Newcastle Dance Awards

Newcastle Dance Awards

We at Entertainmentfirst are proud to bring this Amazing Opportunity to the Newcastle community that you and your children live, play and dance in………
Our new dance scholarship program “Newcastle Dance Awards” is a competition based event to find the best dance students in Newcastle and surrounding areas including; Maitland, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast and the Hunter Valley, each and every year and award monetary scholarships to help dancers continue their dance studies.


The Newcastle Dance Awards is an open dance scholarship program for dancers ages 8yrs – 17yrs, we are happy to offer 10 age categories in this competition to allow for complete fairness based on age factor and each level of learning skills.

  • Open to both Male and Female competitors
  • Dance competitors must be Ages 8-17yrs
    (D.O.B. Must be submitted – a birth certificate may be asked for to prove D.O.B.)
  • Dancers must currently reside and train in Newcastle or surrounding areas including Maitland, Port Stephens, Lake Maquarie, Central Coast and the Hunter Valley.
  • Entry fee to compete is $55.00 (must be paid online before March 1, 2018) non-refundable
  • Each dancer will be allowed a 3min routine with competitors own choice of music on CD
  • Costumes are encouraged (no nudity allowed)
  • All styles of dance are allowed – our judges are looking for technique & performance talent!

Click here to read more rules and regulations


As we may have to keep the number of entrants we accept to a maximum of 300 competitors each year (30 dancers for each age division)
We advise you to get registered early so your child does not miss out on this exciting opportunity to win scholarship funds.

Any dance student ages 8-17yrs residing in Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast & Hunter Valley areas can be part of this amazing opportunity to win their age division and be awarded monetary scholarships to continue your dance training with their dance school.

We are looking for talented dancers in all styles of dance included but not limited to;
Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Irish, African Tribal, Latin, Ballroom, Break dancing

All dancers compete first in their AGE DIVISION.
Top 3 dancers in each division move to SEMI-FINALS (30 dancers)
Top 1 dancer in each age division move to FINALS to WIN JR & SN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

Each Dance Competitor will be placed in their age division round 8yrs, 9yrs, 10yrs……….17yrs.

Top 3 competitors for each division will be chosen by judges and announced at the end of each age division round to proceed to perform for the semi-finals. (See time schedule when posted.)

Top dancer for each age division will be awarded prizes &/or scholarships.
Top dancers from each division will compete in the finals for their chance to win either the $500 Junior or $500 Senior Major Scholarship Prize.

JUDGING PANEL – Our Judging panel will be announce in early February 2018
Our panel of judges will be a mixture of professional and/or ex-professional dancers from our region and scholarship sponsors of $1K or more.
COMPETITION VENUE   Our Venue will be announce in early February 2018
The Venue will be chosen to match our competition numbers and corporate sponsorship involvement.
* Tickets will be available for purchase to watch each age division


We are proud to bring this Amazing Opportunity to the Newcastle community that you and your children live, play and dance in. Our new dance scholarship program 

“Newcastle Dance Awards” is a competition based event to find the best dancer students in Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast & Hunter Valley areas each and every year and award them monetary scholarships to help dancers continue their dance studies.

Over the past 5 decades, Newcastle in Australia has been a town that has produced some of the finest dancers performing around the world. We have seen amazing dancers position themselves into companies both within Australia and abroad.
Some examples;
Marisa Burgess – Moulin Rouge – Paris
Elizabeth Toohey – Australian Ballet Principal
Dein Perry – Award winning choreographer, dancer and actor –
Shows include; “Hot Shoe Shuffle”, “Tap Dogs”, “Steele City” & Director of the tap movie; “Bootmen”
Damian Smith – San Francisco Ballet Principal
Robert Curran – Australian Ballet Principal
Nicole Padgett – Vienna Ballet
Bronwyn White – Founder of the Hunter Regional Dance Company
David Harris – Broadway NYC – “Les Miserables”, “Goodspeed’s production of Anything Goes”
Jane Finney – Australia Ballet
Gian – Russian Ballet & Australian Ballet
just to name a few………………..

We at the Newcastle Dance Awards believe that there are many more to come. With over 170 dance schools in Newcastle, Central Coast and the Hunter Valley area that train all genres of dance we are creating a community support team for the dance world here in our home town, it is both important and necessary that we as a community support the youth of today to strive for excellence and know that their hard work and dedication can be rewarded.
There are 1000’s of families in Newcastle, Central Coast and the Hunter Region that are able to support their children and enable them to be trained by the wonderful dance professionals, so we want to support the studios and their students. Please help us help the children with their passion for dance.

Click here to Pay the Registration Fee of $55

Click here to fill out the Registration Form