Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshops

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.

Applications Open: Term 2, Week 1 - Wednesday 1 May 2019

These workshops are for all NSW Public Schools Indigenous students and are best suited for Stage 2 and Stage 3 students.

Cost: $33.00 per student with the workshop running from

Times: 9.15am – 2.30pm.

Workshop Dates and Venues:

The program will run at schools in metropolitan and Regional areas from 12 - 23 August 2019.

Dates and venues to be confirmed in Term 1.

Click the link below to apply for an available workshop near you:


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

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