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New England Dance Workshop and Ensembles

Region: Rural North | Tamworth
Years 5 to 12
Local arts program Public schools Dance

.The New England Dance Workshop and Ensembles program is a 4-day non-residential workshop program for Year 6 to Year 12 NSW public school students to showcase excellence and artistry in dance.  It provides an opportunity for regional and rural students to collaborate, connect and participate in a variety of dance workshops led by professional dancers, choreographers and teachers. 

The workshops will provide a challenging and stimulating dance education program covering a variety of dance styles enabling students to develop their dance technique, creativity and performance quality in a fun and engaging environment.  

All of the sessions are tailored to meet the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, including those with different skill levels and prior dance experience. Students will be encouraged to work within their own capabilities and to experience dance in a positive and inclusive environment.

From the workshop, 3 ensembles will be created:

  • New England Senior Dance Ensemble 
  • New England Intermediate Dance Ensemble
  • New England Junior Dance Ensemble. 

These ensembles will also have the opportunity to perform in local and regional events and have the opportunity to audition for state events.


Workshop dates

  • Dates: Monday 19 June to Thursday 22 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 9)
  • Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day
  • Venue: Oxley High School - Tamworth

Students are required to attend all 4 days of the workshop as skills will be built on each day. 

An afternoon showcase of the works created as part of the program will be held Thursday 22 June from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for family and friends.

How to apply

Applications will open for interested Year 6 to Year 12 public school students to nominate to participate in the Workshop program in Term 1 Week 8.

School principals will be contacted for their endorsement of students from their school who have applied.

Students will be advised of the result of their nomination for the Workshop program on Friday 10 March 2023 (Term 1 Week 8)


A participation fee of $150 per student.  This participation fee includes lunch provided each day, tutor costs and a workshop program t-shirt.



Breanna McFadyen
Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer
Di Hall
Arts Coordination Officer
Tamworth Education Office


Oxley High School
Piper Street
Tamworth NSW 2340

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