Ev & Bow Full Time Dance Training Centre on stage at the 2015 McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Each year eight of Australia’s strongest and most versatile performing arts studios take to the prestigious Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall stage to compete in the Open Jazz Dance Group Final.
The event attracts a variety of high caliber routines performed by full-time and pre-professional students all striving to win a part of the $6000 prize pool for their institution. As the dance industry continues to develop in Australia, the level of technique and ability displayed by the competitors continues to amaze the judges.
For many of these competitors it is an opportunity to perform in front of some of Australia’s leading choreographers and their biggest inspirations. In the past the judges have included Rachel Schmalz Holm, Pamela Apostolidis, Tia Jordan and Siobhan Ginty.
The Open Jazz Dance Final coincide with the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship Final, providing an energetic addition to the graceful performances of the evening.