Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshops

2021 NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Dance Company


Apply now for the 2021 Aboriginal Dance Company!

2018 Aboriginal Dance Company
 

The Secondary Aboriginal Dance program will be a valuable experience for all students, however, students do not need to attend these workshops in 2021 to apply for the 2021 NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Dance Company. Students wishing to be considered for the 2021 Company will be asked to provide a filmed audition.

The Aboriginal Dance Company is an audition-based dance ensemble for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who excel in contemporary indigenous dance. Ensemble members must be in Years 7-12, attend a NSW Public School and identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Students in the Company will experience new and exciting opportunities to perform in 2021.
 

For more information and to apply visit the 2021 Aboriginal Dance Company application page. Please note that applications for the 2021 Aboriginal Dance Company close Thursday 1 April, 4pm (Term 1, Week 10).

For more information, please contact the Arts Initiatives team via phone (02 8512 1190) or email artsinitiatives@det.nsw.edu.au

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Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshops 2021


Applications for this program closed on Friday 5 February 2021 at 6pm.
Schools have been notified via email about the status of their application.
 

This online workshop program is available to students and teachers from NSW Public Schools. The 2021 program is open to student groups from Years 7-12 of Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds. Throughout the series of workshops, tutors from Bangarra Dance Theatre will provide students and teachers with a contemporary indigenous repertoire with opportunities for schools to incorporate their local cultural dance styles and stories. 

The program will begin with a 2.5 hour professional learning session for participating teachers and support staff. Students will then participate in 5 hours of workshops over 4 weeks. This engaging and high energy dance program will conclude with a shared performance of the finished work from each school. The creative tasks that will be covered in the program link to the theme ‘Heal Country!’ which is this year’s NAIDOC theme. If they would like to, participating schools can perform their finished work during NAIDOC Week.

This interactive program will be held online via Zoom. Schools will nominate their preferred days and times when applying for the program.

The Secondary Aboriginal Dance program is very popular and spots tend to fill quickly. Please note that completing an application does not guarantee entry into the program. All schools will be notified by email once workshop placements have been finalised.

                           

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Key information

Program dates: Terms 1-2, 2021

Fees: $420 total per school (flat rate, no GST) to be made up of:

  • $120 for the professional learning session (up to 2 teachers included - additional teachers are $120 ea)
  • $300 for the student workshops (up to 20 students per school).

Program inclusions: 2.5 hours professional learning and 5 hours of student workshops over 4 weeks.

Mode: This interactive program will be conducted online, via the Zoom platform.

Program
Term 1:

  • Week 4: Teacher Identified Professional Learning session (2hr 30 min)
  • Week 7: Student workshop #1 (1hr 15 min)
  • Week 9: Student workshop #2 (1hr 15 min)

Term 2:

  • Week 2: Student workshop #3 (1hr 15 min)
  • Week 5: Student workshop #4 (1hr 15 min)

Applications

Applications for this program closed on Friday 5 Feb 2021 at 6pm.

By applying, schools must agree to attend the full series of workshops. Tasks will be set at the end of each workshop and it is expected that students and teachers are able to continue to work on the course content between sessions and be ready to share at the following session.

Please note: Completing an application does not guarantee entry into the program. All schools will be notified by email once workshop placements have been finalised.

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Further information

Teacher professional learning session:

Content: The program will begin with a 2.5 hour professional learning session for participating teachers and support staff which will include protocols to assist with cultural dance delivery, the connection to culture and the significance of the stories and movement to the land. The session will also cover how to support their students as they develop their final dance work.

Teacher identified professional learning standards:

  • 1.4.2 - Design and implement effective teaching strategies that are responsive to the local community and cultural setting, linguistic background and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
  • 2.4.2 - Provide opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.
  • 6.2.2 - Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.

Attendees: The professional learning is included for 2 teachers per school. Teachers can be from Indigenous or non-Indigenous backgrounds. Note: Additional staff members can attend at an extra cost of $120 per teacher.

Mode of delivery: This interactive session will be conducted online, via the Zoom platform.

Date: All sessions will run in Term 1, Week 4 (Monday 15 Feb - Friday 19 Feb 2021). 
Schools will attend the PL session that corresponds with the day of their workshop program, ideally in the space that they intend to use for the student workshops.

Time: All sessions will be held from 12:00pm - 2:30pm.

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Student program:

Dates: Term 1 and Term 2, 2021

Attendees: Up to 20 students can attend per school. This program is open to students from Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds.

Mode of delivery: Interactive online workshops, via the Zoom platform.

Sessions: 4x 1hr and 15 min workshops.

Workshops: There are 3 sessions available per day (Monday - Friday). Schools will attend one session on their nominated day. Schools must attend the same session each week as students will be building on work from the previous session.

Daily session times available: 9:15am-10:30am, 11:00am-12:15pm or 1:15pm-2:30pm.

Student workshop weeks

  • Term 1 Week 7 (8-12 March)
  • Term 1 Week 9 (22-26 March)
  • Term 2 Week 2 (26-30 April)
  • Term 2 Week 5 (17-21 May)

Applications for this program closed on Friday 5 Feb 2021 at 6pm.

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Schools Spectacular Aboriginal Dance School Ensemble Applications 2021

Whilst the Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshops will provide students with valuable dance skills, it is not a part of the Schools Spectacular Aboriginal Dance Ensemble audition process. If Schools would like to apply for the 2021 School Spectacular Aboriginal Dance Ensemble, please check the Schools Spectacular website in Term 1, 2021 for details.