New England Dance Workshop and Ensembles

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

The New England Dance Workshop and Ensembles program is a 4-day non-residential workshop program for Years 6 to 12 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 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 sessions are tailored to meet the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, including those with different skill levels and prior dance experience. Students are encouraged to work within their own capabilities and to experience dance in a positive and inclusive environment.

From the workshop, 3 ensembles (depending on number of applications) will be created:

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

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


Workshop dates

  • Dates: Tuesday 25 June to Friday 28 June 2024 (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 Friday 23 June from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for family and friends.

How to apply

Applications are currently on hold and will re-open soon.

Applications are open for interested Year 5 to Year 12 public school students to nominate to participate in the Workshop program.

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

Closing date for applications 31 May 2024.

All applications will be accepted unless notified individually.




Breanna McFadyen


Oxley High School
Piper Street
Tamworth NSW 2340

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