AUSDANCE ACT INDUSTRY NETWORKING MORNING TEA
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
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
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
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.