light the way dance convention


Co-produced by Louise Telford and industry icon Kelley Abbey, the 2022 inaugural convention was something Australia had never seen before. Bringing together the biggest and most successful names in the business under one roof to inspire and educate the next generation of Australian dancers is something both Louise & Kelley are very passionate about and they were thrilled at the success of the event in 2022. It is so important that the dancers of today learn from the icons of the Australian dance industry and they are once again bringing them together all under one roof, on one weekend!

The Light The Way Dance Convention will be a celebration of dance like the industry has never seen before. The venue of the Sydney Coliseum has been chosen with the evening shows in mind. We want to give the young dancers, pre-professionals and current professionals of today the opportunity to perform in this state of the art multi-million dollar theatre. There are three shows over the weekend, with multiple opportunities for Australian dance studios to take part in this celebration of dance. For more information regarding performance opportunities please email 

If you’re a student whose studio is performing in one of the evening shows at LIGHT THE WAY DANCE CONVENTION, you only have to purchase a performance ticket if you have NOT purchased a 2-DAY or 3-DAY convention pass. The cost of the performance ticket is $45 per student. 

We have fantastic group booking incentives for studios and studio owners including discounted group rates, FOC tickets, accommodation and much more. Please contact Louise Telford for more information

The Light The Way Dance Dance Convention will cater for ages 8 years and up! Our Friday 1 September 2023 workshops are exclusively for Pre-Professional, Current Professional & Fulltime performing arts students, and our Saturday & Sunday workshops are for all age groups. Below are the three different age categories that will be separately catered for at the convention. 

 • MINIS (7 – 9 years)

 • JUNIORS  (10 – 12 years)

 • TEENS  (13 – 15 years)

 • PRE-PROFESSIONAL/PRO  (16 years and above)

Each attendee will be given a wristband to wear for the entirety of the convention (they can be removed for the evening show performances)

  1. The decision to re-schedule the Light The Way Dance Convention will be made if necessary due to government restrictions until 2022.

  2. You will have the choice of transferring your tickets to the 2022 event or receiving a refund less a small administration fee.

  3. Refunds will be made within a 90 day period of the re-scheduling decision.

We can assure you will continue to closely monitor the situation and implement necessary contingency plans should the need arise.