Call for Nominations to the Ausdance ACT Management Committee

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Ausdance ACT is the peak body for dance and part of a national network, funded by arts ACT.


Our Annual General Meeting will be held in person at the function room in Ainslie Arts Centre on Wednesday 1st June from 5.30pm.


We are looking for a diverse mix of board members who see the value of investing in dance and can leverage their skills and networks to help grow the organisation into the future.

Meetings are held a minimum 7 times a year (combination of live and/or online) with regular tasks between these meetings.

We are specifically looking for nominations for a President and Vice President, as well as General Board Members. Skill sets or experience required include; human resources, industrial law, fundraising and sponsorship, governance, strategic planning and a awareness of funding and arts sector structures and organisations.

Board nominees must be Ausdance ACT members. To join visit MEMBERSHIP | Ausdance ACT.

For further information or to express your interest please email a copy of your biography to


Nominations close on Monday 30th May.

Annual General Meeting 2022

Dear Ausdance ACT Dance Community,

The Australian Dance Council - Ausdance (ACT) Inc. would like to inform members that the Annual General Meeting will be held as follows:

Wednesday 1st June, 5.30pm
The Function Room, Ainslie Arts Centre
30 Elouera Street Braddon ACT


Ausdance ACT members are encouraged to attend the AGM to hear about our achievements in 2021 and to participate in the official proceedings. The agenda is attached HERE

Copies of the minutes of our previous AGM, held on 27th May 2021; the 2021 Annual Report; and the Financial Statements for 2021 will be available on the night. 

Nominations to the Board of Ausdance ACT
We remind members that in accordance with the constitution, only financial members of Ausdance ACT are permitted to nominate or second for the board and to vote at the AGM. Nominees must also be financial members at the time of nomination and at the AGM. If you wish to renew your membership, please click HERE.

A board nomination form is attached HERE and should be returned to Ausdance ACT before the meeting (i.e., 30th May). Any members interested in nominating are urged to first contact the President through the Director of Ausdance ACT:

Office Bearers will be elected at the first meeting of the new board, which is held immediately following the close of the AGM.

If you are unavailable to attend the AGM, you may appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. A proxy form is included HERE.

Celebration for Lauren Honcope
We invite you to join us for refreshments and entertainment following the official AGM proceedings to toast Lauren and her enormous contribution to the dance sector.

Our longstanding President Lauren Honcope stepped down from the Ausdance ACT Board at our last AGM. Lauren volunteered tirelessly for Ausdance ACT having first joined the board in 2009 before becoming President in 2011. Lauren has made a significant contribution to Ausdance ACT, but also to the wider Canberra dance and arts community, having served on the boards of the Canberra Theatre Trust, Human Veins Dance Theatre and the Meryl Tankard Company (first Chair). Lauren is renowned for her professional practice leadership, governance and board leadership. 

COVID prevented us from farewelling and expressing our gratitude to Lauren in a way we felt appropriately significant.

Entertainment from Bomfunk Dance Studio. Please RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 30th May to

If you have any questions or are unable to attend and wish to make an apology, please contact the office on 02 6188 4250 or email the office at

Elle Morris
Secretary, Australian Dance Council - Ausdance (ACT) Inc.
12th May 2022