Image from Faster by The Australian Ballet. Photography by Justin Ridler

Image from Faster by The Australian Ballet. Photography by Justin Ridler


Join in the celebrations at the 20th Australian Dance Awards, presented by Ausdance Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne with principal event sponsor Harlequin Floors. The Australian Dance Awards recognise and honour dance artists, educators and administrators and feature 12 categories of achievement. 

Get ready for a night of excitement, entertainment and hilarity hosted by cabaret star, Yana Alana and dance sensation Benjamin Hancock. This is a night not to be missed for dance lovers with performances from celebrated artists including Stephanie Lake Company, Raw and Rugged Dance Crew, The Australian Ballet and more. The Australian Dance Awards are an annual event held in a different state each year; this is the first-time Melbourne has hosted them since 2010!

The Australian Dance Awards will be Auslan interpreted. To book tickets in clear view of the Auslan interpreter please book here.

View the 2017 Australian Dance Awards Shortlisted Nominees here



Date: Sunday 24 September at 7pm

Venue: Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne

Tickets: $50 Adult

$40 Concession

$38 Ausdance Member/ Group of 6 or more

(plus booking fees)

Bookings: Online or call 1300 182 183

Auslan bookings here.

If you are a member please email us at for your discount code.


Need discount accommodation for the Australian Dance Awards and National Dance Forum?  Click here


Image credits in order of appearance:

TRTH + FNTSY by Phantom Limbs and Luke George. 

Photographer Gregory Lorenzutti.

iD by Bangarra Dance Theatre, choreographed by Stephen Page.

Photographer Jeff Busby.

Cypher featuring Bboy Blue, choreographed by Nick Power

Photographer Prudence Upton.

Faster by The Australian Ballet. 

Photography by Justin Ridler