25–26 September, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

National Dance Forum 2017

Join us in Melbourne for the two-day forum focusing on dance in the digital domain.

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24 September, Arts Centre Melbourne

2017 Australian Dance Awards

The annual Australian Dance Awards recognise and honour professional Australian dance artists who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian dance. Sunday 24 September, Arts Centre Melbourne. Book tickets now.

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Support the organisation that supports dance

For forty years Ausdance has inspired, supported and informed the dance community in Australia. Help us continue this work—make a tax-deductible donation today.

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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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Sydney Dance Company in Gideon Obarzanek’s L’Chaim! Photo: Wendell Teodoro.

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