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About Australian Dance Enterprises (ADE)


Love to Dance!! So Do We!!

At ADE our mission is to promote the art of dance. Our purpose is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of dance. Our goal is to excite and enrich the life of every student who chooses to dance with us, be it for pure enjoyment, a professional dance career or a career in teaching or the arts. ADE provides a happy and supportive atmosphere conducive to learning and a place where great friendships will flourish.

Courses are designed for young children interested in exploring dance for the very first time as well as for those students already focused on different dance disciplines. Our teaching team is an inspiring team of professionals who are dedicated to providing our students with the highest calibre of technical and artistic training. We all share a passion for the arts.


Exciting News Flash!

Australian Tama Barry, principal dancer with the Scottish Ballet is coming to Armidale.

Australian Dance Enterprises will be hosting Principal Scottish Ballet Dancer Tama Barry in Armidale. Tama will be offering Classical Ballet Workshops to all interested students from Monday the 13th of June until Saturday the 18th of June 2011. Private lessons are also available. The workshops will provide a fun but focused environment for students to improve their technique under the direction of professional dancer Tama Barry.

 Tama Barry            

Extract from the Scottish Ballet website:


Tama Barry

Born in New Zealand, Tama trained at The Australian Ballet School. In 1999 Tama joined Queensland Ballet as a Company dancer before being promoted to Soloist in 2003.  During this time the lead roles of François Klaus’s The Little Mermaid (The Prince), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), Excalibur (Lancelot), Cloudland (Peter) and A Thousand and One Nights (The Sultan and Prince Ajib) were created on Tama, and he also performed lead roles in François Klaus’s The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desire, Bluebird), Peer Gynt (title role), Don Quixote (Basilio), The Nutcracker (Prince, Arabian), and Jean Coralli and Jules Perrots’ Giselle (Prince Albrecht). In addition to full works, Tama performed in numerous short works created by Queensland Ballet’s resident and guest choreographers including Natalie Weir, William Forsythe, Stephan Thoss, John Neumeier, Paul Boyd and Davide Bambana. As well as being awarded several scholarships, Tama was named ‘Dancer to Watch’ by Dance Australia in 2001.

Tama joined Scottish Ballet in Spring 2006 and has danced in Page’s The Sleeping Beauty (The Prince), Pastor's In Light And Shadow and Romeo and Juliet (Romeo and Tybalt), Darrell’s Othello (Othello), Balanchine’s Agon, Page's Acrid Avid Jam, 32 Cryptograms, The NutcrackerCinderella (The Prince), Cheating, Lying, Stealing and Fearful Symmetries (Lead Man), Forsythe's Artifact Suite and Workwithinwork, Brown’s For M.G.: The Movie, Loosmore’s Chasing Ghosts and Lull, Spink's Petrushka (Strongman), Petronio’s Ride the Beast and Val Caniparoli's Still Life.

Thank you to Lin and Colin Barry.

Tama’s parents Lin and Colin Barry are Armidale residents and have played a major part in organising these workshops. The Tama Barry workshops will be a once in a life time experience for many of Classical Ballet Students in the New England Region. Tama will offer group workshops for specific levels after school on Tuesday the 14th of June, Wednesday the 15th of June, and Thursday the 16th of June. Day time workshops will be offered on Monday the 13th (public holiday) of June and Friday the 17th of June. Private lessons will be offered each day from 5:30pm till 8pm. Tama’s lessons will develop student’s classical training and technique. Tama will also teach students revised sections from famous ballets; these will be performed by students on the Saturday morning for parents to view. Specific timetable will be displayed on the web in early May.

High School Visits.

Tama will also make visits to High Schools in the Armidale area in order to talk to students about his career in dance and offer some professional advice and guidance. 

I am very excited to be able to offer dance students in the New England Region this wonderful opportunity to work with Tama Barry, principal dancer with the Scottish Ballet. My hope is that the passion and excitement of this workshop will inspire a new generation of dancers in the region.


Colette Brazier

ADE Principal




Newspaper articles:

Focus Magazine Article 2009 -

Dance workshop held by ADE on the 16th, 17th & 18th July.

Focus Magazine March 2011

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:53