Fast+Fresh Dance 2012

Image credits – Images appear in order of 2012 winners list
Photographer: Mick O’Donnell

Applications closed October 15, 2012. DVD applications preferred.

Now in its fifth year, Fast+Fresh Dance cultivates talent and performance by choreographers and dancers aged 21 and under. The festival inspires and educates young performers to strive for their own artistic excellence and encourages active participation in dance at all levels and styles including contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, krumping and cultural dance.

Works must be 5 minutes or less and winning performances are eligible for awards such as Most Outstanding Choreography, Best Male and Female Dancer and People’s Choice. Great industry and cash prizes to be won!

This year many of our sponsors are back again providing great prizes including Sydney Dance Company, Ausdance, Bloch and Dance Australia Magazine. In keeping with the vibe of the festival there are some new sponsors including Dance Makers Collective, offering a secondment, and Cheese on Toast Productions, offering a dance video package.

In addition we have Ars Musica offering cash prizes for Best Male Dancer ($150), Best Female Dancer ($150) and Most Outstanding Choreography ($250). Ars Musica is committed to supporting young Australians who are seeking to further their skills and involvement in the creative performing arts.


Most Outstanding Choreography: Silk Choreographed by Isabelle Leonard. (Danced by Isabelle Leonard, Anabella Sammut, Cristina Commiso, Sharlene Roberts and Rebecca Dewar.)

Best Male Dancer: William Keohavong (Ben)

Best Female Dancer: Demi-Jo Manalo (You)

Best New Talent: Brandon Atoui (Unknown Fear)

Audience Choice Award: I’m Not Yours Choreographed by Maria Esquivel. (Danced by Brett Hartnett and Maria Esquivel.)

Click here to view photos from the Fast+Fresh Finals 2012

  • Dates of Heats: Wed 14 Nov, Thurs 15 Nov 7.30pm
  • Date of Final: Saturday 17 November 7.30pm
  • Location: Lennox Theatre
  • Price: Heats Adult $15* / Concession $12* Final $20*

Download applications here.

Applications closed October 15, 2012. DVD applications preferred.
$12 Registration Fee per piece. To register contact or 8839 3309