Not every single nomination will appear on this list. A long, unedited list (up to 550 nominations each year) is carefully scrutinised by the ADAs advisors and members of the Selection Panel to eliminate any nominations that do not meet all the Selection Criteria.
As the panel looks at excerpts of all nominated work before deciding on a shortlist, it is essential for the committee to keep only the most outstanding/significant nominations so that it remains a manageable task. The committee also takes care to ensure that the professional dance sector is well represented across all states and territories.
The shortlist will be announced about mid July, with winners announced at the 2017 Australian Dance Awards in Melbourne on Sunday 24 September.
Ausdance National thanks the ADAs Selection Panel members who not only generously donote their time and expertise, but do so with great diligence and consideration. Ausdance National is responsible for the management of nominations, liaison with the panel members and advisors, maintaining the Selection Criteria and overseeing a rigorous voting procedure.