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Amazing ballet competition

Photo Jez Smith

On 20 November 2012 The Australian Ballet announced it’s giving away an amazing prize to the nation’s biggest young ballet fan, in celebration of the launch of the Collette Dinnigan for The Australian Ballet at Target collection at selected Target stores and online.

One lucky young dancer will win the Ultimate Ballet Experience, including return airfares to Sydney and two nights’ accommodation at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel, premium tickets to any 2013 main stage production, as well as tickets to a Public Programs education event.

In addition, the winner will be treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House and Joan Sutherland Theatre, where The Australian Ballet performs each year. There will be the opportunity to meet the dancers, see costumes and their incredible detail up close, and witness the excitement that goes on backstage as dancers prepare for a performance.

The Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister, said he was excited to give young ballet fans a chance to share their love of dance.

“As a young boy growing up dancing, I would have given anything to see a ballet performance and have fond memories of being taken to the theatre as a special treat.

“I can’t wait to meet the winner and personally give them a guided tour – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience I’m sure they’ll never forget!” said McAllister.

The Collette Dinnigan for The Australian Ballet at Target range features a collection of ballet-inspired clothing for girls, ranging in sizes from 3 – 8. Priced between $19 and $59 with a distinct vintage feel, it’s an affordable range available in selected Target stores nationally as well as online at

10% of the proceeds from all sales will go to help fund the education program Out There – The Australian Ballet in Schools, taking dance into classrooms all around the country.

To enter click here and nominate the tiny dancer in your life (between the ages of three and sixteen), and tell us in 25 words of less what they love most about ballet. It might be twirling and whirling in a dance class, wearing their favourite dance costume or pretending to be a prince or a swan.

Entries are open to all Australian residents and close on 21 January 2013.




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