Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshops

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 one day workshop.

students at workshop

About the program

This is an exciting one 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 venues

Applications have now closed for the 2023 program. Please complete the expression of interest form if you are interested in future Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshops.

The 2024 Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshop dates will be announced in Term 4 2023.

Workshop information

  • 2023 Primary Aboriginal Dance information package (DOCX 1.28 MB)
  • Face-to-face workshops from 9 am – 2:30 pm
  • Participation fee: $33.00 per student
  • Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 3 to 6
  • Teacher 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.

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 Aboriginal Initiatives programs are proudly supported by Matrix CNI.