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DANCE ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS

Ausdance ACT's Dance Artists in Schools Program creates a special opportunity for primary and secondary students and their teachers to work with some of the leading dance artists in Canberra. All teachers will share their vast knowledge of dance, from technique to choreography and cultural awareness.

Ausdance ACT endorses professional, highly qualified, experienced teaching practitioners and facilitates WWVP checks, COVID Safe Procedures, and risk assessment for schools.


A wide range of genres is available including Cultural Dance (Afro, Chinese, Indigenous), Street Dance (Hip Hop, Break dance, etc.) Creative Dance, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, and more!

Ausdance ACT cherishes the value of dance as one of the most powerful art forms to be used in education, with the purpose of reinforcing self-expression, teamwork, respect, pure joy, great energy, and wellbeing.

We can tailor a school visit or workshop to suit your needs, contact us to find out more and make your booking: act@ausdance.org.au

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Students from Caroline Chisholm School, St Francis Xavier College and OSHClub outside school hours care participating in Ausdance ACT's Dance Artists in Schools Program.

Teacher Feedback


"Ausdance ACT's Dance Artists in School Program is a great way to connect with the ACT dance community and tap into the wealth of experience and knowledge that exists within our own backyard. Ausdance ACT make the whole process straight forward and will work with teachers to tailor and access the right workshop for your needs. Having access to a range of teachers and dance styles meant that I could use the program to provide fun and different practical experiences for my students, which they loved!"

 

“Our Bollywood workshop with Sonia was fun, energetic, and engaging. The students were pushed to move in ways that were unfamiliar to them, but they embraced the challenge and haven’t stopped rehearsing the routine since!”

Jessica Mercer, Dance and Drama Teacher, Assistant Head of Performing Arts - Senior School, Canberra Grammar School

"Our workshops with Chip from Project Beats have been both fun and educational. Chip’s extensive knowledge and understanding of hip hop have provided our students with incredible insight into both the dance style and the broader hip hop culture. The workshops have been a weekly highlight for many of our students!" 

Hannah Carey, St Francis Xavier College

"Overall, it was a great experience, the students were engaged and willing to give most things a go. Yolanda really catered to their level and went at a pace that they could follow, but also challenged them as well." 

Lauren Gartside, Namadgi School

From our Dance Artists

"I had such a lovely time teaching! The students were enthusiastic, eager to learn new movements and so respectful of the different cultural dance styles." Emma Laverty - Independent Artist Indigenous Dance

‘It was such a lovely experience, and I would love to come back and teach again!’ Sonia Raveena - Independent Artist Bollywood 
 

‘It was an absolute pleasure to be teaching. The students were challenged with movements that are highly unfamiliar to the Canberra dance scene. They focused on a group movement choreography piece rather than an individual piece, which is characteristic to classical dance forms.’ Kate Tieu - Independent Artist Classical Chinese Dance

'It was great to do some dancing and creating with so many kids at such varied ages! Their amazing enthusiasm and excitement was energising and inspiring. It was a pleasure to have a groove with them'. Alana Stenning - Independent Artist Contemporary Dance

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We are excited to again work with the great team at Project Beats to offer a 6-week dance program at ACT Primary and Secondary Schools, starting in Week 4 of Term 1, 2023 culminating with the opportunity for your students to perform at the Canberra Street Dance Festival on 1 April 2023.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • An experienced Project Beats Instructor (with WWVP registration) will visit the participating schools once a week for 6 weeks to teach a street dance routine (sessions are a maximum of one hour in length with a maximum of 25 student participants).

  • Students will learn about one of the following street styles: Hip Hop, Popping, Locking, Breaking, House or Waacking.

  • Students will learn about the history and culture of the style and the basic foundational movements.

  • All music selection and arrangement will be done by Project Beats and will be age appropriate.

  • Ausdance ACT's school visits COVID19 Safety Plan can be viewed HERE

  • Ausdance ACT's Child Safety Plan can be viewed here HERE

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY

The content will prepare the class for a performance on 1 April at the Canberra Street Dance Festival. This will be a great opportunity to showcase what the students have learnt over the program, whilst building performance experience and confidence in a support and fun atmosphere.

Please note, participating in the performance opportunity at the Canberra Street Dance Festival of this program is not essential and does not prelude schools or students from participating in the school visits component of the program.

BOOKINGS

For further information or to make a booking, email act@ausdance.org.au

Check out the “Street Dance Festival 2022 Recap” video to get a feel for this fun and exciting event.

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