Our event does host a competition, but it's not about the competition. Our event is a chance to dance, create and inspire, it is serious fun for a serious good cause!
We welcome ALL styles of dance and performing arts :)
This is a FUNdraiser event and a chance to challenge yourself! Entrant fees to BEYOND DANCE will be donated to the important mental health services of beyondblue.org.au
STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY SECTIONS include the following entry and performance opportunities:
Age Solos (any style, except tap & acro)
Boys Only section (incl. solo/duo/trio/qt)
Mini, Junior & Teen Duos/Trios
Troupe Talent chorey by Student Teacher
National eg. Irish (in costume, traditional music)
Special Needs are welcome in any section
Improvisation fun for all age groups
“Minute to WinIT” Solo Girls Jazz, Hip Hop, Cheer Pom, Baton Twirl,Cali Rods (no other props, no acro).
Sing & Bling musical theatre, pop song or your own!
Age 18-25 Performance any style (incl. solo/duo/trio/grp).
VCE Solo (or equiv.) this section may be teacher-taught or own choreography, VCE completed within the past 2 years.
Elite pre-professional displays (incl. full time dance students)
Newbie teacher help permitted as section especially for non-competitive dancers learning a short time and if it’s your very first performance on a stage, please let us know on the day.
“Blue Challenge” Championship in styles of Contemporary, Lyrical, Neo &/or Classical.
Fun Finale Challenges Best Piourette & Best Arabesque
Interested teachers, dance schools and dance companies please contact us via email noting there is a limit of one display performance per supporting business with limited space available and preference is given understandably to those who have not had a spot in prior years (Note there is no set entry fee for a teacher taught display but our fundraiser would be grateful for a representative studio donation eg. can you host a "wear blue" day at your dance school? Even if you can't come along to the event, we'd love to have you involved!)
It is wonderful to see many studio teachers in our audience too just being supportive of our FUNDRAISER and enjoying their students’ own creative performances! Some groups enjoy catching up and sharing holiday houses for a fun dance getaway, prior to re-starting classes for the new year.
Performance enquiries &/or display requests for 2021 can email us at
We are an all inclusive fundraiser, we welcome all students of all dance schools, primary and secondary schools and other dance learning environments to be involved at any level.
If you miss an early entry, just come along! Improvisation sections, finale fun and the workshop can be entered on the day. The workshop masterclass "Beyond Basics" is for all ages and levels, held at the same venue after the event and hosted by our guest adjudicator for tips on creating choreography and thinking "outside the box".
2020 Junior Blue Challenge Winner, Kershawn
BOYS BLUE Winner 2020 Braelan
Exciting presentations with our unique trophies and great sponsored prizes!
Power of Positivity with our FUN adjudicators
Special Performance Openings
Put together your own Student Teacher's team!
Could you be our next ambassador? Each year we select two ambassadors for our next event, our Dance Ambassador from Blue Challenge (random draw) and our Photographic Ambassador is selected from all professional photos purchased. Our ambassadors represent our event throughout the year and it's a fab role not reliant on how high you can jump but a chance to help us promote dancing for mental health in lots of opportunities!
Do you have other ideas for our event or want to be involved? Please get in contact with us, especially if you live interstate as we are keen to collaborate with other volunteers to take the event nationally.
A day trip to enjoy Phillip Island is beautiful! Phillip Island is about an hour’s drive from SE Melbourne and whilst you’re not dancing, there are plenty of lovely little shops, cafes and art galleries within walking distance of the event, so you will be close enough for an easy lunch or dinner and perhaps even a visit to the little penguins or just enjoy a leisurely family walk on the pier afterwards.
Stay overnight with your dance team or getaway for a family weekend as this event is at the end of the school holidays and if you haven’t been away already, you might like to book a longer visit to enjoy in varied accommodation from cute beach-side apartments to magnificent foreshore houses, camping and caravan parks are all here and taking a break is also good for mental health!