Dance Competition

12 June – 18 June 2023

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

Dance Categories:

  • Classical
  • Theatrical
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop
  • Demi Character
  • Song and Dance
  • Solos, Duos and Trios
  • Troupes

Competition Documents:

Running Sheet not yet available

Special Awards:

The following special awards are available for the 2023 Hamilton Eisteddfod Dance Competition.

Australian Ballet Summer School Scholarship: 12 Years and Under

Granting the recipient a place at the 2024 Australian Ballet Summer School.
Donated by Angela Magill and Hamilton Dance Company

Stagelit Studios Encouragement Award: Junior

One award of $150, for a junior dance student.
Donated by Stagelit Studios

Struck Accounting Encouragement Award

One award of $300.
Donated by Struck Accounting

Aggregate Awards

Pamela Coates Perpetual Trophy: 6 years and Under 8
Hamilton Eisteddfod Perpetual Trophy: 8 years and Under 10
Hamilton Eisteddfod Perpetual Trophy: 10 years and Under 12
Magill Family Perpetual Trophy: 12 years and Under 14
Dawn Amour Perpetual Trophy: 14 years and Under 16
Hamilton Eisteddfod Perpetual Trophy: Open 16 Years and over

Australian Ballet Summer School Scholarship: 13 Years and Over

Granting the recipient a place at the 2024 Australian Ballet Summer School.
Donated by The Hamilton Eisteddfod

Stagelit Studios Encouragement Award: Senior

One award of $150, for a senior dance student.
Donated by Stagelit Studios

Lions Club Encouragement Award

Two awards of $250 each.
Donated by the Lions Club of Hamilton

Hamilton Eisteddfod: Dancers
Hamilton Eisteddfod: Dancers in Costume
Hamilton Eisteddfod: Dance Troupe
Hamilton Eisteddfod: Ballet
Hamilton Eisteddfod: Three Dancers

2023 Dance Adjudicator:

Brian Nolan

Brian Nolan is one of Australia’s most celebrated dance Adjudicators.

He is a former member of the Australian Ballet Company, where he participated in several international tours. In 1977, he toured Australia and performed with Dame Margot Fonteyn in The Merry Widow. He has also been privileged to perform with the Bolshoi Ballet and has appeared in several musicals, including Mame, West Side Story and Oklahoma!.

Brian has worked with both Channel Nine and the ABC Channel 2 Ballet, performing in a wide range of shows. He has also choreographed Variety Shows and tapping spectaculars.

In 2013, Brian was presented with the Phoenix Arts Award for his Contribution to the Arts. He sits on many national and international panels and boards, including the Victoria and Tasmania Regional Advisory Panel of the Royal Academy of Dance.

He is the Director of the Brian Nolan Academy of Dance, which celebrates 40 years in 2023.

Brian Nolan