Australian Institute of Classical Dance

Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship 2017

aicd-houston-2017-adThe Australian Institute of Classical Dance is proud to be presenting the Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship again in 2017.  The event will be held at the Hurstville Entertainment Centre in Sydney on Tuesday the 18th of April 2017.  For further details and to register your interest in participating, click here…



AICD International Ballet Awards 2017


The Australian Institute of Classical Dance is proud to be presenting the International Ballet Awards again in 2017.  The event will be held at Westminster School in Adelaide on the weekend of the 14th-15th October 2017.  For further details and to register your interest in participating, click here…



Open Classes with The Australian Ballet School

The Australian Institute of Classical Dance is pleased to be able to offer its members and friends a discount to Open Masterclasses at The Australian Ballet School.  Using the discount code AICD will deliver a 10% saving to our students.  Click here for further details 

NSW Junior Awards 2017


The 2017 NSW Junior Awards will be held on the 18th of April 2017 at the Marana Hall, Hurstville Entertainment Center MacMahon St in Hurstville, NSW.   This year the Junior Awards will be held in conjunction with the Houston Academy Scholarship.  The entry form may be downloaded here.



Gabriel Jahnke – Houston Scholarship Winner 2016 Report

Gabriel Jahnke has provided us with a report on his last 12 months in Houston where he completed the Summer Intensive Program and was given a further Scholarship.  If you are planning to attend the Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship which is being held in April, his experience will inspire you.  The full story can be found here.  

Borovansky Syllabus Teachers Seminar 2017

On Sunday, February 5, the AICD Victorian Committee held a Borovansky teacher Seminar, focusing on Grades 5 & 6. It was opened by the AICD’s Artistic Director; Marilyn Jones OBE and the facilitator for the day was AICD Borovansky Syllabus Examiner; Lynette Mirams. The Seminar attracted teachers from the Melbourne area and regional Victoria, as well as NSW and Queensland, and included some new teachers to the syllabus.
The photo shows L-R Standing – Craig Maguire, Shaleen Gardener, Marilyn Jones OBE, Ziggy Clements, Joanne Adderley, Kathleen Hamilton, Kim Francis, Karyn Maguire, Lynette Mirams, Lyndelle Steer, Anna Stokes, Rowena Gardener and Gwenda Rose-Cron. L-R Kneeling – Jasmina Stefkovski, Cam Newell, Sarah Brown, Manisha Roberts, Ruby Robertson and Alison McIntosh-Deszcz. Centre front – our youngest student participant; Peyton Rose Thun.

The Victorian Committee would also like to thank Jak Callick, Yvette Synot and Garth Welch for their help on the day.

New AICD Store

Well the wait is finally over, the new AICD Store is available with Paypal as the underlying payment engine.  In order to use Paypal, you do not need to be a member, you just need your credit card.

All our products are currently available for purchase for the new year.  To access the store, select AICD Store from the Menu or follow this link.

New Videos On the AICDBallet – YouTube Channel

AICD International Awards Promo 2017

For some time, the AICD has had a video channel on YouTube.  Historically that has been seldom used, however, that is about to change.  Recently we have added two new videos to our video channel  – AICDBallet. To get to our channel, follow the following link. 

The two new videos are:

  • The Promotional Video for the International Awards 2017. 
  • The Dance Train Magazine video of the Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship 2016 with perspectives on dance provided by Shelly Power. 

Merry Christmas from the AICD

9 DECEMBER 2005:  The Christmas Ballet  performed by the Smuin Ballet at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Photo by Tom Hauck.

Photo by Tom Hauck.

On behalf of the National Committee, we would like to wish a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all our State supporters and the membership of the AICD.  We thank you for your continued support for the institute and and its altruistic goals over 2016.  We hope that you have had an enjoyable and prosperous 2016 and that 2017 brings forth new and invigorating opportunities for all our teachers and students. See you in the New Year…

Paul Hamilton & Marilyn Jones

New Teachers Guidelines

teachers-guidelines-cover-artWe have issued a new Teachers Guideline which is available for download here . There have been a number of changes to the examinations area.

Please note: This booklet has been designed to be double sided printed into a booklet.



NSW Junior Awards 2016

The NSW Junior Awards were held on Sunday 16th of October 2016 at the Pulse Studios in Mortdale in Sydney.

We had more than 40 entries this year and the winners on the day were: Remy DÓrnay,  Alana Ostrowski, Annie Zhoo, Amber Alston, Taliya Bennett and Denzel Parsons.   More details and photos can be found here.

Houston Scholarship 2016 – Photo Gallery

Winners from 2016

Winners from 2016

Last but certainly not least, we have also uploaded all of the photos that were in 2016 at the Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship.  They are available for download in 1024 x 768 pixel or for purchase in larger formats.  For more details, please see the gallery here…