Tuesday 14th September – Saturday 2nd October 2021
Troupes & Groups Weekend – 18-19th September 2021

Venue: Her Majesty’s Theatre


Dance melds the beauty of music and movement and takes us to a world of wonderment.

The Royal South Street Energetiks dance competition is one of Australia’s largest, attracting dancers from right around the country.


Energetics ‘Dance for Life’ solo competition, proudly sponsored by Energetiks


1st        $1000 Energetiks voucher

PLUS a photo shoot at the Energetiks studio valued at $1000

2nd      $750 Energetiks voucher

3rd       $500 Energetiks voucher

Energetiks Dance for Life criteria


2019 Dance For Life Winner


Courier Classic Ballet Championship

Proudly sponsored by The Courier Ballarat


2019 finalist for The Courier Classic

2019 winner Paige Ristevski

Previous winners

2018 – Scarlett Nash
2017 – Emma Dowling
2016 – Ada Sayasane
2015 – Ruby Moore

5 minutes with our Courier Classic Ballet Champion from 2019 – Paige Ristevski

How has 2020 impacted your dance training? Have you been doing online sessions?

2020 has been a roller-coaster of a year! With COVID-19 restrictions becoming more intense towards the end of term 1 we had to move to online learning. I had mixed emotions about this because it meant I was able to go home to my family but it also meant dancing out of the garage for a few weeks. Luckily by the middle of term 2 we were able to go back to face to face learning. I never knew how much I would miss dancing in a big studio space and not in a square meter of tarkett! 


What school do you attended?  

This year I began training in level 2 at Queensland Ballet Academy, although this year did not go as I imagined it to be like I have absolutely loved the QBA tuition. The environment is so inviting and the training has helped me broaden my artistic and technical knowledge.


How did it feel, winning The Courier Classic Ballet Championship in 2019?

Winning The Courier Classical Ballet Championship in 2019 was the most surreal experience.  I will never forget when I completed my solo and the feelings of being proud of my performance and just taking in and enjoying the energy from the audience. I really could not have done it without my teachers from Expressions Ballet Academy and my family, this performance has been one we will treasure forever. 


What advice do you have for other dancers wanting to compete in the Courier Classic Ballet Championships?

My advice to dancers wanting to participate in The Courier Class Ballet Championship would be to enjoy the moment. You have put in so many hours in the studio perfecting steps and the solo over and over again, so enjoy every minute being on stage and take in the experience. 


How have you continued to train and keep positive through 2020?

Throughout this year we’ve been keeping our training up by participating in online classes during the isolation period, fortunately we are back in the spacious studios now but I learnt a lot from dancing in the garage. When in isolation I had to keep reminding myself what’s to come when things are back to normal because it was very easy to slip into a negative mindset.  I took this time to focus on the little, intricate things that needed fixing as there was a lot of time but very little room to move around in. 


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