Ausdance SA

What’s On

    • AUSDANCE SA – skill set for teaching dance

      Dates: 1 January 2014 - 31 December 2014
      Location: Ausdance SA Studio
      Applications Close: Expressions of interest accepted year-round

      The Ausdance skill set for teaching dance (ASSTD) is a ten-day training program covering safe dance, teaching methods and professional practice. It is nationally recognised training. Ausdance SA is seeking expressions of interest in delivering the course during 2014. Please contact Cherie Broad, Education and Projects Manager on 8212 0825 for more information. Please send your enrolment forms for the course to

      Expressions of interest are accepted year-round.

      NEW 2014 Ausdance skill set for Teaching Dance Enrolment Kit

    • AUSDANCE SA – Dancers in Schools

      Dates: 1 January 2014 - 31 December 2014
      Location: South Australia
      Registrations Close: Ongoing

      Ausdance SA ‘Dancers in Schools’ program offers your students a unique opportunity to work with an experienced dancer. Our expert tutors offer 60-minute workshops, either for a single or series of days. Regional schools are encouraged to book a tutor to visit you or use our studio if you are planning an excursion into the city. We offer popular dance styles such as Hip Hop, Funk and Break dance. Our cultural dance styles include Flamenco, Bollywood, Brazilian, Javanese, Latin American, Indigenous dance and Capoeira. Creative dance and technique workshops in Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Ballet are available as well as choreography for specific performance outcomes. For more information contact Cherie on 08 8212 0825 or email

      Enquiry Form
      Workshop Descriptions & Important Dates

    • Applications Now Open – JUMP Mentoring for 2014 – Australia Council for the Arts

      Dates: 5 February 2014 - 31 December 2014
      Location: Nationwide
      Applications Close: 9 September 2013
      Decision Advised: November 2013

      JUMP Mentoring supports creative arts practitioners in the first five years of their professional practice to work on an applied mentorship with a mentor of their choice. JUMP is open to artists, music and theatrical producers, writers, editors, and curators in any of the Australia Council supported artforms, including dance, theatre, literature, music, visual arts, emerging and experimental arts and community partnerships. Apply here.

    • Choreolab 2014

      Dates: 5 September 2014 - 23 November 2014
      Location: Ausdance SA
      Applications Close: Friday 19 September

      The Ausdance SA Choreolab program is a choreographic professional development program for early career and established independent dance practitioners in South Australia.

      Ausdance SA gratefully receives funding from Arts SA to run the program, the purpose of which is to provide artistic development opportunities for freelance practitioners to improve skills and present work.

      Find out more including information for presenters, mentors and development partners

    • Oktoberfest 2014 @ The German Club, Adelaide

      Dates: 26 September 2014 - 31 October 2014
      Location: The German Club – Adelaide
      Venue: The German Club - Adelaide
      Address: 223 Flinders Street, Adelaide, 5000
      Cost: $12, includes beer stein!

      It’s that time of the year again…. OKTOBERFEST 2014!!! This year it runs over 6 weeks beginning on FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER from 6.00pm and every Friday night in Oktober! The usual fun and games, beer stein holding competition, best dressed competition, traditional Bavarian dancing, music, food and fun!

      Entry is $12 which includes a free stein! Get in early to avoid disappointment! Auf gehts!

    • Auditions for the New Zealand School of Dance 2015

      Dates: 27 September 2014 - 6 October 2014
      Location: Multiple
      Applications Close: 5 September 2014

      The New Zealand School of Dance full-time course prepares dancers for a career in professional dance performance.

      The NZSD has an international reputation for producing versatile and employable dancers. The School’s unique two to three year training programme develops qualities essential for professional dancers: strong technique, musicality, coordination and dedication to the art form. Students major in either classical ballet or contemporary dance, while maintaining a strong grounding in both subject areas.

      Auditions for the full-time course starting January 2015 will be held in:

      Wellington – Saturday 27 September 2014
      Melbourne – Saturday 4 October 2014
      Sydney – Sunday 5 October 2014
      Brisbane – Monday 6 October 2014


      Find out more and apply online at

      To audition in Australia (or by video): apply by Friday 5 September 2014

    • What's new at Stomping Ground Studios…..

      Dates: 1 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
      Location: Stomping Ground Studios
      Cost: $15 per class
      Bookings: (08) 8362 7902

      What’s new at Stomping Ground Studios…..


      Janet Bridgman is teaching a Short & Sharp Open Ballet Class on Wednesdays @ 2:30 – 3:45pm. Cost $15.


      Lisa Lonero will be teaching an Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary class on Tuesdays @ 10:30 – 11:30am starting October 14th. Cost $15.


      New timetable on the website October 10th,


      Studios available for hire, call Rachel on 0422 621 941.


      Dates: 1 October 2014 - 4 October 2014
      Location: Her Majesty’s Theatre
      Venue: Her Majesty’s Theatre
      Times: Wed – Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm
      Tickets: Premium $50, Adult $40, Concession $36, Child $20, Family (2+2) $102, GreenRoom $20 Season Subscription Adult $36, Season Subscription Concession $32
      Bookings: BASS 131 246 or online at

      Wunderkammer is a sexy, funny and explosive new vision of contemporary circus set to enthrall audiences with spectacular physical feats from 1- 4 October at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

      Wunderkammer is a heady cocktail of circus, cabaret and vaudeville. In this white-hot spectacle, a diva melts into a rope, balloons and bubble wrap discover their artistic souls, while bodies twist and fly, transforming the very fabric of reality. Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble, this gravity defying, body contorting spellbinder has to be seen to be believed.

      Comprising of seven performers, the show is made up of a series of acrobatic vignettes, each one focusing on one discipline, such as the trapeze, group acrobatics and even a comedic dancing sequence. Unlike in traditional circus, elaborate costumes and characters are stripped away, leaving a raw physical and expressive connection with the audience.

      Brisbane-based Circa have toured extensively internationally since 2006, touring to 30 countries across six continents and performing to over 500,000 people. In 2011, Circa introduced a second ensemble – bringing the number of full-time performers to 21 – to meet the international demand for their work. In 2012 their production, How Like an Angel, was featured as part of London’s Cultural Olympiad.

      Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz is a graduate of UNSW, University of Queensland and NIDA, where he was the youngest director ever accepted into its prestigious graduate director’s course. He has directed over 50 productions including main stage theatre, physical theatre, large scale events and opera. Yaron became Artistic Director/CEO of Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus in 1999, which was then renamed Circa in 2004.

      Original, frightening and staggeringly beautiful, Wunderkammer will have you on the edge of your seat until the final curtain.

      “Smart, skillful, slyly comic and sexy, this show from leading Australian contemporary circus, Circa, offers everything you want from a modern circus, and then more… Exquisite.” THE GUARDIAN UK.

    • Come Together Dance Convention

      Dates: 2 October 2014 - 4 October 2014
      Location: Surfers Paradise QLD

      The convention brings together dance lovers with a myriad of in-depth and inspirational seminars for teachers covering a range of subjects that will benefit your personal development, business and teaching skills, plus three jam-packed days of workshops and masterclasses for students with a selection of Australia’s finest teachers and choreographers.

      Held at Surfers Paradise on the beautiful Gold Coast Queensland, this is your chance to ‘Come Together’, broaden your horizons, socialise and become inspired with your current peers as well as creating many new friends and business associates. Learn new skills and share your experiences, browse the wonderful exhibitions and take the next step on your wonderful journey in dance.

      The Come Together Dance Convention isn’t just for teachers, 2014 sees the return of the hugely popular Student Dance Workshops. Over three full days students will learn from the leading names in Australian dance.

      Workshops will be taking place on their own dedicated level of the conference venue, with classes available for both Junior (8-12yrs)  & Senior (13+) students.

    • Leigh Warren and Dancers: Secondments

      Dates: 6 October 2014 - 2 November 2014
      Location: Leigh Warren & Dancers Studio, Lion Arts Centre – cnr Morphett St and North Terrace
      Venue: LWD Studios, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide
      Cost: $280 for the week

      Leigh Warren and Dancers’ secondment weeks provide tertiary students an experience unlike most. The dancer will spend time in a company environment working with Daniel Jaber and his 8 formidable dancers as they embark on the creation of his new work titled Shades.

      With only two to three secondees per week permitted, this experience ensues the dancer will experience first hand, what life is like in a professional working situation, have intimate access to the dancers and Daniel Jaber, and develop their technique, choreographic and performance skills substantially, through participation in the working process and choreographic methods of Daniel Jaber.


      To apply:

      Email with two dance photographs, a CV, contact information of a referee, and a short letter of motivation stating why you wish to participate in a secondment with Daniel Jaber at LWD. Please indicate your preferred week to attend (as above). Students desiring a career in contemporary, ballet or contemporary ballet are strongly urged to apply.

    • Hip Hop Dance Workshops w Ryan Carr (ZBOYZ dance crew)

      Dates: 11 October 2014 - 11 October 2014
      Location: Ausdance SA
      Venue: Ausdance SA
      Address: Level 3, The Atrium, Station Arcade, 136 North Tce, Adelaide
      Times: Saturday, October 11 3:00pm to 5:00pm
      Cost: $15 - 1 class, $20 - 2 classes

      The Soul Council invites you to Intermediate and Advanced Hip Hop workshops with ZBOYZ member Ryan Carr at Ausdance SA.  Most recently, ZBOYZ were the 2014 Silver Medallists in the Adult division at the renowned World Hip Hop International dance championships, Las Vegas!

      Saturday 11th Oct. 2014
      Ausdance SA, L3 Station Arcade, 136 North Tce

      3-4pm – INTER. Hip Hop/Urban Choreography

      Class #2:
      4-5pm – ADV/PROF. Hip Hop/Urban Choreography

      >>>REGISTRTION opens 10mins before the start of class. Under 18’s req. Parent/guardian to complete registration.

      $15 – Single class
      $20 – Two class pass
      Q&A – FREE….

    • Celtic Legends

      Dates: 12 October 2014 - 13 October 2014
      Location: Her Majesty’s Theatre
      Times: Wednesday 12 November – Thursday 13 November, 7:30PM
      Tickets: Adult $79, Pensioner/Senior $69, Student/Child $59
      Bookings: or call 131 246

      Celebrating over ten adventurous years of touring worldwide Celtic Legends will be touring capital cities and regionally throughout Australia from October – November 2014. Celtic Legends brings you 100% live traditional Irish dance, music and song creating an electric atmosphere which has swept countless international audiences away to the heart of Ireland.
Born in the wild and beautiful hills of Connemara in Ireland back in 2002, Celtic Legends recreates the art form in its own way by stripping it down to the bare essentials, presenting a traditional dance show which has a more vital feel. With cast members that are more creative and dynamic, audiences are more engaged and everyone leaves the show feeling they have been more involved and have had more of an insight into what Ireland really is.
The music is traditional at its core with all of Ireland’s national instruments, the fiddle driving frenetic reels, the great Irish drum known as the Bodhran beating out the driving rhythms of the band, the plaintive uileann pipes calling back to days of yore with beautiful and haunting slow airs.
The musicians are the worlds best with virtuoso quality and a love for their art unmatched. 

Eric Dessauvages is the driving force behind the whole operation. His ambition and determination has brought the show from its humble beginnings to the worldwide platform it holds today. Seeing the interest in traditional Irish music through Europe, Eric Dessauvages formed both Celtic Legends and the boutique entertainment company Pele Mele Production in 2005. Pele Mele Productions has grown to become a force in Celtic Entertainment across the globe while remaining based in the UK.

The Celtic Legends dancers take the stage with brilliant flashes of speed. All of them are experienced despite their youth, they have been performing from an early age winning many world championships and touring with shows like Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. The intricate group numbers are complimented by solo spots which are the hit of the night.

    • Dance Territories – The Sacred And The Profane & Rituals Of Now

      Dates: 14 October 2014 - 14 October 2014
      Location: Dancehouse
      Venue: Dancehouse, 150 Princes Rd, Carlton North
      Times: Program One 14-15 Oct, 8:00pm | Program Two 17-18 Oct, 8:00pm
      Cost: $30 Full, $25 Concession, $20 Member

      DANCEHOUSE and MELBOURNE FESTIVAL present THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE- RITUALS OF NOW. Two themed double bills over four evenings, pairing Australian and international dance works.

      Zero, Zero Tony Yap, Yumi Umiumare, Matthew Gingold (Australia)
      The Coffee Drinkers 
Compagnie Moussoux-Bonte (Belgium)
      Solides, Lisboa 
Eleonore Didier (France)
      Still Turning Point 
Linda Luke (Australia)


      WHEN:  Program One 14-15
      Oct | Program Two 17-18 Oct

      TIME: 8.00pm

      150 Princes
      St Carlton North

      $30 Full | $25 Concession | $20 Member

    • Dance Auditions for 2015 Certificate IV in Dance

      Dates: 19 October 2014 - 19 October 2014
      Location: Adelaide Institute of Vocational Dance
      Applications Close: Monday 13 October
      Decision Advised: Friday 24 October

      Adelaide Institute of Dance is pleased to announce it will be offering a nationally accredited Certificate IV in Dance from 2015. This Full Time training course will provide students with a high level of tuition, training and performance for dancers.

      The course is fully recognised by the Government and students will be eligible for AUSSTUDY and ABSTUDY. The 1 Year full-time course will prepare dancers for a career in the exciting Dance and Performing Arts Industries. The course covers dance techniques in addition to lectures in nutrition, choreography and preparing for Industry.

      The course is extremely well rounded offering students classes in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Tap and Pilates. All students perform in a graduating performance. The full time course is aimed at providing skills to gain work in the industry as a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor.

      AIVD provides safe dance spaces with sprung floors, a recreation room and free parking. Wifi is provided for students to complete their written assessments which are conducted via AVID’s online learning portal.

      One of only two courses of its kind in Adelaide, the AIVD Certificate IV is an ideal training platform for dancers who are not ready or prepared to train interstate.  Students are welcome to remain involved in their current dance schools in addition to their Certificate IV classes.

      This course is open to students over the age of 17 who have completed Year 11 secondary education and have an interest and aptitude in the performing arts.


      Candidates will be required to audition in Classical Ballet and Contemporary techniques. Entry is via Successful Audition and Written Application Form. Please email for our Application Form.

      Applications close Monday 13 October. Auditions are Sunday 19th October. You can find more information about the Certificate IV Course by emailing the Course Director at


      Dates: 20 October 2014 - 24 November 2014
      Location: Adelaide College of the Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide
      Venue: AC Arts
      Address: 39 Light Square, Adelaide 5000
      Cost: $220

      Adelaide College of the Arts Dance Department presents a series of workshops focused on the creative process of six of Adelaide’s prominent dance and movement theatre makers. If you are seeking inspiration and have the desire to immerse yourself in creating performance that challenges what you thought was possible then make these sessions a must do.

      The artists will take you through their unique methods for making cutting edge performance and give you invaluable feedback on the work you make in the sessions.

      Daniel Jaber                                October 20th
      Katrina Lazaroff                           October 27th
      Jo Stone                                     November 3rd
      Larissa McGowan                         November 10th
      Tobiah Booth Remmers                November 17th
      Sam Haren                                 November 24th

      ONLY $220

      Click here to enroll

    • Dance Masterclass with Bangarra Dance Theatre

      Dates: 21 October 2014 - 21 October 2014
      Location: Adelaide College of the Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide
      Venue: AC Arts
      Address: 39 Light Square, Adelaide 5000
      Cost: FREE

      GreenRoom is super stoked that Australia’s leading Indigenous performing arts organization, Bangarra Dance Theatre, will be here not only to perform their new double bill Kinship but are also offering GreenRoom members the chance to participate in a dance masterclass on Tuesday 21 October, 2.30 – 4pm.

      After a brief introduction about Bangarra, a short warm up will follow in the Bangarra contemporary style. The workshop will then progress to the teaching of selected repertoire from the vast body of work created by the company over the past 20 years. A short Q and A with the dancers will complete the masterclass.

      Masterclass only open to GreenRoom members

      If you are not already a member, join here now ($20 for 1 year, $30 for 2 years)

      ** This dance masterclass is only open to GreenRoom members and is totally FREE, however it is required that you buy a ticket to see Kinship to give yourself the most well-rounded dance masterclass experience. 
      ** GreenRoom member ticket prices are only $25, read more here.
      ** Proof of ticket purchase will be required at the time of registration ie: booking reference number.

      Register here by Friday 17 October

    • Kinship

      Dates: 22 October 2014 - 25 October 2014
      Location: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
      Times: Oct 24 12.30pm, Oct 25 2pm, Oct 22-25 8pm
      Cost: $25 - $60
      Bookings: Adelaide Festival Centre

      Original and breathtaking theatrical experience

      Bangarra Dance Theatre presents an original and breathtaking theatrical experience: Kinship (featuring 2 works Brolga and ID), by award-winning choreographer Stephen Page.

      The first piece Brolga, a creation story inspired by the totemic systems in Australian Aboriginal culture, where every person is assigned a totem related to their clan.

      The performance continues with ID, investigating what it means to be Aboriginal in the 21st century, asking important questions of identity. This bold dance theatre work celebrates the resilience of Australian Aboriginal culture in both its traditional and contemporary forms.

      Must purchase Kinship tickets to attend workshop!

    • Wasted

      Dates: 24 October 2014 - 24 October 2014
      Location: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
      Venue: Rehearsal Room #2, Meet at the Dunstan Playhouse foyer
      Times: 4pm & 7pm
      Cost: Entry by Donation, Email registration essential
      Bookings: Adelaide Festival Centre

      Wasted is One Point 618′s newest work by Katrina Lazaroff. It explores the concept of wasted potential, looking at how life circumstance, environmental influences and social constructs impact on the way we direct our lives.

    • Dance for Parkinson's Disease ® Teacher Training in Adelaide

      Dates: 25 October 2014 - 26 October 2014
      Location: Ausdance SA
      Cost: $200 Members of Ausdance or Parkinson’s SA, $250 Non-members

      For dancers, dance teachers and movement practitioners
      Trainer: Erica Rose Jeffrey (Dance for Parkinson’s Australia Program Coordinator)
      To Apply: 

      Dance for PD® is an internationally acclaimed Dance program for people with Parkinson’s which was developed by New York’s Mark Morris Dance Company and Brooklyn Parkinson Group. The two- day program is designed to help dance teachers adapt what they already know so that they can work effectively and comfortably with the Parkinson’s community. The workshop will also expose other movement practitioners to Dance for PD® Best Practices so that they might incorporate components of the program into their own work. Through specially-designed Dance for PD® Training Modules, trainees will cover topics including safety and good exercise design and will learn about the program’s philosophy and teaching approaches. Participants will observe a demonstration class, talk with members of the local Parkinson’s community, and connect with other teachers interested in this work.

      Parkinson’s SA is proud to be initiating the introduction of Dance for PD in our state by arranging for world-class training of teachers to lead these specialist dance classes. Along with the founders of the Dance for PD program, we believe that people with Parkinson’s deserve to work with knowledgeable and experienced, professional dance teachers, and that these professionals are best equipped to provide the most comprehensive and artistically enriching experience for participants. Many members of Parkinson’s SA have already indicated their eagerness for customised dance classes which emphasise their abilities, not their restrictions. Parkinson’s SA is seeking dance teachers who are passionate about promoting and developing dance in the Parkinson’s community to run pilot Dance for PD programs in Adelaide and beyond using their training from the workshop. To this end, Parkinson’s SA is offering a limited number of workshop scholarships for such attendees. Expressions of interest for scholarships should be directed to Paula-Jean Hayes at Parkinson’s SA on 8357 8909 or

      For more information about this workshop or Dance for PD contact Program Coordinator, Erica Rose Jeffrey at or visit or

    • Łowicz Polish Vocal-Dance Ensemble – Echoes of My Homeland

      Dates: 26 October 2014 - 26 October 2014
      Location: Dandenong Town Hall
      Venue: Drum Theatre, Dandenong Town Hall - 226 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong (Cnr Walker & Lonsdale)
      Times: 5:00pm Sunday October 26
      Cost: COST: $25 Adults, $20 Concession, Family - $70 = 2 Adults, 2 Children (uner 14)
      Bookings: Teresa 9799 2277 or Drum Theatre 8571 1666

      Łowicz Polish Vocal-Dance Ensemble is a vibrant, enthusiastic group of Polish youth. The group’s major aim is to promote Polish folklore and traditions within the Polish community of Melbourne through dance, song and music. The ensemble regularly meet to learn dance, practice their skills, to share their culture and ultimately bring pleasure to the Polish and Australian communities through their performances.


      Dates: 9 November 2014 - 9 November 2014
      Location: Sydney Opera House, NSW
      Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, NSW Read more at
      Website: Australian Dance Awards

      The annual Australian Dance Awards recognise and honour professional Australian dance artists who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian dance.

      SA Nominee Highlights:
      Services to dance education
      Carol Wellman Kelly
      Outstanding achievement in youth or community dance
      Restless Dance Theatre for Debut 4
      Outstanding achievement in choreography
      Daniel Jaber for Nought, Australian Dance Theatre
      Garry Stewart for Monument, The Australian Ballet
      Leigh Warren for Not According to Plan, Leigh Warren & Dancers
      Outstanding performance by a company
      Australian Dance Theatre for G
      Australian Dance Theatre for Nought
      Bangarra Dance Theatre for Blak
      Leigh Warren & Dancers for Not According to Plan
      Outstanding achievement in independent dance
      Larissa McGowan for Skeleton
      Ade Suharto & Peni Candra Rini for Ontosoroh
      Outstanding performance by a female dancer
      Jessica Hesketh for Nought, Australian Dance Theatre
      Samantha Hines for Nought, Australian Dance Theatre
      Outstanding performance by a male dancer
      Rudy Hawkes for The Four Temperaments, The Australian Ballet
      Daniel Jaber for G, Australian Dance Theatre
      Kimball Wong for Nought, AustralianDance Theatre

      This list, along with recorded excerpts of performances, will go to the Selection Panel who will vote on a shortlist of the top four contenders in each category.

      The shortlist will be announced late July/early August. The winners will be announced at the 2014 Dance Awards in Sydney on Sunday 9 November.

      For the full list of nominees for the 2014 Awards Click Here.

    • Circus Oz presents CURIOSITY

      Dates: 11 November 2014 - 14 November 2014
      Location: Melba Spiegeltent
      Venue: Melba Spiegeltent
      Address: 35 Johnstone St Collingwood
      Times: Tues Nov 11 – Fri Nov 14, 10.30am & 12.30 pm daily
      Cost: Performance : $12.90 per student (1 free teacher seat per 15 paid) Performance & Workshop : $19.90 per student

      Curiosity is an acrobatic, theatrical collision between Dr. Seuss, Circus Oz and Alice in Wonderland, created specifically for children from Kinder to Year 6. Fitting beautifully into Dance, PE, English, Science, Maths Curricula, it’s a more than a great springboard to learning, it’s great fun too.
      “Fabulous… a lot of really good humor…I loved it and the kids loved it.” — Teacher, St Joseph’s Primary, Collingwood
      Circus Workshops also available on show days at the same times as performance.

    • My Life in the Nude – Maude Davey – Presented by Feast Festival & Vitalstatistix

      Dates: 18 November 2014 - 23 November 2014
      Location: ANZ Feast Cluster, Adelaide SA
      Tickets: $35 Full | $30 Concession | $27 Fringe Benefits / Club Feast $30 | Concession $25

      See and for ticketing details.


      Dates: 21 November 2014 - 21 November 2014
      Location: Australian Dance Theatre
      Times: 6.30 for 7-9pm
      Website: Australian Dance Theatre

      ADT presents a raw and uncensored platform for South Australian dance and physical theatre artists, to show short works in early stages of development, at its next Rough Draft in October 2014.

      Rough Draft provides an opportunity for the audience to step inside the minds of some of South Australia’s most innovative creative thinkers and experience their creative development process in an informal, cabaret style setting.

      If you would like to show your short work please email an application for consideration, including a synopsis (no more than 200 words) of your work to Associate Artistic Director, Elizabeth Old:

    • The World Alliance for Arts Education Global Summit 2014

      Dates: 26 November 2014 - 28 November 2014
      Location: Mt Gravatt Campus, Brisbane
      Applications Close: 30 June

      The organising committee of the World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE) Global Summit invites you to attend the WAAE Global Summit 2014 which will be held at Griffith University’s School of Educational Studies, Mt Gravatt Campus, Brisbane, Australia from Wednesday the 26th to Friday the 28th of November 2014.
      This WAAE Global Summit combines the requirements of an academic conference with the needs for WAAE strategic planning and working groups. The four world member associations: International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA); International Society of Education through Art (InSEA); International Society for Music Education (ISME), and the World Dance Alliance (WDA) of the WAAE will each call for academic paper presentations from ‘International Experts’. Abstracts will be reviewed by an international peer review committee.
      For more information regarding the call for academic paper presentations click here.

    • Degradation

      Dates: 19 December 2014 - 19 December 2014
      Location: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
      Venue: Rehearsal Room #2, Meet at the Dunstan Playhouse foyer
      Times: Dec 19 4pm & 7pm
      Cost: Entry by Donation, Email registration essential
      Bookings: Adelaide Festival Centre

      Degradation coalesces an abstract exploration of images, vignettes and transposed physical states that represent the spectrum of psychological and physical transformations wrought by opiate use.

    • Split Second Heroes

      Dates: 30 December 2014 - 30 December 2014
      Location: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
      Venue: Rehearsal Room #2, Meet at the Dunstan Playhouse foyer
      Times: Date and Time to be confirmed
      Cost: Entry by Donation, Email registration essential
      Bookings: Adelaide Festival Centre

      Centred on two inventors with some very unusual powers, this action-adventure performance explores the challenging duality of life long professional pursuits and long-term relationships.

    • Announcing National Dance Forum 2015

      Dates: 19 March 2015 - 21 March 2015

      Announcing National Dance Forum 2015
      call out for proposals

      Forum partners, Ausdance National and the Australia Council for the Arts, are pleased to announce the third National Dance Forum (NDF2015).

      NDF2015 will take place in Melbourne 19-21 March and will once again, be held in partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre. 
      NDF2015 takes place in conjunction with Dance Massive.

      NDF2015 is pleased to announce Andrew Morrish in the role of Facilitator. Andrew brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role and you can look forward to hearing some of his ideas regarding the NDF2015 content, a little later in the year. Stay tuned or, check out Andrew’s website for information on his current movements.

      In 2015, the National Dance Forum seeks to:

      instigate intelligent and insightful engagement between Australian dancers, makers, researchers, writers, producers, advocates and educators.

      - create the most significant platform for dialogue across the Australian contemporary dance sector
      connect Australian artists with local, national and international communities
      - recognise the responsibility to acknowledge the past whilst asking important questions about the future of Australian dance practice
      - provide an immersive, participatory experience, offering delegates a rich and valuable opportunity to inspire new ideas and or, refresh existing ones, in an environment tailored to complement the unique qualities of the dance sector.


      With this in mind, NDF2015 will address the inherent concerns and realities affecting current professional practice in Australia and will be framed by 3 specific lines of focus:

      - Transforming the form: changing structures and their effects

      - The subtleties and nuances of innovation. 

      - Discourse: How is dance written about, spoken about and communicated?

      >Jump to further information on NDF2015 lines of focus

      More details regarding the 2015 program will be released later in the year with the full program and speaker list to be published January 2015.

      The NDF2015 program is guided by the collective input of the NDF Curatorial Panel - Matthew Day (independent artist, VIC), Julie Dyson (dance advocate and advisor, ACT), Margrete Helgeby (independent artist, WA), Raewyn Hill (Artistic Director, Dancenorth, QLD), Catherine Jones (Executive Producer, Chunky Move, VIC) and Frances Rings (Bangarra Dance Theatre artist-in-residence, NSW);
      who join Roslyn Dundas (National Director, Ausdance), Carin Mistry (Director, Dance, Australia Council) Kath Papas and Kristy Ayre (NDF2015 Co-Producers).

      For more information on the National Dance Forum, visit the project web page.