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    • Australian Dance Theatre Open Classes for Independent Professional Dancers

      Dates: 1 February 2015 - 31 March 2015
      Location: ADT

      Australian Dance Theatre are opening its doors during February and March for professional independent dancers to attend open morning classes (every week-day) with our company dancers.

      Our teachers have extensive expertise in the following techniques: Contemporary, Yoga, Break-dance & Ballet. All the details are on our website & there’s no need to register. Cost is $10/class. Held at the ADT studios – located 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn, 5062.

      Classes generally run from 9.30am-10.45am Monday – Friday. Regular updates are available via our Facebook website:

      Please note due to the regularly changing demands of the company the schedule is open to alteration and is updated accordingly.

      For more information or enquires please contact us at or phone 8373 7733 or head to:


    • Carclew’s Project and Development Grants

      Dates: 10 February 2015 - 15 March 2015
      Applications Close: 11:59pm, 15 March, 2015.

      Don’t miss your opportunity for a share of $50,000 through Carclew’s Project and Development Grants.

      Funding is available for artists aged 26 and under to develop creative projects with a tangible outcome and to pursue career development opportunities between January and June 2015.

      Artists (of any age) and organisations engaging children and young people in an artistic project are also eligible to apply.

      Unpack the process of applying for a grant by following these simple steps:

      STEP 1: Download and carefully read the Information for Applicants Document (PDF).

      STEP 2: Write and submit your application using the online grant application system.

      Applications close 11:59pm, 15 March, 2015.

    • Independent Makers and Presenters Program

      Dates: 10 February 2015 - 20 March 2015
      Location: Arts SA
      Applications Close: 5:00pm Friday 20 March



      Closing date: 20 March 2015
      Notification date: May 2015
      Commencement date: 1 June 2015

      Please follow the links below for specific program information


      For PROJECT grants:

      Closing date: 20 March 2015
      Notification date: June 2015
      Commencement date: 1 July 2015


      Handy Hints:

      When writing your application don’t forget to refer to the essential reading before applying document on our website, especially with reference to the general criteria:

      • Artistic merit, quality, innovation and originality.
      • Audience development
      • Community participation
      • Cultural leadership
      • Professional Development
      • Viable planning


      Other opportunities for funding:

      The Australia Council has developed a new grants model which will support a diverse range of artists, artistic practice, organisations and arts activity. The new model will make it easier and simpler to apply for grants. The peer assessment process will remain central to grant decision making.

      Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups:  closing March, June, September, and December for amounts of $10,000 -$50 000

      The Australia Council’s arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Examples of activities this grant supports include the creation of new work, creative development, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, publishing, recording and market development activity.

      Development Grants for Individuals and Groups: closing March, June, September, and December for amounts of $5000 – $25 000

      Development grants fund a range of activities that benefit the careers of individual artists or groups. Examples of the activity this grant supports include professional skills development, showcase opportunities, forum/workshop attendance, residencies, mentorships, arts market attendance and exploration.


      NAVA artists’ grants provide assistance towards the costs of public presentation for professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners who are Australian citizens or permanent residents. This includes, but is not limited to: advertising; promotional printing; mail outs; media photographs; media releases; equipment rental; framing; freight; installation costs; insurance; opening costs; space rental; technical assistance; travel. This grant operates in quarterly rounds.


      The aim of Creative Partnerships Australia is to grow the culture of giving, investment, partnership and volunteering, bringing donors, businesses, artists and arts organisations together to foster a more sustainable and vibrant arts sector for the benefit of all Australians.

      If you have an artistic project to fund and an amazing crowdfunding campaign in mind, you may be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matched funding through Creative Partnerships Australia’s program, Match. Applications close on March 9.

    • Classes at Leigh Warren Dance

      Dates: 24 February 2015 - 28 March 2015
      Location: Leigh Warren & Dancers Studio

      Following the incredible success of our holiday dance program we are thrilled to announce our tutors are back with classes on:

       Tuesdays Feb 24, March 3,10,17 & 24 – Christine Underdown – Ballet

       Wednesdays Feb 25, March 4,11,18 & 25 - Kialea-Nadine Wililams – Contemporary Dance

      Saturdays Feb 28, March 7,21 & 28- Kialea-Nadine Williams – Body Conditioning and Contemporary Dance and Ryan Turner with Hip Hop.
      Cost: $16  per class or $125 if you book 10+

      For the full schedule click here

    • VITALSTATISTIX Adhocracy & Crawl Me Blood Opportunities for Artists

      Dates: 1 March 2015 - 27 March 2015
      Location: Vitalstatistix

      Vitals has launched our annual call for Adhocracy proposals, is open to multidisciplinary artists from around Australia.

      We are also seeking expressions-of-interest for our Adhocracy 2015 residency project. This is an opportunity for South Australian artists only. Selected artists will collaborate with interdisciplinary artists Halcyon Macleod and Willoh S. Weiland on the creative development of live artwork and sound installation Crawl Me Blood.

      All the info can also be downloaded at

    • Sydney Dance Company presents: Frame of Mind

      Dates: 6 March 2015 - 6 May 2015

      Sydney Dance Company launches into 2015 with a powerful double bill – a showcase of deeply personal pieces from two acclaimedchoreographic talents: living legend William Forsythe and Sydney Dance Company’s own Artistic Director, Rafael Bonachela.

      One of the most renownedcontemporary dance works of the 20th Century, Forsythe’s Quintett was created in 1993 in collaboration with Ballet Frankfurt dancers Dana Caspersen, Stephen Galloway, Jacopo Godani, Thomas McManus and Jone San Martin.

      A tour de force for five dancers, Quintettis a deeply personal work, closely guarded, andrarely performed outside of Forsythe’s direct supervision.

      Set on a stage filled with bright white light, the piece is a seamless flow of duets, solos and trios set to Gavin Bryar’s Jesus’s Blood Never Failed Me Yet, the movement brilliantly evoking Bryar’s themes of loneliness and the illusion of hope.

      Acknowledged as Forsythe’s most poignant masterpiece,Quintett sheds light on a side of Forsythe that audiences don’t often get to experience: delicate, tender, sublime, lyrical, heart-wrenching,the piece is a moving tribute and glorious celebration of movement, light and life.

      Sydney Dance Company are thrilled to have been invited to present the Australian premiere of this incredible production in 2015, as part of our premiere season, Frame of Mind, alongside a new work by Rafael Bonachela, set to a suite of powerful music by American composer Bryce Dessner – best known as a member of Grammy Award-nominated band The National, performed by internationally renowned TheKronos Quartet.

      Inspired by his own recent personal experiences, Bonachela’s piece is an exploration of the ephemeral nature of living. What has appeared robust and dependable revealsitself as fragile and transient, when a single event or occurrence makes everything shift, quickly and forever.

      The work sees Bonachela collaborate for the first time with esteemed Australian set designer,outgoing Belvoir artistic director, Ralph Myers, and will feature lighting by frequent Sydney Dance Company associate Benjamin Cisterne.

      Frame of Mind opens at Sydney Theatre on March 6, ahead of seasons at Canberra Theatre Centre, opening April 30, and Southbank Theatre, Melbourne, opening May 6.

      Book now for –

      Sydney: or 02 9250 1999

      Canberra: or 02 6275 2700

      Melbourne: or 03 8688 0800

    • Wanted: Artists to lead creative workshops

      Dates: 7 March 2015 - 9 March 2015
      Registrations Close: 5pm Friday 31 October 2014

      Carclew is seeking emerging and experienced artists to lead creative workshops during school holidays and for WOMADelaide KidZone 2015.

      Carclew is committed to providing vibrant and culturally diverse creative experiences for young people. Each year at WOMADelaide, Carclew offers an exciting program of creative activities for KidZone, which aim to encourage artistic talent and global understanding.

      In 2014 Carclew offered 48 free workshops over 3 days at WOMAD.

      Carclew will return to WOMAD KidZone in 2015 on Saturday 7, Sunday 8 and Monday 9 March. We are currently seeking workshop proposals from artists, please click here for further information

      Workshops are offered in all artforms and range from 1 hour, 2 hour and full days through to three-day workshops.

      Read more about Carclew’s Explore Arts workshops and WOMADelaide KidZone.

      Artists wishing to present Explore Arts or WOMADelaide KidZone 2015 workshops must submit an Expression of Interest by 5pm Friday 31 October 2014.

      Need more information?

      Click here to visit Carclew online for all the finer details and expression of interest submission process.

    • Dance Massive 2015

      Dates: 10 March 2015 - 10 March 2015
      Location: Dancehouse
      Venue: multiple venues

      3 Performance Venues
      13 Days
      20 Shows
      10 Open Studio
      5 Masterclasses

      The Dance Massive consortium: Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre in association with Ausdance Victoria are pleased to bring you Dance Massive 2015.

      Now in its fourth incarnation, Dance Massive 2015 will bring you over 30 curated dance shows, events and activities over 13 days, including a number of bold new works, workshops, networking opportunities and special events. This beautifully hand-crafted program will introduce new ways of thinking about contemporary dance. It will surprise, challenge, entice and dare artists and dance-lovers from all over Australia in what is set to be another sell-out program.

      Dance Massive exists as the concurrent programming and scheduling of contemporary dance works and events across three Melbourne venues.

      Want a program sent out to you when they launch in November? Request a program here

    • Acrobatics for Contemporary Dance

      Dates: 12 March 2015 - 12 March 2015
      Location: St Peters Girls School
      Cost: $25

      Acrobatics for Contemporary Dance with Kialea-Nadine Williams

      A workshop brought to you by the Saints Performing Arts Academy.


      The work shop will involve a high energy contemporary warm up followed by the teaching of a range of acrobatic skills.  Students will learn and refine acrobatic moves and amalgamations that can be incorporated into contemporary dance choreography from one of Australia’s best.

      Kialea-Nadine Williams 

      Kialea-Nadine continues her career as a much sort after independent teacher, performer and choreographer working with Australian Dance Theatre, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Tasdance and numerous independent projects all over Australia.


      The workshop is open to males and females from ages 12 to 18. Students need to have had dance training/experience to an intermediate level or equivalent, to participate.


      Mats and a limited number of knees pads will be provided. Regular dance wear is necessary and students are advised to bring water and a towel.


      For further enquiries contact Amanda Kimber at or Jeanne Phillips at


    • ¡OLE! Flamenco Fun for Kids

      Dates: 13 March 2015 - 15 March 2015
      Location: ‘La Petite Grande’, Gluttony – Rymill Park

      Stamp your feet and clap your hands with Farida the Flamenco Fairy and friends!


      Join Zoe Velez (flamenco singer and dancer extraordinaire and former Spanish Wiggle) and Studio Flamenco (as seen at WOMADelaide and the Adelaide International Guitar Festival) as they take you on an interactive adventure into the music and dance of Spain.


      Learn flamenco moves and songs and watch as the performers amaze you with this BRAND NEW SHOW that will entertain and inspire the whole family.

      Six shows only!

      Ole Flamenco Pic

      For interviews and further information please contact Emma Fernee:


      Phone: (08) 8272 7633/ 0439 769 676

    • Stree Shakti – The Dynamic Life Force Within

      Dates: 13 March 2015 - 14 March 2015
      Location: Odeon Theatre Norwood

      Bharathaa Arts (Adelaide and Singapore) is proud to present Stree Shakti, featuring a spectacular array of of internationally acclaimed performers and musicians.

      Arising from the esoteric depths of Indian philosophy and stories, ‘Shakti’ is a force, able to affect all humankind – only if we let her. Inspired by this lofty concept and culling from historic literacy and mythological references, a classical technique of Bharathanatyam is used to voice views on the sacred feminine power. This production attempts to bring to the centre stage the greatness of the power of the feminine principle as an integral part of our very being, showcasing five evocative segments that echo the sentiments of epic women.

      Tickets from Fringe Tix $23


    • Moving Artworks

      Dates: 16 March 2015 - 18 March 2015
      Location: Adelaide Festival Centre
      Applications Close:
      Venue: Adelaide Festival Centre
      Times: Mon & Wed 10am & 12:30pm
      Cost: Student $8, Equity $4

      Ausdance educators facilitate this two hour workshop to guide students through an investigation of the permanent artworks collection in and around Adelaide Festival Centre.
      Students develop an understanding of the arts by making dance sequences in response to the artworks.

      *Extended learning notes available.

    • 2015 Leaps & Bounds Dance Day

      Dates: 17 March 2015 - 18 March 2015
      Location: Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
      Venue: Meet in the Space Theatre Foyer
      Times: Tues 17 March, 9am & 3pm
      Cost: Student $16, Equity $12

      centrED presents in collaboration with Ausdance SA an inspiring day for Year 11 and 12 dance students and teachers interested in pursuing dance as learning area or as a career.

      Presentations include:

      • Tips on how to successfully manage the challenges of Year 11 & 12 dance courses
      • A special industry presentation demonstrating how to leap ahead from choreography to performance
      • Technique classes in a range of genre
      • Workshops by dance, health and theatre production experts

      *Participants must wear appropriate dance clothes and bring lunch. Water is supplied. Teacher information packs supplied on the day.

    • 2015 National Dance Forum: Registrations

      Dates: 19 March 2015 - 19 March 2015
      Location: Footscray Community Arts Centre
      Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray, VIC, 3011
      Times: Thursday 2.00pm – 5.30pm | Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm | Saturday 9.00am – 5.30pm

      Registrations for National Dance Forum 2015 are NOW OPEN. There is a special Early Bird offer for delegates who book before 31 January 2015. Save up to $50 with Early Bird offers.

      In 2011 and 2013, the National Dance Forum SOLD OUT weeks in advance – book early to ensure you are part of the most important dance discussion taking place in Australia.

    • 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.


      Dates: 19 March 2015 - 21 March 2015


      Be part of the national dance discussion.  Join the National Dance Forum 2015 Volunteer Program and participate in the forum free of charge!

      Are you passionate about dance? Are you seeking experience in arts management/administration? Do you want to have the opportunity to share ideas and discuss the most important issues facing the dance sector today?

      The NDF2015 producers are on the search for bright, organised, motivated individuals interested in dance, to be part of the National Dance Forum 2015 Volunteer Program. Volunteers will gain experience in arts management, access networking opportunities, and participate in the National Dance Forum, 19-21 March 2015, FREE of charge, all while being part of a valued team making the forum a fantastic and welcoming event.

      Dates and times required:
      8.30am – 6pm on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th & Saturday 21st March*
      *All volunteers must be available on the Thursday, and at least one of Friday and Saturday

      For full details on how to get involved, visit the webpage

    • Creative Partnerships Australia's MATCH,

      Dates: 23 March 2015 - 29 May 2015

      Get MATCHED funding and double your crowdfunding dollars!

      Do you have an artistic project to fund and an amazing crowdfunding campaign in mind?

      Applications are now open for MATCH, Creative Partnerships Australia’s dollar-for-dollar matched funding program for Australian artists and artistic groups.

      To be eligible artists must be able to undertake a crowdfunding campaign between 23 March and 29 May 2015. Artists run your campaign through the Australian Cultural Fund or any other crowdfunding platfform out there. It’s their choice!

      For successful applicants, Creative Partnerships will match any funding raised through a project’s crowdfunding campaign, up to a total of $10,000 per project.

      Head to for guidelines, application form and key dates. Applications close 9 March 2015.


    • Bali Sacred Dance Retreat

      Dates: 3 May 2015 - 8 May 2015
      Location: Bali Mountain Retreat
      Applications Close:
      Venue: Bali Mountain Retreat, Mt Batukaru, Tabanan, Bali
      Cost: Early Bird: $1100 after the 1st December: $1250

      Bali Sacred Dance Retreat – Dancing with the Sacred Wheel of Life

      This retreat brings together three things which we love and have found to be of value in our own “Wheel of Life” journey and which we warmly invite you to share with us and to celebrate on Mount Batukaru at the Bali Mountain Retreat.
      • To dance in a Sacred way is to enter into a communion of heart, mind, body and soul
      • To retreat invites a safe inner space for contemplation, revelation, transformation and illumination
      • To be in Bali, is to enter a place of beauty which is honoured and Blessed in the Sacred traditions of that culture.

      For more information click here.

    • 2015 Southeast Asian Choreolab

      Dates: 30 May 2015 - 7 June 2015
      Location: Rimbun Dahun
      Applications Close: 31 December 2014
      Venue: Rimbun Dahan, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      Bookings: M0Z3QXBKaFU/view?usp=sharing

      Emerging contemporary dance choreographers from Southeast Asia are invited to apply to attend an international facilitated choreographic laboratory at

      Rimbun Dahan, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 30 May to 7 June 2015.

      15 chosen choreographers will live, work and explore together in the arts community of Rimbun Dahan for 9 days, with supportive guidance from our international facilitator, Brussels-based German choreographer Arco Renz of Kobalt Works. Applicants should be citizens and residents of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea or East Timor.

      Successful applicants will receive free twin-share accommodation, all project activities, meals and airport transfer. Applicants must provide their own airfare and travel insurance.

    • Creative Workshop with Sydney Dance Company

      Dates: 11 August 2015 - 11 August 2015
      Times: Tues 11 August, 11am
      Cost: FREE
      Bookings: Numbers are limited so book early. Contact Robyn Callan 8216 8861 or

      Students will be guided through a warm up, a creative task and a selection of choreography from De Novo sharing the essence of what makes Sydney Dance Company’s choreography so distinct.