Australian Dance Adjudicators

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Who are Australian Dance Adjudicators?

Since 1993 we’ve been training, supporting and representing the interests of Australian Dance Adjudicators.

Australian Dance Adjudicators represent the interests of dance adjudicators in Australia. We are non political, not for profit and entirely financed by our members.

Are you looking to employ a dance adjudicator for your eisteddfod or competition?

Look no further than Australian Dance Adjudicators.

Our members are well respected in the Dance community and have high level dance qualifications as well as adjudication training and experience. The majority of our members are proficient in all facets of theatrical dance including

  • classical ballet,
  • tap and jazz,
  • national and demi character,
  • contemporary,
  • song and dance,  and
  • cabaret.

Considering expanding your career to include dance adjudicating?

We have developed training programs and tools to expand your dance career into adjudicating. We offer theoretical training as well as practical training with our experienced adjudicators. Collaborate with experienced adjudicators to ensure industry currency.

Are you already an experienced dance adjudicator looking for the support of a professional association?

ADA Members work together to improve the standards of eisteddfod adjudications in Australia through networking and professional development. Join us to contribute to improving our training materials and mentoring capabilities to foster consistency within the dance adjudication industry.

As the first dance adjudicator body registered in Australia we have your interests foremost. If you hire an ADA member you can be sure you are employing a qualified professional.

ADA Executive

Lisa Maloney Australian Dance Adjudicator President

Lisa Maloney

Dance Adjudicator - President ADA

Contact

Phone: 0414 557 194

Email: lurette@bigpond.com.au

Julie England

Julie England

Dance Adjudicator - ADA Vice President

Contact

Phone: Australian Dance Adjudicator

Email: epda@idl.com.au 

Rowena Sanderson - Australian Dance Adjudicator

Rowena Sanderson

Dance Adjudicator - ADA Secretary

Contact

Phone: 0409 566 348

Email: rowena.sanderson@gmail.com

Find an ADA Adjudicator

Find an ADA Adjudicator

Looking for an adjudicator to judge your dance competition? Please find information about our a registered adjudicator near you. Please contact your chosen adjudicator directly for more information.

Adjudicators are grouped by state, please browse or use our convenient search function. Click on the adjudicators name to read more about them. 

Are you an eisteddfod organiser looking for an adjudicator?

Please contact our office via email if you are an eisteddfod or you want to book a dance adjudicator to judge a talent show or other event and you have questions like:

  • How much is a reasonable price per session or per hour?
  • How do I verify an adjudicators qualifications?
  • What support can I receive as an eisteddfod?

Search adjudicators

Australian Dance Adjudicators – NSW

Australian Dance Adjudicator Leigh Archer

Leigh Archer

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0419 261 031

Email: leigh.archer@bigpond.com

Diane Blaas

Diane Blaas

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0409 981 991

Email: dianeblaas@outlook.com

Australian Dance Adjudicator Rosalynne Boothroyd

Rosalynne Boothroyd

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0417 046 994

Email: rosalynneboothroyd@gmail.com

Jake Burden Australian Dance Adjudicator

Jake Burden

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0412 744 438

Email: jakeburden1890@gmail.com

Julie England

Julie England

Dance Adjudicator - ADA Vice President

Contact

Phone: Australian Dance Adjudicator

Email: epda@idl.com.au 

Simone England

Simone England

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0418 165 420

Email: simeng72@hotmail.com

Joanne Grace-Morgan Australian Dance Adjudicator

Joanne Grace-Morgan

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0413 006 110

Email: admin@joannegrace.com.au

Nirvana James

Nirvana James

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0408 621 453

Email: nirvanajames@hotmail.com

Cassandra James

Cassandra James

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0422 247 311

Email: cassandrajames1@hotmail.com

Paul Kemp

Paul Kemp

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0422 045 677  

Email: xdstudios15@gmail.com

Lisa Maloney Australian Dance Adjudicator President

Lisa Maloney

Dance Adjudicator - President ADA

Contact

Phone: 0414 557 194

Email: lurette@bigpond.com.au

Kristy Mansfield

Kristy Mansfield

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0413 313 727

Email: hvtperformingarts@bigpond.com

Cheryl Mccarthy

Cheryl McCarthy

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0412 293 230

Email: info@mccarthystudios.com.au

Debra McDonnell

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 02 4965 9138

Email: debra.Imdx@exemail.com.au

Donna Michalitsis

Donna Michalitsis

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0410 523 872

Email: johnsremovals@bigpond.com

Tori Page

Tori Page

Trainee - Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0407 004 499

Email: tori.page93@gmail.com

Wendy Peterson

Wendy Peterson

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0412 707 744

Email: dancingdragons@bigpond.com

Rowena Sanderson - Australian Dance Adjudicator

Rowena Sanderson

Dance Adjudicator - ADA Secretary

Contact

Phone: 0409 566 348

Email: rowena.sanderson@gmail.com

Linda Shaw-Wilson

Linda Shaw-Wilson

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0412 156 725

Email: lsdc@optusnet.com.au

Lesly Stevenson

Lesly Stevenson

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0416 252 446

Email: dapa7@bigpond.com

Aimee Timmins

Aimee Timmins

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0408 321 322

Email: aimeetimmins1@gmail.com

Patricia Walpole

Patricia Walpole

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0415 109 577

Email: triciawalpole@optusnet.com.au

Lauren Watson - Australian Dance Adjudicator

Lauren Watson

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0424 229 593

Email: lec.watson@gmail.com

Australian Dance Adjudicators – QLD

Kristy Ellis - Australian Dance Adjudicator

Kristy Ellis

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0402 528 122

Email: kristy@upagency.com.au

Lyn Fitzsimmons

Lyn Fitzsimons

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0477 977 624

Email: lynfitzsimons@gmail.com

Kay Flynn

Kay Flynn

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0414 457 708

Email: kayflynn@kayflynn.com.au  

Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0409 309 637

Email: susierossetto@bigpond.com 

Diane Leathem - Australian Dance Adjudicator

Diane Leathem

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0438 589 120

Email: dianne.leathem@gmail.com  

Australian Dance Adjudicator Amanda Pearson

Amanda Jane Pearson

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0414 564 693

Email: jane@missjanecasting.com.au

Linda Swindells

Linda Swindles (Jones)

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0422 717 046

Email: jonesshane@optusnet.com.au 

Lyndi Walley

Lyndi Walley

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0412 740 299

Email: lynkris7@bigpond.com   

Australian Dance Adjudicators – VIC

Lisa Capp

Lisa Capp

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0407 541 306

Email: misslisacapp@icloud.com

Donna Lierse

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0437 469 619

Email: lierse.donna.l@edumail.vic.gov.au 

Susan Sargison Australian Dance Adjudicator

Susan Sargison

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0418 105 705

Email: Sargisonsusan@gmail.com

Australian Dance Adjudicators – TAS

Sharon Shirley

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0427 296 488

Email: info@encoredance.com.au 

Australian Dance Adjudicators – WA

Stephen Hale

Stephen Hale

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0407 421 159

Email: skcmhale@bigpond.net.au 

Australian Dance Adjudicators – SA

Barbara Lees-Margiotto

Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0411 519 442

Email: showbiz3@internode.on.net 

Australian Dance Adjudicators – ACT

Trainee Adjudicators

Tori Page

Tori Page

Trainee - Dance Adjudicator

Contact

Phone: 0407 004 499

Email: tori.page93@gmail.com

Become a dance adjudicator

About ADA

ADA represents the interests of dance adjudicators in Australia. Formed in 1993 we are non political, not for profit and are financed entirely by our members. As the first dance adjudicator body to be registered in Australia, we have your interest foremost.

We meet regularly and run training courses for prospective adjudicators. No one wants to risk employing a non-accredited adjudicator.

Many dance adjudicators have no qualifications what so ever. If you employ an ADA Adjudicator, you know they are a qualified professional. Most of our members are proficient in all facets of theatrical dance, including classical ballet, Lyrical/Modern expressive, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, National Character, Contemporary, Song and Dance, Demi Character and Cabaret. Our main group is centered in Sydney with representatives in most States.

Our Vision

To lift the standard of adjudicating in Australia through the provision of:

  • forums where adjudicators can network and collaborate
  • training for dancers and teachers who wish to become adjudicators
  • support and professional development for adjudicators to widen their knowledge and skills
  • acknowledgment of the expertise of established adjudicators

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the standards of eisteddfod adjudications in Australia through networking with adjudicators, the development and provision of ongoing training and seminars for ADA members.

Thinking of becoming a dance adjudicator or an ADA member?

  • Membership to the ADA will give you access to ADA guidelines, code of ethics, common sense working conditions and minimum standards of pay.
  • ADA will also provide ongoing training and seminars for ADA members.
  • If you are with ADA, then you are a professional in your field. ADA follows a strict criteria before endorsing any adjudicator.

Membership

Your membership of ADA will strengthen our voice and ensure that it continues to be heard on issues that concern us.

Areas of Membership

Full Member

Open to working adjudicators over the age of 30 years who have completed at least 10 adjudications and are well respected in the Dance community and have appropriate dance qualifications.

Trainee Member

Open to dancers and teachers who have the appropriate dance qualifications. ie: teacher qualifications. You will be required to attend training workshops, and gain practical experience at Eisteddfods.

Eisteddfod Members

Eisteddfods who want to be kept informed about ADA and it’s qualified adjudicators

Scribe Members

People who wish to gain work or experience as an adjudicators assistant or scribe at eisteddfods.

Forms

Contact

Contact

Please contact us for more information about becoming or employing an Australian Dance Adjudicator.