NSW Public Schools State Dance "Weekly" Ensembles
The State Dance "Weekly" Ensembles program aims to foster the development of talented students from Years 4-12 in dance from public schools across NSW. Students train and rehearse dance works after school hours during school term at AMPA The Village in Alexandria. Students then go on to perform at the State Dance Festival in September TBC. Unfortunately Schools Spectacular in November has now been cancelled.
Please Note: Due to current COVID-19 crisis, all The Arts Unit ensembles programs have been suspended until further notice. Link to Department of Education latest information on COVID-19.
Applications for 2020 are now CLOSED
NSW Public Schools State Dance "Non-Metro/Regional" Ensembles
Please Note: Due to current COVID-19 crisis, all The Arts Unit ensemble programs have been suspended. If you would like to apply for the State Dance "Non-Metro/Regional" Ensembles program (Years 7-12 only), it is currently an Expression of Interest and we will contact you if a modified program is able to run later in the year.
Link to Department of Education latest information on COVID-19.
Click here to submit your Expression of Interest
NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Dance Company
The Aboriginal Dance Company was formed in 2011 with the aim of developing the dance skills and cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the style of contemporary Indigenous dance. Since then, it has grown exponentially, engaging nearly 1,000 students in recent workshops. The initiative is a partnership with the world renowned Australian dance company Bangarra Dance Theatre, enabling students to work with leading dancers and choreographers to recreate works from Bangarra Dance Theatre’s repertoire. Contact the Arts Initiatives team for further details.
NSW Public Schools Urban Dance Crew
The Urban Dance Crew is comprised of students from Years 5-12 who excel in the dance style of hip hop. Working with outstanding industry professionals, the students are selected from the Boys Hip Hop Workshops and via the Schools Spectacular Featured Dancer auditions. The students from the Urban Dance Crew represent some of the best up-and-coming talent in the style of street dance. Contact the Arts Initiatives team for further details.