Australian Youth Dance Festival 2019 – International

Ausdance Victoria, in partnership with Youth Dance Australia, presents the Australian Youth Dance Festival – International 2019 (AYDF) in Melbourne, Australia, 7–12 July 2019.

Directed by Alice Lee Holland, the 2019 festival will bring together young dancers and their leaders from Australia and around the world for five incredible days of creativity.

Titled REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE (rpm), the festival will thrive on creation and collaboration. Dancers will dance, think, make and talk dance together, through daily sessions in contemporary dance, choreography, repertory and improvisation.

Festival program overview

  • Opening Ceremony (7 July)—free event, open to all, in celebration of youth dance
  • Week-long workshops, panels, keynotes and classes for young dancers
  • Think Tank program (8–10 July) for youth dance leaders, professional and emerging artists, and educators
  • International Youth Showcase (10 & 11 July)—performances by Australian and international youth dance companies at Melbourne’s flagship contemporary arts venue, Meat Market
  • International Exchange between Australian and international youth dance companies

For more information about the festival program and registration, please visit the AYDF website.