Member Resource

Asia-Based Residencies and Funding For Australian Dance Artists

This link focuses on dance grants and residency programs aimed at developing skills, partnerships and collaborations in Asia.

The World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific (WDAAP)

All Ausdance members are automatically members of the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific and it's a great opportunity to extend your own networks and participate in new culturally diverse opportunities at the annual WDA conferences and festivals.

The World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific (WDAAP) has been working since 1986 to provide more opportunities for international exchanges in dance. Through our World Dance Alliance Asia–Pacific networks, we have been able to provide Australian dance artists with opportunites to

  • publish their writing in books and conference proceedings
  • participate in international choregraphic development residencies and choreolabs
  • attend conferences and networking events
  • promote their work in the Asia–Pacific region

Professional Business Factsheets For Studio Teachers

The link includes information about, the code of ethics for dance teachers, problem solving strategies, professional business practice, privacy and intellectual property laws and much more.

Australian Dance Companies List

The dance sector in this country is vibrant and growing, with Australian dancers and choreographers having established fine reputations all over the world. There are over 50 dance companies and more than 200 choreographers taking dance into new territory through exciting collaborations.

Ausdance has compiled this list of companies and groups who are our members, partners, colleagues and clients, but it is continuously changing and growing. We have made no distinctions based on funding, size etc. Please contact Ausdance National if any of your details are incorrect.

Some of the companies are funded by the Australia Council and state and territory governments as key organisations, some are funded by the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council, and others operate as project groups. We have also included youth dance companies and organisations such as STRUT Dance, Dancehouse and Critical Path that support independent practice.

Dance Partners

Our dance partners (project partners, member dance companies and tertiary dance directors), help provide leadership in dance education, advocacy, policy development and debate. They give their time and expertise to create a national voice for dance development in Australia (and internationally too).