Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshops

As part of the Department's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to cancel the remainder of the Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshops for 2020 to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, staff, families and audiences.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from NSW Public Schools are invited to participate in a one day contemporary Aboriginal dance workshop run by the Department of Education in collaboration with the internationally renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre. 

This workshop aims to foster the development of dance skills and cultural significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, boys and girls from school Years 7 - 12. This workshop is suitable for both experienced and inexperienced dancers. 


Key Workshop Information:

Location: Various schools across NSW
Cost: $30.00 per student 
Run Time: 9:15am - 2:30pm
Attendees: These workshops are for all indigenous students attending NSW Public High Schools.

Workshop Dates and Venues


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Schools Spectacular Aboriginal Dance School Ensemble Applications 2021

Whilst this workshop will provide students with 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 at the beginning of Term 1, 2021 for details. 

2021 Aboriginal Dance Company

Whilst this workshop caters for both experienced and inexperienced dancers, during the workshops students with exceptional talent and potential will be considered eligible for selection for the 2021 NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Dance Company. The Company will rehearse and perform in Sydney for the State Dance Festival and the Schools Spectacular. Please read the Teacher's Information Package carefully for instructions on how to apply.


For information about the program, please contact Catherine Gilholme, Arts Initiatives & Events Officer, on (02) 8512 1190 or email the Arts Initiatives Team here