Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshops

Years 7 to 12

Tutors from Bangarra Dance Theatre work with students to develop cultural awareness and explore contemporary Aboriginal dance skills in an engaging one day workshop in areas across NSW.

Students dancing with their left arms out-stretched in a school hall

About the program

This program is an exciting collaboration between the internationally renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre and the NSW Department of Education Arts Unit. During the program, tutors from Bangarra’s youth team work with students to learn more about culture and perform a contemporary Indigenous dance repertoire. The workshop is suitable for both experienced and non-experienced dancers.

Dates and locations – face-to-face workshops

Friday 8 March – Engadine High School

Tuesday 12 March – Deniliquin High School

Wednesday 13 March – Wagga Wagga High School

Friday 15 March – Bowraville Central School

Friday 22 March – Airds High School

Wednesday 3 April – Broken Hill High School

Monday 8 April – Colyton High School

Tuesday 9 April –Lithgow High School

Thursday 11 April – Condobolin High School

Friday 12 April – Warren Central School

Applications have now closed

Dates and locations – online workshops

Friday 5 April

  • Session 1: 9:30 am – 10:45 am
  • Session 2: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
  • Session 3: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Applications are now closed.

Workshop information

  • Participation fee: $33.00 per student for face-to-face workshops or $100 per school for online workshops
  • Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 7 to 12

How to apply

Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshop Promo

Duration: 1:46

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students from NSW public schools are invited to participate in a one-day workshop run by the Department of Education in collaboration with the internationally renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre.

This workshop aims to foster the development of dance skills and cultural significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, boys and girls from school Years 7 to 12. This workshop is suitable for both experienced and inexperienced dancers. During this workshop, students will learn contemporary indigenous dance repertoire from some of Bangarra's leading choreographers.

Video transcript – Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshop 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.

All Arts Unit programs are inclusive. If support is required to participate in the Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshops, please email so that we can assist.