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Attitude Dance Company

 

Attitude Dance Company is an independent dance company that originated in Geelong, Victoria, and was established by Xavier McGettigan with a focus on contemporary dance whilst branching into other genres. We love bold contemporary dance, honest performances and create a fun & inclusive environment.

Previous major works include Ours (Geelong, Melbourne & Ballarat 2019), Timeless (Geelong 2019), Transience: a Triple-Bill (Geelong & Melbourne 2018), (dis)connect (Geelong 2018)On The Move (Geelong 2018)SIGNIFICANCE (Geelong & Melbourne, 2016 & 2017), The Man About Town (Drysdale 2013) and Headcase (Geelong 2012). The company has featured in multiple guest performances, gigs such as 100 Years of Dance for the Impetus Youth Awards and the Geelong Dance Showcase.

In 2018 the company founded the ADC Impact Ensemble, a semi-professional, profit-share dance ensemble. That year, they performed in MAGNIFY, for RAW Melbourne as well as their debut major work, Transience: a Triple-Bill. In 2019 the Impact Ensemble performed in IMPACT for RAW Melbourne, as well as their second major production, Ours, in which members of the ensemble choreographed their own works.

Rather than being a dance school or studio, we exist as a performance-based dance company specialising in creating original dance theatre productions. We love inviting dancers from all over Geelong, Melbourne and Victoria to work with us while simultaneously dancing and/or teaching at a range of schools and studios; together developing and celebrating contemporary dance for all to enjoy.

 
 
Cast and Crew of SIGNIFICANCE (2016)

Cast and Crew of SIGNIFICANCE (2016)

 
 

Attitude Dance Company is generously supported by Adult Ballet Studio Geelong, who are providing in-kind use of their gorgeous studio in Geelong West for our Sunday night Open Rehearsals.

Adult Ballet Studio Geelong offers adult-age-only dance classes in various ability levels and genres including Ballet, Contemporary, and Broadway Jazz (taught by ADC Director Xavier McGettigan).

To find out more about the studio or to enrol in classes, head to:
www.balletgeelong.com

 
 
 
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Director


Director


 

Director

Xavier McGettigan is the director of Attitude Dance Company, and has directed and choreographed productions for the company including Ours, Transience: a Triple-Bill, (dis)connect, On The MoveSIGNIFICANCE, The Man About Town and Headcase as well as multiple events such as RAW Melbourne's MAGNIFY and IMPACT100 Years of Dance for the Impetus Youth Awards and the Geelong Dance Showcase.

He has choreographed extensively for musical theatre, including Game On and Once Upon a Mattress for the GSODA Junior PlayersFiddler on the Roof for Geelong Lyric Theatre, Wizard of Oz for Geelong Grammar SchoolFame and The Wedding Singer for Altona City Theatre, and Legally Blonde Jr for Wyndham Theatre Company. Xavier was also the Musical Director for both Altona City Theatre's Heathers the Musical, Humdrum Comedy and Left Bauer Production's Gilligan's Island: The Musical, and ADC’s Ours.

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Xavier graduated from the Full-Time Course at Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance in 2012, and teaches regularly at Impetus Dance Theatre, Kardinia International CollegeDebbie Lee's School of Dancing, Saint Ignatius College and Adult Ballet Studio Geelong. He has also been a guest dance teacher and choreographer at most secondary colleges, primary schools and dance schools in the Geelong region.

He has appeared on stage in multiple productions, including as a musician and ensemble cast member for Stage Art's Saturday Night FeverFall: Catch Me with choreographer Stacey Carmichael in Blink Dance Theatre's Soft Landing, Forbidden for Collision Dance Collective, "Paul" in Centerstage Geelong's A Chorus Line, "Georg" in Spring Awakening and a "Bad Idea Bear" in Avenue Q, both for Parcell Productions, and as "PFC Louden Downey" and “Louis Ironson” for Geelong Repertory Theatre's A Few Good Men and Angels in America.

Xavier was nominated for a Music Theatre Guild of Victoria award for his choreography of The Wedding Singer and received the "Best Judge" award in the online video competition DANCE& for La Republique Internationale des Arts.

 
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ADC Impact Ensemble


ADC Impact Ensemble


 

 ADC Impact Ensemble

The ADC Impact Ensemble debuted in 2018, and is made up of 10 incredible dancers. Founding members were given a place in the ensemble and are able to take leave, but still return to their position within a year. We’ve already had a wonderful group of temporary members and some great performances in just two years:

2018
MAGNIFY
(Raw Melbourne)
Transience: a Triple-Bill

2019
IMPACT (RAW Melbourne)
Ours

CURRENT MEMBERS
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Aj Armstrong    MAGNIFY  (2018)  Transience  (2018)  Ours  (2019)

Aj Armstrong

MAGNIFY (2018)
Transience (2018)
Ours (2019)

Aj Armstrong

Sarah Glynne    MAGNIFY  (2018)  Transience  (2018)  Ours  (2019)

Sarah Glynne

MAGNIFY (2018)
Transience (2018)
Ours (2019)

Sarah Glynne

 
Victoria Hadfield    MAGNIFY  (2018)  Transience  (2018)  Ours  (2019)

Victoria Hadfield

MAGNIFY (2018)
Transience (2018)
Ours (2019)

Victoria Hadfield

Elyssa Mahr    MAGNIFY  (2018)  Transience  (2018)  IMPACT  (2019)  Ours  (2019)

Elyssa Mahr

MAGNIFY (2018)
Transience (2018)
IMPACT (2019)
Ours (2019)

Elyssa Mahr

Abbey O’Donnell    MAGNIFY  (2018)  Transience  (2018)  IMPACT  (2019)  Ours  (2019)

Abbey O’Donnell

MAGNIFY (2018)
Transience (2018)
IMPACT (2019)
Ours (2019)

Abbey O’Donnell

PRESENTLY ON LEAVE

 
Lucy Abramovitch    MAGNIFY  (2018)  Transience  (2018)

Lucy Abramovitch

MAGNIFY (2018)
Transience (2018)

Lucy Abramovitch

Caitlin Mathieson    MAGNIFY  (2018)  Transience  (2018)

Caitlin Mathieson

MAGNIFY (2018)
Transience (2018)

Caitlin Mathieson

 
Rebecca Nutter    Transience  (2018)

Rebecca Nutter

Transience (2018)

Rebecca Nutter

Madeline Pratt    MAGNIFY  (2018)  Transience  (2018)

Madeline Pratt

MAGNIFY (2018)
Transience (2018)

Madeline Pratt

Ellen Robinson    MAGNIFY  (2018)  Transience  (2018)

Ellen Robinson

MAGNIFY (2018)
Transience (2018)

Ellen Robinson

TEMP MEMBERS

 
Megan Breguet    Transience  (2018)  Rehearsal Understudy   IMPACT  (2019)  Ours  (2019)

Megan Breguet

Transience (2018) Rehearsal Understudy
IMPACT (2019)
Ours (2019)

Megan Breguet

Tara O’Donnell    IMPACT  (2019)  Ours  (2019)

Tara O’Donnell

IMPACT (2019)
Ours (2019)

Tara O’Donnell

 
 
Monique Powe    IMPACT  (2019)  Ours  (2019)

Monique Powe

IMPACT (2019)
Ours (2019)

Monique Powe

Xavier Robertson    IMPACT  (2019)  Ours  (2019)

Xavier Robertson

IMPACT (2019)
Ours (2019)

Xavier Robertson