NSW Public Schools Dance Ensembles

NSW Public Schools State Dance "Weekly" Ensembles

The State Dance "Weekly" Ensembles program aims to foster the development of talented students from Years 4 to 12 in dance from public schools across NSW. Students train and rehearse dance works after school hours during school term at AMPA Dance Studios in Alexandria.
2021 applications are now now closed

NSW Public Schools State Dance "Non-Metro/Regional" Ensembles

If you would like to apply for the State Dance "Non-Metro/Regional" Ensembles program (Years 7 to 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.
2021 applications will open soon 

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.

Apply here for the 2021 Aboriginal Dance Company 

Applications close Thursday 1 April, 4pm.

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.

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.