About our Programs

Ausdance Victoria provides innovative dance education programs for people of all ages, experience and dance career pathways. Our aim is to ensure that all Victorians have the opportunity to engage in high quality dance education, and to ensure that there are a range of avenues to broaden or deepen those experiences. 

We do this through the provision of inspiring dance education experiences: workshops, master classes, Industry Days, dance teaching programs, professional development days, high quality resources, forums, talks and advice to teachers and dancers for all ages from youth to mature. 

Everyone benefits from dance education;hence we work with organisations to ensure that national education programs such as the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package and the Australian Curriculum represent the goals and standards of our sector.

Our website aims to provide you with a wealth of information about Education and Training, but if you have any specific questions relating to Dance Education and Training with Ausdance Victoria (RTO 20949) please contact us


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS 2018

Start the year with Ausdance Victoria's Professional Development sessions for Dance and Movement Teachers. These sessions will explore ideas for inclusive dance and movement with Weave Move Theatre, and care of feet (we know how important that is!)  with Bea Glendenning, along some effective feet exercises based on the Franklin Method. More details to follow.

SAVE THE DATE - 22 February 2018, Thursday

Venue: Chunky Move studios - 111 Sturt Street, Southbank
Time:
8:30 – 8:45 Arrivals
8:45 Welcome, Housekeeping, quick Introduction
9:00 – 10:30 Session #1 - Ideas for Inclusive Dance and Movement with Weave Movement Theatre (1.5hours)
10:30 – 10:45 Toilet break
10:45 – 12:15 Session #2 - Functional Feet with Bea Glendenning* (1.5 hours)  

*Theraband required for this session. Please bring along a theraband, otherwise you can purchase one from Bea for $15 (cash only, on the day)

Fee: $30/session (book into both sessions for $55) + booking fee
Register here - https://www.stickytickets.com.au/60205

If you have any questions about the sessions, do not hesitate to contact Sasha Leong at ddo.vic@ausdance.org.au, or 03 9689 2055

Session Information

Session #1 - Ideas for Inclusive Dance and Movement

Join Janice and Trevor from Weave Movement Theatre in this session as they share and work with you on ideas for inclusive dance and movement.

Janice Florence and Trevor Dunn are founding members of Weave Movement Theatre, a dance theatre company now 21 years old. Janice, a dance artist with a disability has been the Artistic Director since its inception. Based on Janice's dance history and over this time through experiment with company members they have evolved ways of working in dance and movement for people with a range of disabilities. The company has also collaborated with a number of respected Melbourne dance and physical theatre artists. They will share some of Weave's discoveries in this session.

Janice Florence completed dance studies in Australia and the USA before acquiring a disability. She was a member for 10 years of State of Flux along with 4 able bodied dancers, one of the first Australian companies to include a dancer with a visible disability. Weave was founded in 1997 and Janice has been the AD since then, herself directing 5 shows and curating another 11 original devised pieces directed by guest artists plus many training workshops and professional development opportunities for artists with disability. She has been funded twice by the Australia Council to work in the UK and USA with inclusive dance companies and artists. She has taught workshops in NSW, metro and regional Victoria and in New Zealand.

Trevor Dunn completed a Drama degree at the Victorian College of the Arts and is a founding member of Weave Movement Theatre. He has performed in all Weave shows since the beginning. He has also separately taught children on the autism spectrum through drama and play and Young people with intellectual disability in movement and drama. He has pursued a talent for improvised movement and physical theatre with a number of teachers.

 

Session #2 - Functional Feet

Our feet carry us through life and are the only part of our body in regular contact with the ground beneath us. How our feet move and adapt to the ground, be it the stage or the footpath, influences the way the rest of our body responds. Using the dynamic and unique approach of the Franklin Method, Bea will use easily relatable imagery to guide you through how to feel healthy foot function. With a refreshed understanding you will then experience a foot workout with Franklin bands. Enjoy walking out with strong, flexible feet, ready to transfer your new foot knowledge into dance, teaching and daily life.

Bea is a psychologist and biomechanics educator with a passion for teaching everyone the ability to move with ease and efficiency. Her approach to teaching combines skills she has gained through her personal sporting pursuits and her study and work in Pilates, Educational Psychology and the Franklin Method. Bea’s movement classes use educational tools and dynamic imagery to help each participant gain a lasting understanding of their body’s design, function and biomechanics.

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Can't make it for the upcoming PD session? Ausdance Victoria facilitates Professional Development workshops and sessions annually. If you would like to be alerted of any upcoming PD sessions from Ausdance Victoria or our partners, please fill in the form below. 

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Ausdance Victoria honours dance photographer Gregory Lorenzutti and his contribution to the Victorian Dance Community.  Photography of Yumi Umiumare

Ausdance Victoria honours dance photographer Gregory Lorenzutti and his contribution to the Victorian Dance Community. 

Photography of Yumi Umiumare