Advancing Dance Through Education & Advocacy

Ausdance VIC is the peak body for dance in Victoria and Australia’s leading dance-specialist Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Whether it’s innovative dance education projects, training opportunities, workforce and professional development, resource building or policy representation, we’re here to support our members and the broader sector and are committed to nurturing and promoting the art of dance.

As the Creative Victoria funded service organisation for dance, we represent the interests of a wide range of stakeholders, including independent dance artists and teachers, companies and ensembles, the education sector, dance studios, and the community.

Following in the footsteps of Ausdance National, who succeeded in adding Dance to the national curriculum, we remain the subject association for dance in Victoria, consulting on curriculum reform and delivering curriculum-aligned dance education programs to primary and secondary schools.


Ausdance VIC is an independent organisation with sister organisations nationwide that collectively form the national Ausdance National network.

Founded in 1977, the Ausdance National network has a history of leadership and advocacy spanning over 45 years.

Our network has a unique place in the Australian dance environment, and we consistently bring new resources and research to the profession through partnerships and collaborations.

Seven dancers wearing loose, red tops and pants on a black stage, either standing or positioned on hands and knees
“Tides of Time”, QL2 – AYDF 2022. Choreography by Stephen and Lilah Gow. Image by James Thomas