Two dancers are intertwined together through their arm movements. From the left the dancer is bent over with his arms stretched downwards and they are linked with the hands of the dancer on the right. Her head is facing upwards with her body leaning backwards. To the right of the image is a wheelchair. Coloured image on a blacked-out stage, stage lighting shining on the artists.

Ausdance NSW & Ausdance VIC together with Arts Access Victoria and Accessible Arts NSW will join forces to present a free public forum on accessible dance education, training and practice. In a ‘double-act’ CEO of Arts Access VIC Melbourne-based and internationally acclaimed Disabled Choreographer, Caroline Bowditch chats with Arts Development Officer of Accessible Arts NSW, Sydney-based Musician/ Composer Liz Martin.

Earlier this year Angela Goh was awarded the Sydney Dance Company and Create NSW inaugural Beyond The Studio Fellowship. Due to COVID we have yet to officially send our congratulations on this amazing achievement and acknowledgment of Angela's progressing career and dedication to the dance sector. 

Glance at Dance

We held our industry and members networking event Glance at Dance on Thursday 21 November. In 2019, the NSW dance sector faced considerable challenges and the event was an opportunity for this community to gather, meet one other – artists, educators, and administrators – learn about others’ work, listen to a range of diverse voices, workshop and exchange ideas, stories, experiences, pearls of wisdom and ways forward.

Big Dance is the largest celebration of dance in the world and it’s hitting Australian in 2018!

Initiated by the Mayor of London in 2006, the biennial Big Dance is a participatory dance festival.

It is a celebration of dance for all ages and all levels of ability.

2018 sees Australia take the leading role for this global event, with Ausdance Victoria and Ausdance NSW presenting the 2018 Big Dance.

The Innovating Dance Practice grant is an initiative of Ausdance NSW to assist professional dance practitioners residing in NSW to develop and innovate their practice through funds made available by Create NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. This is a three-year initiative. The third year of this program opens 3 May 2018 and closes 26 June 2018 at 5:00PM.

The grant provides assistance to realise an opportunity that inspires new work, knowledge and skills, for example:

·       program of activity that develops your professional practice

Inspired by our successful Future Makers and Movers program in 2017, this series will provide teachers unique tools to inspire their students. From technology, to urban dance foundations and HSC tools, this year long program is essential for any teacher teaching kids years K-12. 

2018 Professional Learning line up debuts 12 April 2018. 


Photo: Jamie James

Tuesday 15th May, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

The Arts Exchange Building, 10 Hickson Road THE ROCKS 2000

Ausdance NSW warmly welcomes all to attend our 2018 Annual General Meeting. 

The AGM will be held on the ground floor level of The Arts Exchange Building. 

The Sydney Festival packed with lots of Dance and Theatre to see!

Read what's on.

Our friends at Naisda Dance College are presenting their end of year show KAMU next week.

Tickets to what is set to be a fantastic performance are selling fast, so make sure you book yours today. Visit:

Four years in the making, Shaun Parker & Company is a small thriving dance company, based in Sydney at The Seymour Centre. Its founder Shaun Parker, a Monash University science degree graduate, turned dancer/choreographer is fêted for his dynamic, youthful work which ‘is so cutting edge it actually wanders off the edge of any single-word definition.’