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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.

    • 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


    • Carclew’s Project and Development Grants.

      Dates: 25 August 2014 - 15 September 2014
      Applications Close: 11:59pm, 15 September, 2014.

      Don’t miss your opportunity to share $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 the Application Guidelines (PDF) and carefully read them

      STEP 2: Book online for a one-on-one consultation with a funding officer to discuss your project proposal

      STEP 3: Write and submit your application using the online grant application system

      Do you know an artist who could use some funding to get their next project up and running? Then forward to a friend and share the opportunity!


    • Recapture the Thrill of Performing as a Dancer – MTL Info Sessions

      Dates: 30 August 2014 - 5 September 2014
      Location: Glengowrie Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Beadnall Tce & Butler Cres


      The Move Through Life performing company is now recruiting.

      For many people who have taken dance seriously at some stage in their life, there is always a part of them that wants to dance. They try other types of exercise, but it’s not the same. They miss the pure joy of movement, as well as the anticipation of performing, the connection with fellow dancers, and the fulfilment of being creative and expressive.


      Move Through Life has seen dozens of adults recapture dance as part of their lives.

      If you are a dancer, or you know someone who is a dancer, you’re invited to come to one of our information sessions to find out more.


      Info sessions – Sat 30 Aug (2.30 PM) & Fri 5 Sep (5.30PM)

      Email to book your place in an information session and find out more on the company page of the MTL website.

    • Carclew's – Fifth Quarter's Professional Development Program

      Dates: 1 September 2014 - 30 September 2014

      Fifth Quarter’s professional development program for early career artists continues in September.

      Knowledge and practical business skills are important tools in your kit for success. Fifth Quarter offers a series of open forums and workshops led by experienced professionals and arts leaders that explore key business issues affecting your arts practice.

      Check out the upcoming workshops here

    • ILLAN RIVIERE Contemporary Tribal Fusion Dance Event and Workshops

      Dates: 5 September 2014 - 7 September 2014
      Location: Australian Dance Theatre
      Cost: $125 to $525
      Website: Tribe Vibe Dance

      llan Riviere is arguably the most innovative and skilled dancer in the Tribal fusion dance world today.

      Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn his latest dance techniques. Push yourself, grow your dance and be truly inspired. Illan’s workshops are not only practical learning but include theoretical work to discover our bodies. He creates his workshops according to the moment, the energy released by dancers during the workshops and how they feel. Consequently no two workshops are the same. Come onboard in this universe of sharing and bringing to life new sensations, in a rich variety of styles through contemporary Tribal Fusion Dance.

      Dancers from all schools are welcome and the workshops are appropriate for students with beginner to advanced level experience.

    • Carclew Education and Arts Ministers' Awards

      Dates: 12 September 2014 - 12 September 2014
      Location: SA
      Applications Close: 5pm Friday 12 September

      Carclew is again recognising excellence in arts education through the annual Education and Arts Ministers’ Awards.

      We’re rewarding South Australia’s talented and passionate arts educators at primary and secondary levels.

      All DECD arts teachers with experience working in South Australian schools are invited to nominate for an award.

      The successful nominee in each category will secure $5,000 to be used for professional development during 2015. For the first time, primary and secondary teacher Award recipients will be able to use $500 of this towards arts activities in their school.

      Carclew values the significant contribution arts teachers make in encouraging and supporting the creativity of their students and we know there are many talented arts educators who deserve to be recognised. Submit your nomination now!


      STEP 1: Download and carefully read the Guidelines and Nomination Form for Teachers

      NOTE: Forms must be completed using Adobe software. Click here to download your free Adobe PDF reader.

      STEP 2: Complete the nomination for yourself or for a colleague.

      STEP 3: Submit your original nomination plus four (4) copies by post or in person.

      Nominations close 5pm Friday 12 September.

      Perhaps you know an arts educator who is deserving of recognition and reward… nominate them now or forward this email.

    • FreeStyle Session Australia

      Dates: 13 September 2014 - 13 September 2014
      Location: Australian Dance Theatre
      Times: 1 - 9pm battles start at 2.30pm
      Cost: $20 general admission, $10 for those battling

      3vs3 BBOY/BGIRL BATTLES for 3 plane tickets to FreeStyle Session world finals in San Diego CA. Nov 8 and 9.

      1vs1 winner gets flown out to FreeStyle Session to represent in the 1 on 1 for a chance to compete in ‘The Undisputed’ in Europe.

      For vending or any questions regarding the event please contact POEONE at

    • 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

    • Auditions for the New Zealand School of Dance 2015

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

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

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

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

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


      Find out more and apply online at

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

    • Come Together Dance Convention

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

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

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

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

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


      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:

    • Red Bull Flying Bach

      Dates: 7 October 2014 - 9 October 2014
      Location: Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Theatre

      Shattering the boundaries between classical and urban art forms, Red Bull Flying Bach fuses the elegant masterpieces of visionary 18th century composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, with the unrestricted and explosive dance style of four times world champion breakdance crew, Flying Steps. As piano, harpsichord and electronic beats are compounded with head spins, power moves, freezes and ballet steps, a storyline that revives and visualises Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier is created, providing art in motion that delivers an unforgettable experience for the audience.

    • 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.

    • Adelaide Institute of Dance – Certificate IV in Dance

      Dates: 1 January 2015 - 1 January 2015
      Applications Close: Monday 13 October

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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