Providing Education, Support and Advocacy for all forms of dance since 1977.
Ausdance WA is a membership organisation providing services to all sectors within the dance industry. We advocate for a Life-Long Dance program; providing access and opportunities to dance for all ages and abilities. We recognise the intrinsic and altruistic benefits dance brings to any community and support regional dance programs across the state. Ausdance WA is the leading provider of professional development opportunities for teachers of dance.
Our membership program is here to support dancers through each step of their careers. By keeping in touch with the individuals working within our sector, we provide informed and effective advocacy for dance in Western Australia.
Ausdance WA is a proud supporter of Healthways Act-Belong-Commit message. Our annual schedule of projects presents an array of free opportunities to get involved and make dance part of your every day.
The 2019 Education Program
As the state’s peak service organisation for dance, Ausdance WA is committed to providing professional development and resources to teachers of dance across genres and contexts. The 2019 program offers specialist workshops for teachers delivering the dance curriculum in schools, and workshops addressing specific areas of dance practice relevant for teachers in schools, in studios and in community contexts. There are over 70 hours of professional development opportunities available in 2019 across 12 different opportunities. These workshops are highly popular so please get in early to avoid missing out.
Latest news from Ausdance WA
Read about the latest opportunities, events, workshops and much more straight out of the Ausdance WA office.
Funding and sponsorship information session Funding and sponsorship information session Ausdance WA hosted a grant information session on Wednesday, 6 March with representatives from City of Perth, DLGSC (Culture and the Arts) and Creative Partnerships Australia. The...read more
Funding and sponsorship information session Funding and sponsorship information session Looking for advice and assistance to support your bright idea for a dance project? Then this information session is for you! Join representatives from Culture and the Arts WA,...read more
Professional Development Day Dance for Parkinson’s is a successful training program that guides dance teachers to work comfortably and effectively with the Parkinson’s population. Following several years of running the program, Ausdance WA, in conjunction with...read more
Act-Belong-Commit Dance 100 Program
With thanks to our Partner, Healthway, promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message, The Dance 100 Program is a large-scale community dance program offering participation and skill development opportunities for beginner dancers, dance enthusiasts and dance audiences throughout the year. Being active, having a sense of belonging, and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health and wellbeing.
Dance acts as a conduit for the individual to build a sense of belonging and purpose in their community.
Monkeyfunk is a free workshop series bringing parents and children together to dance. Building confidence in parents and exploring creative ways to be active together. Workshops are run in Armadale, Kwinana and in regional Centres.
Dance in Country Week
Ausdance WA, in partnership with School Sport WA, present an annual week-long dance program at King Street Arts Centre for regionally based students.
The dance program offers regional students and their accompanying teachers the opportunity to learn from highly experienced dance artists in a range of challenging dance activities scheduled during the week. These include warm up classes, workshops, information sessions, tours and performances.
DanceFit is a new program launching in 2019 offering free dance fitness classes to the public. Fit Week is an evolution of the 2018 TryDance program with a targeted approach in diversifying the engagement with dance to the wider community. Following the week of Act-Belong-Commit Dance Fit, long term options will be available to participants to keep engaging with the positive health and well being benefits of dance. Don’t miss out on this free, accessible, positive experience with dance in 2019.
Australian Dance Week
The biggest event of the year for Ausdance WA, Australian Dance Week incorporates Dance Day, Dance Week Open Classes and Trigger. Dance Day is held on Sunday, 28 April 2019 in celebration of International Dance Day. This family-focused, multicultural event that will showcase multiple dance styles and performers across all ages, professional and non-professional. Dance Week Open Classes provides free dance classes at KSAC in range of dance styles with a relaxed ‘Come and Try’ approach. Trigger is the grand finale to the Australian Dance Week and is a programmed evening of live, flash mob style performances held. The evening features interactive software that projects your grooving body live onto the LED screen in a variety of cartoon-like forms.
Regional Dance Program
The Regional Arts Partnership Program (RAPP) is a collaborative partnership with Country Arts WA supported by the State Government’s Creative Regions program. This Contemporary Dance & Performance collaboration is co-ordinated between three WA regions:
– Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (Peel Region),
– Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (Esperance Goldfields Region)
– Independent artists Annette Carmichael and Symantha Parr (Great Southern Region)
Encompassing elements of community cohesion, audience development, community performance, community engagement, networking and artistic development this ground-breaking project, headed by Ausdance WA, works to address the needs of individual communities.
Become an Ausdance WA Member
Be part of an organisation that is supporting your career. Get access to a range of benefits, discounts and special member only offers. Membership is priced competitively and is tax deductible for dance professionals. Your WA membership is valid across all states and territories and all Ausdance members automatically become
World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific Members, as part of the WDA Global Network.
- All the benefits of Individual Membership
- Discounted by 50% for Students and Concession Card holders
- Proof of Concession required
Advice & Support for your career in dance
- Promotion of your content via our eNews and social media channels
- Auspice the financial aspects of members, professional projects for a negotiable fee.
- Industry Discounts and Benefits
- Discounts to Ausdance Programming
- Applicable for studios, schools, companys, other businesses or community organisations
- All the benefits of Individual Membership for every member of your organisation.
Keep in Touch
Ausdance WA delivers monthly eNews bulletins as well as special Member Only news releases, flash news, ticket promos and much more. Keep in touch with your dance community!
King Street Arts Centre
357-365 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000
PO Box 7452
Cloisters Square WA 6850
+61 08 9322 6101