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Dancer Credit: Alana Stenning



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Ausdance ACT in partnership with Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre is delighted to present: A Dance & Theatre Creation Workshop with House of Sand!

This exciting independent company will present a Creation Methodologies Workshop, exploring content and processes used in House of Sand’s epic new work That Was Friday premiering at Belconnen Arts Centre in November. 

Morning Dance Workshop: Eliza Sanders (contemporary and repertoire from That Was Friday)

Afternoon Theatre Methods Workshop: Charley Sanders and Ketura Budd (You Are Here)

Sunday 30 October 2022 - from 10am to 4pm
The Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre, Ainslie Avenue Braddon, ACT
Ausdance ACT Members $45 / Non-Members $55

For more info click HERE

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Ausdance ACT's 2022 Youth Dance Festival Download is ready for you to purchase!


Youth Dance Festival provides a platform for young people to express their ideas and opinions, to have their voices heard through dance. With a theme of 'Transience and Permanence', Ausdance ACT presents a multimedia delivery of film and live performance.


For over 20 years, Andrew Sikorski from Art Atelier Photography has been capturing the action and magical moments of Youth Dance Festival!

He has quite literally taken hundreds of thousands of images documenting our history.

We are so grateful to have Andrew on board as a Youth Dance Festival partner.

Savour the memories by ordering the photos!



"The stage is set for a dazzling return of one of the highlights of the youth performing arts calendar.

This year's theme of transience and permanence speaks to the tumultuous and unpredictable world the students find themselves in."

- Sarah Lansdown, Canberra Times

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After a very successful start to our Dance Artists in Schools Primary and Secondary Program in Term 1 & 2, and continuous growth during Term 3, Ausdance ACT is excited to open bookings for the last term of 2022.

This program creates the special opportunity to work with some of the leading dance artists in Canberra. All teachers will share their vast knowledge in dance, from technique to choreography and cultural awareness.

Ausdance ACT endorses professional, highly qualified, experienced teaching practitioners and facilitates WWVP checks, COVID Safe Procedures and risk assessment for schools.

We can tailor a school visit or workshop to suit your needs. There are a wide range of genres available in Term 4 including Cultural Dance (Afro, Chinese, Indigenous), Hip Hop, Creative Dance, Ballet, Contemporary Dance and more.




New films for Dance.Focus 2022 by five dance artists are now available On Demand via YouTube.

Dance. Focus is a project of Dance Hub SA in partnership with Ausdance ACT and with support from Ausdance SA.

This Australian dance film commission is designed for choreographers to challenge, resonate and engage with screen dance.

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These classes are designed for adults who want to keep their body and brain active and healthy, regardless of their mobility, skill or age.


Come along and feed your body and spirit with music and movement; be physically and mentally inspired and stimulated, have fun, meet some new friends and feel good! 


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Despite the numerous challenges faced by the dance sector during 2021, Ausdance ACT continued to adapt and had a creative, productive and successful year.

We are proud to be a part of and support the rich dance culture we have in Canberra.

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Ausdance ACT helps keep the dance community in the ACT in the loop about events and performances that are happening, opportunities for dance artists, COVID Safe guidelines and any other relevant dance news. 

We send out regular newsletters to connect our vibrant dance community together, encouraging to keep creating, dancing and learning.


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