The Australian Institute of Classical Dance, as a not-for-profit association, relies on the support that it receives from its members.

The ability to provide opportunities and support for young Australian dancers, choreographers and teachers is predicated upon our facility to generate funds to support the many facets of the organisation, including the Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship, the New Zealand School of Dance Scholarship, the International Awards and our Dance Creation Choreographers Event.

Membership Types

There are three different membership tiers for the AICD. Each one is for the period of the calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

  • Friend Membership
  • Teacher Membership
  • Student Membership

Friend Membership

This tier is designed for those who wish to support the AICD and its continued place in the dance world. Friend members must be aged 18 years or over.

As a friend member you receive invitations to all AICD major events and notification of special events; including scholarships and awards, that you are eligible to attend at a members discounted price. In fact, you can attend almost everything that the Institute offers. The only exclusion is that you cannot send children/students for assessment or examination for the Borovansky Syllabus.

You will also receive a monthly newsletter that keeps you updated on events and performances offered by the AICD This includes full voting rights at annual general meetings.

For NEW Friend Memberships

  1. Complete your payment for Friend Membership in the Store.

If you are already a Friend Member, you should:

  1. Login to the Membership area.
  2. Complete your payment for Friend Membership in the Store.

Teacher membership is only applicable to registered AICD teachers.

  1. Login to the Membership area.
  2. Complete your payment for Teacher Membership in the Store.

Teacher Membership

This tier is for those members who are AICD registered teachers and wish to enter their students for AICD assessments or examinations under the Borovansky Syllabus. Only AICD accredited teachers are able to enter students for Borovansky assessments and examinations. Teacher members must be aged 18 years and over.

There are four teacher statuses: Affiliate, Associate, Licentiate and Fellow. The AICD highly encourages teachers with an AICD Associate Diploma, who have been successfully entering students into Borovansky exams for three or more years, to apply for Licentiate status. Fellowship status is awarded at the discretion of the Artistic Director and the AICD National Committee of Management.

As a teacher member, you will receive invitations to all AICD major events and notification of special events; including scholarships and awards, that you are eligible to attend at a members discounted price. You will also receive a monthly newsletter that keeps you updated on events and performances offered by the AICD. This includes full voting rights at annual general meetings. Syllabus products are offered at a discounted rate for members.

Joint Teacher Membership

There is a Joint Teacher Membership available for two people from the same institution at a discounted rate. It recognises that there are many schools that have two regular teachers. After both teachers are accredited as Associates or Licentiates, discounted membership is available via the Joint Teachers Membership.

Your membership entitles you and your nominated second teacher to participate in the day to day activities of the Institute including participation in personal development, teaching the Borovansky syllabus, purchasing syllabus materials and receipt of our new periodic newsletter.

Joint Teacher membership is only applicable to registered AICD teachers.

  1. Login to the Membership area.
  2. Complete your payment for Joint Teacher Membership in the Store.

Student Membership

This tier structure is aimed at students of the Borovansky Syllabus Intermediate and above and is included in their assessment/examination fees.

As a student member you will receive invitations to all AICD major events and notification of special events; including scholarships and awards, that you are eligible to attend at a members discounted price. You will also receive a monthly newsletter that keeps you updated on events and performances offered by the AICD.

Student membership does not and cannot be applied for separately. As a student member, you do not have full voting rights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to be a Teacher?

A: Membership of the institute does not require you to be a teacher. Being a supporter of our thriving organisation has its own merits.

Q: Does my Teacher membership cover all my teachers?

A: No. Teacher Membership covers a single teacher, Joint Membership covers two teachers at the same school.

Q: Can I teach the Borovansky syllabus without being a member of the Institute?

A: If you are a teacher of the Borovansky Syllabus, you must be a member of the Institute.

Q: My membership has lapsed or I would like to defer. What do I need to do?

A: For AICD members whose membership has lapsed or if you are considering membership deferment, you must read the following protocols in regard reattaining full AICD membership status.

Deferred Teacher Rejoining fee is $60.

Lapsed Teacher Rejoining fee is $80.

Life Members of the A.I.C.D.

In 2017, the A.I.C.D. introduced its Life Member structure to honour those members who have made an outstanding contribution to the aims and objectives of the Australian Institute of Classical Dance over a period of at least ten years.

Such a contribution could be at either the National and/or State level and should be awarded for dedicated and exceptional services rendered for the advancement of classical dance in Australia. Such service could be considered as part of a long-term contribution.

Life Member status has been bestowed upon:

Garth Welch A.M., (2017)
Dame Margaret Scott A.C., D.B.E., (2017)
Colin Peasley O.A.M., (2017)
Irina Norris (2017)
Charles Heathcote (2017)
Joan McGrath (2018)
Marilyn Jones O.B.E. (2021)
Mark Brinkley O.A.M. (2021)
Paul Hamilton (2021)

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