Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshops

Region: Regional NSW
Years 3 to 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Students will develop their cultural awareness and contemporary Aboriginal dance skills in a fun and engaging setting. Students work with industry professionals during this 1-day workshop.

Primary Aboriginal dance workshops

Applications are now closed.

About the program

This is an exciting 1-day workshop for primary students (Years 3 to 6) who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and attend a NSW public school. The workshop is suitable for both experienced and non-experienced dancers.

In this workshop, students will explore contemporary Indigenous dance and movement. These energetic and engaging workshops are run by a team of experienced First Nations dance tutors in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education Arts Unit.

Up to 10 students per school can attend the workshop as a group with a supervising teacher. A maximum of 2 students can attend the workshop unaccompanied with prior email approval from the program coordinator, Ashley Napoleoni –

Dates and locations – face-to-face workshops 

Tuesday 7 May – Bourke Public School

Wednesday 8 May – Brewarrina Central School

Thursday 9 May – Nyngan Public School

Monday 13 May – Estella Public School 

Tuesday 14 May – Galungara Public School 

Wednesday 15 May – Cardiff South Public School

Thursday 16 May – Macquarie Fields High School

Friday 17 May – Moruya Public School 

Workshop information 

  • Face-to-face workshops from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Participation fee: $33.00 per student
  • Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 3 to 6
  • Teachers are required to upload a payment advice form into their application.
  • Teachers are required to retain copies of the permission to publish form for each participating student.

How to apply 

Aboriginal Dance Program - Primary workshops promo

Duration: 1:43

During the workshop, students will explore a contemporary indigenous dance style as well as some traditional dance and movement. These workshops will be run by a team of professional Aboriginal dance and choreography tutors from indigenous backgrounds.

Video transcript – Aboriginal Dance Program - Primary workshops promo


The Arts Initiatives team
The Arts Unit
02 8512 1190

The Arts Unit's 2024 Aboriginal Initiatives programs are proudly supported by Matrix CNI.