by ADF

15 September 2023 
Quaycentre, sydney olympic park
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15 September 2023



RESONATE is an initiative run by the Australian Dance Festival.

It is an exciting opportunity for school students to:

  • Participate in Workshops with some of Australia's best choreographers and

  • Perform on the Australian Dance Festival’s ICONIC stage.

It offers Dance teachers Professional Development through the process.​



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Sarah Boulter,
2019 Resonate Judge

Resonate 2019 surpassed all my expectations.

It was a wonderful celebration of talent, creativity & entertainment.

I believe Resonate 2019 has certainly raised the bar for any comparable competitions.

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Gabrielle Robinson,
Resonate Mentor

In 2019, over 21 items were presented at the first Resonate event. More than 300 students participated in the workshops, rehearsals and performance process with anticipation and heightened energy.

Throughout the year I walked through the conceptual steps with the under-confident schools and students, and during the event my heart exploded with pride and joy as I watched how the teachers had stretched themselves and their students.

In the workshop series all dancers encouraged each other in such a positive environment,it was a truly uplifting experience and  highly emotional experience for me, witnessing the personal growth of both students and teachers during the process. 

The standard of choreography and skill level of these in school dance students was out of this world. This event is a true representation of the brilliant work that in school dance teachers are producing.

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Lauren Thompson,
Dance Choreographer at Oxford Falls Grammar School

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to the organisers of Resonate for the Australian Dance Festival. Our students had a lot of fun learning from a range of choreographers and being amongst such a variety of schools. It was a fabulous opportunity for them to be exposed to industry professionals and we will definitely be entering next year! 

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