supporting long and healthy dance careers

Investigating injuries in Australia’s professional dancers

Safe Dance Report IV examines the Australian context and occurrence of injury in professional dancers and makes recommendations to support sustainable, healthy, and productive dancing careers.

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Nominations close 28 February 2018

Nominate your favourite work or artist for a 2018 Australian Dance Award

The annual Australian Dance Awards recognise and honour professional Australian dance artists who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian dance.

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New to running a dance studio?

Read our professional business practice guide for dance studios

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support for professional dance artists

Residencies, fellowships, grants and support for dance artists

50+ sources of financial support for your professional development

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Congratulations 2017 Australian Dance Award winners!

The 2017 Australian Dance Awards were announced on Sunday 24 September in Melbourne. Congratulations to the winners and all the shortlisted nominees.

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New research collection

Exploring identities in dance

What kinds of identity are experienced and expressed in young people's dance practice around the world today? 

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Aon Ausdance insurance—now with more cover at a cheaper price.

Dance insurance: Cheaper price, extra cover!

Aon's Public and Products Liability Policy—premiums starting as low as $335 per year

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Australian guidelines for teaching dance

Minimum standards for dance teaching and ways teachers can maintain or upgrade their teaching skills. Effective teaching methods, Safe Dance ® practice & professional business practice for studio teachers.

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Insurance for dance

Ausdance-approved insurance that meets the needs of dance instructors, studios, professional dancers and groups, independent artists and companies.

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The Australian Ballet’s Nijinsky. Nicola Curry and artists of The Australian Ballet. Photo: Kate Longley

ID by Bangarra Dance Theatre, choreographed by Stephen Page. Photography by Jeff Busby.

Wagana Aboriginal Youth Dancers from the Blue Mountains, New South Wales and Steps Youth Dance Company from Perth, Western Australia performing together at the 2015 Dance and the Child International Conference

Peggy van Praagh with student Kathy Hourigan at Bryan Lawrence School of Ballet Canberra, the 1970s. Photo: Don Gallagher