Inside Dance


Sessions for 2023 will be announced soon


Free for Ausdance VIC members

$33 per session for non-members, includes a 12 month Individual membership


Online webinar

Link will be sent via email to registered ticket holders.

Ausdance VIC is proud to present Inside Dance: A unique and dedicated series of professional development seminars specifically designed to equip you with the skills you need to address common issues both in and outside of the studio.

Inside Dance will help you to grow your knowledge and skills which are crucial to running a successful dance business and pioneering a sustainable dance future, navigating the wider dance environment and remaining up-to-date with latest regulations and guidelines.

Program topics have been chosen through wide sector consultation and member feedback. Our objectives are to keep you educated with the latest updates and changes, sector environmental shifts, and to give you an opportunity to ask questions of experienced professionals.

Upcoming Sessions

Previous Sessions

Current Members, ensure you are logged in to access resources and recordings from previous sessions here.

Mental Health Toolkit

Wednesday 12 October 12.30-1.30pm

Philippa Ziegenhardt, School Counsellor & Performance Psychology teacher at The Australian Ballet School, Credentialed Eating Disorders Clinician, Counsellor for dancers at

This session will focus on how to take care of your mental health as a dancer. Philippa will discuss some of the most common issues dancers face and offer practical strategies that support wellbeing, resilience and performance.

Branding and Self-Promotion are not dirty words

Thursday 27 October 12 noon – 1pm

Cameron Macdonald, Agency Manager and Performer

Take your dance practice from the rehearsal room to the stage. Demystify CV’s, Bio’s, Headshots, the role of an agent, web presence, promoting yourself and promoting your work. Catching the eye of an audition panel, casting director or paying audience requires more than technique and artistry.


Child Safety in Dance

Tuesday 3 August 11.30am – 1pm

Emily Sanders, Director Regulation at the Commison for Children and Young People

Latest changes and updates to Child Safe regulations and guidelines for organisations and teachers in Dance.

Superannuation and Employment in Dance

Thursday 26 August 12 noon – 1pm

Suzanne Derry, Senior Solicitor and Director at Arts Law

Latest changes and updates to the Superannuation Guarantee PLUS your superannuation obligations and entitlements explained.

WorkSafe 101 for Dance

Thursday 12 August 12 noon – 1pm

Marnie Ross, current Victorian WorkSafe Inspector

WorkSafe 101: What is WorkSafe, how is it relevant for Dance and how and when to report an incident.

Safe Return to the Studio

Thursday 11 November 12 noon – 1pm

Gabrielle Davidson, dance physiotherapist with InSync Physiotherapy and Pilates, The Australian Ballet School and Melbourne Dance Clinic.

Insights about the injuries that have become more prevalent over the last 18 months in children and young dancers, and the impact of disrupted training on the physical well- being of young dancers.  Gabby will address these and other risks with practical ideas to help prevent injury and work towards a safe return to training for dancers and dance teachers.