Australian Youth Dance Festival

The tenth season of Delving into Dance is presented in partnersip with Ausdance Victoria, in conjunction with the Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF). This special season features Australian and international youth dance practitioners: Daniel Riley, Anna Kenrick, Adam Rutherford, Cadi McCarthy, Adam Wheeler, Aparnaa Nagesh, and Isabella Stone. Interviews were conducted by the amazing AYDF2019 Youth Ambassadors – Paige Carr, Patricia Hayes Cavanagh and Piroska Elizabeth, interviews explore youth dance practice, taking place both in Australia and further afield. The Youth Ambassadors were mentored with regards to interviewing, they wrote the questions, online profile and conducted the interviews.

The Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF) was founded in 1996 by Ausdance National to provide youth dance practitioners the opportunity to connect with their peers and to provide them a forum for healthy exchange, mentored by a network of dance industry leaders in a supportive and non-competitive environment. AYDF is a biennial Festival and was held in regional centres across Australia. AYDF2019 was the first time it was presented with international collaboration, with young dancers and dance leaders from the UK, Singapore, Ghana, Denmark, Finland and more.

AYDF ran between the 7th and 12th of July 2019.

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Australian Youth Dance Festival Podcast Season

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