An Arty Afternoon

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!  

Safe Dance Report IV launched

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