Theatre in China, Tasmanian Ballet, Bondi Ballet and Halberstadt Theatre Germany.  Simone also performed in Les Vegas the musical and is a freelance performer in adagio, aerial shows and holds a Diploma in Pilates.

 

Jazz Scholarship  

 

Stephen Clarke, Choreographer / Dancer

Stephen Clarke has been Dancing and Choreographing professionally since 1985 and has worked in TV and Musicals in Australia and also internationally.  Stephen has worked with Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Margaret Urlich and Nicole Kidman to name a few before even leaving Australia.

Stephen has worked extensively in London and Tokyo and his clients include Mitsui Cruises, Walt Disney, Cyndi Lauper, Swatch, Virgin and Diana Ross. Stephen launched his own production company All Mighty Productions in 2000.

 

Leeanne Ashley, Class Teacher & second adjudicator


Singing Adjudicator


Stephen Baker

Stephen is recognized as one of the nations leading vocal coaches in contemporary music. He is also currently President of the Australian National Association Of Teachers Of Singing (NSW) and is a sought after lecturer and presenter for singing and performance workshops and conferences. Stephen is a contemporary Music Degree curriculum designer (Bachelor of Performance -  Voice) and has a Masters Degree in Recording Art. His performing career spans more than 3 decades with over 120 live television appearances as a solo vocalist across all major networks. He has also appeared with many international artistes on their Australian tours. He has performed and taught across most contemporary genres from Music theatre to Rock, Jazz, Punk, R & B and Blues.

 

Stephen is Senior Lecturer in Voice at JMC Academy, a private University delivering degrees in the Creative Industries as well as having a busy private teaching studio.

 

Section Adjudicators

Lisa Peresan

Lisa has had a life long involvement and passion for movement. She was originally trained in the Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus and started her career as a professional dancer in the commercial genre at the age of 18, working in a musical in Spain. Her work as a dancer kept her travelling for 7 years in Europe and Asia which included Chesse Rijst Contemporary Dance Company, the Lido in Paris and work on television, musicals, product launches and fashion parades. She also taught dance at Sydney’s major dance centres, including Sydney Dance Company studios, Aboriginal Dance Theatre, Sydney University, various high schools, at State Dance Camps and Bodenweisers, and was involved in writing the jazz syllabus for the Australian Dance Assessment Program. She is VETAB Accredited to teach Ballet and Jazz to Certificate IV Dance Performance Studies or HSC studies and holds an Advanced Diploma of Professional Pilates Practice and is a member of Ausdance www.ausdance.com.au, Australian Dance Vision www.adv.org.au and the Pilates Alliance Australasia.


Leeanne Ashley

 

The British Dancing Association

 

Will you help?

Volunteers are being sought to ensure the running of our Eisteddfod is as smooth as possible. We are always desperately short of people to help us....

 

Ring Dance Co-ordinator Carol Whittaker any time on 0412 164 298 after 6pm for further details.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Many options are available to support the Eisteddfod with sponsorship of sections or scholarships & advertising in our programmes and on our website ....

 

Ring Committee Members Sandra on 0402 433 471 or Anita 0401 643 001 for further details.