The NSW Public Schools State Dance Ensembles aim to foster the development of talented dance students and provide performance opportunities that showcase excellence in this art form. The Ensembles play a major role in high profile events held across NSW and feature in the State Dance Festival and the Schools Spectacular.
NSW Public Schools Weekly Dance Ensembles
The Weekly Dance Ensembles program is for Years 4-12 students who CAN attend a weekly rehearsal held after school hours at the University of NSW during school term. The selection group of talented students will perform at the State Dance Festival and Schools Spectacular.
Applications to the 2018 Weekly Dance Ensembles are now CLOSED.
NSW Public Schools State Dance Ensembles
The State Dance Ensemble provides students from across the entire state with the opportunity to participate in a high quality, auditioned dance ensemble. It focuses on providing opportunities to students who CANNOT attend weekly rehearsals in Sydney and are in Years 7-12. The selected group of talented students come together for 4 weekend workshops throughout the year and will perform at the State Dance Festival and Schools Spectacular.
Applications for the 2018 State Dance Ensembles will open SHORTLY.
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.
NSW Public Schools Urban Dance Crew
The Urban Dance Crew is comprised of boys from Years 9-12 who excel in the dance style of hip hop. Working with outstanding industry professionals, the students were auditioned through the Schools Spectacular Featured Dancer auditions. The boys from the Urban Dance Crew represent some of the best up-and-coming talent in the style of street dance.
Online applications close 20 March.
Regional and Sydney workshops are also held for boys in Yrs 6-8.
Dance Tutor Staff
We are now taking applications for Dance Tutors in our Ensembles and Workshops, please click on the Online Application Form to apply and for more information on what is required for the 2018 NSW Public Schools Dance program.
Further enquiries relating to the Dance Ensembles Program should be directed to Sue Rix or phone 8512 1179.
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