INDUSTRY NETWORKING

AUSDANCE ACT INDUSTRY NETWORKING MORNING TEA ADW 2022

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It was lovely to get together for another Ausdance ACT Networking Morning Tea, this time during Australian Dance Week.

We were lucky to be joined by Julie Dyson AM, Vice President of Ausdance National, who spoke of the important work and treasure trove of Ausdance material that has been donated to the National Library of Australia performing arts collection – 240 archive boxes worth of Australian dance history and growing. We thank Julie and Sandra Macarthur-Onslow for their ongoing work to ensure our dance history is recognised and preserved.

Thanks to Tea Connoisseur for the tea sampling and catering and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres for sharing the beautiful Main Hall with us.

Stay tuned for future networking events!

AUSDANCE ACT INDUSTRY NETWORKING MORNING TEA 2021

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What better time for our dance community to come together than during Australian Dance Week! We celebrated over morning tea and learnt about each other's work, exchanged ideas and experiences. Dance studios, teachers, administrators, independent dancers, Ausdance members all came along.

DANCE STUDIO TEACHERS MORNING TEA 2021

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The dance studio sector was hit hard at the outbreak of COVID and it was wonderful to get together to discuss, socialise and network with the dance studio sector. We hosted a lovely morning tea and were joined by local dance studio owners and teachers from Bom Funk Dance Studio, Project Beats Dance Studio, Legs Dance Studio, Kulture Break, MAKS Ballet Studios, Flazeda Hub, Capital Dance Studios and Steps Dance Studio.

AUSTRALIAN DANCE AWARDS WATCH PARTY 2020

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Ausdance ACT hosted an Australian Dance Awards Watch Party for 2018 & 2019 nominees and friends at Gorman Arts Centre. The event was warmly welcomed and embraced by the dance community and was live streamed. 

 

The ADAs recognise and honour professional Australian dance artists who have made outstanding achievements that raise the profile and prestige of dance in Australia. Ausdance ACT acknowledges the hard work of Ausdance National and the ADA committee for their commitment to the return of the Australian Dance Awards to the annual dance calendar. 

 

QL2 was awarded 2019 Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance for Filling the 

Space. In addition to QL2, the Canberra based nominees for 2018 and 2019 were:

 

 • Liz Lea for RED 2018 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance

• Mark Dyson for excellence in lighting design 2019 Award for Services to Dance 

• High Kix Cabaret for Frou to Fruition, created & choreographed by Kym Degenhart in collaboration with the cast 2019 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals, Or Physical Theatre

• Australian Dance Party for From the Vault 2019 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance

MEETS & BEATS 2020

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Our Meets and Beats Networking Event for local independent dance artists and dance professionals in the small-medium sector, and other artists, was held in November 2020, in Gorman Arts Centre’s Courtyard. Local DJ Nigel Gentry supplied the beats.The event was to celebrate getting through a challenging period, to catch up in a relaxed environment and look forward to a busy, if different, future.