2019 Dance Training Programs: excellence in dance for young people


TERM 1 2019: 

Enrolments are open for Term 1 2019 – Want to enrol? –  Just call us on 02 62473103 or email admin@QL2.org.au.

We have Training 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 for the whole program, start at $15 per class, with big discounts as you do more making it less than $7.50 per hour for the highest program. Each program has a set schedule, from one to six classes per week. Program details, frequently asked questions and information about our teachers below.

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On Course 2018

On Course project helps to cross-fertilise dancers from different university dance courses around Australia: they work together, discuss, challenge, create, perform. Canberra dancers returning from full time study interstate get to reconnect with audiences here. And for audiences, it is a great opportunity to see where young dance artists are going — and in the forum, to hear from them about their work, and perhaps to influence that direction!”

Works by Gabriel Sinclair, Alexandra Dobson Wetherall, Alison Tong, Ryan Stone, Mia Tuco, Xavier Breed, Amelia Vanzwol & Casper Ilshner, Marcel Cole, Otto Kosok

After each performance there will be an optional forum and Q&A with the choreographers and dancers.

6 pm 15 &16 December 2018
QL2 Theatre,
Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
Duration: ~90 Minutes + optional Q&A

Tickets: $16, $12.
Online: Eventbrite
Or at the door, 30 minutes before each show until sold out

Here’s a sample of photos from On Course 2017, by Lorna Sim.  We’re pretty sure this years’ will be completely different!



Are you QL2 Dance’s new General Manager?


Position Vacant: General Manager.

Ongoing appointment. Permanent – full time.  Commencing late January to February 2019.

We seek an inspiring, creative and entrepreneurial manager with proven strategic planning, financial management and fundraising abilities, excellent managerial skills, and keen to commit to our work with young people. This position offers the opportunity to make a lasting difference to young people and dance in the ACT and environs.

The General Manager works in close partnership with the Artistic Director to lead and manage the organisation: contributing to and implementing our vision, planning and implementing our programs, and supporting excellent governance. The General Manager’s focus is management of people, facilities, resources and finances; including sourcing funds and marketing.

Interested? Please refer to the position information below and prepare the following:

  • A CV of no more than 3 pages.
  • A statement of no more than 3 pages that illustrates how your skills, knowledge and experience match the position and selection criteria.
  • Contact details for at least two professional referees.You may also provide relevant written references.

Email your complete application no later than 10 December 2018 to Richard Refshauge, Chair, QL2 Dance: richard.refshauge@ql2.org.au

QL2 Dance – General Manager Position Information and Selection Criteria

QL2 Dance 2017 Annual report


Hot to Trot 2018

QL2 Dance presents Canberra’s 2018 Quantum Leap dancers in their own short dance works;

Patricia Hayes Cavanagh, Rifka Ruwette,

Jessica Nicholls, Ruby Ballantyne, Silas Manapsal,

Sarah Long, Ursula Taylor & Eve Buckmaster, Lillian Cook and Courtney Tha.

Provocateur, Mentor & Producer: Ruth Osborne

7pm –  24 & 25 November 2018

QL2 Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon

Tickets: $15, $10.   Online: Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=51791363362

Or at the door, 30 minutes before each show till sold out.

“On Course” 2018: choreographic project for tertiary dance students


Application form at the end of this page

On Course is a choreographers’ project for tertiary students: to develop your artistic voice, leadership, and audience relationship. You get an opportunity to develop a short work, with two public performances.  QL2 Dance will support you: by timetabling choreographers, dancers, time, rehearsal space and performance venue; with production and marketing; and by challenging and guiding you. On Course is for students at university or university-level courses (including equivalent courses overseas, and NAISDA). You can be in any year. A panel will select the participating choreographers from the applications received.

On Course is a great opportunity to break out of the constraints of study, to work in a non-assessed, critical but supportive environment. You can develop and test choreographic and theatrical ideas and processes; and work with dancers and choreographers from around Australia to build your dance network. Continue reading