Australian dancer Arna Singleton aka Robotgirl has won the opportunity to dance with Madonna at the Grand Opening of Hard Candy Fitness Toronto in Canada next week!
Hard Candy Fitness, founded by Madonna, is new to Sydney Australia and for the past month they’ve been on the search for talented dancers with great personalities to fly to Canada and dance with Madonna.
Last Friday, 31st January was audition day. A bunch of very excited, hopeful dancers and fans rushed through their doors. Dancers were taught the ‘Addicted To Sweat’ routine, which is Madonna’s very own class and is exclusively offered at Hard Candy Fitness. They went through in groups and finally got down to the top 20, then top 3 involving 3 rounds of dance offs!
- Chantel Curmi (Currently in Beyonce’s film clip and tours with Jessica Mauboy and Ricki Lee).
- Samson Smith (Part of the Justice Crew, nominated for 2 ARIA awards and recently toured with Ke$sha and Pitbull).
- Joelle Hadjia (Top 5 finalist of X-Factor, Series 5).
And our girl Arna was the lucky winner!
“I can’t believe I was chosen! Madonna is my idol and I have been a fan since the age of 5. This is seriously a dream come true for me and I am thrilled,” Arna said.
No overnight success story, Arna’s recent credits include head choreographer for ‘Fame – the Ultimate High School Musical’ FOX8 TV commercial, featured dancer for Jay Jay’s 3D dance in store and online campaign, choreographer to Honey Singh’s music video ‘Bring Me Back’ and a T20 Big Bash League – Melbourne Redbacks dancer. Her other appearances include; Lipton Tea 2010 nationwide TV commercial, The Footy Show Players Revue segment (Ch. 9), The Today Show (Ch. 9), The 7pm Project (Ch. 10), Good Friday Appeal Variety Concert (Ch. 7), Australia’s Got Talent (Ch. 7), Big Day Out and music video clips, Double Dutch – CC Martini and Shouldn’t Let Him Out – Polo Club.
She also represented Australia at the world class ‘Body Rock’ competition in San Diego (USA) in 2009. and is well known in the street dance community as an event organiser and advocator for the scene. Through her event work she has successfully run the hip hop extravaganza at the Arts Centre known as Our Backyard for 6 successive years, Step Off! (an urban dance crew competition) for 9 years, Push It! Hip Hop Arena at Push Over Festival for 9 years and multiple programs providing young people with free access to gain further opportunities to perform, produce music, gain skill development and professional exposure to become the next generation of hip hop artists.
Arna is off this Sunday with Hard Candy Sydney’s Lead ATS (‘Addicted To Sweat’) Teacher, Alissa Hall.and will be training and practising with winners from all over the world all day on the day prior to the red carpet event.
This is also the first time that the dance class with Madonna has been open to the public.
Check out dancewithmadonna.com & hardcandyfitness.com.au for more details.