Pulse Alive Dance Company

Local arts program Dance

The Pulse Alive Dance Company is a seasonal ensemble for interested dancers in Years 5 to 12 from NSW public schools across Greater Sydney and beyond, designed to develop their skills above and beyond what may be available at their local school level.

Students are provided with the opportunity to perform in a high-quality ensemble at a regional and state level.  The ensemble is also aimed at catering for students who have limited access to dance ensembles at their school.

Students in the ensemble work with specialist choreographers and other like-minded students to rehearse and perform dance works for Pulse Alive, held at Ken Rosewall Arena in March, and the Synergy Dance Festival, held at the Evan Theatre, Penrith, in June.  The ensemble will also audition to perform at the State Dance Festival and the Schools Spectacular, and in 2024 will tour to participate as part of Southern Stars.

Participation in Pulse Alive in March of each year is a compulsory element of participation in the company. Participation in other opportunities throughout the year are provided as 'opt-in events' for the ensemble. Each separate event, including Pulse Alive, will attract its own participation fee to cover costume costs, staffing costs and associated event fees.



Applications for the 2024 Pulse Alive Dance Company closed in September 2023 and auditions were held during the October school holidays. The company is auditioned at the end of the previous year to ensure rehearsals for our first event, Pulse Alive, can start during the January school holidays.

Look out for information on auditioning for the 2025 Pulse Alive Dance Company in Term 3 2024.

Applications for the Pulse Alive Dance Company are managed as part of the wider application process for Pulse Alive each year.

Ensemble Information


A season of rehearsals will accompany each performance opportunity and will be communicated to company members prior to asking for a full commitment to that event.


Pulse Alive, and each subsequent event that company members 'opt-in' to will attract its own participation fee, which will cover elements such as costuming, staffing and associated event costs.


Peter Hayward
Arts Coordination Officer