Dance Massive: Tour Ready – Meet & Greets

Rainbow Vomit , Georgia Rudd, Jenni Large. Presented at Dance Massive Tour Ready – Meet & Greet 2017 by Dancenorth. Image by Amber Haines.

Rainbow Vomit, Georgia Rudd, Jenni Large. Presented at Dance Massive Tour Ready – Meet & Greet 2017 by Dancenorth. Image by Amber Haines.

Dance Massive Tour Ready – Meet & Greets is a program that provides the opportunity for small-to-medium dance companies and established choreographers from all state and territories in Australia to pitch tour-ready dance work/s to national and international presenters in the intimate surrounds of Chunky Move Studios in Melbourne, Victoria.

Call for Applications

The 2019 Tour Ready – Meet & Greets will be held at Chunky Move Studios on Thursday 14 March 12 – 3pm and Friday 22 March 12 – 3pm. You must be available for these dates and times.

We are dedicated to presenting a program which reflects our diverse community. We welcome applications from small-to-medium Dance Companies and Choreographers from all state and territories in Australia, from diverse backgrounds and abilities, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQ+, and individuals of all abilities.

Each successful Dance Company/Choreographer will be allocated approximately one 20-min block in the program which includes:

  • 15-minute presentation of Tour-Ready work/s (video/powerpoint presentation only)

  • 5 minutes Q&A with the audience

Dance artists/choreographers with performances programmed throughout Dance Massive are not eligible to apply for Tour Ready – Meet & Greets 2019.

Successful applicants will be selected by an independent National panel of Dance Industry Professionals outside of the Dance Massive Consortium.

Please read the Application Pack for full information of the program including selection criteria and venue information.

How to Apply

To submit an application, please read the Application Pack above and complete the online application form by 9am Wednesday 7 November 2018. This form is in jotform and must be completed in one go. We suggest you prepare your answers in word prior to completing the form.

You can view a PDF of the application form online to prepare your application.

Important Dates

You MUST be able to meet deadlines and be able to attend your sessions.

We will also be hosting an optional information session/ webinar for successful applicants on developing your pitch. The date of this session will be confirmed in late 2018.


Monday 1 October: Applications open

Wednesday 7 November, 9am: Closing date for applications

Friday 23 November: Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified

Late November: Dance Massive program launch
(please note successful applicants will not be included in the printed program but will be included online and in documents sent to delegates)


Monday 29 January: Information for delegate program due

Monday 4 March: Powerpoint/Video presentations due

Thursday 14 March: Dance Massive Tour Ready – Meet & Greet presentations

Friday 22 March: Dance Massive Tour Ready – Meet & Greet presentations


Please contact Clare McKenzie, General Manager, Ausdance Victoria on 03 9689 2044 or 

Due to the large amount of applications anticipated, we are unable to offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.