About Gary

Gary is General Manager at QL2 Dance, previously General Manager at the Australian Choreographic Centre which developed the approach to youth dance programs which forms the core of QL2's work. He is a recovering computer programmer and live sound engineer. He discovered social dance through contemporary dance.

Audition! Ages 8+ ”Not like the others“ performance project

An awesome opportunity for young dancers (8–17) to work with great choreographers, contribute ideas and perform in a new show!

Every year we run a creation and performance project for younger and less experienced dancers. This year’s is called Not Like The Others. It allows dancers to collaborate with choreographers and fellow dancers, develop creative and dance skills, and build confidence in a challenging yet fun environment. For many, it is a preparation for our Quantum Leap ensemble in later years. And plenty of older dancers are involved: challenging themselves, and inspiring younger ones.

Not Like The Others will be about difference: how similar are we really, and how much does it matter? You will help create a full-length dance work over six weeks with lots of other young dancers. It will be developed at QL2 Dance’s studios at Gorman Arts Centre, and performed at Theatre 3 in Acton. Continue reading

Primary teachers: Term 3 MAKE A MOVE professional development

The next round of our fantastic MAKE A MOVE program for primary school teachers is on in Term 3 2017.   
MAKE A MOVE  professional development will help you deliver the dance curriculum — even if you don’t dance! 

Program details and booking info here.
Book now by emailing Make A Move Program Manager – Alison Plevey alison@QL2.org.au or contact 0400 387 643.
MAKE A MOVE helps primary teachers to deliver dance outcomes aligning with the Australian Curriculum: the Arts It is a program of integrated learning activities that expose teachers, schools and students to dance as education, much more than the 5,6,7 8 steps! Includes shoulder to shoulder programs and seminars.
10 week or 5 week program; seminars only; or Bespoke workshops — designed just for you by leading dance education professionals.
Program details and booking info here.

Your tax deductible donation to QL2 directly helps young people

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We rely on your philanthopic donations to do our work with young people.




Every year we receive donations from individuals and companies, from $5000 a year from some, down to a few cents on top of a ticket price. Every one makes a difference. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

QL2 Dance is a non-profit organisation, developing the next generation of dancers and dance-makers for over 10 years. Donations and sponsorship make up around 10% of our income.

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Thinking, making, sharing: Australian Dance Party at work

Ed: Australian Dance Party (ADP), brainchild of Alison Plevey, is Company in Residence at QL2 Dance. QL2 supports ADP with space, resources, advice and mentorship; and ADP engages with young people in our programs in mumerous ways.

The Party has been out and about, here and there, dancing up concoctions of all kinds these past few months, in what has been a huge festival season for Canberra. Though a little exhausted, both physically and creatively, I am continually motivated and energised by the opportunity to bring my ideas, thoughts and concerns to the fore through the dancing body – its honesty, playfulness and vulnerability. In this tough funding climate I am encouraged and driven to think, to make and share with our Canberra community. Continue reading

Residencies: Space & support for your dance project

QL2 Dance offers Curated Residencies both to young people within our target age range (up to 26), and older artists. Curated Residencies provide space in our theatre or studio without charge, and may also include other support. There is no cash component paid to Residents. 

All Curated Residency applications are assessed by the Artistic Director in response to project proposals. Applications for very small amounts of access from alumni and previous Residents may be processed as Space Grants with a faster turnaround. We strongly encourage applicants to discuss their project with the Artistic Director before making a formal application. Continue reading

Power to the body in ”Contact“ by ex-Leaper Jack Riley

Ed: Jack Riley has received a Curated Residency from QL2 Dance to support presentation of “Contact”.
Our bodies yearn for understanding and community. We live in a world powered by our personalized objects and technology. How can we return the power back to the body and find human connection? We invite you to view our investigation into athletic serpentine movement and our relationship to objects”
“Three dancers and an unknown figure are driven towards the dark
forces that lie within ourselves. Robert Downie’s live score is a futurist dreamscape through which the dancers entwine. Andrew Treloar clothes them with an edge of fashion. Serpentine, relentless, encountering objects. Remove the mask. ”

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2017 class programs: develop, dance, create, strengthen

TERM 3 2017: 
Senior and Pre-Tertiary programs: Monday 31 July to Friday 22 September 2017
All other programs: Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September 2017

Want to enrol?

Just call us on 02 62473103 or email admin@QL2.org.au.

We have programs of regular classes for junior (8+) through to pre-professional dancers. They prepare you for other programs at QL2, and for tertiary level courses. Prices, paid per term, start at $14.50 per class, with big discounts as you do more classes making it less than $7 per hour for the highest program. Each program has a set schedule of classes, from one to six per week. Click below for program details, frequently asked questions and information about our teachers.

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Programs

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