Our factsheets answer your frequently asked question such as: “what is a safe dance floor?”, “what is the award rate for a dance teacher?”, “what are the copyright rules for using someone’s music at my concert?” and “what is a safe warm up”.
Children have a fundamental right to be safe while involved in dance, sport or associated activities and teachers need to be aware of their legal obligations.
Contact Australian dance companies, dance-theatre groups, collectives and youth dance companies/groups.
These Safe Dance ® practice guidelines include how to set up a safe learning environment, what makes a practice or performance venue safe, the importance of cater for physical different bodies and abilities, how movements might impact on the body, and simple injury prevention and management strategies.
A checklist of skills, knowledge, considerations and practices that form the basis of good teaching methodology. Some are generic and apply to good teachers of any discipline, while others are specific to dance and artistic instruction.
These recommendations include ethical, legal and professional standards identified by the dance teaching profession in Australia. We outline business practice including your rights and legal obligations.
A list of government and philanthropic organsiations that have funding available for dance artists who meet specific criteria.
A overview of Ausdance National's key areas of publication: dance research, dance artists' voices, factsheets for Safe Dance and professional business practice.
Our 2014 Australian Dance Awards sponsors were selected because they each offer outstanding professional dance products, services and resources.
Sam Small from Aon explains why Public Liability insurance is a must have for dance teachers and studios
Australian arts and health organisations, publications, conferences, research and workshops (2014).
Funding and residencies in the Asia-Pacific region.
Have you considered the impact of flood, fire or accidental damage to your professional flooring? In this article, Sam Small investigates this issue and the Aon insurance solution.
These universities and colleges offer full-time, specialist, post-secondary dance courses staffed by former artistic directors, choreographers, dancers and lecturers who train some of Australia's best dancers and dance teachers.
Some helpful advice for making good choices about dance experiences for your children.
What professional or serious dancers should be eating and drinking to train and perform at their best and minimise risks of injury and/or burnout.
Some general advice for studio teachers and/or managers about meeting OH&S requirements for maintaining a safe dance environment and for caring for the participants in a dance class.
How can dance teachers recognise students who might have an eating disorder, and how might they help them to acknowledge and deal with this complex and debilitating condition?
Traditionally, teaching and training concentrate on technique, alignment, flexibility and aesthetics. With advances in sports medicine and dance science research, there are easy-to-apply techniques to evaluate strengths and weaknesses.
Recommendations for what you should and should not do when you are stretching, and some different stretching techniques.
Simple first aid advice that is particularly relevant to dancers and dance teachers, whether in a social, recreational or professional environment.