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Double the value of your donation by supporting our Young Artist Program.
Creative Partnerships Australia will match your donation $ for $ through their Plus 1 Program

The Future is almost here…….

“The tools I can take from this course and mentorship are processes that will strengthen my future works
and development. The guidance from my mentor and support from my peers has helped me grow as a choreographer during my time with the young artist program.” 
Chloe, Young Artist 2019

Dance Hub SA is committed to nurturing, inspiring and evolving choreographic skills and inquiry in South Australia.

After the success of the inaugural program in 2019, mentored by Dance Hub SA’s Artistic Director – Amanda Phillips, 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, 30-years and under, currently based in South Australia – then the Young Artist Program is an opportunity to develop skills, unleash ideas and work in an inclusive environment.

Key Dates

The 2020 program takes place from Dec 7 – 20 2020

December 7 & 19 & 20 :All participants are required to be available on these dates.

You must also commit to a minimum of 4 x additional group workshop sessions with Alison Currie as yet to be scheduled during the two weeks.


Each successful applicant will receive a stipend

The 2020 Mentor

The 2020 Mentor is the esteemed South Australian Choreographer and creative, Alison Currie – who brings her dance practice into the studio to share with selected
Young Artist Program protégés.

“I make work that engages audiences, performers and objects in various ways in theatres, galleries, video, site specific and location nonspecific live art performance”.  Alison Currie

More about the 2020 Mentor: 

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 20 of approximately 2 – 12 minutes. 

During the Young Artist Program, Dance Hub SA offers workshop sessions and time with the YAP Mentor, Alison Currie. 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. The YAP stipend remains the same and is only for the participating YAP artist on this occasion.   

“The Young Artist Program is a springboard into connecting with community,  individuals and my voice as a dance-maker.” – Liat , Young Artist 2019

“Dance Hub SA’s inaugural Young Artist Program has helped me learn to let go of traditional structure and embrace the flow of creativity during choreographic exploration. Its teachings underpin any dancer’s choreographic inventory to help them succeed at their craft.”  Daniel, Young Artist 2019

Supported By

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Dance Hub SA acknowledges the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

We also pay respects to the cultural authority of Aboriginal people visiting/attending from other areas of South Australia/Australia.

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