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    • 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

    • Human Kinetics Dance Books – Special Discount for Ausdance Members!

      Dates: 1 February 2014 - 31 December 2014
      Location: Nationwide

      Human Kinetics publishers are pleased to offer Ausdance members 15% off most products. HK publishers are dedicated to providing top quality information and educational products about dance, sport, physical activity and health.

      You can order anytime via the Human Kinetics website. Enter DANCE15R into the promo box at the checkout.

      *Must be a Human Kinetics Rewards member. Join for free.  

      Email if you have any questions.

    • 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.

    • Inclusive Dance Classes at New Adelaide Hills Dance Studio: Rockit Performing Arts

      Dates: 24 April 2014 - 31 July 2014
      Location: Adelaide Hills
      Website: Rockit Performing Arts

      Term 2 enrollments are now open at Rockit Performing Arts, the latest studio to open in the Adelaide hills. At Rockit students learn hip hop, cheerleading, musical theatre, break dancing, ballet and pre-school dance. They also focus on dance for special needs children (some of whom are integrated into the neuro-typical dance classes). Their special needs classes have attracted much positive attention and the school recently received funding for new safety and sensory equipment.

      Rockit also writes and produces short films where students have opportunities to add to the content and ideas. Some films are created for fun, whilst others have a social message. Rockit is on the hunt for artists, creatives, script writers and teachers who can add to our mix of education.  Rockit is not a traditional performing art school. We are using performing arts education as an entry way into social and emotional development. Students study performance techniques but not in the conventional way. We are breaking rules with our education and the way it is delivered. If you are interested in collaborating with Rockit, please contact Noni Vassos via email at

    • Adelaide Festival Centre Presents Something on Saturday

      Dates: 26 April 2014 - 30 August 2014
      Location: Adelaide Festival Centre
      Times: Saturdays
      Cost: From $14.50 or buy 4 shows and save
      Bookings: BASS
      Website: Something on Saturday

      Something on Saturday is sponsored by National Pharmacies and delights and entertains thousands of children every Saturday throughout winter each year. Many South Australian children aged 2 to 10 enjoy their first theatrical experience through the program.

      The 2014 program covers a wide range of entertainment, suitable for both boys and girls, including circus, puppetry, live music, percussion, ballet, magic, comedy, a family opera, a toddler disco party and even a ventriloquist.

      The Foundation Kids Corner popular kids craft workshops are funded by the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation. They are FREE and no bookings are required.

    • Dance Films at the Palace Nova

      Dates: 28 April 2014 - 31 August 2014
      Location: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
      Website: Palace Nova

      An exciting new season of Palace Opera & Ballet 2014 brings world-class culture to your doorstep. With brand new productions from The Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet, and Opéra National de Paris, this season will transport audiences from their cinema chair to the exotics of Asia, the enchantment of Egypt, the bustling ports of Plymouth and the far west of the Americas. Prima donnas, popcorn and pirouettes await!

      Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker from Royal Ballet
      June 20, 21, 22 & 25

      Balachine /Millepied from Opéra National de Paris.
      July 25, 26, 27 & 30

    • Call for Contributions for Twist and Turn

      Dates: 1 May 2014 - 1 August 2014
      Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
      Applications Close: May 1 & August 1
      Website: daCi Copenhagen 2015

      Exploring identities in dance - 13th World Congress of Dance and the Child International 5th-10th July 2015.

      The World Congress is focused on the theme of identity in dance as it is experienced in formal, non-formal and informal settings of education. It will be a unique opportunity for everyone interested in dance and young people to meet, dance, share, present and discuss issues related to the Congress theme across age levels and professions. The program will hold a variety of activities and presentation formats such as Nordic Dance Flavour workshops, invited keynotes, Creative Meeting Points, Twinning Labs, Youth Forums, Professional Forums, papers, panels, roundtables, research and dance workshops, project dialogues, lecture sharing, performances of young people and professional companies.

    • Moving Image: Australian Dance Theatre

      Dates: 2 July 2014 - 24 August 2014
      Location: Adelaide Festival Centre, Artspace Gallery
      Times: Wed - Sun: 11am - 4pm
      Cost: FREE
      Website: Adelaide Festival Centre

      In addition to his role as Artistic Director and choreographer of Australian Dance Theatre, Garry Stewart pursues an active interest in audio visual works that are created for exhibition and projection. These works are created in partnership with the dancers of ADT and national and international collaborators. To coincide with the premiere of Multiverse in the Space Theatre, ADT will present two AUDIO/VISUAL INSTALLATIONS in the Artspace Gallery, Collision Course and Proximity.

    • WAAPA Presents Music Theatre Audition Masterclass

      Dates: 3 July 2014 - 13 September 2014
      Location: Australia
      Times: 10.00am – 1.00pm
      Cost: $175
      Website: WAAPA

      This Masterclass will help demystify what can be a daunting process – the musical audition. Run by WAAPA’s Co-ordinator of Music Theatre David King and resident director Crispin Taylor, this Masterclass will give you techniques to deal with the most challenging musical audition. The three-hour session includes mock auditions for singing, acting and dance and prepares auditionees for all challenges from cattle-call to callback. It is suitable for professional and amateur performers, teachers and prospective WAAPA students.

      Melbourne Thursday, 3 July
      Sydney Friday, 4 July
      Brisbane Sunday, 6 July
      Perth Saturday, 13 September


    • Dance Academy DVD's + Online Resources

      Dates: 18 July 2014 - 31 August 2014
      Location: Australia
      Bookings: Trybooking

      Ausdance Victoria in partnership with The Australian Children’s Television Foundation are offering amazing extra-curricular resources when you buy the ABC TV Show – Dance Academy on DVD. You can purchase all 3 seasons on DVD that come with an exclusive login password to access extra online curriculum resources around: Dance Skills, Health and Well-being, Dance Knowledge and Promotion.

      Season 1 – $60 + $10 p/h
      Season 2 – $60 + $10 p/h
      Season 3 – $40 + $10 p/h
      Whole Series = $145/per set + $10 p/h

      Email your purchase receipt along with your postal address to

    • MÜLL

      Dates: 23 July 2014 - 31 July 2014
      Location: Adelaide College of the Arts, Studio 3
      Times: July 23, 24, 30 & 31 8.30pm
      Cost: $15
      Bookings: TryBooking

      As students of ACArts, this work focuses on experimentation through ideas of normality and hypocritical views of society. Trash and chaos reign beneath the exterior of perfection and beauty. This has been an opportunity for us to test the boundaries of our art form and the limitations of the audience. As a self-funded development, we are relying on your ability to bravely take a seat and enjoy the unexpected.

      Warning: Explicit content and mature themes – Family friendly option available on July 30

    • Keith Bain choreographic travel fellowship

      Dates: 23 July 2014 - 31 August 2014
      Location: Australia
      Applications Close: 31 August 2014
      Website: Ausdance National

      Applications for the inaugural Keith Bain Choreographic Travel Fellowship are now open!
      Keith Bain OAM was a founding member of Ausdance and held state and national committee roles for many years, including Ausdance National President 1988–1991. It was Keith who suggested the name ‘Ausdance’ when the organisation changed its name in 1992, and who initiated the annual Dancers’ Picnic, which has evolved into the Australian Dance Awards.

      About the fellowship:
      - The biennial Keith Bain Choreographic Travel Fellowship (KBCTF) of $5000 is to support international travel and experiences by emerging choreographers (under 40 years) across any dance genre.
      - Applicants must be able to demonstrate ongoing commitment to his/her craft and professional development.
      - Proposals should be about the development of existing practices through international partnerships.
      - Applicants must be an Australian citizen or resident and an Ausdance member.

    • Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year 2015

      Dates: 23 July 2014 - 18 August 2014
      Applications Close: 18 August 2014
      Website: Sydney Dance Company

      Applications are now open for the 2015 Pre-Professional Year to Australian and New Zealand dancers aged 18 or older, and those who are turning 18 in 2015.

      This nationally accredited one year intensive offers students the chance to work with some of Australia’s most successful and award winning choreographers and educators. Students will develop their technique, artistry and performance skills alongside members of Sydney Dance Company led by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.

    • Involuntary – Tour & Audience Development Program

      Dates: 1 August 2014 - 1 August 2014
      Location: Domain Theatre Marion Cultural Centre
      Website: One Point 618

      Watch four amazing dancers interpret the emotion, inherent comedy and impact of bureaucracy and technological change, presenting an ironic realisation of the struggles everyone with a password will understand. Reclaim your ticket back to reality!

      The tour will begin in Adelaide at the Marion Cultural Centre, so Adelaide folk if you missed the premiere you have a chance to see it again before it travels on to Regional Victoria!

    • Philip Glass Trilogy

      Dates: 5 August 2014 - 23 August 2014
      Location: Her Majesty's Theatre
      Website: State Opera South Australia Philip Glass Trilogy

      This is a very special, world first project – three operas by Philip Glass – AkhnatenEinstein on the beach and Satyagraha – performed in three complete cycles over three weeks.
      In 2014, the entire Philip Glass Trilogy will receive the full production treatment.  The State Opera Chorus and soloists, with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Art Orchestra, will create history in Her Majesty’s Theatre in Australia’s must-see operatic event for 2014 – a State Opera SA premiere exclusive to Adelaide.

    • An Introduction to the Healing Art of Dance Therapy The Embodied Self – IDTIA

      Dates: 5 August 2014 - 5 August 2014
      Location: Dancehouse, Melbourne
      Times: 6 - 10pm
      Cost: $140
      Bookings: Trybooking

      An introduction for mental health professionals, teachers, creative artists and interested individuals.

      Facilitated by Dr. M.B. Leventhal, Ph.D. ADTR, CMA, an International Dance Therapy Educator and IDTIA’s Foundation Director of Education & Training. Marcia has developed many innovative techniques and been awarded grants and honors for her work in assisting human growth and development through the arts. She is committed to helping individuals re-discover the deeply healing/transformational potential in dance movement and the creative process.

      Enquiries to: Tammy Sawford, IDTIA Administrator, on 0439 330 008 or e-mail

    • Daniel Jaber's Reassessment

      Dates: 6 August 2014 - 9 August 2014
      Location: Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
      Times: 7pm
      Cost: $20 - $30
      Bookings: Adelaide Festival Centre

      Edgy, gender-questioning dance

      Reassessment – a Double Bill is an exciting program of cutting edge contemporary dance work by local, multi-award winning choreographer Daniel Jaber.

      Solo work Too far again, not far enough… performed by Jaber asks both performer and audience to consider how they judge people in regards to gender roles and normalisation.

      The second piece, Agile is a fiercely physical quartette where gender boundaries and dance roles are blurred and bent to give new meaning to the male and female in dance.

      Using a ferocious physicality, original sound and fashion Reassessment promises to provoke and entertain.

    • Asian Arts Festival 2014

      Dates: 8 August 2014 - 11 August 2014
      Location: Singapore
      Registrations Close: 30 June

      Asia Arts Festival 2014 (AAF 2014) – Breaking Boundaries is an event aimed at providing youth performers from all over Asia with a platform to showcase their artistic talents to others. AAF 2014 welcomes participants between the ages of 8-18 years to compete in our Instrumental, Dance or Choir category. This year’s theme, “Breaking Boundaries”, seeks to challenge participants to go beyond their own limitations and open themselves up to the power of performing art. Through our participants’ vision, creative power and drive, Artistique hope to show that arts is a universal language spoken by all. A language that transcends and transforms cultural boundaries!

      Join us in celebrating this year’s Asia Arts Festival competition in sunny Singapore at the famous Raffles Hotel – Jubilee Hall.

      For more information please email festival secretary Mr Anders Haglind Email: or

    • Australia Council Arts Funding 2014

      Dates: 14 August 2014 - 14 August 2014
      Location: Australia
      Applications Close: 31 July & 14 August
      Website: Australia Council for the Arts - Dance section

      Applications for Australia Council Fellowships close on Thursday 31 July. Information regarding changes to this grant and selection criteria is available on our website. Visit the Dance section of our website to find out more about our Dance related grants, closing Thursday 14 August:
      Artform Development
      Cité Residency
      Creative Australia – New Work
      Projects – Creative Development
      Projects – Presentation

    • From Darkness The Day

      Dates: 15 August 2014 - 15 August 2014
      Location: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
      Venue: Rehearsal Room #2, Meet at the Dunstan Playhouse foyer
      Times: Aug 15 4pm & 7pm
      Cost: Entry by Donation, Email registration essential
      Bookings: Adelaide Festival Centre

      Inspired by childhood memories and phobias, fairy tales and folklore From Darkness the Day is an immersive, whimsical and highly sophisticated work for children aged 7 and up.

    • The Oracle

      Dates: 20 August 2014 - 23 August 2014
      Location: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
      Times: 8pm
      Cost: $25 - $60
      Bookings: Adelaide Festival Centre

      A powerful, critically-acclaimed work

      A sensual and intense dance work by celebrated choreographer Meryl Tankard, acclaimed in Europe, the UK and USA.

      Featuring one of Australia’s most acclaimed dancers, Paul White, The Oracle explores the conflicting forces of nature and man, masculinity and femininity, violence and nurturing, strength and vulnerability.

      The Oracle is set to Stravinsky’s seminal composition for the infamous ballet The Rite of Spring, which caused riots at its Paris premiere in 1913.

      The intensity of the subject, the power of the complex, rhythmic musical score and the stark and brooding aesthetic deliver an atmosphere of coiledspring emotions and conflict in this haunting and critically acclaimed work.

    • Contemporary Masterclass with Vangelis Legakis

      Dates: 31 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
      Location: Ausdance SA Studio
      Times: 10am - 5pm
      Cost: $110 Ausdance members, $150 non-members
      Bookings: Email to reserve your place

      This workshop is an introduction to release based contemporary, Flying Low and improvisation focusing on the five fundamental movement patterns. It also combines a series of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Kundalini Yoga exercises and tasks, to achieve improved coordination and connection throughout the body, mind and spirit. With instructions and techniques to facilitate movement without thinking, this workshop will free dancers and non-dancers of preconceptions and judgments, letting expression and energy manifest in a free flow.
      For more information about Vangelis and the Masterclass click here.

    • Disco Wonderland Australian Dance Theatre's 50th Anniversary Fundraiser Party

      Dates: 20 September 2014 - 20 September 2014
      Location: ADT Studios
      Times: 8pm - 1am
      Bookings: Trybooking

      Kick start the 50th Anniversary in 2015 with a night of mirror balls, dancing and classic disco tunes.
      DJs Paul Gurry & Madame Ivana and featuring the ADT dancers and Garry Stewart. Fabulous auction and prizes to be won. Dress Code: A touch of DISCO
      For more information please contact ADT: PH 08-8373 7733 OR ADT@ADT.ORG.AU


      Dates: 3 October 2014 - 3 October 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:

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Australian Dance Awards 2014

      Dates: 6 November 2014 - 6 November 2014
      Location: Sydney Opera House, NSW
      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.

    • 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.

    • 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.