Wednesday 14th February // 2.00pm-4.00pm // Judith Wright Centre


Join some of Australia’s top creatives to discuss and explore the concepts of communicating creative vision, breaking into the international markets and the festival circuit, insight into touring models and the rotating guest choreography collaboration concept.

Presenters include:
Kyle Page – Artistic Director, Dancenorth
Amber Haines - Associate Artistic Director, Dancenorth
Patrick Nolan - Artistic Director, Queensland Opera
Lene Bang Henningsen - Creative Producer / Agent, Lene Bang

Kellie Williams- Company Manager and acting Executive Director, Dancenorth
Jack Ziesing- Dancer, Dancenorth
and more.

Facilitated by Kate Usher from Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane, this workshop will delve into the wealth of knowledge of this incredible range of presenters to share thoughts and ideas on how to progress in the Arts Sector.

This is a free event, to secure your seat please register your interest via the link below.



Short+Sweet Queensland is back for another year and this time they’re bursting at the seams with a packed program of performance on Saturday 17th February, 7.30pm at the Dancenorth Theatre.

The world’s biggest little play festival has been delighting audiences across Queensland for ten years with a diverse program including cutting-edge contemporary, grisly drama, outlandish comedy, sultry song and everything in between.

“Short+Sweet is a unique opportunity for audiences to witness up to ten performances in just one

sitting! In each strand we’ve packed a diverse selection of new work that will have you laughing

one minute and crying the next. The festival is an incredible whirlwind of performance which

showcases some of the best talent from Queensland.”

-       Brodie Peace, Festival Director

The competition kicks off on the 17th February. The winners of this years Townsville Festival will once again appear Short+Sweet Festival’s Gala Finals in September 2018.

This is where the audience kicks in, every audience member has a vote to send one of the shows through to Brisbane, along with the tally of the Industry judges a winner will be selected to represent Townsville. But it doesn’t stop there, the winner of the Gala Final will have the chance to represent Australia at Short+Sweet Hollywood!!

Short+Sweet Queensland is shaking things up, packing even more punch into their almighty program. To purchase tickets please click the link below!


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Townsville’s newest dance party under the stars is back for another year! Hosted by the hilarious Ian Zaro, Dance Tropics Dance will feature an incredible showcase of local dancers from Dancenorth Company, the Lindyhop Swing group and crews from Dancenorth’s Open Class Program.

Dance the night away to party tunes by 1RAR’s kickin’ band who will be performing all of your toe-tapping favourites, a cheeky new kids set and hits from the 90s to get the MC Hammer moves going! Jezzine Barracks will be fitted out with Townsville’s largest dance floor, delicious eats by Otto’s Market food tr...ucks, a licenced bar area and easy no stress social dance lessons with Movimiento!

This is an all ages event so bring your loved ones, your hot date, your squad to experience an amazing night out under the stars with good music, food and dance. Our custom glitter tent will once again be on site to help you sparkle your way into the evening, a night not to be missed!

No dance experience necessary and family friendly (kids 4 & under are FREE)

The night will be full of glitter and party tunes by 1RAR's kickin’ band, plus includes a huge dance floor, delicious eats and licensed courtyard under the stars by Otto’s, a flash mob and social dance lessons. This beautiful fundraising event will be the second of a series of three funded by Townsville City Council, aimed at developing the profile of Dancenoth Community local events. 

To purchase tickets please click the link below!

“Dance, Tropics, Dance! was a truly, genuine, joyful celebration of Townsville’s dancing community! Across ages and experience, the event created a space for all to dance their hearts out on their terms. And what a brilliant, honest reflection of Townsville’s people; hosted by indigenous powerhouse, Ian Zaro, accompanied by the dynamic 1RAR Army Band and witnessed by families, hipsters, new and devoted dance lovers; long live Dance, Tropics, Dance!”
— Bec Reid