Pulse Alive

Local arts program Public schools Dance Drama Literature and language arts Music VET
Tags: Connections Program, Disability, Public speaking

Pulse Alive is a large-scale event, providing high-quality opportunities in the performing arts for students and teachers from NSW public schools in Greater Sydney and beyond. Pulse Alive provides performance opportunities for students of all abilities from Kindergarten to Year 12. 

2023 dates

Pulse Alive 2023 will be held at Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 March 2023 (Term 1 Week 6).

There will be opportunities for both primary and secondary students within the event, and participation will be open to students of all abilities from any public school across NSW.


Applications are now open!

For all details and to apply go to the Pulse Alive 2023 Information package.

Key closing dates:

  • All individual student applications close Monday 19 September (Term 3 Week 10)
  • All school group applications close Tuesday 18 October (Term 4 Week 2)


Opportunities exist within Pulse Alive 2023 for:

  • School groupsMassed dance, massed choir, First Nations Dance Ensemble, signing choir
    There is no audition required for school group categories and no upper limit on the number of students each school can nominate.
    Groups comprising students of all backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to nominate.
    Schools will be required to provide a teacher for duty of care for their students.
  • Individual students: Principal vocalist, principal dancer, principal choir, showband, student compere, student crew, student creative team.
    Initial auditions for all individual student categories is, in the initial nomination, via video audition, which must be submitted with the nomination form.
    Students participating in these categories will be supervised by members of the Pulse Alive team. Schools will not be expected to provide a teacher for duty of care of these students.
  • Teachers: Teacher production team
    Open to all teachers with an interest in production
    Teacher relief will be provided to schools for teachers working on the teacher production team.

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.


Peter Hayward
Arts Coordination Officer
Jenni Bittar
Arts Coordination Officer
Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer


Ken Rosewall Arena
2 Rod Laver Dr
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

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