Primary Aboriginal Dance Workshops

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

Students develop their cultural awareness and contemporary Aboriginal dance skills in a fun and engaging setting. During this one-day workshop, students work with industry professionals.

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 and/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.

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