Ausdance NSW

Our focus spans all fields of professional development, regional and community involvement, education and social inclusion. We run regular contemporary dance classes for professional dancers, a professional development program called the Master Series and the CreateDance Residency Program. Members keep up-to-date with dance events and people in NSW with our fortnightly e-news.

Find out more on the Ausdance NSW website.

Contact Ausdance NSW

T 02 9256 4800


Director, Michelle Silby
Manager, Kiri Morcombe
Projects and Program Manager, Claire Gammon
Arts Administrator, Chris Mifsud
Arts Media & Marketing Officer, Jonathan Homsey


Lvl 3, 10 Hickson Road, Arts Exchange Building
The Rocks NSW 2000

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AYDF 2012 video diary

If you’ve ever wondered what happens each day of the festival, this video diary from the last AYDF gives you a taste of the festival experience. How does it feel to perform in a professional theatre before your peers? What type of dance will we make with the choreographic mentors? What are the other dancers like? What will I learn? What is site-specific performance? What is it like being a choreographic mentor? Young dancers and their choreographic mentors answer these questions and more.

Festival participants and choreographic mentors discuss movement, meaning, collaboration and site-specific performance.

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