Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshops

Applications for the 2019 Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshops have now CLOSED.

Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops in 2020 
on The Arts Unit website or on our Facebook page!


2019 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.

Primary Aboriginal Dance Program 2019 - Promo

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 

Times: 9.15am – 2.30pm.

Workshop Dates and Venues:



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


For more information, please contact the program coordinator, Catherine Gilholme on 0411 030530 or email