Shining Stars – Dance

Region: Metro South and West Metropolitan South | South West Sydney
Kindergarten to Year 12 students with a disability
Local arts program Public schools Dance
Tags: Disability, Inclusive opportunities
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Shining Stars Dance is a creative arts program for Kindergarten to Year 12 NSW public school students with a disability. Shining Stars provides opportunities for students to actively engage in a relevant and meaningful program of study in arts education that reflects the needs, interests and abilities of each student. Students develop knowledge of the creative arts curriculum, life skills, performance skills and confidence in creating a dance performance piece that they will perform to large audiences.

During this program students participate in a series of workshops that provides them with an opportunity to build their creative art skills and meet and form friendships with other students with disabilities. At the conclusion of all our Shining Stars creative arts programs, students have the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their talents in a Shining Stars Showcase. In addition to the Shining Stars Showcase, opportunities are made available for students to perform and exhibit their work at festivals, conferences, fundraising events and exhibitions.

Shining Stars provides professional learning opportunities for teachers and School Learning Support Officers (SLSO) who are interested in developing their skills in creative arts education and in learning how to use and teach dance, drama, music and visual arts effectively in the classroom to support students.


Nominations for Shining Stars Dance have closed.

2022 dates

This year the Shining Stars program will be modified to support the safety and well-being of students, teachers and support staff. The aim is to deliver as much face to face content as possible with contingency to move to online learning and a virtual showcase if required. Dance ensembles will be limited to a maximum of 20 students.


Shining Stars dance workshops will be held on the following dates in Term 2:

  • Ensemble 1 - Ashcroft Public School
    • Friday 5 May 2022 (Term 2 Week 2)
    • Friday 13 May 2022  (Term 2 Week 3)
    • Friday 20 May 2022 (Term 2 Week 4)
    • Friday 27 May 2022 (Term 2 Week 5)
  • Ensemble 2 - Marie Bashir Public School 
    • Thursday 12 May 2022 (Term 2 Week 3)
    • Thursday 19 May 2022 (Term 2 Week 4)
    • Thursday 2 June 2022 (Term 2 Week 6)
    • Thursday 9 June 2022 (Term 2 Week 7)
  • Ensemble 3 - Rosemeadow Public School
    • Friday 5 May 2022 (Term 2 Week 2)
    • Friday 13 May 2022  (Term 2 Week 3)
    • Friday 20 May 2022 (Term 2 Week 4)
    • Friday 27 May 2022 (Term 2 Week 5)


The Shining Stars Showcase and Exhibition will be held on Friday 11 November 2022 (Term 4 Week 5) at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Exhibition and performance times

  • Twilight session      Exhibition 3:00 pm – 3:40 pm             Performance 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Evening session      Exhibition 6:00 pm – 6:40 pm             Performance 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm


$100.00 per student and includes the ensemble t-shirt.

Refund policy

By participating in the Shining Stars program, the participating school understands that the program may be required to change delivery methods, workshop and event dates or be cancelled at short notice to accommodate current COVID-19 advice and the safety and wellbeing of all participating schools and staff.

Should the Shining Stars program be cancelled prior to the advertised workshops and no alternative offered, a partial refund of $50.00 per student will be provided. Schools will be sent their ordered Shining Stars t-shirts.

Should the Shining Stars workshops take place and the showcase cancelled, no refund will be offered.

There will be no refunds on t-shirts and hoodies once the order has been placed with the t-shirt company. Orders will be issued upon receipt of goods.

Additional t-shirt and hoodie orders

Shining Stars t-shirt and hoodie orders for 2022 have closed.

Schools are able to purchase additional Shining Stars t-shirts and hoodies. Please refer to the Shining Stars t-shirt and hoodie size guide to ensure you order the correct size.

Prices are as followed:

  • Shining Stars t-shirts $25.00
  • Shining Stars hoodie child $45.00
  • Shining Stars hoodie adult $49.00

Please note, there will be no refunds on t-shirt and hoodie orders once the order has been placed with the company. 


Audience tickets go on sale Friday 28 October 2022 (Term 4 Week 3) at 9:00 am. Tickets are available via Trybooking.

Prices are as follows: 

  • Child (age 2 to 17 years or K-12) $12.00
  • Pensioner/Concession or Student $18.00
  • Adult $22.00

Ticket prices include GST. Booking and transaction fees may apply.

COVID-19 notice

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.


Michelle Davies
Michelle Murphy
Arts Coordination Officer
Riverwood Education Office


Ashcroft Public School
22 Sheriff Street
Ashcroft NSW 2168

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Marie Bashir Public School
159 Albert Road
Strathfield NSW 2135

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Rosemeadow Public School
64 Anthony Drive
Rosemeadow NSW 2560

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Campbelltown Arts Centre
Art Gallery Road
Campbelltown NSW 2560

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