The Arts Unit Dance programs aim to develop dance performance, technique and choreography skills for students and teachers. The programs strive to meet dance curriculum needs beyond local school resources.
State Dance Festival
The annual State Dance Festival showcases outstanding student dance of more than 1,500 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in a professional venue. Over six performances, audiences are introduced to the range of different dance styles taught in public schools. Each performance displays the passion, skills and creativity of students and teachers as they explore the art of dance. Alongside these performances, many of the participating school groups attend workshops delivered by talented dance professionals.
The Contemporary Dance Workshops are led by professional dance specialists and provide Years K-12 students with the opportunity to extend their dancing skills. The Aboriginal Dance Workshops, Boys Urban Dance Workshops and Disability Dance Workshops are specifically designed for students interested in exploring these dance styles for the first time.
HSC - Callback
Callback provides a showcase that features the very best Dance students from the NSW Higher School Certificate.
Teacher Professional Learning
Teachers are offered professional learning in dance that is accredited and led by leaders in dance education.