About Flipside

The Flipside Project:

Is a contemporary dance and collaborative choreographic program for young people (aged 7 – 18) and emerging artists (18 – 26) based in Newcastle, the Central Coast and Greater Hunter. 

The Flipside Project provides opportunities for young people and emerging artists to collaborate with some of Australia’s most esteemed professional contemporary and independent dance theatre choreographers; inspiring and mentoring them through a long term collaborative, creative process.  

The Flipside Project provides the opportunity to create and perform in full length contemporary dance works that simulate the professional dance industry, collaborating with professional composers, visual designers and production teams.

The Flipside Project, is not a private dance school, but a youth dance company that offers unique dance experiences for young people through performance and creative projects supported by Ausdance NSW, artsNSW, the NSW Department of Education and Communities, the City of Newcastle & the University of Newcastle

Flipside’s Intensives Programs are devised to simulate the working processes of a professional contemporary dance company, through daily morning contemporary technique class, creative task development, choreography and rehearsals, working together to create new full length contemporary work.

The Flipside Project strengthens the presence of contemporary youth dance in a non-traditional dance school setting, in Newcastle, the Central Coast and Greater Hunter, creating a non-competitive, inclusive hub for young and emerging dancers: extending their networks and profile both in the professional arts and broader community.

The Flipside Project offers:

Intensive choreographic programs:  Junior (8 – 12 years) , Senior (13 – 18 years) and Emerging artist (18 – 26 years ) Ensembles work collaboratively with professional choreographers on new contemporary pieces and the development of full length contemporary works in conjunction with emerging composers and visual designers. The Intensives are all devised to simulate the working processes of a professional contemporary dance company, through daily morning contemporary technique class, creative task development, choreography and rehearsals, working together to create new full length contemporary work.

Master Classes: Junior and Senior week-end based intensive programs with Australian professional choreographers, focused on technique, skill development and performance.

Emerging artist program: Bridges the gap between dance school and the tertiary sector providing young artists with strong contemporary foundations in technique, duo and partnering, improvisation and creative task building. The program prepares students for auditions into BA courses at WAAPA: West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, VCA: Victorian College of the Arts, QUT: Queensland University of Technology and beyond

In schools workshops: Flipside Dance Inc can come to your primary or secondary school to provide one off workshops or longer term dance programs and choreographic development.