NSW public schools boys dance ensemble (workshop-based)

Region: Sydney
Years 4 to 12

This program develops high-level skills in dance technique, composition and performance for talented dance students from Years 4 to 12 from public schools across NSW. The ensemble provides opportunities for students who cannot attend weekly rehearsals in Sydney to train, rehearse and perform with other students from across NSW during 4 intensive workshops in Sydney over the year.

Training is aligned to syllabus outcomes and ensemble students perform at a regional dance festival, the State Dance Festival and Schools Spectacular.

This new program for 2024 aims to develop students' wellbeing and technical dance skills in a supportive environment, fostering connection and expression through movement.

male dancer in centra of stage in white costume


    Applications for 2024 are now closed.

    Students may also wish to apply for the NSW public schools weekly or workshop-based dance ensembles.


    Students train and rehearse dance works at Sydney Dance Company and DUTI Studios in preparation for performing at a Regional Dance Festival in June, State Dance Festival in September and Schools Spectacular in November.

    The dance team are all so excited to be able to offer our new 2024 dance program and cannot wait to deliver exciting dance classes.

    • Workshop 1 – Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 March 2024 inclusive at Sydney Dance Company; comprehensive styles-based workshop with various tutors and intensive choreographic tasks to develop their work for the Regional Dance Festival.
    • Workshop 2 – Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 June 2024 inclusive at DUTI Studios, Newtown; intensive choreographic tasks where students will create their work for the Regional Dance Festival.
    • Workshop 3 – Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September 2024 at DUTI Studios, Newtown; technical rehearsals for the State Dance Festival.
    • Workshop 4 – Rehearsals for the Schools Spectacular at Sydney Olympic Park; dates TBC.

    Performance opportunities

    • In The Spotlight Dance Festival at Seymour Centre – Friday 21 June 2024
    • State Dance Festival at Seymour Centre – Thursday 19 September 2024
    • Schools Spectacular at Qudos Bank Arena – dates TBC November 2024
    • Additional opportunities throughout the year as they arise

    Contact details

    Should you have any queries, please contact us at dance.artsunit@det.nsw.edu.au


    The dance team
    The Arts Unit
    0434 567 414