NAISDA delivers a significant portfolio of engagement and outreach programs each year. School workshops, touring programs, partnerships and community events provide a tangible, physical and engaging representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and dance. These include:
MID-YEAR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS
Aligned to NAIDOC celebrations NAISDA hosts an annual program of cultural dance performances and workshops for primary and high school students at Nhangara Barayi, NAISDA’s Dancing Ground and living learning space.
CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE/NAISDA DANCE PROJECT
The CAC/NAISDA Dance Project is a longstanding collaboration between NAISDA and Campbelltown Arts Centre. The project supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Macarthur region to explore their creative voice through artistic mentorship in dance, cultural knowledge and performance skills led by community Elders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance artists.
KINSHIP AND CONNECTION YOUTH DANCE AND CULTURE WORKSHOP PROGRAM
An engaging program of creative and cultural workshops for First Nations high school students and young people on Darkinjung Country. Delivered by NAISDA Dance College, in partnership with six Central Coast high schools, Gudjagang Ngara li-dhi Aboriginal Corporation and Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation. Find out more here.
Touring Productions: Dätiwuy Dreaming and Wyniss
Dätiwuy Dreaming and Wyniss were created for the Musica Viva in Schools program. NAISDA Dance College and Musica Viva have developed a strong partnership to provide school students across Australia powerful insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through these nationally accessible, curriculum-linked touring programs.