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ABOUT

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

Mentoring

Support letters

Government Policy Advice

Small Business Advice - insurance, award rates

Auspicing 

Advocacy

Recommendations and Referrals

Support and Facilitation of First Nations Dance Practice

 

We produce: 

Australian Dance Week, the biggest calendar of events in the country

Workshop Series in Partnership with Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres

Dance Artists in Schools

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.

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OUR TEAM

Ausdance ACT Staff

DR. CATHY ADAMEK - Director

EMMA DYKES - Marketing Manager

DEBORA DI CENTA - Project Manager


ALANA STENNING - Administration Officer

CHRIS DRAGISIC - Yuin Business Services Pty Ltd Bookkeeping & Accounting Services


Ausdance ACT Board

NATALIE PEARSE - Chair

CHERYL DIGGINS - Vice Chair

LUKE DELANEY - Treasurer


NICOLA BOWMAN
- Secretary

ALEX DENNISON
- Board Member

ANNABELLE DAVIS - Board Member


KYM DEGENHART - Board Member

 

AUSDANCE NATIONAL

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.

For further information and a wealth of research and writing over decades, visit the AN website.

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