Published: 16/09/2019 11:00am

On Sunday, September 15 at UNSW Science Theatre, 18 of our BEST dance troupes from across all genres and ages from this year's festival, battled it out to be crowned this year's Dance of Champions WINNER!

This year's event was compered by the wonderful Olivia Ansell, who commented on how high the level of talent and skill was this year! No one envied the jury.

This year, the honour, and $4000 prize went to, National College of Dance of Newcastle who stunned the huge crowd with their performance of Lean On.

This is not the first time that National College of Dance performed in a Dance of Champions but they were just as pleased to be a part of the event this year. 

NCOD winner 1

Second-place went to Whitney Schofield Dance Academy, from St Ives & Ryde for their adorable and skilled performance of Moulinet Polka, who were awarded a $2000 prize and Third place was awarded to  Brigidine College Company, who took home $1000.

But the audience also had their say and spoke loudly, awarding the same prize money to first, second and third place, awarding Glenhaven Public School who performed It's my party to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters, The Scots College and Pacific Hills Christian School for their memorable performances.

glenhaven winner 1

Sydney Eisteddfod would like to congratulate all 200+ dancers who performed so brilliantly and gave the audience such a fantastic afternoon. 

We hope to see you all next year!

This internationally recognised event is one of the most recognised dance championships in the Australian performing arts community and is currently in need of a major sponsor. If you would like to support the next generation of Australian performers, please contact or call 02 9261 8366.