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Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!! This is your 1st DanceVoice for April and there is a lot of exciting things happening in the land of Ausdance Victoria. We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a General Manager and a Dance Development Officer!

We are super-duper excited to welcome Michelle Bonney to Ausdance Victoria as our General Manager. Michelle brings with her a wealth of experience across various high profile companies, including: Swinburne University, Department of Education and Early Childhood, and Victoria Police. She holds a BA Business from RMIT and is currently completing a Master of Arts Management RMIT. We are also super-duper excited to welcome Kate Meade as our new Dance Development Officer. Kate is Director of the Victorian Dance Festival (2012 & 2014), and her own dance school – Kate’s Dance House (2005-2013) and holds a BA Dance from Deakin University. She is also currently the Director of South West Let’s Dance Inc, a dance organisation for all ages and abilities.

“I am thrilled Michelle and Kate have joined the team at this stage in our future development of Ausdance Victoria. Complementing our artistic and educational strengths, Michelle and Kate bring with them a background of experience, including expertise in corporate management and dance education. They both have a real passion for dance, community and regional engagement,” says Andy Howitt Director & CEO Ausdance Victoria.

“On behalf of the Board, I am absolutely delighted to welcome Michelle and Kate to the Ausdance Victoria family, and look forward to where this skilled and enthusiastic team is going to take the organisation in 2014 and beyond,” says Ausdance Victoria’s President and Chair, Dr. Jordan Beth Vincent.

Andy and Kate are both very excited about the Alice Project soon to be delivered to LaTrobe and East Gippsland. We are currently looking for multiple Dance Educators to help deliver the program to regional areas in Victoria, in paid positions, so check out the link for further info - http://tinyurl.com/k69ktua.

Also, congratulations to our Member of the Month – Joshua Lowe, Artistic Director of DRILL Performance Company. He does wonderful things in Tasmania with young people and we are proud to have him as our member of the month.

Don’t forget - Melbourne City Council supported by Ausdance Victoria presents - 1st Friday Dance Club this Friday, 4th April - http://tinyurl.com/o49volb. Join the Jungle City Project (www.junglecityprojects.com) lead by Cat Pwiti, with the session featuring the Burncity Queenz and the Jungle City Dancers. So much fun to be had, so stop on by and get your boogie on!

Lastly … we want to hear from you!! Complete our survey and go into the draw to win a $100 Arts Centre Voucher - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AusdanceVictoria

Until next time … “On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined.” - Lord Byron

 

Ausdance Vic Program

Member of the Month - Joshua Lowe

Joshua Lowe is Artistic Director for Drill Performance Company in Tasmania. He is a Tassie born dancer, choreographer and administrator. In 2007 he formed DRILL Performance Company in Launceston.

He has produced and choreographed five works for the company; MASQUE (2007), ROADWORKS (2008), Fy (2010), PRIMAL DUST (2011) and most recently, a creative development for new work REBELLION (2012). His work with Drill has been widely recognised and supported by many local businesses, schools and funding bodies such as Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Tasmania, Tasmanian Regional Arts and local councils.

Joshua is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (Bachelor of Dance) where he studied under Australia’s most renowned choreographers and teachers, such as Becky Hilton, Stephanie Lake, Brett Daffy and Brooke Stamp.

 

Industry News

NEW online Australian Curriculum Arts resources

NEW online Australian Curriculum Arts resources now available for Asian Arts Studies

The Asia Education Foundation (AEF) enables educators to develop Asia literate young Australians. AEF supports teachers, principals, education leaders and school communities to implement the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum.
 
New digital curriculum resources for the Arts are available from the AEF website: http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au/curriculum_resources/arts_cr/arts_cr_landing_page.html
 
From the Arts landing page you can access curriculum based resources for teaching Asian Dance and Arts for all levels of education.
 
AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS FOR DANCE
Congratulations to the Australian Dance Artists recognised with Australia Day Honours!
 
Sue Street was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division for ‘distinguished service to the performing arts, particularly to dance education at a tertiary level, as a teacher and administrator, to professional organisations, and as a mentor’. Sue was National President of Ausdance for 5 years until 2012.
 
David McMicken and Tim Newth have been made Members (AM) in the General Division for their ‘significant service to the performing arts, particularly through the development of Indigenous dance’. They’ve been doing great work with Tracks for many years - wonderful recognition on top of the Australian Dance Awards.
 

 

Shows

Free Masters Student Showing - VCA Dance

10,000 small deaths - a FREE Dance showing

VCA Master of Fine Arts (Dance) student Paula Lay has concieved and developed her own work that she will perform in. 10,000 small deaths is a cinematic solo dance performance exploring the poetics of the imagination through its embodied manifestations. In the smallest of ways the transience of the body and the tension of shifting between past, present and future is tracked. Body and memory, a lifetime of collected impressions, habits and attitudes meet with inspiration drawn broadly from Dead Man by Jim Jarmusch, manga artist Takaya Miou, and more recently by the visual artist Wangechi Mutu.

Sydney Dance Company’s Melbourne schools’ matinee performance of Interplay

Sydney Dance Company’s Melbourne schools’ matinee performance of Interplay

The Interplay schools’ matinee showcases two adventurous contemporary dance works from the new frontiers of dance. See the performance PLUS a behind the scenes talk and demonstration and a follow up Q&A with the Company. This special on-stage event has been designed to give high school students and teachers a unique insight into the making and performing of this professional contemporary dance work. A comprehensive Resource Pack is available to support this production and supplied FREE to schools when you book
 

 

Events

First Friday Dance Club – yes we dance!

First Friday Dance Club – yes we dance!

On the first Friday of each month, at the same time, in the same place people come together to dance. Each month it’s a different genre. Each month anyone in Melbourne can come into the city and learn a dance with skilled dancing groups.

The site becomes known as a place for dancing. The first Friday becomes known as the night for dancing. Learn. Dance. Share. Fun.

The 1st Friday Dance Club is produced by the City of Melbourne’s Arts and Participation program. Led by community and professional dance groups, 1st Friday Dance Club provides opportunities for people to come together to learn, share and experience dance.

It is free, lo-fi, and open to all ages.

2014 WORLD DANCE ALLIANCE GLOBAL SUMMIT

DATE:6–11 July 2014

Location: Angers – France
Bookings and Further information: http://wdaglobalsummit2014.org/

Contemporising the past: Envisaging the future
World Dance Alliance (WDA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Global Summit hosted by, and in partnership with, the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC) in Angers in the beautiful Loire Valley region of France.

 

Classes & Workshops

Applications OPEN for Certificate III in Community Dance

Applications are now open for Certificate III in Community Dance @

 

1 year full-time course starts April 22nd at Melbourne Polytechnics - Prahran Campus. Government funded places and concessions are available.

An information pack and application forms are available at www.mayibuye.org.au/communitydance

‘Introduction to Dance Therapy' Workshop – IDTIA

‘Introduction to Dance Therapy' Workshop – IDTIA

 

Saturday 17th May 2014, 10.00am - 1.00pm

The Augustine Centre, Hawthorn, VIC

Cost:  $70 / $60 concession

Booking:  http://www.idtia.org.au/i_html/co_int.html

An experiential half-day workshop conducted by the International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia to introduce dance therapy and its potential for discovery, change and healing, together with some discussion and theoretical underpinning for its use in therapeutic contexts.

Principal facilitators: Anna Schlusser, Lyndal Pope & Bouthaina Mayall; IDTIA graduates and Dance Movement Therapists with experience in a wide range of settings.

Attendance at an introductory workshop is a prerequisite for the one year P/T Certificate in Dance-Movement Therapy commencing July 2014.

Cuban Salsa and Reggaeton dance classes with RakaTa

Join RakaTa for their 10-week Autumn Term 2014 with fun, fresh and energetic Cuban Salsa and Reggaeton dance classes.

Mondays from April 28th

10am - Ladies' Salsa (Beginner)

7pm - Cuban Salsa (All Levels)

8pm - Reggaeton for Men & Women (All Levels)

$15 per class

$120 for 10 weeks per course

 

Saturdays from April 26th

10am - Kids' Latin Dance Classes

$12 for 45min classes

 

Classes are held at their RakaTa studio in Fawkner. Located at the rear of Coyne St, Fawkner and accessed via the private laneway on the corner of Madina St and Lorne St, Fawkner.

For more information on RakaTa visit their website http://www.rakata.com.au

DROP IN, OPEN CLASSES IN UKRAINIAN CHARACTER

DROP IN, OPEN CLASSES IN UKRAINIAN CHARACTER @ Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company

Weekly one off dance classes aimed at dancers from any walk of life and background. Come along and experience Ukrainian Dance! Classes begin in Term 2 - Thursday 24th April

Ukrainian character barre, centre work, girls/boys Ukrainian dance technique. Fun, welcoming environment! No commitment, pay as you go.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Melanie - info@lehenda.com.au | director@lehenda.com.au or call 0410 599 558

Date: Thursday’s - starting 24th April 2014
Venue: Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance| 64 Sutton Street North Melbourne
 

Creative Yoga for Kids & Teens - 2 Complimentary PD places available

Over The Moon Studio - with Edna Reinhardt 

Our next  ‘creative yoga for kids & teens’ workshop in Castlemaine is scheduled for Friday 11th April until Sunday 13th April. 

Dance Factory - Part Time Courses

DANCE FACTORY - Part Time Courses

Are you 15 years of age or Over? Can you do approximately 10 weekly classes from our Daytime, Weeknight or Saturday timetable? Then you could do a part time course and receive a nationally accredited qualification at the same time.

Courses Available:

* Certificate I in Dance

* Certificate III in Dance

* Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching

* Certificate IV in Dance

* Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management

* Diploma of Musical Theatre Dance Teaching

* Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management

* Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

Contact Dance Factory:

4-10 Yorkshire Street, Richmond, VIC, 3121

03 9429 9492 or email dancefac@netspace.net.au or www.dancefactory.com.au

2014 One Body, One Career

2014 One Body, One Career

 

Applications are now open for Chunky Move's 2014 One Body, One Career Countertechnique intensive, which will be held in the Chunky Move studios (Melbourne, Australia) from the 14th of July to the 25th of July. 

Designed and curated by Anouk van Dijk, the intensive will be conducted in conjunction with Countertechnique Master Teacher, Nina Wollny and American Alexander Technique expert, Tom Koch. 

During this second Australian edition, participants will be given a practical insight into the distinct elements and methodology that form Countertechnique. Through theory, physical training, discourse and workshops, participants will be introduced to applying the Countertechnique principles into their daily dance practice.

Applications close Wednesday 2 April, 5pm.

Full and part time accredited dance courses at Dance Factory - starting now

Full and part time accredited dance courses at Dance Factory - starting now!!

Positions are currently available for dancers and teachers to undergo comprehensive dance, dance teaching and musical theatre training in Dance Factory’s fully accredited range of courses. Dance Factory’s still remains a leader in dance, as reflected by its graduate employment history, its attention to technique and performance and its comprehensive range of training options. All courses are fully accredited, which also brings with it a range of Federal and State support options for those who qualify.

Monday Moves

Monday Moves

Get active with contemporary dance classes for adults with little or no training. Improve your co-ordination, balance, mobility and strength in a fun and creative way. Classes are $15 Adult/ $12 Concession or Dancehouse members. Sarah Fiddaman is a professional dancer (Tasdance, DirtyFeet) and teacher. 

Mondays March 31 – May 19, 7.00-8.30pm
Dancehouse – 150 Princes St North Carlton VIC 3054
Booking info: sarah@dirtyfeet.com.au or 0438 325 943
https://www.facebook.com/events/358023657673695
 

 

Nella Randone Flamenco Dance Classes

Nella Randone Flamenco Dance Classes

Beginners classes with Nella Randone for Flamenco (Spanish) Dance; studying rhythm through foot work technique, arm carriage, hand movements and body alignment, culminating in a simple choreography. Shoes with a heel are necessary (character shoes) no smaller than one inch heel. NO RUNNERS or rubber sole heels. COST  $150 ten week course or $20 casual.
 

Date: 23rd April, 2014 Wed 7pm
Venue: Born to Perform  520B Sydney Road Coburg
03 9354 1214 or nellarandone@yahoo.com.au

Retro Rock-Out

Retro Rock-Out

Retro Rock-Out is a FUN, inclusive beginners dance class to all your favourite old-school hits. We play everything from Blondie, The Clash and Talking Heads to Beastie Boys, Elvis and Nancy Sinatra. This 60 minute class includes a warm-up, technique and a routine you can use to impress your friends at parties. No experience necessary – everyone welcome. Places are strictly limited. Register your interest: email raindancefrancis@gmail.com. Stay in the loop – like us on Facebook!

Tuesdays 8:30 – 9:30pm starting 25 March

Feat in Space, Unit 12, 62-64 Oakover Rd, Preston, VIC

Lucy Guerin Inc Professional Dance Classes

Lucy Guerin Inc Professional Dance Classes

Date: Throughout March and April 2014
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc Studio, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne, 3003

The schedule for Lucy Guerin Inc professional classes during the next Lucy Guerin Inc development has been finalised and features an impressive lineup of dance and yoga teachers from around Australia.

Classes are only $10 per session and this year can be booked in advance online at Trybooking.com/EITP.

Download the full schedule - including details of teachers, dates and times.

‘INTRODUCTION TO DANCE THERAPY' WORKSHOP – IDTIA
Saturday 22nd March or 17th May 2014, 10.00am - 4.00pm
The Augustine Centre, Hawthorn, VIC
Cost:  $140 Full  $120 Concession
 
An experiential day workshop conducted by the International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia to introduce dance therapy and its potential for discovery, change and healing, together with some discussion and theoretical underpinning for its use in therapeutic contexts.
 
Principal facilitators: Anna Schlusser, Evelyn Switajewski, & Bouthaina Mayall; IDTIA Diploma graduates and Dance Movement Therapists with experience in a wide range of settings.
 
Attendance at an introductory workshop is a prerequisite for the one year P/T Certificate in Dance-Movement Therapy commencing July 2014.
 
CECIL STREET STUDIOS YOUNG CONTEMPORARY DANCERS WITH SARAH FIDDAMAN
A dance class for school age children that focuses on contemporary dance technique and creative exploration. A way for students to stay active, build confidence and discover their creative potential. 
 
When: Tuesdays afternoons during school term
Term 1 (Tues 4 February – Tues 1 April)
4pm – 5pm 6-9 ys
5pm – 6pm 10-12ys
 
Sarah Fiddaman is a professional dancer and dance teacher. She holds a current Victorian Working With Children Check and First Aid Certificate. For more about Sarah: http://www.dirtyfeet.com.au/members/member/33
 
Contact: 0438 325 943 or sarah(at)dirtyfeet.com.au
 
LEHENDA UKRAINIAN DANCE COMPANY - SCHOOL OF DANCE
NEW UKRAINIAN DANCE COMPANY LAUNCHED
Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company invites you to share in the Ukrainian Dance phenomenon!
 
Want to learn Ukrainian Cossack Dancing?
 
Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company is a newly formed Company & School of Dance, based in Melbourne, Victoria. Under the Artistic Direction of Merited Artist of Ukraine, Melanie Moravski Dechnicz, the Company aims to provide high quality training in Ukrainian Dance, building the necessary knowledge and skills to share the vibrant Ukrainian culture with the wider community.
 
Receive the essential grounding in classical dance, the expertise in Ukrainian technique, and use them all to experience the excitement and joy of performance!
 
Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company School of Dance offers high quality dance instruction from experienced, trained teachers.
 
INTRODUCING LATE BLOOMERS
Dates/Time: Fridays 10-11am during 2014 state school term dates
Venue: Dancehouse 150 Princes St Carlton Vic
Cost: $10 per class, all classes
Phone: 0416 383 865
Teacher: Katrina Rank. Katrina has worked professionally in dance since 1985 in ballet and contemporary dance both as a dancer and teacher. Her most recent work has been in Dance Education for Ausdance Victoria and in community dance, through “The Alice Project”. See her linked in profile for further information 
 
Late Bloomers is an exciting dance class for movers and non movers over 55 years with a focus on fitness, mobility and creativity. No prior experience necessary. Enjoyable for both men and women.
 
 
 
FINE LINES - CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR MATURE BODIES
Dats/Time: Fridays 11.15am – 12.30pm during 2014 state school term dates
Venue: Dancehouse 150 Princes St Carlton Vic
Cost: $10 per class, all classes
Phone: 0416 383 865
 
These low impact contemporary dance classes  focus on the pure basics of contemporary dance with good alignment, correct execution and musicality. Fine Lines  blends a strong foundation in ballet, Graham, Cunningham and Horton contemporary dance techniques, with Katrina’s own distinct style. Ideal for newcomers, those returning after a hiatus, recovering from injury or adjusting to physical change.
 

 

Auditions

DANCA BRAZIL DANCERS AUDITIONS Sunday 13 April 2014

Be a part of this Dance Extravaganza... DANÇA BRAZIL, Don’t miss out!

Dancers Wanted - Flare Dance Company

Dancers Wanted - Flare Dance Company 

Flare Dance Company is a not-for-profit dance company based in Hawthorn, Victoria. FDC provides a platform for adult emerging dancers and choreographers to express themselves through contemporary dance and give back to the community. Through its annual productions, FDC has raised more than $8000 for local charities. Our Founding Artistic Director was given a Special Commendation Award - Volunteering in 2013. FDC welcomes emerging / pre-professional / amateur adult dancers to be part of our annual production and other project-based work in 2014. Please contact us for more details at flaredancecompany@yahoo.com.
 

Date: March-April 2014
Location: Hawthorn VIC
Booking info:
www.flaredancecompany.com

 

Opportunities

Call for Nominations - 2014 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invites applications for the newly endowed CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences ($3500). 
 

The Prize is for a performance, exhibition, project or a specific advance in  policy development in any HASS (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) field. The cash Prize is being sponsored by Routledge, the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  
 

Terms and conditions

Dance Film Submission OPEN - Have your Dance Film Screened Overseas!!

Have your Dance Film screened overseas!!

 

We’re looking for short dance films with a focus on young people or made by / with young people that showcases the wealth of young talent that exists within the Commonwealth to be part of our Festival Dance Film Night – Friday 11 July 2014. If you have a film that you’d like us to show or know of any artists or organisations that you think would be interested in getting involved then please pass on the details below or get in touch directly. It would also be helpful if you could include a synopsis or a description of the purpose of the film or some history behind your project so we have this when viewing the film. For the purposes of the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival the age range we categorise as youth is 12- 21 years.

Participants wanted for a Dancer Research Project

Participants wanted for a Dancer Research Project

Carly Harrison is a Masters student from La Trobe University. Under the supervision of Dr. Mandy Ruddock-Hudson she is seeking your support to participate in a dancer research project.

She has a strong passion for and actively participates in dance, and is interested in exploring experiences of dancers, their understanding of athletic injury and perception of support in the transition into new employment following retirement from dance.

She would like to invite you to participate in an interview and/or questionnaire.

She is seeking:

* Male/Female participants
* Dancers who have retired from dance in the last 10 years due to injury or
* Dancers who have retired in the last 10 years and are willing to discuss injury in dance.

The project will adhere to ethical and confidentiality standards.

Date: May- August

SEEKING: PAID POSITION - Ausdance Victoria Dance Educators - Multiple Roles Available

SEEKING: Ausdance Victoria Dance Educators for The Alice Project *PAID POSITION*

Ausdance Victoria are looking for Dance Educators to deliver dance programs on the Alice Project. The Alice Project is a major dance event based on the themes and characters of Alice in Wonderland. Delivered during 2013 and 2014, the program is designed to get regional Victorians moving.

This is a casual paid position per project, and we are looking for multiple Dance Educators to deliver the program in regional areas in around Victoria throughout 2014. You MUST hold a current Working with Children Check and have a LOVE of Dance. Previous teaching experience is desirable.

Complete our survey to WIN $100 Arts Centre Voucher

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! - Complete our short survey to go into the draw to win a $100 Arts Centre Voucher!

The survey is super short and designed to get your feedback on Ausdance Victoria's services, our website, the future of dance in Victoria and how we can best support our loyal members. 

The survey closes 16th April. So click on the link and have your say!!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AusdanceVictoria

Australia Council Dance Grants closing in July/August

Australia Council Dance Grants are closing in July/August.

The Australia Council fosters the development and growth of Australian dance. It supports excellence, encourages participation, increases distribution and builds artistic sustainability. Its vision is to see dance thrive. Check out the link to see what opportunities you could have access to. 

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/artforms/dance

Creative Yoga for Kids & Teens - 2 Complimentary PD places available

Over The Moon Studio - with Edna Reinhardt 

Our next  ‘creative yoga for kids & teens’ workshop in Castlemaine is scheduled for Friday 11th April until Sunday 13th April. 

ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab is NOW OPEN for Expressions of Interest,

ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab is NOW OPEN for Expressions of Interest, closing on Friday 4 April at 5pm.

Our New Ideas Lab provides an opportunity for artists to propose new projects to undertake at ArtPlay as part of our ongoing creative arts program for children and families. We welcome new ideas from artists of all disciplines for creative arts programming including installations, interactive exhibitions, workshops, and creative developments where children and / or families are co-creators. By new ideas we mean projects where artists are exploring ideas new to themselves and / or where artists are proposing new collaborations. We recommend that children and / or families are part of the development process in some way.

e.motion21 wants dance teachers!!

e.motion21 wants dance teachers! 

Paid positions in Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong are currently vacant.

e.motion21 is an innovative dance organisation leading the world in offering children and young adults with Down syndrome weekly dance & performance opportunities.  We want inspired teachers to join our life changing (both for the dancers and teachers) dance classes at the following sites; Ballarat, Geelong and Bundoora. http://emotion21.org.au/

we want great dance teachers that have:
·      A minimum of 3 years teaching dance
·      Experience in a variety of styles - jazz & hip-hop and/or tap are essential
·      Experience choreographing for performances
·      Experience with disability is valuable but not essential (teachers are expected to attend 20 hours of e.motion21 professional development per year to teach our specialise program)

Australian Choreographic Competition

Australian Choreographic Competition - 12th Anniversary - Presented by Geelong Dance Network Inc.

Saturday 5th July 2014.

Total Prize Money: $4,500

Category 1: Open to secondary school students over 15yrs and under 19yrs - FIRST PRIZE $1500

Category 2: Open to tertiary and adult choreographers 19yrs and over - FIRST PRIZE $2000

A splash!dance festival major event to be staged at The Playhouse, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria. Entrants to the choreographic competition will need to address a list of criteria and apply in writing:

HOW TO RECEIVE AN APPLICATION FORM

* Email: info@geelongdancenetwork.com.au

* Mail a stamped self addressed envelope to: Geelong Dance Network Inc, P.O. Box 6101, Highton VIC 3216

PLACEMENT AT AUSDANCE VIC - Vocational Education and Training (VET) Administration and Project Officer

A unique Placement opportunity has opened up at Ausdance Victoria. We are currently seeking applications for an:

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Administration and Project Officer

Ausdance Victoria only offers Placements when it can provide interesting and supportive opportunities which will allow our mentees to take a leadership role in the development and delivery of projects. This placement is available throughout March - June 2014 and will allow Placements to work with the Ausdance Victoria team and our partners in the delivery of our highly successful Vocational Training Programs.

 

About Ausdance Victoria

Ausdance is the peak body for dance and is a network with a 30 year history, formed for the Australian dance sector by its leaders and advocates.

EOI - Expressions of Interest to take part in RAV's 2015 Education & Families Incursion Program

Expressions of Interest to take part in RAV's 2015 Education & Families Incursion Program close 30th April.

Regional Arts Victoria are currently accepting EOIs for workshops or productions that are innovative, high‐quality and entertaining; appropriate to a school and community context; stimulate ideas and generate post‐performance discussion; and embody excellent practice in the presentation of the arts for children and young people.

In 2015 we are looking for:

         work that is innovative, high-quality and entertaining

         work that is appropriate to a school and community context

         work that stimulates ideas and generates post-performance discussion

         work that embodies excellent practice in the presentation of the arts for children and young people

Deakin Arts Participation Incubator [API] Grand Grants

8th March -Deakin Arts Participation Incubator [API] Grand Grants

Grand Grants is simple - local artists with a wildly creative and participatory artwork idea can apply for a $1000 grant. Each quarter, our advisory panel selects 2 winners, and we host a dinner salon at a lovely local restaurant. Attendees pay $100 to attend, and $50 of the ticket price covers the cost of their dinner and the other $50 is used as a donation to the grant. We pool the cash, and hand it over to the artist in a brown paper bag - no strings attached. artsparticipationincubator.tumblr.com

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR ASSESSMENT POSITIONS FOR VCE DANCE
Performance and written examinations and VCE VET Dance – performance examination.
Interested people should apply online:
 
SSMS (Sessional Staff Management System): https://www.ssms.vic.edu.au
 
Expressions of interest in membership of the Dance prescribed works advisory committee can also be submitted through the SSMS pages: https://www.ssms.vic.edu.au/public/home/Currently_available_positions/
CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS/COMMUNITY THEATRE WORKERS
Western Edge Youth Arts provides unique arts and education experiences to culturally diverse young people (14 – 25 years) living in the western suburbs of Melbourne and the western region of Victoria.
 
In 2014  Western Edge Youth Arts will deliver an extensive program of innovative performance projects with young people in school and community settings. The Company is also developing 2 major productions in 2014 involving participants from these programs. 
 
Western Edge Youth Arts is looking to employ experienced community theatre/ dance artists to contribute as lead artists to its 2014 programs.
 
If you are interested please send your CV to sally@westernedge.org.au and tell us what you'd like to bring to the company.
 
LEHENDA UKRAINIAN DANCE COMPANY
Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company invites you to share in the Ukrainian Dance phenomenon!
 
Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company is a newly formed Ukrainian Dance organisation, based in Melbourne, Victoria. Under the Artistic Direction of Merited Artist of Ukraine, Melanie Moravski Dechnicz, the Company aims to provide high quality training in Ukrainian Dance, building the necessary knowledge and skills to share the vibrant Ukrainian culture with the wider community.
 
We dance to share stories and legends of times gone by. The ancient song and dance ritual of Vesnianky, the tragic tales of the Rusalky. From the most historic dances to the contemporary we dance to tell a narrative, to express our past, present and future. Like Lybid, one of the legendary founders of Kyiv, we share the spirit of discovery of the renowned Ukrainian choreographers and artists that have come before us.
 
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - IETM ASIAN SATELLITE MEETING, MAY 2014

Australia Council, IETM, Next Wave and Arts Centre Melbourne are partnering to produce the IETM Asian Satellite Meeting in Melbourne from 12-14 May 2014.

IETM is the leading international network for the contemporary performing arts. With over 500 members in 50 countries, its core business is to meet twice annually in Europe. In addition to these large meetings, smaller satellite meetings are held outside Europe in regions of strategic importance.
 

Information about applying to participate in the IETM Asian Satellite meeting in Melbourne, 12-14 May 2014 is now available on the Australia Council’s website.

 

Members Giveaways!

HUMAN KINETICS 15% OFF FOR AUSDANCE MEMBERS!
Human Kinetics publishers are pleased to offer Ausdance members 15% off most products. HK publishers are dedicated to providing top quality information and educational products about dance, sport, physical activity and health. 
 
You can order anytime via the Human Kinetics website using the Ausdance Member promo code at the checkout.
 
Ausdance Victoria members will find this promo code on the Members Section of this website when you are logged in. If you have problems finding this page please email victoria@ausdance.org.au
 
 
*Must be a Human Kinetics Rewards member. Join for free.  

 

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