On Friday 13th May 2016, 11 students from year 7 and 8 had the opportunity to participate in a dance workshop hosted by the talented dancers from Bangarra Dance Theatre.
The students practiced some warm up exercises, then split into groups to learn a modern Aboriginal dance. Each group then performed this dance after lunch. The students also got to show off their skills with a modern hip hop routine, a dance off and some free style dancing.
Everyone had a great day, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet other Indigenous students from around the state. The aim of the workshop was to foster the development of dance skills and cultural significance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students.
Some comments from the students who attended:
“We had a good day and learnt more about culture, plus we did some traditional dancing and made new friends.”
“I went with my friend who is Aboriginal. I learnt more about his culture and I had a good day.”
“I took some mates with me to the dance camp. We had fun and learnt a couple of new moves. I enjoyed my day.”
Story contributed by Lisa Curran from Warners Bay High School. Published in 2016.