Hot to Trot 2019: choreographer & dancer application

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‘Hot to Trot’ is a mentored project for young choreographers and dancers, giving you an opportunity to choreograph or dance in a short work with support in all aspects of the application process and choreographic process. It is an invaluable experience to develop as a dance-maker and/or performer. You will not only receive mentoring support, but also publicity, administrative support, and rehearsal and performance venues.

This project is open only to dancers that were in ‘Filling the Space’, and those in the Pre-Tertiary and Senior Programs.

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2019 Dance Training Programs: excellence in dance for young people

Want to enrol? –  Call us on 02 6247 3103 or email

We have Training Programs with regular classes for junior (8+) through to pre-professional dancers. They prepare you for other programs at QL2, and for tertiary level courses. Prices, paid per term for the whole program, start at $15 per class, with big discounts as you do more making it less than $7.50 per hour for the highest program. Each program has a set schedule, from one to six classes per week. Program details, frequently asked questions and information about our teachers below.

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Audition Workshop – Chaos Project 2019 – POWER – 18 August


Performances 18-19 October 2019

An awesome opportunity for young dancers (8–18) to work with great choreographers, contribute ideas and perform in a new show!

PowerWhat is power? Who has it? Who abuses it? Youth power, girl power, people power… together we are stronger. The power to make changes to our own lives, to our own destiny.

Choreographers: QL2 Alumni and teachers and Australian Dance Party members Steve Gow, Olivia Fyfe and Alana Stenning.

Performances Friday 18 October 11am, 1pm & 6pm and Saturday 19 October 3pm & 6pm atTheatre 3, Acton. Suitable for families, primary & secondary students.

Rehearsals on Sunday 8, 15, 22 Sept, intensive during October school holidays.

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FILLING THE SPACE – Quantum Leap at the Playhouse Season – 8-10 August 2019

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In FILLING THE SPACE, the Quantum Leap Ensemble explores the dynamic relationship of body and architecture. It breaks open the frames and borders that guide our movement in and out of space/s and playfully manipulates our emotional relationship to them. The theatre stage becomes a world of potential, of space filling and emptying, of new cosmic dances.

Directed by Artistic Director Ruth Osborne and Acting Artistic Director Steve Gow the dancers have worked with celebrated choreographers and QL2 Alumni James Batchelor and Eliza Sanders and Artistic Director Ruth Osborne.

Bookings at Canberra Theatre Centre or 6275 2700



FILLING THE SPACE is QL2 Dance’s major project for 2019 for our Quantum Leap ensemble (ages 14+) — which could mean you!

If selected during the free workshop, you will create and perform new work with Artistic Director Ruth Osborne and choreographers James Batchelor and Eliza Sanders.

Physical, thoughtful, and professionally presented: FILLING THE SPACE is an opportunity for you to collaborate and create with other young dancers.

WORKSHOP AUDITION:  Sunday 24 February 1pm-5pm at the QL2 Studio, Gorman Arts Centre. Pre-registration is essential. Please arrive 15 minutes early.


Ages 14-23, with a creative mind and dance, theatre or gymnastics experience.

REHEARSALS: Sundays from 17 March to July (except Easter), ten days over two weeks in April and two week full time in July – in school holidays for most students.

PRODUCTION: Canberra Playhouse, 5-10 August 2019. (you will need to take time off school that week).

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