Australian Youth Dance Festival 2017

14 – 17 April, Melbourne, Victoria

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

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

Under the artistic direction of Adam Wheeler, AYDF2017 provides 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:

  • an opening ceremony (14 April) celebrating the vibrant and diverse youth dance sector in Australia
  • a full day of 90-min intensives in various dance styles (15 April)
  • choreographic intensives (16 April)
  • performance-based intensives (17 April).

Participants will work with some of Australia’s most respected and prolific dance artists/choreographers and dance companies including two special international guests from a Swedish dance company.

In addition to the workshops, AYDF2017 will highlight at least six new works from youth dance companies across Australia at the gala evening titled ‘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.

For more information and to register your spot at AYDF2017 visit Ausdance Victoria.

For regular updates on AYDF2017, follow the AYDF on Facebook.

For more information, please email Sasha Leong.

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