light the way dance convention

The Program

FRI
07JUN 2024

PRE-PROFESSIONAL DAY • 8.30AM - 7.30PM

Friday 7 June 2024 is a day geared specifically to all pre-professional aspiring performing artists, as well as current professional dancers who want to immerse themselves in everything the Australian dance industry has to offer. 

Prepare yourself for the biggest names in the business to inspire and educate the next generation of Australian dancers. The day will include masterclasses, mock auditions, career advice and industry panel discussions. 

MOCK AUDITION WORKSHOP

The day will include a mock-audition workshop facilitated by convention producer and Australian dance royalty Kelley Abbey. Students will be put through their paces by a panel of industry heavyweights and of ourse our Producer Kelley Abbey, learning the skill needed to endure an authentic cattle-call audition. At the completion of this mock audition,  three remarkable auditionees and the TOP 20 will be chosen to perform in the opening number of the LTW Performing Arts Gala on Sunday 9 June 2024. This is the perfect opportunity to be noticed by some of the leading creatives in this country, they are the ones making the decisions and employing the next generation of Australian performers in the industry! 

SAT
08JUN 2024

LIGHT THE WAY DANCE CONVENTION • 8.30AM - 7.30PM

A full day of workshops, masterclasses and industry panel Q&A sessions with Australia’s most prolific and successful dancers, choreographers and creatives. Never before has a faculty of this calibre been assembled to inspire and educate the next generation of dancers. We are also excited to be bringing an International Superstar Choreographer (TBA) over to Australia for the Light The Way Dance Convention who will be teaching workshops for all ages on the Saturday & Sunday of the convention. 

WORKSHOP GENRES

At the convention we will be offering the following genres: JAZZ • HIP-HOP • LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY • MUSICAL THEATRE • TAP • LATIN 

SUN
09JUN 24

LIGHT THE WAY DANCE CONVENTION • 8.30AM - 5.30PM

A full day of workshops, masterclasses and industry panel Q&A sessions with Australia’s most prolific and successful dancers, choreographers and creatives. Never before has a faculty of this calibre been assembled to inspire and educate the next generation of dancers. 

WORKSHOP GENRES

At the convention we will be offering the following genres: JAZZ • HIP-HOP • LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY • MUSICAL THEATRE • TAP • LATIN

LIGHT THE WAY PERFORMING ARTS GALA - 7.30PM

The Sunday night Showcase Performing Arts Gala will be a celebration of dance, with the opportunity for Fulltime & Part Time Performing Arts studios to perform on this state-of-the-art stage at Australia’s newest multi-million dollar venue Sydney Coliseum Theatre. The evening will also include performances from professional dancers choreographed by some of the best creatives in Australia. 

This gala event is the perfect opportunity for dance studios to give their current students an outstanding performance opportunity in front of the biggest names in the business, as well as showcase their school to potential fulltime students who are attending the convention.