Dance program on track for success

DADAA’s Tracksuit dancers.
DADAA’s Tracksuit dancers.

DADAA�s all ability dancers will travel to Adelaide next month after their dance program Tracksuit was named a finalist in the Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance category of the prestigious award.

Well known for its work providing artistic opportunities to people of all abilities, DADAA kicked off the Tracksuit program in 2010 by offering opportunities to take part in dance, theatre and film workshops.

Up to 20 people take part in Tracksuit each year, and DADAA�s Paige Gordon said the program was so popular that they started a second program, On Track, to meet the demand.

She said together, the two programs gave dancers with disability a way to develop their skills and professional capacity.

�Providing pathways to career and professional development is a key part of how DADAA works,� she said.

�Dancers and artists can progress through various workshops, programs and other opportunities as they build their skills and expertise.

�It�s amazing to have such a wonderful recognition of the work that DADAA is initiating and supporting.

�It is fantastic to see a WA dance company acknowledged at a national level and amidst some suburb dance talent.�

Tracksuit is currently working towards a season of performances at the Heath Ledger Theatre.

The 2015 Australian Dance Awards will be held in Adelaide on Saturday, September 12.