Our team makes sure all eligible work has a chance of being nominated. We contact Australia’s dance companies and independent artists, consult with the Ausdance network and advertise the nominations process.
We contact the people you nominate and collect their DVDs and reviews. We combine this with your nomination comments for the Awards selection panel to review.
The selection panel first considers the supporting comments received with each nomination. They also watch recorded versions of performances they have not seen.
Each panel member shortlists and rates their top four in each award category, giving:
We add up these points, and in each award category, the four nominees with the highest scores become this year’s Australian Dance Awards shortlist. The nominee with the highest score in each award category is the winner.