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New South Wales is set to re-open from mid-October 2021. As the dance sector looks ahead, there are many unanswered questions. In this interactive 3-part webinar series, dance studio owners Elena Lambrinos (Dance Domain) and Sinead Vidler (Academy Ballet) will chat about their plans to reopen their businesses safely for students, staff and their dance communities. While this series is tailored to the dance studio sector, it is relevant for and so, open to anyone working in dance.

This webinar series is FREE for Ausdance NSW Membership or $20 per session for non-members. 

WEBINAR SESSION 1: Planning to Open

In the first session, Elena and Sinead will attend to the practicalities of returning to the studio. From producing a COVID-safe plan and the ‘vaccination conversation’ to simple checklists and mask-wearing, they will focus on considerations for planning and preparation at the ‘backend’ of your organisation before re-opening.
When: Friday 1st October, 12pm
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WEBINAR SESSION 2: Teaching with Wellbeing

In this second session, Elena and Sinead will explore what returning to the studio safely looks like. From dancers’ psychological, social and emotional wellbeing to management of logistics and teaching in a hybrid model, they will navigate through considerations at the ‘frontend’ of your organisation when re-opening. 
When: Friday 8th October, 12pm
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WEBINAR SESSION 3: Filling the Gaps

In this final session, Elena and Sinead will speak to what we know now. In response to iterative government updates and clarifications on rules and advice, they will respond to the latest advice and regulations and consider any new issues that may arise. 
When: Friday 15th October, 12pm
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AUSDANCE NSW Coffee Break Weekly Check-ins

Do you need a break? A chat? A chance to connect with fellow dancers, dance organisations, teachers, students or other dance professionals?

Join Ausdance NSW staff Remi and Kate for a lunchtime Corona/Coffee Break this each week for half an hour on Zoom. Now entering a stricter lockdown period, and so facing more extreme life circumstances, the NSW dance community is gearing up for many challenges ahead. Now is a time to consider carefully about how to navigate life in increasing restrictions.

  • What financial support is available to sustain a dance organisation?
  • What mental health resources are available for dance practitioners, educators and the arts industry?
  • How do you sustain dance practice at home?
  • How can a dance studio pivot to ‘home learning’?
  • What is the best use of time for dance artists and organisations working from home?
  • How does the dance sector return to dance safely after the lockdown and restrictions lift?

There are just some questions you might like to ask. More importantly, now is also a time to pause, reach out to others in the dance community and check whether they are doing okay. Join us for a half-hour virtual coffee break. 
BYO coffee or... Corona :)

Next Coffee/Corona Break Session:

When? Friday 24 September at 1pm

Where? Zoom Register here>>

For any further information or questions please email