Dance Event: 24th – 25th July 2021

See below for details.

The 2021 Hamilton Eisteddfod has been cancelled, and more information about its cancellation can be found here: 2021 Hamilton Eisteddfod Cancelled.
For information about our special 2021 Dance Event, see below.


competition & class

24th – 25th July 2021

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

Join the Hamilton Eisteddfod for a special 2-day dance event in July 2021.

Competitors will attend a classical ballet Open Class in the morning of their competition, before performing two adjudicated solos on the same day.

View Competitor Information

Click here to view the ‘Competitor Information’ document for this event. This includes more details about the competition, rules for competitors and how to enter.

Meet our Special Guests from the Australian Ballet

We are delighted to introduce two special guests for this event, both from the Australian Ballet.

Amy Harris

Amy Harris

Principal Artist, The Australian Ballet

Amy was born in Ararat, Victoria and began jazz and tap classes at her local ballet school at the age of three. From the age of ten, Amy trained in the Cecchetti method with Carole Oliver School of Ballet in Ballarat, and as a Cecchetti scholar won bronze and silver medals.

In 1999, aged 15, Amy successfully auditioned for The Australian Ballet School. She joined The Australian Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to coryphée in 2007, soloist in 2011 and senior artist in 2012.

In 2018 she was promoted to principal artist on stage after her performance in Tertulla in the world premiere of Lucas Jervies’ Spartacus.

Amy will facilitate the Open Classes at our event, and also adjudicate the Classical Dance sections.

Jarryd Madden

Principal Artist, The Australian Ballet

Encouraged by his dance-teacher mother, Jarryd Madden started dancing at the age of three at his local dance school in Wauchope, New South Wales. He remained there until 2005 when, aged 16, he joined Melbourne’s National Theatre Ballet School.

After a guest stint with The Australian Ballet during the 2007 season of Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker, Jarryd officially joined the company at the beginning of 2008. He was promoted to coryphée in 2011, to soloist in 2015 and to senior artist in 2017.

A versatile artist, Jarryd has performed in every Bodytorque season since joining the company.

Jarryd will adjudicate the Contemporary/Lyrical Dance sections at this event.

Jarryd Madden

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2021 Hamilton Eisteddfod Cancelled

2021 Hamilton Eisteddfod Cancelled

We are disappointed to announce that the Hamilton Eisteddfod will not be held this year. However, we hope to offer different performance opportunities for our contestants in 2021. In our previous update, we explained that we were seeking an alternative venue for the...

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