Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshops

Applications for Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshops
will open on Monday 4 May, 2020!

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their teachers from NSW Public Primary Schools are invited to participate in these one day workshops run by the Department of Education – The Arts Unit. The workshops aim to develop younger student's skills in contemporary and traditional Aboriginal Dance. 

During the workshop, students will explore a contemporary indigenous dance style as well as some traditional dance and movement. These workshops will be run by a team of professional Aboriginal dance and choreography tutors from indigenous backgrounds.

Each workshop addresses the Australian Professional Teaching Standards 1.4.2 and 2.4.2. Teachers attending the workshop will be able to attribute 5 hours of TIPD to seek to maintain their accreditation.

Primary Aboriginal Dance Program 2019 - Promo


Key Workshop Information:

Location: Various schools across NSW
Cost: $33.00 per student
Run Time: 9:15am - 2:30pm
Attendees: These workshops are for all indigenous students attending NSW Public Schools in Stages 2 and 3.

Workshop Dates and Venues


Click the following link to register for a workshop near you: Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshop 2020 - Online Registration

Workshop Schedule:

Please note: This is a guide only. There may be some variation to the break times in this schedule in order to accommodate host school bell times and routines.

9:30 am

Warm up (arrive at 9:15am to sign on)

10:00 am


11:00 am


11:15 am

Workshop continues

1:00 pm

Lunch break

1:30 pm

Work in groups on choreography

2:15 pm

Cool down

2.30 pm

Workshop ends


For more information, please contact the program coordinator, Catherine Gilholme on (02) 8512 1190 or email the Arts Initiatives Team here