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Message from Alicia Kasih 2007 Global Dance Award Winner

Hello Abby, Global dance crew and Everyone!
Hope everyone had a great time at Global 2008 -which i missed! boo!I I left Sydney to Los Angeles in March to take up my award. at last, after months and months of waiting... I decided to finish up my full time performing arts course before I go. I was so excited during the flight, I didn't sleep at all! so bouncy that i was already dancing around in the airport with my i-pod. After settling into my new apartment (I'm staying with a couple of friends), I was running out the door to go dance! Classes are amazing out here. Unless it's the weekend, they run from 10 am - 10 p.m., sometimes to midnight!
Crazy standards too... everyone is so good and things just go so fast, that you just have to be brave and step up. For me, it's really hard at first. because of the different style, different teachers, different set of warm-ups. but with each class, I find myself getting it easier, better and more comfortable. I have never been so inspired in my life. There are so many talented people around me... and they are the people I watch in youtube and go "woooww!". and there they are teaching class, or even impossibly, taking class with me. Brian Friedman was doing plies and stretches next to me! Brian Friedman! aaah! I was so star-struck. So I'm in New York City at the moment. taking a lot of classes and seeing shows. so good. using a lot of my savings... hehe. I will be heading back to LA in about 3 weeks, to stay and learn more until September.
Thanks so much for this amazing experience!
i'm going to stay in LA until 30th September. long time i know!! i'm taking advantage of this as much as i can!
will keep you updated. :)
alicia x

2008 Global Dance Award™ (24/4/08)

One Dancer...One Dream...One Award

We are very proud to announce the winner of the 2008 Global Dance Award™, Morgan Choice from Sydney.

Morgan has received a return flight to Los Angeles, a two-week class pass to Edge Performing Arts Center to experience the best teachers/choreographers the industry has to offer, and spending money - total prize valued at $5000. She will also be able to catch up with the GDC faculty and take classes with Alison, Barry, Gregg, Adam and Gustavo.

Congratulations also to Sophie Lidbury from Merewether who was runner up, receiving $1000 cash to assist her dance career.


Intermediate Dance Bursary (24/4/08)

With great pleasure we announce the winner of the 2008 dance bursary award is Jessica Melham from Sydney.

To assist in the development of her dance, Jessica receives a scholarship for classes at her dance studio to the value of $750.

'THE dance experience'

Congratulations to everyone that entered the Global Dance Award and thank you to all that attended GDC-Global Dance Convention®, continuing to make our event THE dance experience .  Our fantastic teachers had a blast here in Australia, commenting on the high energy in all classes throughout the convention and the buzz they felt amongst the dancers. They were extremely impressed with the way dance is developing in Australia, and gave props to all that participated in the showcase on the final day. They look forward to returning in 2009.

Our faculty have all arrived safely back in LA and I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your positive feedback and welcoming testimonials for these talented teachers. We would also like to mention the following recipients of our encouragement awards, as selected by our 2008 faculty. 


2009 Scholarship -Mia McCarten, Leann McInnes
$150 Bloch voucher - Jade Rutherford
$150 cash - Tayla Slender
Faculty merchandise pack - Maikolo Fekitoa


2009 Scholarship - Natalie Brown, Carina Russell
$200 Bloch voucher - Richelle Levett
$150 cash - Sasha Krajnc
Faculty merchandise pack - Maricar de la Cruz


2009 Scholarship - Samantha Prats, Keiynan Lonsdale
$250 Bloch voucher - Jessica Labrador
$150 cash - Courtney Raftry
Faculty merchandise pack - Brandon Atoui



Barry's CD

"S" on my Chest

is in stock now!


Download order form

Due to licensing rules and regulations, with the exception of original mixes, we are unable to sell, or provide for download, music that was used at GDC-Global Dance Convention®. Below is the next best thing.

Download GDC music listing