THE AUSTRALIAN DANCE AWARDS 2010The Australian Dance Awards were created to acknowledge and honour excellence in the professional dance sector in Australia.
Initiated in 1986 by Keith Bain OAM, the dance community in NSW gathered each year at the Dancers’ Picnic to celebrate the International Dance Days Honours. Eleven years later, in 1997, this event became the Australian Dance Awards.
The event aims to
• Publicly honour and reward those who have, through their achievements, raised the standards of dance in Australia
• Raise the profile and prestige of dance and acknowledge the depth and diversity of the dance profession in our society
• Present a diverse performance program in support of the awards ceremony, representing excellence in the pinnacle of both innovative and established dance
You can make online nominations in all categories for professional dance works presented between 1 January and 31 December 2009.
Nominations are open until 28 February 2010.
If you would like to see a reminder list of works presented in the nominations period visit
If you would like to read nominations FAQs – including how the selection process works after nominations are received – visit
Remember: Your nominations cannot be considered without a reason for your nomination (1+ sentences only). These reasons contribute to the citations for the shortlisted nominees.