8 September, Brisbane Powerhouse

2018 Australian Dance Awards

Experience live performances and award presentations at one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts awards. Get your tickets now.

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Congratulations shortlisted nominees of the 2018 Australian Dance Awards

And the shortlisted nominees are...

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New to running a dance studio?

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

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

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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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Photo: Chris Herzfeld Camlight Productions. Performer: Jana Castillo in construct by Tanja Liedtke. Australian Dance Theatre. 

Photo: Daniel Boud. Bangarra Dance Theatre's Bennelong in performance at Sydney Opera House.

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