The Company

Under the directorship of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre creates dance that is an intelligent progression of the art form engaging audiences the world over.

Australian Dance Theatre is Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary dance company and the longest running in the country. For over 50 years Australian Dance Theatre has pioneered new work that has contributed to defining dance in this region.

Some of the most laudable names in Australian dance have been part of the company’s evolution. For the past 20 years, under the artistic direction of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre has engaged in unique collaborations with artists from a wide variety of fields. With the dancers of the company, Garry Stewart has developed a distinctive movement vocabulary that underpins the company’s unique identity.

Works

Anthology
North/South
The Beginning of Nature
construct by Tanja Liedtke
Doppelganger
Be Your Self
Choreography (NIDA)
Objekt
Multiverse
Proximity
Mood Machine
Collision Course
Nought by Daniel Jaber
Worldhood
Ignition
Devolution
HELD
The Age of Unbeauty
Nothing
Nascent
Vocabulary
Birdbrain

What’s On

January 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

31 Jan The Odeon Youth Ensemble audition Click here to receive an application form
08 8373 7733
22 - 24 Jan The Odeon School Holiday Workshops Click here to book
08 8373 7733

March 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

12 - 18 Mar Queen Elizabeth II (Cunard) The Beginning of Nature Cunard

April 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

4 - 5 Apr The Odeon, Norwood Anthology Click here to book
08 8373 7733

May 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

3 - 6 May Joyce Theater, New York (USA) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
212-242-0800

June 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

3 - 7 Jun The Odeon Secondment Week Click here for further info and to apply.
08 8373 7733
28 - 2 Aug The Odeon DanceFit/80's Click here to book.
08 8373 7733

July 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

17 - 12 Jul The Odeon, 57a Queen Street, Norwood Rough Draft Click here to book.
088373 7733

September 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

11 - 14 Sep Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre North/South BASS
131246

Education

Australian Dance Theatre offers a range of education opportunities for secondary & tertiary students, graduates & the general public.

To download a soft copy of our Learning Program for Schools in 2019 – click here. *you may have to refresh the page.

General Information

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Registration

Booking and registration must be made via MINDBODY.  To register and pay for a class – click here OR do this by using the smart phone app. Click the button below to download.

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2018 Class Dates

Classes run consistently from 12th February 2018 until Sunday 16th December. Classes are subject to change, due to Theatre hires from time to time.  Please check for updates on the Mindbody schedule.

Conditions of Enrolment

Adult Dance Classes and Short Courses are strictly for adults aged 18 and over.

Before attending a dance class at Australian Dance Theatre, participants must provide us with their full name, phone number and email address.

Teachers and Classes are subject to change.  Australian Dance Theatre reserves the right to make amendments to its classes without prior notice or to cancel a class. Australian Dance Theatre will endeavour to notify participants of any class changes through its social media.  Substitute teachers will be noted on the Mindbody App.

Australian Dance Theatre reserves the right to refuse participation as permitted by law or to request a participant to leave a class if they are disruptive, late or have not paid for the class.

Australian Dance Theatre does not allow any person to watch class from inside the studio due to safety and security reasons. Any person inside the studio at the time of a class must be participating in that class.

The teacher reserves the right to recommend the correct level of class for participants as they see fit.

Payment

Classes must be paid for upfront, before class starts, via our website or the Mindbody App. Currently Australian Dance Theatre does not offer concession prices for classes.

Refunds

All purchases of Class Passes and Course fees are final, non-refundable, not transferable, not extendable and cannot be shared. 10 Class Passes are valid for admission into the Adult Dance Classes and are valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.  Single Class Passes are valid for admission into the Adult Dance Classes and are valid for 1 month from the date of purchase.  Fees for Short Courses are only valid for the dates selected when booking.

Australian Dance Theatre is unable to offer refunds for any paid classes or courses unless the program is cancelled by Australian Dance Theatre.  Australian Dance Theatre may provide an extension or refund for unexpired/unused classes on a multi-class pass if you cannot attend classes due to medical reasons.

Photography & videography

Participants are not permitted to take photos or videos during class.

Australian Dance Theatre may take and use photographs and videos of participants for promotional and archival purposes only. All material recorded during any program is the copyright of Australian Dance Theatre. Participants can elect to not have their photo or video used by Australian Dance Theatre School by emailing adt@adt.org.au or phoning 08- 83737733.

Attire

Non-restrictive dance/active wear is the recommended dress for students.

Canvas Ballet flats for ballet classes; bare feet or cotton socks for Contemporary classes; jazz shoes or sneakers for Jazz & Hip Hop.

Water

Please bring a bottle of water to class.

Facilities

Public toilets are located in the foyer of The Odeon.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones must be switched to silent prior to the commencement of class. If you have special circumstances please discuss with the Teacher prior to your class.

Lost property

Please take all your valuables in to the studio with you and remember to collect all of your belongings after class. Australian Dance Theatre cannot take responsibility for anything left behind in the studio, foyer or any other part of the building. To check on any lost property please contact Australian Dance Theatre during business hours on 08-83737733.

Warm-up

Please arrive on time for class. Entry to the class more than 10 minutes after the start time is prohibited, as you have missed the warm-up.

News & Media

Tanja Liedtke Fellowship closes 14 Dec 2018 - 13 December, 2018

Tomorrow is the last day to apply for the 2019 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship. The 2019 Fellowship is offered by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation in partnership with Berlin’s ada Studio and Australian Dance Theatre’s International Centre for Choreography (ADT ICC). In 2019, the ADT ICC will be managing the Fellowship application process in partnership with the… View Article

Humanhood residency - 22 January, 2018

In January 2018 the company were pleased to have Rudi Cole and Julia Robert, founding co-artistic directors of Humanhood, with us in the studios. Humanhood were amongst the winners at the Ballet Gesellschaft International Choreographic Competition in Hanover, which included a three-week scholarship with the company thanks to the generous support of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. For… View Article

A look back on 2017 - 22 December, 2017

As we reflect on what has been a huge and exciting year for the company, we sincerely thank all our valued sponsors and supporters for ensuring that we are able to continue to create and perform new work, play a leading role as a cultural ambassador for Australia, and provide opportunities for the future generation… View Article

Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act – workshop - 25 April, 2017

Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act. Workshop – Sunday 18 June 10.00am-4:30pm, held at ADT Studios 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn. Join Associate Professor Susan Hillier of the University of South Australia for a special workshop for anyone interested in body image – clinicians, dancers, actors, yoga teachers, students, or… View Article

A look back on 2018 - 14 December, 2018

As we reflect on what has been a huge and exciting year for the company, we sincerely thank all our valued audiences, sponsors and supporters for ensuring that we are able to continue to create and perform new work, play a leading role as a cultural ambassador for Australia, and provide opportunities for the future… View Article


News Archive

23 December, 2016
A look back on 2016

23 December, 2016
Erin Fowler residency

24 October, 2016
Botis Seva residency

16 October, 2015
MALAGA – by Thomas Fonua

26 February, 2014
Thinking Brains & Bodies

16 December, 2013
Looking back on 2013