Australasian Dance Association commenced as the Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing in Sydney in 1931, making it the oldest dance organisation in the southern hemisphere.
In 1991, former Australian Ballet ballerina Christine Walsh, AM, founded the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet (ACB) to give classical ballet students the opportunity to train in the Russian Vaganova based method from five years of age.
AUSTRALIAN DANCE iNSTITUTE (ADi) - RTO 91600 is dedicated to the provision of nationally recognised vocational qualifications in dance and dance teaching, responding to the need to provide better support for the private dance sector.
BAL (Ballet Australasia Ltd) was founded in 1989 by dance educators who wanted an Australian-based organisation catering for the syllabus needs of dance teachers and students.
Italian-born Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928) followed an illustrious career as a dancer at La Scala in Milan and the Maryinsky Theatre in Russia with an equally illustrious career as a teacher.