Australian Dance Week starts Saturday 29 April and there are events in various states being held in celebration!
Ausdance WA will kick off Dance Week with Dance Day on Saturday 29 April. Dance Day combines two free annual events, "Dance Live" and "Trigger" at James Street Amphitheatre, Northbridge.
"Dance Live" is Ausdance WA’s annual performance extravaganza, showcasing dance styles and performers of all ages. It will take place between 3 and 5pm. "Trigger" will follow from 5-9pm, when audience members are invited to gather beneath the big screen for an outdoor dance-karaoke jam. "Trigger" lets the public nominate the playlist using #triggersong and uses interactive software to project grooving bodies live onto the LED screen in a variety of animated forms.
Then from 1-5 May, Ausdance WA will be offering free dance classes in the morning and the evening. Check out what’s on offer and register at the Ausdance WA website.
Top photo: Perth Swing Dance Academy at Dance Day 2016. Photo: Sophia Natale.
Over on the other side of Australia, Ausdance NSW will also be offering dance workshops, in collaboration with Groove Therapy, Wagana Aboriginal Dancers and SHIAMAK .
Explore your feminine side by attending Jaycee Tanuvasa’s Voguing Masterclass on May 1 at the DUTI studio for an entry fee. Or for dancers from all ages and levels, some freebie classes on the 2nd and 4th of May might be just the right classes for you. Learn and enjoy your body movements at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for Indigenous Dance with Wagana or some Bollywood dance at the Centenary Square, Parramatta. Find out more at the Ausdance NSW Facebook Page.
Don’t live in WA or NSW? Contact your local Ausdance branch to find out what is happening in your state.