NSW Public Schools Dance Ensembles 2022 - application form

Applications are now open!

Applications will close on Monday 13 December 2021.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no live auditions. All auditions will be submitted digitally (video).   

Please note that the 2022 NSW public schools dance ensembles program will not commence until the guidelines from NSW Health and the Department of Education permits this activity. Auditions for the NSW public schools dance ensembles are being held so that these activities can commence when it is safe to do so.

 Audition process

  1. Students are required to submit 1 audition video. Please choose either option 1 or option 2 audition videos.
  2. Watch the Top Tips for a Dance Audition video.
  3. Read the  Top tips for submitting a dance video audition (PDF, 59.13 KB)
  4. Start preparing and practicing for your audition film.
  5. Upload video audition to YouTube.  How to upload footage to YouTube (PDF, 323.25 KB)
  6. Complete the webform application below and include your video audition link.

​​​​About the Dance Ensembles

Our dance ensembles are designed to give public school students an opportunity to develop high-level skills in dance technique, composition and performance.  Students come together to rehearse, train and perform with other like-minded dance students.

What’s the difference between the ensembles?

  1. Dance ensembles – weekly based – Years 4 to 12 students rehearse weekly in Sydney after school hours during term.
  2. Dance ensembles – workshop based – Years 7 to 12 students attend 4 intensive weekend workshops based in Sydney.

Audition resources 

Students are required to submit 1 audition video. Please choose either option 1 or option 2.

The music tracks are licensed for this current use. If you want to source the music yourself you can access the tracks at Sound For Movement.

  • Option 1 audition track - 'Tiny Computer'
  • Option 2 audition track - 'Wally mvt 2'

Dance ensembles 2022 - auditions - primary option 1


Dance ensembles 2022 - auditions - primary option 2


Dance ensembles 2022 - auditions - secondary option 1


Dance ensembles 2022 - auditions - secondary option 2


Performance opportunities

  • State Dance Festival – September 2022
  • Schools Spectacular – November 2022

What happens next

The audition panel will view all audition videos after the closing date of Monday 13 December 2021.  Parents/students will be emailed after this date the outcome of the audition.

Audition support resources

Contact details

Should you have any queries, please contact us at dance.artsunit@det.nsw.edu.au.

Student details

Student name
Please select the school year you are currently in.

Parent / Guardian details

Parent / Guardian name

Dance experience

In what styles of dance are you trained?
You can select more than one style.
Please provide a brief summary of your previous dance experience, including studio/school groups, performances, workshops etc.

Dance Ensembles

Audition links

Student background information

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
Is a language other than English spoken at home?
Is support required for the student due to a disability?
If yes, please select from this list.
Are any educational modifications required to meet learning needs?
Are any other special provisions required?


I understand that I must gain approval from a parent/guardian as well as my school principal to participate in the 2022 NSW public schools dance ensembles program should I be successful in my audition.