Australian Dance Council
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Ausdance represents the Australian dance profession. Ausdance is a network of organisations including Ausdance National, Ausdance ACT, Ausdance Qld, Ausdance SA and Ausdance WA.
Ausdance's mission is to educate and support the dance community within local, national and international communities. Ausdance:
- provides leadership in dance education, advocacy, policy development and debate.
- provides a voice for dance development in Australia.
- innovation, creativity and diversity in dance.
- encourages access to and understanding of dance in communities throughout Australia.
- assists in identifying and promoting all dance traditions that exist in Australia, in recognition of their cultural importance.
- fosters international links with dance and dance-related organisations.
Ausdance National works to:
- Communicate the contribution dance makes to the lives of all Australians.
- Support sustainable careers through industry partnerships and skills development programs.
- Share best practice standards for safe dance, teaching methodology and business practice.
- Foster international networks that provide career opportunities for Australian dance artists.
- Encourage discussion about the value and purpose of dance by publishing writing, research and good news.
The Ausdance network produces the annual Australian Dance Award] and the Australian Youth Dance Festival.
Ausdance National provides services, forums, publications and opportunities including:
- The National Dance Forum
- Safe Dance research and info sheets for Safe Dance practice, dance teaching methodology and business practice.
- Australian guidelines for teaching dance
- Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship
- Keith Bain Choreographic Travel Fellowship
- World Dance Alliance–Asia Pacific networking and academic publishing
- Dance insurance
Ausdance National is a member of the National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE).