Press Release: Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions to air on Network Ten

Published: 03/10/2017 9:00am

3rd October 2017

The made-for-television event Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald's Dance of Champions will be broadcast on Network Ten on 15 October, showcasing the best dance talent from the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod.

 A total of 16 finalists from across Australia will appear in this “dance of champions”, from a combination of dance academies and full time performing arts schools as well as academic schools. Each of the finalists secured their place in this prestigious event by placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in qualifying dance group events ranging from Contemporary and Lyrical to Jazz, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop.

For many performers Sydney Eisteddfod has been the first step towards a professional career in the arts.  It provides opportunities for dancers at all levels; from the very first time they take to the stage in front of a real audience as Infant Groups, and as they develop and hone their skills as emerging artists in Open Age events.

The experience of working with a professional production team provided a great opportunity for these young dancers to learn invaluable performance skills, how to take direction and the importance of teamwork.

The 2017 finalists were:

Dance North Academy (Narraweena)
Glenhaven Public School (Glenhaven)
Harbord Public School (Freshwater)
Joanne Grace School of Dance (Fairy Meadow)
Lane Cove & Roseville Dance Academies
Laguna Street Boys Ensemble (Caringbah)
Lindfield Public School Infants Show Troupe
Mosman Dance Academy
Pacific Hills Christian School Junior Troupe (Dural)
Plie Groove’n’Shuffle (Cromer)
St Columba Anglican School  (Port Macquarie)
Sydney Girls High School Dance Company  (Moore Park)
The Ballet Class (North Bondi)
The McDonald College (North Strathfield)
The West Australian School of Dance (Wangara, WA)
Woollahra Public School Boys Hip Hop Crew (Woollahra)

Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions will be broadcast nationally on Network Ten on Sunday 15 October 2017, 12:30pm. 

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* Sydney Eisteddfod is a not-for-profit organisation that runs one of the most successful competitive performing arts festivals of its type in the world. We have an average of 350 events yearly with competitors coming mostly from NSW/ACT but also from other states and New Zealand.