TDAC Platform to Perform


What is Tassie Dancers Against Cancer

Tassie Dancers Against Cancer (TDAC) was born after its founder lost her mum to cancer, as well as a beautiful young dancer and a staff member of my dance school, with all this loss and pain, raising money for cancer just seemed like the right thing to do.

Like many who have been touched by cancer she was endeavouring to put those feeling of helplessness into something positive. There is the hope that fundraising efforts may make a difference to cancer patients and helps families going through this awful time in their lives.

Over the years TDAC has grown to encompass our annual ‘A Chance to Dance’ day and Showcase Gala evening event.  These events are well supported by the Tasmanian dance and performing arts community and bring together a wide range of dance styles and abilities giving everyone the opportunity to perform on stage and in front of an audience in a supportive and welcoming environment.

In 2020, members of Tasmania’s performing community opened their hearts to raise more funds for cancer support and research than in any previous year!

Despite the constraints of COVID-19 and the disruption it caused to life in 2020, Tassie Dancers Against Cancer’s “A Chance to Dance” and “Showcase Gala” 2020 raised more than $34,000 for Cancer Council Tasmania. This brings our total over the years exceeding $100,000

With nearly every opportunity for performance cancelled due to the virus in the first half of the year, adapting to a mix of socially distanced performance and online streaming was the only option. With a lot of work this gave us the ability to embrace more local performers than ever.

TDAC thanks our new generation of performers and their supporters. We hope they’ll continue to “give back” by supporting this cause that directly or indirectly affects us all.

To find out more about Tassie Dancers Against Cancer click here

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About TDAC Platform to Perform

We are excited to offer a new kind of opportunity for Tasmanian performers for Tassie Dancers Against Cancer 2021 - an Online-Event Only!
Inviting non-professional dancers, singers, actors, musicians and entertainers to submit your video into TDAC's Platform to Perform Virtual Talent Challenge to showcase your talent and performance creativity and raise funds for cancer research.
Over $1000 worth of cash and prizes and the opportunity to perform live, or a presentation of your virtual performance, at the TDAC Gala Showcase - Sunday 19th September 2021.

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  • Performers or parents can submit a video (which can be filmed at home, on location or can be a performance video) directly through our registration form

  • Selected finalists will be uploaded to this website for public viewing

  • When all entries in the event are finalised and the event is officially closed, prize recipients will be contacted personally and will be announced on this website and on social media.


  • We accept all styles of performance - you may select your appropriate genre during the registration.

  • Participants will register through the online registration form, there is a $30 registration fee.

  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes.

  • Videos must be family friendly (no inappropriate or insensitive subject matter will be permitted).

  • Participants may choose their category according to the following:

    • Dance/Athletics: Dance as a solo, duo, trio or small group; cheerleading or gymnastics​

    • Music: Singers, solo musicians.

    • Comedy: Make us laugh!

    • Performing Arts: Magic, monologue, mime, pet tricks, anything entertaining but does not specifically fit the other categories.

  • Performers can enter more than once, and more than one category.

  • Once you submit your video recording, you may not swap out for a different recording, but you can enter more than once.

  • Videos must be submitted through the online registration page, be filmed in landscape mode and cannot be more than 100MB.

  • You may submit a video from in-studio, from your home or outside or an onstage video performance, as long as the environment is safe for the performer. Location of filming or video quality will not be considered in the judging.

  • Performers under 18 MUST have parental consent to enter in the Virtual Challenge

  • You must consent to your video being uploaded to a public website for public viewing.


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