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 workshop.

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.

In addition to this program, The Arts Unit and Bangarra Dance Theatre run the NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Dance Company. This is an audition-based dance ensemble for high potential and gifted students. During the workshop, students may be identified to audition for this company as an extension opportunity in contemporary Aboriginal dance.

Dates and locations

The 2023 Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshops have now concluded. Please complete the expression of interest form if you are interested in future Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshops.

Applications for the 2024 program will open in Term 1 2024. 

Workshop information

  • Face-to-face workshops from 9 am – 2:30 pm
  • Online workshops from 10 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Participation fee: $33.00 per student for face-to-face workshops or $130 per school for online workshops
  • Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 7 to 12

Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshop Promo

Duration: 1:46

Aboriginal and 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 - 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