Far North Coast Junior Dance Ensemble

Region: Rural North | Murwillumbah
Years 5 to 8
Local arts program Dance

The Far North Coast Junior Dance Ensemble is for talented dance students from NSW public schools in Year 5 to Year 8. Boys are strongly encouraged to apply.

Membership is by audition only and is open to students attending NSW public schools living across the Far North Coast.

This ensemble is aimed at talented dance students who display a high level of technical skill and performance quality and wish be involved in the choreographic process to create, learn and perform a dance work at the Far North Coast Dance Festival. This ensemble will also audition to perform at State Dance Festival.

Successful applicants will be working collaboratively with Anouska Gammon to create a contemporary dance work. Anouska Gammon is an active choreographer for NSW State Dance Ensembles and festivals, and a lecturer in Creative and Performing Arts in Education at Southern Cross University.

2024 applications are now open

Applications for Far North Coast Junior Dance Ensemble close Friday 8 March 2024. 

Please note the application form must be completed using an @education.nsw.gov.au account.

2024 schedule

Students rehearse at Murwillumbah Learning Community High School in preparation for performing at the Far North Coast Dance Festival in early June 2024. Further performance opportunities may arise throughout the year.

Rehearsal Dates

Junior Dance Ensemble

  • Session 1: Term 2 Week 1 2024 – Tuesday 30 April
  • Session 2: Term 2 Week 1 2024 – Wednesday 1 May
  • Session 3: Term 2 Week 5 2024 – Wednesday 29 May

Far North Coast Dance Festival dress rehearsal 
Junior Dance Ensemble will be required 9am -12:00pm on performance day.
The Far North Coast Dance Festival will be held from Tuesday 4 June to Thursday 6 June 2024



Please upload a video audition showing the student performing a 1 minute solo within their chosen dance style to particularly highlight their technical skills and performance quality. Further instructions are available within the application form and also available in our Audition tips for dance resource.


The yearly ensemble fee of $125 covers tuition and the supply of costumes.

Further information 

Further enquiries relating to the FNC Junior Dance Ensemble should be directed to deirdre.roworth@det.nsw.edu.au


Deirdre Roworth
02 6671 5715
Sarah Armour
Rel. Arts Coordination Officer
Rural North
0429 965 197


Murwillumbah Learning Community High School
94 North Arm Road
Murwillumbah NSW 2484

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