Ausdance ACT is the peak body for dance in the ACT headed by Director Dr. Cathy Adamek. We are part of a member-based non-for-profit national network and advocacy body, supporting independent dance artists, dance studios, dance teachers and dance education.
We are funded through artsACT to produce a series of programs that create public engagement and raise the profile of dance in the ACT:
Support Services for the Dance Sector
Promotion of dance practice
Safe Dance ® practice resources
Advice and information: producing, grants
Government Policy Advice
Small Business Advice - insurance, award rates
Recommendations and Referrals
Support and Facilitation of First Nations Dance Practice
Australian Dance Week, the biggest calendar of events in the country
Youth Dance Festival, an event for secondary schools to create a dance piece in a professional theatre setting at the Canberra Theatre Centre
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Ausdance ACT is proud to be supported by the ACT Government through Program Funding from artsACT.
Ausdance ACT is at Gorman Arts Centre, E Block/55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon ACT 2612.
MISSION & VISION
Our mission over the next 5 years is to:
“Engage, Inspire and Promote Dance in the ACT”
We have refreshed our mission and vision, developing 5 pillars that underpin everything we do.
Ausdance ACT Staff
DR. CATHY ADAMEK - Director
EMMA DYKES - Marketing Manager
DEBORA DI CENTA - Project Manager
CHRIS DRAGISIC - Yuin Business Services Pty Ltd Bookkeeping & Accounting Services
Ausdance ACT Board
NATALIE PEARSE - Chair
CHERYL DIGGINS - Vice Chair
LUKE DELANEY - Treasurer
ALEX DENNISON - Board Member
ANNABELLE DAVIS - Board Member
KYM DEGENHART - Board Member
Ausdance represents the Australian dance profession. Ausdance is a network of organisations including Ausdance National, Ausdance ACT, Ausdance NSW, Ausdance QLD, Ausdance SA, Ausdance Victoria and Ausdance WA.
Ausdance National (AN) is Australia's peak body for dance. AN has a 44-year history of educating, inspiring and supporting the dance community to reach its potential as a dynamic force within local, national and international communities.
Over those decades Ausdance National established -
a unique place in the Australian dance landscape as a leader in dance advocacy and in bringing new resources and funding to the profession through partnerships and collaborations.
a strong international reputation, and is recognised as a leader in arts advocacy by other art forms.
designed and delivered accessible and sustainable services to support Australian dance professionals.
AN is part of a network of Ausdance organisations delivering integrated programs across the country, anticipating industry issues and providing innovative and inclusive responses.