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Photo Credit: Lorna Sim

Dancer Credit: Alana Stenning

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COVID UPDATE

ACT Sport and Recreation have released a sport and recreation specific pathway out of COVID Plan. Dance classes fall under this plan.

It is difficult to predict the future with so many competing factors to consider. If the situation worsens there may be a need to delay further easing of restrictions or tighten restrictions again. Check In CBR should continue to be used and is mandatory.

A summary is provided that applies to the ACT dance sector.

FREE ONLINE OPEN CLASS WITH ALISON PLEVEY

Photo Lorna Sim, Alison leads the community in The Nelken Line, Lake Burley Griffin, Sept 2020.

Open Class is Online and FREE whilst relevant COVID restrictions apply.

Join Alison Plevey for a Repertoire and Improvisation class.

Alison Plevey is a graduate of WAAPA, BA Dance (Hons), and an award-winning choreographer and dance and physical artist based in Canberra. In this class, Alison will take you through a warm up with soul and joy, repertoire from some of their signature works and explore short choreographic tasks and improvisations using environment to fuel movement and meaning in performance making.

Thursday 21st and 28th October, 7.30-8.45pm

Our October newsletter is out now!

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

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

Subscribe to our E-News or you can view our newsletters online here. 

DANCE.FOCUS 2021

Dance.Focus 2021 SA produced films, 'Whispers Down the Lane' by Chloe Moir and '(T)HERE' by Cinzia Schincariol  have now premiered and are available for viewing.

 

Dance.Focus is a dance film commission by Dance Hub SA in partnership with Ausdance ACT and supported by Ausdance SA and Torbreck Vinters. The commission is designed to challenge, resonate and engage with screen dance.

 

The ACT films have been delayed due to the ACT lockdown and we look forward to sharing these as soon as possible.

COFFEE WITH DR. CATHY

Ausdance ACT Director Dr Cathy Adamek has been holding regular drop in Zoom chats with our sector, during ACT's lockdown. Providing a chance to connect in a relaxed and informal way with fellow studios, teachers, administrators, independent dancers and other Ausdance members and staff.

 

If you missed 'Challenges of Online Dance Teaching', 'The Art of Rescheduling: delivering live dance performance' or 'Planning End of Year Shows - post lockdown' these sessions are now available to view.

KEEP DANCING! YOUR GUIDE TO ONLINE DANCE

Whilst restrictions apply, we will be actively encouraging everyone to keep dancing at home!

We have developed a one stop shop with links to online dance classes, online performances, things to watch, webinars and local dance studio offerings. Check it out and keep dancing!

If you have an online dance class or event we should know about, get in touch. Send details to act@ausdance.org.au

YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL

Youth Dance Festival has been postponed. We are working closely with the Canberra Theatre Centre to reschedule our dates. There are a lot of unknowns currently however we are committed to making the 2021 Youth Dance Festival happen - in whatever format may be possible. The end of lockdown and the restrictions that follow will determine what we are able to do. Stay tuned and keep dancing!

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