Join Ausdance QLD for weekly pro-dance classes led by industry professionals. These classes are open to ex-dancers, tertiary or pre-professional students, recent graduates and current professionals. Classes are taught at an advanced / professional level. To Book a place click here
Fancy yourself a Monet or a Warhol or maybe a Picasso? Set your creativity free while connecting with the Ausdance QLD dance community and join us for a bespoke painting class. Take some time to meet the new Ausdance QLD team and hear about the great new membership offers and exciting projects for 2018 and beyond. With a complimentary drink on arrival and cheese & charcuterie snacks, the afternoon will include; – Welcome from our Executive Director Kate Usher – A bespoke 1.5 hour painting class with The Blank Canvas Co. Create a beautiful masterpiece to take home and put on your wall. – Then stay for Happy Hour Drinks and chats with the community + plus more! Tickets are $50 See you there! The Ausdance QLD Team xx P.S If your membership has lapsed, renew on the day for a concession price of only $33 !! Remember it’s almost tax time – all tickets and donations are tax deductible!
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Expression of Interest – Ausdance Qld Wrapped and Ready: Tanzmesse 2018 With the support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Australia Council for the Arts, Ausdance Qld is pleased to provide an opportunity for an Independent Dance maker to attend and participate in Tanzmesse 2018. Tanzmesse 2018 is the world’s largest international market specifically for dance. Located in Dusseldorf, Germany, Tanzmesse is the largest congregation and confluence of artists, presenters, venues, festivals and agents working in the Dance sector. This opportunity would suit an artist or collective who have a tour ready work and/or are looking to expand, connect and engage with international contacts with respect to international collaborations and presentations. This opportunity provides a $3000 cash stipend and inclusion in the Australian Council for the Arts delegation and associated activities. Who is eligible: – Over 18 years of age – Live and work in Queensland – Identify as a professional dance practioner – Hold current PLI or has the ability to obtain PLI prior to their placement – Ausdance Qld members To be considered for any of the above opportunities please complete and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form, see below. EOI’s are due 11 May Continue ReadingEOI – Ausdance Qld Wrapped and Ready: Tanzmesse 2018
Expression of Interest – Bell Tower Residencies 2018: Process and Play With the support of the Tim Fairfax Foundation, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and BlakDance, Ausdance Qld is pleased to offer three residencies in the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts Bell Tower studio. This is an opportunity for a dance practioner or dance collective of any background and creative process to dedicate time and space to develop an idea. This could be a new work, a re-development of an existing work, a research space or a practical movement laboratory. This residency provides: – A $1000 cash stipend – Access to the Bell Tower Studio for 7 days free of charge – Access to Ausdance Queensland office resources including: desk, internet, printer, phone and meeting space. This residency is open to dance artists and collectives across all genres, styles and sectors within Dance in Queensland. These residencies are to focus on practice, play and developing craft. No formal outcome or offering is a requirement of this residency. Furthermore Ausdance Qld is committed to diversity and inclusive practices, as such one of these residencies is EXCLUSIVELY for First Nations Artists and is supported by BlakDance. *Please note that the First Nations Continue ReadingEOI – Bell Tower Residencies 2018: Process and Play
With the support of the Tim Fairfax Foundation, Ausdance Qld is pleased to offer three opportunities to expand, connect, learn and explore your dance practice. A $1000 cash stipend and supported placement is on offer for EACH opportunity: – Festival delegate to M1 Contact Festival and placement with T.H.E Dance Company,Singapore. 18-22 July 2018 – Workshop + Creative Development with Legs on the Wall, Sydney. 19-27 May 2018 – Participation in Crystal Pite Masterclass with STRUT, Perth. June 25- July 2 2018 Please refer to below attachment with summaries of each individual opportunity for the complete package as these are all slightly different and tailored for each opportunity. Who is eligible: – Over 18 years of age – Live and work in Queensland – Identify as a professional dance practioner – Hold current PLI or has the ability to obtain PLI prior to their placement – Ausdance Qld members To be considered for any of the above opportunities please complete and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form see below. EOI’s are due 4 May 2018, 5pm. Expression of Interest_Travel and Training Bursury 2018
AEQ Conference 2018 Overview 030418 The Ausdance Educators Queensland Conference is back for 2018! Taking place over Friday 4th May and Saturday 5th May 2018 at the Raw Company Studios, this is something not to be missed. There will be a wealth of knowledge in the room over the two day conference, with industry leaders ready to pass on valuable information and skills to all participants. There are a heap of ticket options for the conference – Ausdance members get a discount, so double check if your membership is up to date. Ausdance Member – 1 day $100 Ausdance Member – 2 days $150 Ausdance Student Member – 1 day $50 Ausdance Student Member – 2 days $80 Non-member – 1 day $150 Non-member – 2 days $250 Uni Student (non-member) – 1 day $80 Uni Student (non-member) – 2 days $100 To Book you tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/VBIZ Below is the conference timetable and overview .AEQ Conference 2018 Overview 030418 AEQ Future Moves 2018 Conference program 030418
Ausdance National and The University of Sydney have launched the results of the fourth Safe Dance research project—Safe Dance Report IV: investigating injuries in Australia’s professional dancers. The report examines the context and occurrence of injuries in Australia’s professional dancers and makes recommendations to support sustainable, healthy, and productive dancing careers. A lot has changed in the dance industry since we last investigated and reported on injuries in Australia’s professional dancers (18 years ago), and injury prevention and management is something taken seriously by dance teachers, directors and choreographers. However, the Safe Dance IV research found 97% of professional dancers experienced at least one significant injury in their dance career, compared with 89% in 1999. And 73% of dancers reported experiencing a dance-related injury in the past 12 months. Read the media release: Safe-Dance-Report-IV-media-release Read the full report: http://ausdance.org.au/articles/details/safe-dance-report-iv-investigating-injuries-in-professional-dancers