Saturday, 12th April 2014 - The Crown Medallist & Social Dance Championship
Sunday, 13th April 2013 - The Crown International DanceSport Championship and
The Crown International Dance Festival: the Official Funk/Hip Hop & Theatrical Dance Championship & World Championships Selections
Monday, 14th April 2013 - The Crown International Pro-Am & Student-Teacher Championship Ball
The Crown International Dance Festival (CIDF) is organised by Don McRobert, Lorraine Perkins and the team at Wendon Dance Academy, under the auspices of the Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (Aust.) Limited.
The vision of the CIDF (formerly the FATD Victorian Championship), which was started in the 1970s, is to promote and highlight dance as a great sport of diversity that is good for both the body and mind of all ages, and also, to allow competitors and spectators alike to enjoy the values of friendship, participation and achievement.
The CIDF is the largest one-day international dance festival held in Australia at present; with a separate presentation room doing progressive prize presentations and two separate ballrooms running continuously throughout the day, culminating in the glamorous finals of the evening program.
The festival is held in the Palladium at the Crown Casino in Southbank, Melbourne - a location that is considered the finest and most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere.
With events for practically every style and every age group: from under 8 years to seniors, from the Dancesport styles of Standard, Latin and New Vogue to the street dance styles of Hip Hop, Break and Latino, and the theatrical dance styles of Jazz, Tap and Modern Expressive/Classical Ballet, the CIDF provides opportunities for all age groups and nationalities to showcase their dancing talents, and enables audiences to witness dancing at its best.
In addition, the International Dance Organization (IDO Australia) holds a World Championship Australian Selections for Hip-Hop and Jazz at the CIDF. The 2008 winner of the Australian Selection managed to get into the Top 12 in the Electric Boogie of the IDO World Hip Hop Championships in Germany.
Because of the diversity of dance events at the festival, the CIDF not only attracts competitors, spectators and officials from Victoria, but also from interstate, New Zealand and countries in South East Asia: Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, China and Taiwan.
Over the last few years, the festival has attracted more than 1,000 competitors in both the Dancesport and Theatrical sections.
The CIDF is an established and well-recognised event that is registered with Dancesport Australia, the Australian Dancing Board and the IDO Australia to cover the interests of local and overseas adjudicators and competitors.
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Saturday, 12th April 2014 - The Crown Medallist & Social Dance Championship:
Doors open at 12.00pm to commence at 1.00pm.
Sunday, 13th April 2014 - The Crown International DanceSport Championship:
Doors open at 7.45am to commence at 8.30am. Evening session commences at 7.00pm.
Sunday, 13th April 2014 - The Crown International Dance Festival: the Official Funk/Hip Hop & Theatrical Dance Championship & World Championships Selections:
Doors open at 8.00am to commence at 9.00am.
Monday, 14th April 2014 - The Crown International Pro-Am & Student-Teacher Championship Ball:
Events commence at 10.00am.
List of Events / Rules and Regulations of Events
The list of events for the various Crown Championships as well as rules and regulations can be found on our downloads page.
Tickets are available through the organisers using ticket order forms.
Tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of the competition.
Video cameras and digital cameras with a video-recording function will not be permitted to take any videos inside the Palladium without the purchase of a video license.
Video Licenses are available through the organisers.
Do note that no video recording is allowed for troupe sections.
Exit passes are available at the door on the day of the competition.
A full catering service is available at the cafe located in between the ballrooms.
The Crown Souvenir Program will be on sale at the door on the day of the competition.
A number of Merchandising Stalls from businesses all over Australia, selling dance items such as dance music CDs, dance DVDs, dance shoes, dance costumes, dance accessories, etc., will be located outside the Palladiums at the CIDF, allowing spectators and competitors easy access to the stalls.
These stalls will allow competitors and spectators to purchase dance items from a wide selection at competitive prices. Click here for more information.
How to get to the Palladium at the Crown Casino
The Crown Casino is located in Southbank, Melbourne, along the Yarra River.
The Melbourne Airport located approximately 25 minutes away from the Crown Casino by car.
The Melways reference of the Crown Casino is:
Map 1D, Grid L4
Ample parking is available at the Crown Multi-Level carpark. A small parking fee may apply.
Entrance to the Palladium
The Palladium is located on the second level of the hotel side of the Complex and can be easily accessed by taking the stairs or escalator located near the reception of the Crown Towers Hotel.