Australasian Dance Association

Australasian Dance Association

Address
PO Box 376
Windsor, NSW, 2756

Phone
02 4777 5826

Website
http://www.adatheatre.com.au

Email
info@adatheatre.com.au

Contact
ADA - Organising Secretary - Kim Griffin

History

All syllabuses have undergone continual upgrades to ensure our members are capable of performing and teaching any style of dance. Each grade has a very strong technical base that develops as the students progresses. This will always support the dancer/teacher throughout their career.

The Association was incorporated in 1981, and has a current membership in excess of 500, covering Australia as well as Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand.

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR

PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR – June Gapps
DIRECTOR/EXAMINER – Mandy Noble, Frances Fontana, Kim Griffin, Natalie Khoury
EXAMINERS – Robyn McCarthy, Joyce Munroe, Lee Windon, Mandie Goodhew, Natalie Khoury, Lesley Scott
PROBATIONARY EXAMINERS – Mylie Goodhew, Johanna Van Althuis-Jones
ADVISORY PANEL – June Gapps, Janet Musgrave

PATRON

Trisha Noble AIMEB, Dip. IMEB: TP., CVCA. (Hons. Dist.)

STYLES COVERED

JAZZ, TAP AND CLASSICAL BALLET
Jazz syllabus includes - Jazz – all styles, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and technique.
Tap syllabus includes – street, broadway, acapella, tango and technique.
Jazz and Tap Dance Assessment allows students to work in groups – designed for once a week students.

GRADING SYSTEM

Classical, Jazz and Tap - Pre-primary to Grade 5, followed by performers awards of Bronze Star, Silver Star, Gold Star, Bar to Gold Star. Dance Assessment has 5 Levels each in Tap & Jazz.

ADA has 15 grades in Classical, Jazz and Tap recognised by Queensland Board of Studies for Year 12 students Certificate of Education. ADA also offers Certificate 3 & 4 in Dance.

MARKING AND ASSESSMENT

Students undertaking exams receive a report, certificate and badge. Assessment students receive a report and certificate.
Marks range from Pass not Awarded to Honours with Distinction.

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications range through Pre-elementary, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.
Teachers must study “Safedance”, Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology towards their qualifications. ADA recognises qualifications from other Dance Societies

COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS

ADA conducts a series of Awards Days based on the exam syllabus work in Sydney, Brisbane and Thailand as well as the ADA Dance Championships and Master classes every 3 years.
Don’t miss 2018 in Thailand & 2019 in Sydney!

PHILOSOPHY

The ADA exists principally to provide assistance with the education of those interested in dance. To this end it endeavours to:

  • Promote interest in and knowledge of dance in its various forms.
  • Adhere to and foster a comparatively uniform system of instruction built upon universally recognised technicalities of dance, with which to develop the dancer in both leisure time and competitive spheres, and prepare those in pursuit of a dance teaching career.
  • Promote the retention and upgrading of standards for dance educators.
  • Award to teachers of dance diplomas of qualifications based upon assessment by examination.

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