Perth Western Australia 6000 Australia

Teaching Festival

Tickets and information for 2018 Teaching Festival is at: 

The Australian Dance Teaching Festival was established with the aim to provide annual high quality professional learning to anyone who teaches dance, this includes:

Dance educators, primary teachers, secondary dance specialists, University tutors, recreational/community teaching, mentors to younger teachers, industry trainers, studio teachers and owners, professional dancers, choreographers,

The Festival will aim to provide a combination of theory and practical competencies covering a range of workshops to suit the teaching environment and in turn develop good outcomes for your students.

Previous festivals received strong testimonials from the participants:


Rating scale was received at a 4/5 mostly satisfied, highly satisfied

  • Great PD today. Thank you! Do you have any videos to post of the Urban Groove workshop? Thanks

  • Congratulations to all involved in running and organizing the Dance Teaching Festival a great event very worthwhile.

  • Just finished an amazing day of learning at the dance teaching festival, loved the beautiful performance from the Charlesworth school of dance at the independent dance teachers awards. So nice that all the hard work of many teachers is acknowledged. Thanks Lani McGredy for this opportunity.

  • Loved listening to Luke (Luke Hopper)

  • Great variety, mostly well spoken and easy to listen to

  • Great food and biscuits

  • Shona Natalie Luke great, Kynan awesome

  • Really great, each presenter has a lot to share about teaching

  • Shona wonderfully informative and thought provoking

  • Rachel Entertaining

  • Need more numbers would allow for more workshops to cater for everyone

  • Diverse content of the workshops made the day flow nicely

  • Great informative and engaging workshop presenters

  • I really enjoyed my time participating in the festival

  • A lot of knowledge sharing but very helpful content, I really enjoyed the building confidence workshop

  • This makes me excited to teach and get back into schools

  • Had some good tips

  • Great food

  • Nice food hospitality and sufficient breaks

  • Need more workshops

  • Excellent presenters

  • A thorough professional festival

  • Hip Hop AHHHHH

  • Great psychology workshop

  • Hip Hop explains well and easy to follow the dance

  • Festival was great but more Primary is needed

  • Fantastic workshops with Jane on Sunday, concepts covered were easy to follow, well presented, great tips

  • Loved the butterflies

  • Jane has a lot of knowledge about childrens dance and was easy to follow.


  • I just wanted to say a huge thank you for today. It is the best pd I have been on in 17 years of teaching. So relevant and informative.

  • Great speakers, great information and great cup-cakes! It was lovely to network and meet other teachers and the cross-section of topics was interesting.

  • Loved all the presenters.

  • Really well organised and good information.

  • Great experience to various conversations involving the dance the dancer and the dance teacher.

  • This would be great to build up both for networking and education purposes, looking forward to next year.

  • It is the best pd I have been on in 17 years of teaching. So relevant and informative. I have learnt so much, made amazing connections with other people to help with new initiatives that I have at my school and now feel inspired and ready for the year ahead.

  • Thank you to the epic dance teacher presenters, WAAPA, Charlesworth Ballet Institute for the opening performance, Pop Up dance groups, and you the teachers for attending.