About Us & Our Comps


About Us….

OUR MISSION To provide dance students of all ages the opportunity to perform before a receptive audience in a positive environment for qualified adjudication, prizes and trophies.

COMMITTEE We’re a very small, but committed group. All of us began our involvement because our own children or grandchildren were/are participants in the Eisteddfod. For most this is now not the case and so we are always looking for more Committee members to ensure the future of this event. 2024 will mark our 40th. event! (42nd. year of operation and 21st. year as “Casey Comps”) We are financially secure and so potential Committee members need not be concerned about this aspect of the Eisteddfod’s operations. We like to use this situation to maintain a high standard of reward for our competitors and, over the years, support improvements to the Cranbourne Community Theatre where we hold our event.

Our Comps

Dates for Cranbourne Community Theatre at the Secondary College in 2024 are Saturday/Sunday October 12/13, 14/15, 19/20, 26/27 and November 2/3. A Troupes weekend will be held on October 12/13. We will again use the Stardom system to limit entries to the available time across the four weekends. Full payment must be made at the time of entry or the details will be discarded. Please understand that we are a Committee of volunteers and do not have the capacity to allow additional time for competition. Don’t leave things to the last minute or you may miss out.

Cranbourne Community Theatre, Cranbourne Secondary College, Stawell Street, Cranbourne, 3977. Parking available near the Brunt Street entrance. (Opportunity for Props to be loaded into the Theatre, then cars removed to specified parking by entering at the Clarendon Street entrance by arrangement with the Committee and a security code.) Melway: 133 K4. A 260-seat theatre. At times in the Eisteddfod or for Championship/large Troupe sections, it may be necessary to restrict competitor access to the auditorium in favour of general audience members. Stage area approx. 7.5m. x 4.9m. Wing space is limited, being 1.8 m. on each side.

Photographs used in the formatting of this website allowed by kind permission of “stagelit studios”, www.stagelitstudios.com.au (formerly “On Spot Events”)

Competition Rules

Here they are. Please be aware that, in matters outside those directly covered by the rules, the Committee’s decision should be considered final.



Adjudicators – 2024

Jaz Flowers (Weekends 2 & 4) graduated from the University of Ballarat Musical Theatre course in 2008 and has consistently garnered roles in several productions to critical acclaim. Most notably, Jaz won the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in the multi award-winning production of Dainty Entertainment’s Hairspray for which she won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical and received a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Female Actor in a Musical. Jaz’s theatre credits also include the female lead roles in David Atkins’ Hot Shoe Shuffle, Cabaret, Shane Warne the Musical, and Fame The Musical. Jaz has presented our Anthem at the NRL State-of-Origin as well as the Australian Open grand final at Rod Laver Arena and appeared on The Voice in which she won a spot on Grammy Award-winning Keith Urban’s vocal team. Jaz moved to London in 2014 and performed on London’s West End as well as having a lead role in a Proms production of Kiss Me Kate.  Returning home, Jaz scored a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for her lead role in Heathers, the Musical and, more recently, starred as Oz in Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You.  In 2017 Jaz took over her mum’s dance school of 47 years “Vicki’s Dancing Academy” and revamped it into Jaz Flowers Performing Arts, where she achieved great success. Our Scholarship Adjudicator in 2023, we welcome Jaz back for a full roster in 2024.

Luke Alleva   Luke began his musical theatre career in Man of La Mancha as Juan, Brains in Get Happy, and Cliff for the We Will Rock You Australian tour. Luke has also performed extensively on the West End in We Will Rock You, Saturday Night Fever, Chester and Cesar and in the West End Rocks UK tour. On return to Australia Luke performed in The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia, Xanadu, Moonshadow, the Musical as Dance Captain, A Chorus Line, and many and varied productions that cannot be listed here due to space constrictions. Luke is the Creative Director and Founder of Luca Entertainment Productions. He co- produced the internationally acclaimed Gene Kelly—the Legacy for the Australian tour at Sydney State Theatre, Melbourne Recital Centre and Brisbane QPAC. Luke created shows, including starring in the one-man show The Dancin’ Man in theatres throughout Australia performed at The Arts Centre Hamer Hall. Luke is also a sought-after Choreographer and Director for productions including     Saturday Night Fever, Cabaret, Gene & Judy, 50’s Shake, Pippin, A Chorus Line—to name just a few.  Luke is Tap & Musical Theatre Ambassador for VDF/ATF/DDA/SASDS. Luke has in  recent years spent more time Adjudicating competitions and we are most grateful that he has been able to fit us into his busy schedule.  Luke is with us on Weekends 1 and 3.

Dylan Dickson   Dylan has had a successful career travelling to over 70 countries as a professional dancer for various cruise lines, including Princess, Costa and Carnival. After training under Robert Sturrock and working with the cruises, Dylan trained in the UK between contracts and was ultimately accepted into the renowned Broadway Dance Centre Course in New York. Dylan’s credits in Australia include working with Jessica Mauboy, Rhonda Burchmore, Channel Seven’s ‘Australia’s Got Talent’, Network Ten’s ‘Everybody Dance Now’, at the Regent Theatre Melbourne, Crown Casino, Crown Palladium, Grand Hyatt, Eureka Sky Tower, Marvel Stadium, FX Entertainment, HD Entertainment and many more. Dylan is a passionate dance teacher, specialising in Tap but with a knowledge of and appreciation for all other styles, with over ten years’ experience teaching at some of Melbourne’s most prominent full-time performing arts institutions. Dylan is proud to be the principal of the ‘Dylan Dickson Dancers’, a family run children’s dance school offering a high standard of dance training. Dylan has a Bachelor of   Creative Arts (Dance/Drama) and is currently studying a Masters of Teaching to continue developing his skills as a performing arts educator. We warmly welcome Dylan as our special Scholarship Adjudicator for the final night.