Ausdance SA

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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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • Arts SA funding for South Australian based independent Artists, Writers, Performers and Organisations

      Dates: 14 October 2014 - 21 November 2014
      Location: Arts SA
      Applications Close: 21 NOVEMBER 2014

      Welcome to the Independent Makers and Presenters Program


      Artists in Residence supports the hosting of outstanding local, national and international artists, in order for them to share their skills and knowledge with local, practising professional and independent artists.

      Building Pathways helps South Australian artists increase their national and international profile and presentation opportunities by developing connections with influential interstate and international galleries, agents, publishers, producers and presenters.

      Individual Development supports the professional development of individual, independent artists through master classes, workshops, mentorships, attendance at conferences, attachments to arts organisations or participation in arts residencies.

      Strategic Presentation Opportunity grants help independent artists and groups respond to significant, unexpected invitations for presentation or exhibition opportunities offered by presenters, venues or festivals.

      The annual South Australian Living Artist publication focuses on the production of a major, high-quality book profiling a prominent South Australian visual artist.

    • Boom Dance Ink: Kids Performance Crew

      Dates: 5 November 2014 - 31 December 2014
      Cost: $15 per class

      Starting Wednesday 5th November 2014 and ongoing

      Boom Dance Ink City Studio are currently looking for kids between the ages of 7yrs-12yrs to join and help create our first ever Kids Performance Crew. There are no specific dance style requirements and we welcome children who have dance training across all styles of dance. The crew will be training on styles such as Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Break, Contemporary (just to mention a few), aiming towards state competitions and gigs surrounding Adelaide. Participants of the crew must have an intermediate level of dance experience and training. Please contact Santina if you are interested.

      Time: 5:45pm-6:45pm
      Bookings: or 0435749026


      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.

    • Casting Call – Brand New Variety TV Show for Channel 7!

      Dates: 11 November 2014 - 11 November 2014
      Venue: AAMI Stadium Function Centre – Gate J, Turner Dr, West Lakes
      Times: Tuesday the 11th of November, 11am – 6pm

      Fremantle Media are producing a unique and exciting, variety TV show. The show is a competition format, however the focus is on fun, variety and entertainment with the potential of huge exposure across Australia as the show will be aired on Channel 7 in a prime time slot. Excitingly, although there will be some public comment and vote, there will be no celebrity judging panel. This format has never been done before, so forget everything you know about the usual ‘talent’ shows! We are looking for original, amazing acts and I thought perhaps some of your performers might be interested in taking part?

      Auditions are in Adelaide on Tuesday the 11th of November at AAMI Stadium Function Centre – Gate J, Turner Dr, West Lakes from 11am – 6pm.

      To register for auditions head to the website:

      If you are unable to make the in person auditions, you can audition online through the website above.

      If you know of any local acts or are a part of a performance yourself, please feel free to send through any suggestions, we’re very happy to speak to performers directly.

    • The Australian Ballet: 2015 DANCE EDUCATION ENSEMBLE

      Dates: 14 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
      Applications Close: Friday 7 November 2014

      Auditions are now open for The Australian Ballet Dance Education Ensemble 2015 where successful dancers will be offered exciting employment opportunities including skills development, touring, teaching and performance.

      Audition Dates: The audition will take place over a two-day period;

      • Friday 14 November  2014
      • Saturday 15 November 2014

       Dancer Profile:  Auditioning dancers will be required to demonstrate the following attributes:

       a comprehensive background and high standard of classical ballet technique ~ pointe work for females required

      • performance and repertoire knowledge/experience ~ ability to work with a dance director in a range of dance genre
      • high level of physical fitness ~ performance readiness
      • competent communication skills ~ articulate and ease in public speaking
      • teaching attributes ~  motivated to work with students to promote the benefits of dance learning

      Successful applicants will engage in:

      • a short-term contract (minimum 10 months) with The Australian Ballet ( Feb – Nov 2015)
      • participate in a six week professional development session in teaching and performance
      • ·         engage in program implementation for metropolitan and regional areas throughout Australia
      • ·         be required to travel interstate during the contract duration

      Application requirements:  A resume including;

      • ·         personal details
      • ·         education qualification – secondary, tertiary and vocational
      • ·         dance training and performance experience
      • ·         allied skills – singing, acting, tap, circus arts and gymnastics
      • ·         2 photographs – head shot and full length

      Applications should be forwarded by Friday 7 November to:

      Hayley Arundel, Dance Education Ensemble Manager

      T 03 9669 2524 | M 0418 748 956

    • 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.

    • Improvisation Practices Symposium

      Dates: 27 November 2014 - 7 December 2014
      Location: The Drill
      Venue: The Drill
      Address: 1C New Beach Rd, Rushcutters Bay
      Times: Events take place throughout the day, in morning, afternoon and evening sessions
      Tickets: Unwrapping Danse (Rosalind Crisp) and No Time to Fly/Court Dance (Ros Warby) $15/$10 at the door. All other evening events are free.
      Cost: $30 for one workshop; $50 for two or more workshops (includes free entry to ticketed performances)

      Critical Path presents

      Improvisation Practices Symposium

      Thursday 27 November – Sunday 7 December 2014

      incorporating Impro Exchange with Martin del Amo (21-23 Nov)


      Improvisation raises many issues about the nature of choreography, performance and authorship. Our 10 day symposium offers a feast of workshops, performances, sharing and conversations with leading practitioners from around the country.


      Workshops run across two days from either 10am – 1.30pm, or from 2.30pm – 6pm. Expressions of interest, via, are essential.

    • Finsart: Aerial Workshop

      Dates: 1 December 2014 - 31 December 2014
      Location: Finsart

      Jo Naumann and Fiona Gardner (finsart) is looking for Expression of interest from people interested in trying aerial harness workshops as part of a Renew Adelaide opportunity.

      Please register your expression of  interest at

    • Summavibez National Tour

      Dates: 7 December 2014 - 7 December 2014
      Location: Ausdance SA
      Registrations Close: Friday 28th November 2014
      Times: 2:00-3:00pm - Dancehall / Ragga Fuzion (Grooves & Steps) 3:00-4:00pm - Dancehall / Ragga Fuzion (Choreography)
      Cost: Single Class $20 Pre-paid or $25 at the door, Double Class $35 Pre-paid or $50 at the door

      Teaching a Dancehall / Ragga Fuzion Workshop, Urban Poetry Dance is proud to present Nadia Nfuzion Idris.

      You may recognize her from the SYTYCD Australia Season 4 (Top 20). Fresh back from Europe Nadiah is known for her unique style of Dancehall and Afro Fusion (A.K.A Ragga Fuzion).

      Nadiah currently holds the title of Australian Dancehall Queen. Some of her credits include Kanye West, Ce’cile, MAJOR LAZER and more!

      Sunday 7th December 2014

      All Pre-Paid payments must be received by Friday 28th November 2014.

      Payments can be made by cash to Anne Murray or online.

      For online payments please view link below:

      For bookings please contact Anne Murray on FB or email or phone 0401 912 119

      Adelaide this is a great opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s most respected Instructors & Dancers. Don’t miss out!

    • Dance Teacher's Day 2014

      Dates: 8 December 2014 - 8 December 2014
      Location: AC Arts
      Registrations Close: Friday 21 November
      Venue: Adelaide College of the Arts
      Address: 39 Light Square, Adelaide 5000
      Cost: See Registration Kit
      Bookings: Cherie Broad, Education & Projects Manager on (08) 8212 0825 or

      A full day of workshops, forums and networking for dance and
      non-dance teachers to expand, develop and maintain their skills
      Contemporary with Lisa Heaven
      Floor Work Essentials with Larissa McGowan
      Dance FUNdamentmentals with Rebecca Williams
      Hip-Hop with Lauren Pisaniello
      Partnering & Lifting with Kialea Nadine Williams & Larissa McGowan
      Jazz ‘Bob Fosse Stylisations’ with Cat Lawrence
      Diving into the Arts Curriculum for years Rec-6, and 7-10 with
      Kerrin Rowlands & Cherie Broad
      Forum: Strengthening the SA Dance and Education Sector

      Registration kit for Dance Teachers Day is available at

      Return your registration form, workshop preferences and payment by Friday 21 November.
      For more information contact Cherie Broad, Education & Projects Manager on (08) 8212 0825 or

    • 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.

    • Take your place at The Australian Ballet School

      Dates: 3 January 2015 - 7 January 2015
      Location: The Australian Ballet School


      The Australian Ballet School’s 16th annual Summer School offers five consecutive days of comprehensive training in classical ballet and other dance styles, in a variety of programmes for national and international students at The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre in Melbourne. Classes are conducted by staff of the School and guest teachers from The Australian Ballet and the dance community. The four different programmes have been developed to cater for the needs of students aged 6 – 18 years. A Parents’ Programme is also offered, consisting of beginner ballet and cardio classes, available to parents and adult relatives of Summer School participants; enrol on day one.

      The Australian Ballet School

      Week 1 – Saturday 3 January to Wednesday 7 January
      Week 2 – Thursday 8 January to Monday 12 January

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.