Every year we hold our annual concert in June. In 2022 it will be held on Saturday 25th June. This is a fun exciting opportunity for students to showcase their talents and abilities in a professional yet encouraging environment.
Eisteddfods are a great opportunity for students to improve their dance technique, confidence and performance skills as well as meet new people and have fun in a friendly environment. We perform at 3 Eisteddfods throughout the year. These are Ipswich Combined Dance Teachers Festival, Evolution Brisbane and Ipswich Performing Dance Festival.
Do Dance Academy prepares and sits students for examinations through the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (Comdance) and has enjoyed exceptionally high results since the academy was established. Examination are held yearly in October.
Every year Do Dance Academy performs at the Comdance Convention in October which is held at Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC).
Who can participate in the Annual Concert?
All students have the opportunity to perform in our annual concert. Students indicate if they would like to be involved by completing our Concert Participation form that is emailed out on 14th February 2022. We close off the intake for concert participation on 13th March 2022 so that costuming may be ordered in time.
How much does it cost to participate in the Annual Concert?
Each class performs an item in concert and will require a separate costume. The budget for costumes is set at $80.00 – $100.00 for a child sized costume and $90.00 – $130.00 for an adult sized costume. We will always endeavour to keep costs at a minimum and try to source the cheaper option. Additional costume requirements such as stockings and curly wig will need to be arranged by the parent. Show 2 students will require their Do Dance Muscle Back Top and Do Dance 3/4 Pants for their finale item. More information about what each item requires, is give out at our Concert Information Meeting.
Other associated costs are a per student dress rehearsal fee to help us cover our venue costs. This fee varies depending on the Show the student is participating in. Show 1 is $35.00 and Show 2 is $45.00 .
When and Where is the Annual Concert?
We hold two different shows in 2022. Show 1 is for our Come Dance With Me & Pre Junior Students. Show 1 starts at 2pm (students are required from approx 1pm-3pm). Show 2 is for all other students. Show 2 starts at 6pm (students are required from approx 5pm-9pm). Both shows are held at Stuartholme College, Toowong.
What are Eisteddfods?
What skills are learned through Eisteddfod participation?
Why participate in Eisteddfods?
By participating in Eisteddfods it can allow them to make friends for life with a sense of belonging and commitment. For many performers, their years performing were among the most vibrant and fun times of their lives. Although the eisteddfods are run in a competitive manner, the emphasis in our Eisteddfod Troupe is on participation with a high standard of dance and performing with your heart rather than the competiveness of the sections entered.
Feedback from previous troupe students show improvements in school work because of a new found willingness to give everything a go and increased level of confidence and motivation within the school environment.
How much does Eisteddfod participation cost?
What are Comdance Examinations?
Examinations are offered under the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (Comdance) in a variety of subjects such as Modern Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. There are different requirements for each examination all of which are outline for students who are selected.
What are the benefits of doing Comdance Examinations?
Will it affect my child's schoolwork?
Comdance Examinations are recognised by the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) to contribute to their studies for their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Hence by studying Comdance Exams it is helping with their Senior Certificate.
Miss Emily Langridge only started dancing at the age of 16 years old. Emily has now completed the full time Musical Theatre University course at WAAPA (Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts).
While at university she performed in shows such as Cabaret, Ragtime, Grimm Tales, Violet, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Into the Woods (Stepmother) and Xanadu (Kira).
In 2013 Emily made her professional debut in Gypsy with The Production Company, and soon after in Pirates of Penzance, also with Production Company.
In 2014 Emily landed the role of Cosette in the new Australian production of Les Miserables. She has also performed with the Les Mis cast at the 2014 ARIA’s and also at the 2014 Christmas Carols. Emily is currently also working on the international tour of Les Miserables performing in countries such as Manila, Singapore, Dubai.
Emily likes to check in with everyone Do Dance Academy and can regularly be found giving back at the studio on her time off. We are all so super proud of Miss Emily and are missing her like Crazy!!
Emily is an Amazing Bright Shining Star 😀