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
Workshop Series in Partnership with Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres
Youth Dance Festival, an event for secondary schools to create a dance piece in a professional theatre setting at the Canberra Theatre Centre
OTHER MEMBER BENEFITS HERE. JOIN TO SUPPORT YOUR PEAK BODY AND BE A PART OF OUR ACTIVITIES.
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
NATSUKO YONEZAWA - Digital Design Officer
CHRIS DRAGISIC - Yuin Business Services Pty Ltd Bookkeeping & Accounting Services
Ausdance ACT Board
ALEX DENNISON - Chair
CHERYL DIGGINS - Vice Chair
LUKE DELANEY - Treasurer
ELLE MORRIS - Secretary
NICOLA BOWMAN - Board Member
ANNABELLE DAVIS - Board Member
KYM DEGENHART - Board Member
NATALIE PEARSE - 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.