Western NSW Dance Ensembles

Region: Regional North and West Rural South and West | Orange
Years 5 to 12
Local arts program Public schools Dance

Western NSW Dance Ensembles is a selective ensemble program for dancers from public schools across Western NSW. 

There are 2 ensembles:

  • Western NSW Junior Dance Ensemble - Years 5 to 8 students
  • Western NSW Senior Dance Ensemble - Years 9 to 12 students

The ensemble program aims to provide access to high quality dance education, foster the development of talented dance students and provide performance opportunities that showcase excellence in this art form.

Student in the ensembles work with specialist dance teachers and other like-minded students to rehearse and perform dance works for the Western NSW Dance Festival and audition to perform at the State Dance Festival in Sydney. 

How to apply

Applications to audition for the 2022 ensembles are now open!

Application details

  • Applicants are required to submit one video with their application.
  • A two-three minute solo in any style, performed within the last 6 months.
  • Technique and performance quality to be assessed.
  • Be sure to use your @education.nsw.gov.au or @det.nsw.edu.au email when completing the application form.


  • Participation fee $100 (which includes the cost of costume and t shirt)

Rehearsal details

  • Rehearsals in Term 2 comprise of both video/zoom sessions and face to face sessions.
  • The face to face sessions will be held in the Orange/Bathurst area.

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.


Jayne Evans
Di Reichelt
Arts Coordination Officer
Dubbo Education Office


Orange High School
Corner Woodward Street and Coronation Drive
Orange NSW 2800

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