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Dancer Credit: Alana Stenning



Good Sports Collaboration


Ausdance ACT has been working closely with Good Sports to extend our member benefits and Safe Dance ® Practice messaging. Upon membership sign up or renewal, members will now have access to a range of Good Sports programs and resources developed in consultation with Ausdance ACT to be dance friendly and dance inclusive.

We have worked with local Ausdance ACT/Good Sports member studios to develop a positive messaging poster campaign and are excited to announce that these resources will be rolled out across Australia. Check them out!

2023 Youth Dance Festival

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Ausdance ACT presents Youth Dance Festival 2023, an exciting mix of live performance and dance film made by secondary schools from all over Canberra and regions for two nights at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

'Bread and Circuses' is a theme inspired by the Roman Empire's strategy to distract its people with food and entertainment. Is dance pure entertainment or a catalyst for change? Can it be both? 

Youth Dance Festival empowers students to lead in dance creation, choreography, theatre, and filmmaking. It's a chance to step onto the theatre stage for the first time, shaping potential artistic careers and creating cherished memories.

18 & 19 October, 7.30pm, Canberra Theatre Centre

Parents and Children Dance Jam


Ausdance ACT presents a Parents & Children Dance Jam with Debora Di Centa, as part of Gorman Arts Centre's Open House.

Suitable for parents with children aged 4-12 years old, this fun and inclusive class aims to provide a space for quality family time, moving and dancing in a playful and creative environment.

Debora's class is based on the idea that 'dance is for everyone' and that both parent and child can benefit from creative movement and contact improvisation dance.

Join Debora for a beautiful movement journey with your children!

Saturday 23rd September 2-4 pm

Gorman Arts Centre - Main Hall, Ainslie Avenue Braddon

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Panpapanpalya 2018


Proceedings from the remarkable Panpapanpalya 2018 global dance congress are now published on the Ausdance National website under the duress of the last few years.

Dr Jeff Meiners asked Dr Cathy Adamek to research and write a literature review: “Creative learning through dance: Exploring effects on mental wealth across generations” which supported a University of South Australia research project “Creative Gatherings” facilitated by Ausdance SA.

Being able to support the work in ACT of dance for well being practitioners like Jacqui Simmonds and Phillip Piggin is an ongoing delight at Ausdance ACT. This area needs more funding now.

Panpapanpalya 2018 featuring dancers from Australian Dance Theatre and ADT Youth Ensemble, Restless Dance Theatre, Felicia Hicks and son, and Conference Organiser Jeff Meiners and Coordinator Julie Orchard.

Pay Rates For Dance Teaching

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We have had many requests for clarity regarding pay rates for dance teaching. Greater distinction about dance in the Fitness Industry Award will require some national advocacy - in the meantime here is a resource developed by Ausdance QLD to help guide you through options. At Ausdance ACT we suggest if you are contracting a teacher casually then consider a 3-hour minimum is used, for trained skilled practitioners, using the Fitness Industry Award rates.


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