The Arts Unit dance programs aim to develop dance performance, technique and choreography skills for students and teachers. The programs strive to meet dance curriculum needs beyond local school resources.


Dance Ensembles

The Dance Ensembles program is open to all students in NSW public schools in Years 4 to 12. Successful students will perform a major role in high profile events such as State Dance Festival and Schools Spectacular.
State Dance "Weekly" Ensembles – Years 4 to 12
State Dance "Non-Metro/Regional" Ensembles – Years 7 to 12
Aboriginal Dance Company – Secondary
Urban Dance Crew – Years 9 to 12

Dance WorkshopsDance Workshops

All dance workshops are led by professional dance specialists. 
Contemporary Dance Workshops – Years 2 to 12
Aboriginal Dance Workshops – Primary and secondary
Boys Hip Hop Dance Workshops – Years 5 to 12
Disability Dance Workshops – 10 to 18 years of age

State Dance Festival

Dance FestivalThe annual State Dance Festival held at the Seymour Centre showcases outstanding student dance of more than 1,500 students from Years K to 12.
State Dance Festival

HSC Callback

Callback provides a showcase that features the very best dance students from the NSW Higher School Certificate. 
HSC Callback Virtual 2020

Teacher Professional LearningDance Tutor

Professional learning that is accredited and led by leaders in dance education.
Teacher Professional Learning

Dance Ambassador

The Arts Unit Ambassador for Dance.
Rafael Bonachela - Artistic Director Sydney Dance Company

Dance Tutor Staff

There are a number of opportunities for interested public school teachers in NSW to join our dance program.
2022 State Dance Ensembles Tutor – applications now open
2021 State Dance Festival  Production team and Audition panel – applications close June

Please note that the operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines.