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Dance Sector Consultation 2024

Ausdance WA will deliver a rigorous dance sector consultation early in March 2024. Whilst we have a long history of research into the needs of the dance industry in WA which will inform discussions through the consultation process, we anticipate there will be new, significant needs that have emerged from the impacts of the COVID pandemic and Ausdance WA’s absence from the sector.

We have engaged Rick Heath of PUSH Management to facilitate this industry consultation with key focus groups in the areas of:

  • Teachers in schools
  • Studio owners (including studio teachers)
  • Subsidised dance companies
  • Independent dance artists
  • Youth dance stakeholders

How will my input help?

Using your input, this consultation project as a whole will:

  • Identify short, medium and long-term needs of the sector; 
  • Identify priorities to support the dance sector;
  • Develop a road map and recommend strategies to meet those needs (pathways to solutions); 
  • Draft a plan for the development of resources (tools, programs and initiatives); and,
  • Provide policy makers with important information for consideration.

The scope for the consultation is broad, with the aim of capturing diverse voices, current issues, and ideas and potential solutions for addressing the issues. 

Can you tell me more about the survey?

The survey is necessarily comprehensive and will take some time to complete (we hope no more than 15-25 minutes). As a participant in the survey we’ll share the key findings back with you.
Please submit your responses to the survey by midnight Monday 11 March.
You can ‘opt in’ to keep your responses confidential. Any contact details we gather will only be used for follow-up purposes and will not be provided to any third party without your consent.

We anticipate your work may crossover with multiple sub-sectors e.g. teaching, independent, youth dance etc. We’ll ask you to identify the primary area in which you work, and also note any other areas you work in. Not all sections will be relevant to you – so please skip sections as appropriate to your area of involvement.

Should I complete the survey if I’m going to attend a workshop?

Yes, absolutely! – We’ve designed the consultation project so that we can gather information from the sector that will inform the face-to-face workshops to make them as relevant and meaningful as possible.

Participate in the Survey

Participate in our comprehensive dance sector survey, sharing your insights and expertise.
Survey closes on 11 March 2024. 

Take me there


Be a part of one or more of our upcoming workshops. Your unique perspective is essential to us, and we want to hear what you have to say.


Studio Owners and Teachers
9.30-11.30am, Friday 15 March

Cleaver Street & Co

Subsidised companies
, Friday 15 March

Kaos Room, Blue Room Theatre

Youth Dance Stakeholders
, Saturday 16 March

ML.10.308 – 3rd floor of building 10
Park in P06 off Central Avenue

2.15- 3.15pm
, Saturday 16 March

ML.10.308 – 3rd floor of building 10
Park in P06 off Central Avenue

, Monday 18 March

Online (ZOOM) – Please RSVP

Teachers in Schools
Wednesday 20 March

Cleaver Street & Co


Mid-February 2024
Online surveys distributed

Mid-March 2024
Industry consultation conducted with key workshops

April 2024
Research and recommendations delivered

May 2024 onward
Ausdance WA will consider findings and plan programming of implementation to commence July, subject to funding

This dance sector consultation project is supported by Push Management.

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