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The Future is almost here…….

This year’s Young Artist Program continues Dance Hub SA’s mission to contribute to choreographic development in Australia.

Open to all dance styles, The Young Artist Program (YAP) at Dance Hub SA is a uniquely placed 2-week project focused on delivering choreographic development. It is the opportunity to explore, craft and create through workshop, skills development and professional mentorship. The Young Artist Program culminates in a studio-showing where each participant presents a choreographic idea or short work to the public.

If you are a young dancer, dance-maker or dancer-choreographer, currently based in South Australia – then the Young Artist Program is an opportunity to develop skills, unleash ideas and work in an inclusive environment.

The Young Artist Program is like a pickaxe. It’s given me the ability to dig deeper into the mine that is my choreographic process, chipping closer and closer to the gold that’s buried within. With the support of Alison Currie and Dance Hub SA, I think all the participants are about to hit a gold rush.  Sam Hall 2020 participant

Key Dates

The 2021 program takes place from Dec 6 – 19 2021

December 6, 12 & 19 :All participants are required to be available on these dates.

You must also commit to a minimum of 4 x additional group mentored workshop sessions during the two weeks – times to be determined.


Each successful applicant will receive a $500  stipend

The 2021 Mentors

We are excited to have engaged the skills and knowledge
of two mentors for the 2021 program.

Lina Limosani & Adrianne Semmens
will support you through this process, sharing
their experience and expertise.

Previous participants
in the Young Artist
Program are welcome to apply.


All YAP participants will create a resultant short work or explore a choreographic idea for the scheduled studio-showing on December 19 of approximately 2 – 12 minutes. 

During the Young Artist Program, Dance Hub SA offers workshop sessions and time with the mentors. Additionally, studio time will be available for participating artists to rehearse independently – with allocated time to be scheduled and shared over the two weeks.

YAP participants can work on a devised solo idea or with others from within the program (as dancers/performers – by group negotiation). Other collaborators specific to developing ideas and work, can be brought in during independent and/or group feedback sessions – via negotiation to support the young Artist’s studio-research, however they will not be eligible for a stipend.

The YAP program has allowed me the time, space and freedom to develop an idea. It has given me a space to play, a space to mess up, to start again, while being surrounded by innovative peers and mentors. – Zoe Gay (YAP 2019)

The Young Artist Program has been great to create alongside other artists in Adelaide and to be given the opportunity to create a dance work with a safety net. With no pressure involved it allows room for trial and error, which for me allowed for more creativity to flow and the ability to test new choreographic and improvisation techniques.
  Andrew Barnes 2020 participant


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