Key Dates of 2019
This page will tell you about all the cool events Flare will run throughout the year.
Please note that if you're just looking for a quick jam, casual classes will be continuously running throughout the year. You can also treat video project and gig classes as casual classes if you don't wish to participate in filming or performance.
Below is a quick timeline overview for our semester 1 events from week 2 (UniMelb):
Week 2: Gig classes, Welcome Picnic*
Week 3: Gig castings
Week 4: External classes
Week 4 & 5: Video Project
Week 6 & 7: Short course
Week 7: Cocktail Night*
Mid Sem Break: FFAMM FEST*
Week 8: Production classes**, Night Market*
Week 9: Production auditions**
Week 10 - 12: Video project and short courses
Winter break: Mid-year showcase*
*Major event (these are listed in more detail below)
**Production is our largest performance event of the of year (think October), so we cast earlier relative to other performance events.
16th March, Saturday, 4.30 - 7.30pm
Flare's Welcome Picnic is filled with free food, games, and new friends! If you are free, make sure to join us on this upcoming Saturday at the University of Melbourne to have lots of fun and meet new friends!
To find out more, please check through our Facebook event page!
Cocktail Night & Night Market
Cocktail night: April 20th, Saturday.
SAVE THE DATE!! Flare's annual Cocktail Night is a special themed event (theme TBA) with a night of partying with performances you can partake in and you won't want to miss out!
This year, our Cocktail Night will have 15 different dance pieces and you are all welcome to join! These gig classes are starting this Tuesday, 11/3, and casting is starting next on 19/3. If you are interested to attend these classes, make sure to check out our timetable.
UMSU INTL Night Market: May 2nd, Thursday.
You may check out their event page for more information and updates! Only a few pieces from Cocktail Night pieces will be chosen to be in Night Market, and this will only announce after week 3, so your choreographers will keep you updated if you get casted.
Cocktail Night Gig pieces:
Commercial Girls by Adele
Contemporary by Arnesia
K-Pop by Helene
Urban by Rani
Urban by Ashleigh
Jazz by Kaeden
Commercial Girls by Phoebe
Urban by Joyce
Jazz/Contemporary by Risa
Lyrical by Bonnie
Urban by Daniel Lewis
Commercial Girls by Ziyun
Urban by Rachael
Urban by Daniel Young
Lyrical/Jazz by Christine
If you are still unsure of what Cocktail Night is, feel free to check out our 2018 Cocktail Night event page and videos to get a taste of what it's going to be like!
26th - 28th of April, Friday - Sunday (Mid-sem break)
FFAMM, is the acronym of:
Flare Dance Ensemble, University of Melbourne
Funkadelic Dance Club, RMIT
Academy of Street Dance, Swinburne University of Technology
MMJ Dance Club, Monash University
Monash Dance Sport, Monash University
In collaboration with other Melbourne Universities' dance clubs, we are holding a 3-day-long special themed event jam-packed with dance workshops and an after party! You’ll get to meet dancers from other Melbourne universities, and have a blast during the Easter break.
FFAMM FEST Basic Structure:
Mid Year Showcase
This is a performance opportunity catered for our less experienced dancers to develop in a supportive and focused environment. It will be guided by multiple choreographers and teachers over the winter break and it will culminate in a showcase performance in the first week of August.
More details will be released so keep your eyes out!
Our end of year production is our largest performance of the year. This performance is an excellent learning experience for beginner and experienced dancers alike. You will have ongoing support from choreographers in preparation for 3 nights of performance at the end of the year.
Production classes and castings will take place in weeks 8 and 9, semester 1.
The production performance will be held sometime in October.
More details about the production will be released throughout the year.