Professional Practice

A program which emphasises practice, community and artistic development for ADP artists and the broader professional dance community including:
– Professional class and training: led by ADP artists or community/guests, held weekly on Thursday morning by invitation only.
– Party Meetings: the company’s weekly development sessions expanding and nourishing the company ensemble practice, discussion, creative development and rehearsal.
– Immerse Labs: an experimental testing ground for a visiting or local choreographer or dance artists, immersing ADP artists and community in new approaches to creating extending professional and personal development. Held 4-6 per year in partnership with QL2 Dance.


The development and presentation of full length site specific/site responsive dance experiences that aim to:
– activate the public realm, grounding us in the present
– engage new and diverse audiences
– stimulate community connectedness
– tackle social and environmental issues, providing space to discuss, think, feel and respond
– embody and demonstrate exceptional performance skill and artistry


A cross artform laboratory for artists of different disciplines to hone their skills in working together. Through structured improvisation sessions, artists uncover the language and role of different media in performance making. Co.lab is vital in informing ADP’s process in devising new work with guest or long time collaborators, building these relationships and unique working methodologies. Co.lab format vary from once monthly to 3-intensive sessions.


With collaboration and partnerships core to our ethos, our exchange program enables ADP opportunity to share and learn with interstate and international artists and companies fueling practice, seeding new collaborative work and building community across distance.


ADP is committed to expanding our reach and connection with audiences in the ACT region and the broader Australian artistic landscape, including tours to schools, regional, metro and international festivals and venue/public realms. The opportunity to present work in different contexts and extend the life of work that has been created contributes to the sustainability and impact of our work.

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