Ausdance SA

What’s On

    • QuickstART: microloans for you artists

      Dates: 1 December 2014 - 31 January 2016
      Amount: $1,000 to $3,000

      Carclew QuickstART loans are no interest commercial loans for individual artists, groups and creative practitioners aged 18 – 26 years.

      In a first for South Australia, Carclew are now offering interest-free microloans of up to $3,000 to help young artists establish their careers.

      Carclew’s QuickstART microloans are open to all kinds of young artists for all kinds of good uses, and are an important, alternative cash flow ideal for:

      • Design, production, presentation or exhibition cost
      • Equipment or materials purchase
      • Research and development
      • Professional development
      • Marketing and promotion costs
      • Touring
      • Grant top-up or gap funding

      The interest-free microloans will range from $1,000 to $3,000; have flexible repayments terms of three to 12 months, with no penalty for early repayment.

      Applicants will be assessed based on the viability of their proposal, capacity to manage and deliver the project, benefit of the project to the applicant’s creative development, and the ability to repay the loan.

      Carclew are delivering the microloan program in partnership with Foresters, which has been providing community finance and social investment in Australia for more than 20 years.


      If you are interested in applying for a Carclew QuickstART loan, you must:

      Download and carefully read the Carclew QuickstART Loan information
      Download and carefully read the Carclew QuickstART Loan application

      Phone us on 8267 5111 to make an appointment to discuss the viability of your application.

    • Leigh Warren & Dancers Summer School

      Dates: 15 December 2014 - 22 January 2015
      Location: Leigh Warren & Dancers Studio
      Cost: $15 per class or $115 for 10 classes

      This new summer dance class program is specifically designed for students looking to  enhance and improve their skill set throughout the traditionally quiet summer break.

      Advanced and intermediate level classes will be taught by professional dancers and dance teachers in genres of ballet, contemporary, body conditioning and hip hop



    • 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

    • Royal Academy of Dance: Dance 15

      Dates: 12 January 2015 - 16 January 2015
      Location: Adelaide College of the Arts
      Applications Close: Monday 1 December
      Venue: AC Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide 5000
      Cost: For pricing visit:

      The Royal Academy of Dance present the most intensive and energetic open dance
      programme in South Australia in January 2015!

      5-day intensive course $440
      Per day $150
      Single class $45
      5 days of 1 class per day $230
      Closing date Monday 1 December
      Book by Monday 10 November and
      receive an early-bird discount $390

      Featuring 4 acclaimed Choreogaphers: Ross Hannaford, Joanne Michel, Shelley Moore and Jesse Rasmussen

      For registration and more information visit
      or contact Nichola Miles:

    • Royal Academy of Dance: Dance 15 Teachers' Course

      Dates: 13 January 2015 - 14 January 2015
      Location: Adelaide College of the Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide
      Registrations Close: Monday 8 December
      Cost: 1 day $160, 2 days $260

      Two full days of professional input including studio and classroom study to develop your skills as a dance teacher!

      The Royal Academy of Dance South Australia Regional Advisory Panel are thrilled to present a varied two day programme for all dance teachers of all styles, public or private sector.

      Come together to observe, participate and learn during this two day professional development course and stay for the remainder of the week to see some of the industry’s leading dance professionals teach students in contemporary, classical ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz and musical theatre styles.
      Delivering modules relevant to many of the challenges faced by dance teachers today, no matter how experienced or qualified. Join the DANCE 15 teachers’ professional development course to re-examine, refresh and renew your skills, communication and delivery.

      Lunch is supplied on Tuesday and Wednesday with tea and coffee provided throughout the week.

      Please note: Unauthorized photography and videoing of classes is not permitted under both Copyright and Child Protection Regulations.

    • Kids Just Wanna Have FUN

      Dates: 17 January 2015 - 17 January 2015
      Location: Vitalstatistix
      Times: 11am or 1pm

      Did you wear acid wash denim, ra-ra skirts & legwarmers?

      Remember longs like “Oh Mickey”, “Jesse’s Girl” & “The Final Countdown”?

      It’s an 80s Musical for kids – but it’s going to be tonnes of fun for mums and dads too!


      Dates: 31 January 2015 - 1 February 2015
      Location: Nexus Multicultural Arts Center
      Venue: Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
      Times: Saturday 31 January, 7:30pm & Sunday 1 February, 5pm
      Tickets: Adults $30, Concession $22, Groups of 6 or more $22 each, Family (2 adults, 2 children, Sunday only) $90


      With International Guest Artists ‘La Chica’ and Andrej Vujicic DIRECT FROM SEVILLE SPAIN, and guest artists Kris Iwaniuk (guitar) and Zoe Velez (cante), with dancers Emma Fernee, Susi Masi, Sugika Nishiue and Daniel Lyas.

      2 SHOWS ONLY! Don’t miss out!

      Saturday 31 January, 7:30pm & Sunday 1 February, 5pm

      Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

      Adults $30, Concession $22, Groups of 6 or more $22 each, Family (2 adults, 2 children, Sunday only) $90

      All bookings

      For more information and enquiries phone 8272 7633 or email

    • Masterclass With Dean Walsh

      Dates: 1 February 2015 - 1 February 2015
      Location: Ausdance SA

      More info coming soon!

      A Masterclass with Sydney based multifaceted artist Dean Walsh.

      This Masterclass is held in conjunction with a residency between Dean and Adelaide based artist Matt Shilcock.

    • 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

    • 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.