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Please Welcome Showcase to Our WDM Family.

12 Apr

We are excited to announce our partnership with Showcase. The winners of their Dancer of the Year Award 2017 will join us at WDM Spain 2017 – The International Workshop and Competition at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona this June.


Our mission is to build connections between dance and diverse cultures that inspire and transform dancers around the world. Our collaborations with top international dance institutions are a key element that allows us to make the dance world more united and connected.

Showcase is the most innovative and progressive dance competition ever to be created in Australian & New Zealand history.


Showcase is not only the original and official National Dance Championships of Australia but hailed as one of the most Elite in the World.

With over 1.5 million dollars in Cash awards and prizes given out since 1994 to aspiring Dancers, no wonder we attract some of the best dance studios in the Nation all wanting to give their dance students the best opportunity to grow and learn from the Showcase experience.

At our events, prizes are given in a way that makes everyone feel proud of what they have accomplished regardless of the score with our now famous motto “Everyone’s a STAR at Showcase”.

Peter Oxford is the Founder and CEO/President of the Showcase Australian Dance Championships & Hollywood Bound National Dance Championships, and has dominated the Dance competition industry in Australia since the mid 1990’s.

Peter Oxford and his outstanding credits and achievements within not only the dance industry but to charitable events have made him a household name when it comes to Dance.

With over 18,000 acts attending his events annually is hailed as Australia’s most successful Dance entrepreneur having created the first national innovative dance event for the industry. Over the last 25 years Peter’s efforts in producing Showcase, and later Hollywood Bound, has improved the standard of competition and the quality of dance in Australia.

These events provide a great opportunities for young dancers and have assisted in raising the profile of the Australian dance industry on the world stage.

 As we now enter our 3rd decade our event will continue to grow and evolve and not only be proudly Australian made and operated but be a fun filled family event, we take pride in what we do and have achieved with the countless numbers of Australian & New Zealand families who have supported us for over 22 years and we thank you.

 Showcase has not only become a much loved Australian icon but its also stepped onto the international stage as one of the leaders in National Dance Competitions and has been ranked as one of the Worlds best by fellow industry professionals.

Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to have Showcase’s fantastic dancers and its Founder and CEO/President, Peter Oxford, with us at World Dance Movement Spain in Sitges.

WDM SPAIN, Sitges (Barcelona), June 3-8 (daily passes available for June 3, 4 and 5) + WDM International Dance Competition – Spain, June 3-4. Register @ www.WDMSpain.com

If you are 18+ you will have the possibility to audition for Royal Caribbean International. Click here for more information.

NEW Daily Passes At WDM Spain

1 Feb
After a one-year break we will be back in the beautiful seaside city of Sitges (Barcelona) for World Dance Movement Spain 2017. The event will take place at the beautiful Institute of the Arts Barcelona, June 3-8.New this year at WDM Spain is the WDM International Competition at WDM Spain, on June 3 and 4.

Of course, we would love to have you with us for the entire week, but if it is not possible, we hope that you can take advantage of these daily passes and join us for part of the event, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. You will take inspiring classes; you can compete in our International Dance Competition and spend time on the beautiful beaches of Sitges between classes. Also, stay tuned…because we are making a BIG announcement soon about Monday, June 5 that you won’t want to miss.

Purchase your one-day, two-day or three-day pass or register for the entire week (June 3-8) @ www.WDMSpain.com
By April 30th
€85/$90 – 1 DAY
€160/$170 – 2 DAYS
€230/$250 – 3 DAYS
Starting May 1st
€95/$105 – 1 DAY
€170/$185 – 2 DAYS
€240/$265 – 3 DAYS
*Plus Registration Fee – Max. 3 classes per day
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  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Theatre Dance
  • Jazz
  • Complexions Contemporary Workshop
  • MartzCDC Contemporary Workshop
  • Acrobatics for dancers
  • Lyrical
  • Commercial Dance (TV, cinema, video, commercials, etc.)
  • Active-Isolated Flexibility


  • Final Gala Performance
  • Scholarships of $125,000 awarded

Download the complete class schedule here.

Learn more about the Institute of the Arts Barcelona.

An International Institute for the Performing and Recording Arts


The Institute of the Arts Barcelona is a dynamic institute uniquely positioned to offer international performing and recording arts higher education in Europe. Students from all over the world benefit from our top-level professional teaching staff and UK university validated education in a stunning location on the shores of the Mediterranean. Institute of the Arts Barcelona is an international specialist higher education institution were you can study Acting, Dance, Film Direction, Musical Theatre, Pop Music, and Singing. For more information about their programs, please visit www.iabarcelona.com.

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Dopo un anno di pausa torniamo nella bellissima città marittima di Sitges (Barcellona) per il World Dance Movement Spagna 2017. L’evento si svolgerà all’Institute of the Arts Barcelona, dal 3 all’8 Giugno.


Novità di quest’anno al WDM Spagna sarà il WDM International Competition at WDM Spagna, il 3 e 4 Giugno.

Ovviamente, ci piacerebbe avervi con noi per tutta la settimana, ma se non è possibile, speriamo che possiate approfittare dei pass giornalieri per partecipare a parte dell’evento, Sabato, Domenica e/o Lunedì. Avrete la possibilità di fare lezioni straordinarie, competere nel nostro Concorso Internazionale di Danza e rilassarvi sulle incantevoli spiagge di Sitges tra una lezione e l’atra. Inoltre, rimanete sintonizzati…perché ci sarà un grandissimo annuncio riguardo a Lunedì, 5 Giugno che non vorrete perdere.

Acquistate il vostro pass per uno, due o tre giorni o iscriviti per l’intera settimana (3-8 Giugno) su www.WDMSpain.com
Entro il 30 Aprile
€85/$90 – 1 GIORNO
€160/$170 – 2 GIORNI
€230/$250 – 3 GIORNI
Starting May 1st
€95/$105 – 1 GIORNO
€170/$185 – 2 GIORNI
€240/$265 – 3 GIORNI
*Oltre alla quota d’iscrizione – Massimo 3 lezioni al giorno


  • Classico
  • Contemporaneo
  • Theatre Dance
  • Jazz
  • Complexions Contemporary Workshop
  • MartzCDC Contemporary Workshop
  • Danza Acrobatica
  • Lyrical
  • Danza Commerciale (TV, cinema, video, pubblicità, ecc.)
  • Active-Isolated Flexibility (metodo di stretching)


  • Spettacolo di Gala a fine corso
  • Saranno assegnate prestigiose Borse di Studio per il valore di $125.000

Scarica il programma delle lezioni qui.

Qualche informazione sull’Institute of the Arts Barcelona.

Un Instituto Internazionale per la Danza e la Musica. 


L’Institute of the Arts Barcelona è un istituto dinamico che offre corsi di alto livello per studenti nel campo della danza e della musica. Studenti da ogni parte del mondo beneficiano della professionalità del corpo docente e dei corsi convalidati dall’università britannica in una sede incantevole sulle coste del Mediterraneo. L’Institute of the Arts Barcelona è un’istituzione internazionale specializzata dove si può studiare Recitazione, Danza, Cinematografia, Musical Theatre, Musica Pop, e Canto. Per maggiori informazioni riguardo ai corsi offerti, visitate www.iabarcelona.com.

Theatre Dance with AC Ciulla at WDM Spain

13 Jan


This year we will have the pleasure to dance with EMMY Award winning, TONY nominated choreographer, AC Ciulla at WDM Spain. He will teach Theatre Dance for Advanced Students and Professionals. June 3-8 in Sitges, Barcelona @ Institute of the Arts Barcelona.


AC Ciulla has enjoyed an eclectic career spanning a wide range of work in different creative arenas.

AC was nominated for the TONY Award for Best Choreography for Broadway’s hit musical Footloose, and has choreographed/directed numerous productions both nationally and abroad. Off-Broadway, AC choreographed Lucky Guy (Callaway Award nomination), The Bubbly Black Girl…(Lucille Lortel nomination), Ghetto Superstar starring TONY winner Billy Porter, and Last Smoker In America.  Visit our website to continue reading


AC’s innovative warm-up focuses on body alignment, weight distribution, and on how to become stronger and more flexible. He challenges dancers with his fusion of styles, and he focuses on musicality, dynamics, and quality of movement.

AC not only teaches the steps, but he explains the intention behind the movement, and encourages dancers to take chances. If you’re looking to take your dancing and performance quality to another level, and to get noticed at auditions, this is the class for you.



Spots are limited! Register at www.WDMSpain.com and save with our early-bird and group discounts.


Quest’anno al WDM Spain avremo il piacere di danzare con AC Ciulla, vincitore di un EMMY e coreografo nominato per un premio TONY. AC insegnerà Theatre Dance per il livello avanzato/professionale. 3-8 Giugno a Sitges, Barcellona presso l’Institute of the Arts Barcelona.


AC Ciulla gode di una carriera eclettica con una vasta gamma di lavori in diverse arene creative.

AC è stato nominato per il premio TONY per la Migliore Coreografia per il popolare musical di Broadway Footloose, e ha coreografato/diretto numerose produzioni sia a livello nazionale che all’estero. Off-Broadway, AC ha coreografato Lucky Guy (nomination Callaway Award), The Bubbly Black Girl…(nomination Lucille Lortel), Ghetto Superstar con Billy Porter, e Last Smoker In America. Visita il nostro blog per continuare a leggere.


Il riscaldamento innovativo di AC si concentra su l’allineamento del corpo, la distribuzione del peso e su come diventare più forti e più flessibili. AC stimola i danzatori con la sua fusione di stili e si concentra sulla musicalità, la dinamica e la qualità del movimento. AC non insegna solo i passi, ma spiega l’intenzione dietro il movimento incoraggiando i danzatori a rischiare di più. Se stai cercando di portare la qualità del tuo movimento ad un altro livello e di farti notare alle audizioni, questa è la lezione per te.



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MartzCDC Audition Workshop at World Dance Movement Spain and Italy.

15 Apr


The Martz Contemporary Dance Company Audition Workshop will be held during World Dance Movement Spain – The International Workshop (June 26 – July 1 in Sitges at Institute of the Arts Barcelona) and World Dance Movement Italy – The International Workshop (WEEK 1 – July 5-10 in Castellana Grotte, Bari). It will be open only to WDM Spain and Italy participants. It will consist of 6 days of training during which TWO DANCERS will be hired for the October-December season and TWO DANCERS will be selected for apprentice positions. This contract is extendible by six to nine months. To be able to attend the Audition Workshop, you must complete your registration at WDMSpain.com or WDMItaly.com and choose at least one other class offered by the program since the audition will be open only to dancers registered for WDM Spain and Italy.


 Photo by Jesús Coines Suñè. Dancers: Christian Ramos and Beatrice Orlandi.

MartzCDC Audition Workshop

In the 6-day workshop you will work with Eva Martz, director and choreographer of Martz Contemporary Dance Company. You will study repertory work that will allow her to look at your theatrical attitude, interpretation and improvisation skills as well as your creativity and technique. The piece of repertoire chosen will depend on the number of students in the workshop as well as the male to female ratio.


Martz Contemporary Dance Company creates dance through experimental studies of movement and emotion combined. It performs the task of elaborating unique pieces, which are transformed by the dancers in a different way each time it is presented. The Martz Contemporary Dance Company stands for truth and honesty in the stories that are told from the soul, and creep into the awareness of the public.

Our mission is to create noise in the dance world using the choreographic style of Eva Martz. We aim to inspire thought and reflection on subjects that may not have received this treatment otherwise.

We want to unit dancers in a supported environment and get to know them, their movement and their most important issues.

SEE LASTEST REHEARSALS: https://vimeo.com/123307824


WORLD DANCE MOVEMENT SPAIN – The International Workshop, June 26 – July 1, 2015. Sitges (Barcelona) at Institute of the Arts Barcelona. For more information please visit our website WDMSpain.com. Group rates available, please click here.



World Dance Movement ITALY – The International Workshop, July 5-26, 2015. Castellana Grotte (Bari). For more information please visit our website WDMItaly.com. Group rates available, please click here.





L’Audition Workshop della Martz Contemporary Dance Company si svolgerà durante il World Dance Movement Spagna – The International Workshop (26 Giugno – 1 Luglio a Sitges presso l’Institute of the Arts Barcelona) e al World Dance Movement Italia – The International Workshop (SETTIMANA 1 – 5-10 Luglio a Castellana Grotte, Bari). Sarà aperto solo ai partecipanti del WDM Spagna e Italia. Consisterà di 6 giorni di lezione durante i quali DUE DANZATORI saranno selezionati per un contratto stagionale (Ottobre-Dicembre) rinnovabile e DUE DANZATORI saranno selezionati come apprendisti. Per partecipare all’Audition Workshop, bisogna iscriversi su WDMSpain.com o WDMItaly.com e scegliere almeno un’altra lezione tra quelle offerte dal WDM dato che l’audizione è aperta solo ai partecipanti del WDM Spagna o Italia.


Photo by Salvatore Abrescia. Dancer: Beatrice Orlandi. 

MartzCDC Audition Workshop

Nei 6 giorni di Workshop lavorerete con Eva Martz, direttrice e coreografa della Martz Contemporary Dance Company. Studierete il repertorio che le consentirà di notare la vostra attitudine teatrale, le vostre capacità di interpretazione e improvvisazione, così come la vostra creatività e tecnica. Il pezzo di repertorio scelto dipenderà dal numero di studenti partecipanti al workshop e la proporzione tra il numero di uomini e donne.

GUARDA UN VIDEO DELLA COMPAGNIA QUI: https://vimeo.com/123307824

Gaga Movement Language classes at World Dance Movement!

24 Jan


We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Gaga Movement Language classes and the Ohad Naharin Repertory Workshop at  World Dance Movement Spain and Italy!

WDM Spain, Madrid April 12-17 www.WDMSpain.com Check out the class schedule here!

WDM Italy, Castellana Grotte July 6-27 www.WDMItaly.com Check out the class schedule here!

What’s Gaga Movement Language?

Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin, Director of Batsheva Dance Company and Batsheva Ensemble developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members.

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The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

Watch the video where Ohad Naharin discusses Gaga Movement

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We will offer two types of classes at World Dance Movement: Gaga Movement Language and Ohad Naharin Repertory.

* It is highly recommended that students register for both the Gaga Movement Language class and the Ohad Naharin Repertory Workshop as they compliment each other.

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot take the Ohad Naharin Repertory classes without taking the Gaga classes as well, but you can do the Gaga classes without the Ohad Repertory.

At WDM Spain the classes will be taught by Noa Paran.


Noa Paran was born in Israel in 1986. She trained as a dancer in the Kadima community center and from 2007-2010 performed with the Batsheva Ensemble. Today Noa works with different choreographers and teaches Gaga. Read more…

At World Dance Movement Italy the classes will be taught by Guy Shomroni:


Guy began dancing with Batsheva Ensemble in 2001 and joined the senior Batsheva Dance Company in 2004. Read more…

REGISTER FOR WDM SPAIN before February 28th to save money on your registration fee and classes!

REGISTER FOR WDM ITALY before May 31st to save money on your registration fee and classes!

Other WDM 2014 events:

– WDM Switzerland, Lucerne April 21-26. Register for both WDM Spain and Switzerland and RECEIVE 20% OFF the cost of classes at WDM Switzerland.

WDM The Netherlands, Amsterdam August 2-14.

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Siamo felicissimi di annunciare due nuovissime lezioni al  World Dance Movement Spagna e Italia: Gaga Movement Language e il Workshop del Repertorio Ohad Naharin!

WDM Spagna, Madrid 12-17 Aprile www.WDMSpain.com Dai un’occhiata al programma delle lezioni QUI

WDM Italia, Castellana Grotte (BA) 6-27 Luglio www.WDMItaly.com Dai un’occhiata al programma delle lezioni QUI!

Cos’é il Gaga Movement Language?

Gaga è un linguaggio di movimento che Ohad Naharin ha sviluppato nel corso di molti anni e che viene applicato nella pratica quotidiana ed negli esercizi da parte dei membri della Batsheva Dance Company e Batsheva Ensemble.


Il linguaggio di Gaga ha origine nella fede della potenza dinamica e guaritrice del movimento in continua evoluzione. Gaga è un nuovo modo di acquisire conoscenza e consapevolezza di sé attraverso il corpo. Gaga fornisce una struttura per scoprire e rafforzare il vostro corpo e aumentare flessibilità, resistenza, agilità e alleggerendo i sensi e l’immaginazione. Gaga accresce la consapevolezza delle debolezze fisiche, risveglia le zone intorpidite, espone fissazioni fisiche, e offre dei metodi per eliminarle. Il lavoro migliora il movimento istintivo e collega il movimento conscio e inconscio, e permette per un’esperienza di libertà e piacere in modo semplice, in uno spazio gradevole, in abiti comodi, accompagnato da musica, ognuno con se stesso e gli altri.


Offriremo due tipi di lezioni al World Dance Movement: Gaga Movement Language e Repertorio Ohad Naharin.

* Si consiglia vivamente agli studenti di iscriversi sia alle lezioni di Gaga Movement Language che a quelle del Repertorio Ohad Naharin. Le due lezioni si completano a vicenda.

NOTA BENE: Non è possibile prendere parte alle lezioni di Repertorio Ohad Naharin senza fare le lezioni di Gaga Movement Language, ma si può fare la lezione di Gaga Movement Language e non quella di repertorio.

Al WDM Spagna le lezioni saranno insegnate da Noa Paran.


Noa Paran è nata in Israele nel 1986. Si è formata come ballerina nel Kadima community center e dal 2007 al 2010 si è esibita con il Batsheva Ensemble. Oggi Noa lavora con diversi coreografi e insegna Gaga. Continua a leggere…

Al World Dance Movement Italia le lezioni saranno insegnante da Guy Shomroni:


Guy ha iniziato a ballare con il Batsheva Ensemble nel 2001 e si unì alla maggiore Batsheva Dance Company nel 2004. Leggi di più…

ISCRIVITI AL WDM SPAGNA prima del 28 Febbraio per risparmiare sul costo della registrazione e delle lezioni!

ISCRIVITI AL WDM ITALIA prima del 31 Maggio per risparmiare sul costo della registrazione e delle lezioni!

Gli altri eventi del WDM 2014:

– WDM Svizzera, Lucerna 21-26 Aprile. Iscriviti sia al WDM Spagna che al WDM Svizzera per ricevere il 20% DI SCONTO sul costo delle lezioni del WDM Svizzera.

– WDM Paesi Bassi, Amsterdam 2-14 Agosto.

Nacho Duato Choreographic Workshop at WDM Spain.

7 Jan


We are excited to announce the Nacho Duato Choreographic Workshop at WDM Spain! Register today!

World Dance Movement Spain, Madrid. April 12-17, 2014 

Here are some details:

– Duration: 6 days / 2 hours per session

Teacher: Eva López Crevillén

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The first day will be an introduction to Nacho Duato‘s quality of movement supported by choreographic sections of known pieces from his work. Eva López Crevillén will select dancers and pieces to work on during the workshop.

She will focus the class work on becoming the movement  to assist the dancers  in understanding the evolution of Duato’s movement.

Nacho Duato


The workshop will result in a cultural experience expressed by the student’s movement. The concrete pieces that are going to be performed by the students during the workshop will be decided depending on the number of dancers and the characteristics of the dancers attending. It will be a journey from his first awarded piece like Arenal, charged with the light and the magic of the way he feels about the Mediterranean culture, to Cobalto, one of his latest’s works for CND, which represents the darker corners of its creation about human beings.




Some of his choreographic work for NDT; Alone, for a Second, Arenal , Boléro , Chansons Madecasses , Raptus , Synaphai, Ucelli. His choreographic works for CND, Alas, Arcangelo, Castrati, Cautiva, Cero sobre cero, Coming, Together, Concierto Madrigal, Diecisiete (Pedro Alcalde y Sergio Caballero), Ecos , Empty, Hevel, Herrumbre, Mediterrania, Multiplicidad. Formas de Silencio y Vacío, Opus, Piat, Por vos muero, Remansos, Romeo y Julieta,  Self, Tabulae and White Darkness.

“Herrumbre” with with Tamako Akiyama, Gentian Doda, Isaac Montllor









Register for WDM Spain, Madrid. April 12-17, 2014 at Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid.

More information about World Dance Movement Spain HERE!

“Cobalto” (photo by Fernando Marcos)

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Siamo felicissimi di annunciare il Workshop Coreografico di  Nacho Duato al WDM Spagna! Iscriviti oggi!

World Dance Movement Spagna, Madrid. 12-17 Aprile, 2014

Ecco alcuni dettagli:

– Durata: 6 giorni / 2 ore a lezione

Insegnante: Eva López Crevillén



Il primo giorno sarà un’introduzione alla qualità di movimento di Nacho Duato. Attraverso parti di coreografia di pezzi conosciuti del suo lavoro, Eva López Crevillén selezionerà ballerini e pezzi di coreografia con cui lavorare nei successive cinque giorni.

In questo modo il workshop risulterà in un’esperienza culturale espressa attraverso il movimento degli studenti. I pezzi che verranno ballati dagli studenti durante il workshop saranno decisi in base al numero e caratteristice degli studenti partecipanti. In ogni caso sarà un viaggio affascinante dal suo primo pezzo premiato Arenal, impregnato della luce e magia attraverso i quali lui percepisce la cultura mediterranea, e Cobalto, uno dei sui lavori più recenti per CND che rappresenta gli angoli più bui della sua creazione sugli esseri umani.

“Por Vos Muero”



Vale la pena citare tra i suoi vari lavori coreografici per NDT Alone, for a Second, Arenal, Boléro, Chansons Madecasses, Raptus, Synaphai, Ucelli. Per CND Alas, Arcangelo, Castrati, Cautiva, Cero sobre cero, Coming, Together, Concierto Madrigal, Diecisiete (Pedro Alcalde y Sergio Caballero), Ecos, Empty, Hevel, Herrumbre, Mediterrania, Multiplicidad. Formas de Silencio y Vacío, Opus, Piat, Por vos muero, Remansos, Romeo y Julieta, Self, Tabulae, White Darkness.










Registrati oggi! 12-17 Aprile, 2014 al Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid.

Ulteriori informazioni sul World Dance Movement Spagna QUI!

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