Dance Nation

Dance Nation 2018

ABOUT DANCE NATION

The Dance Nation is a school arts program for primary and high school aged students uniquely designed to build within each individual a sense of identity, belonging, pride and legacy. Over a 16-week period hundreds of young people from across the ACT region are engaged designing, rehearsing and perform their showcase piece in a highly celebrative atmosphere that enables them to shine.

Dance Nation increases community connectedness by allowing cluster schools and schools within the whole network to work together to celebrate Canberra.

Each school is provided with a weekly dance coach in residence during school terms to work with your teachers and students to develop dance performance production around a positive theme that builds school culture. The program concludes with a large performance called the ‘Dance Nation Schools Spectacular’ held at the Royal Theatre – National Convention Centre.

NOTE | Dance Nation also has strong links to the achievement standards of the Australian Arts Curriculum as students dance skills are developed through making and responding to arts practice.

Dance Nation 2018

DANCE NATION 2018 | Registration

IMPORTANT | Registrations are currently only open to Dance Nation 2017 participants (until October 31, 2017). From November 01, 2017 registration will be open to all ACT schools.

The 2018 Dance Nation program will be open to 16 schools only. Registration will be allocated on a ‘first-in’ basis – although 2017 participants have priority (before November 01). Online registration and deposit payment are required to be confirm your place.  Note | registration requires a minimum commitment of 20 students.

REGISTRATION | Once your form has been submitted one of our team members will contact you to confirm your registration and arrange for your school’s $250 deposit to be paid.

YOUR SCHOOL RECEIVES

  • 40 student participation places for Primary schools (years 4-6) and High schools (years 7-10)
  • 16 fantastic dance workshops delivered by a Dance coach in residence
  • 1 big performance showcase spectacular at the Royal Theatre
  • 1 dance Nation t-shirt & certificate for each participant
  • 1 school’s participation plaque
  • School bus travel transfers to and from the rehearsals on the day of the event
  • 50% subsidised cost of $150 (including GST) per student (approximately $9.30 per student per lesson over 16 weeks)

 Dance Nation is a life changing experience for many participants.

Dance Nation 2018
Dance Nation 2018

Before I started Dance Nation I was so nervous.  I didn’t like to dance in front of people and didn’t think I could dance very well.  After doing Dance nation for 15 weeks, and performing in front of so many people, I am super confident and wanting to do it again!  I love it so much I have the confidence to teach it to somebody else!” (Lauren, aged 9)

BENEFITS

  • The program enhances student wellbeing, dance skills and social skilling
  • The program has links to the Australian Curriculum Arts- Dance
  • The program attracts positive attention and publicity for your school community
  • The program increases connectedness and community between ACT schools with the educational directorate.

The program is endorsed by ACT Education and Training Directorate.

OUR COMMITMENT

As a charity organisation Kulture Break is committed to delivering highly professional programs in schools that are inclusive and affordable. The costing involved are highly subsidised to provide more opportunity for students to be involved in this fantastic program.

Dance Nation 2018
Dance Nation 2018

PROGRAM INVESTMENT COSTS

$150 per student (approximately $9.30 per student per lesson over 16 weeks)
Normal Program is $310 per student

Kulture Break sponsors each child 50% of the total cost. This is our investment into empowering young lives.

Program Sequence

Starting Term 1, Week 5
Term 1: Weeks 5 – 10
Weekly dance lessons delivered by Kulture Break dance coaches for 40 participating students

Term 2: Weeks 1 – 9
Weekly dance lessons delivered by Kulture Break dance coaches for 40 participating students

Term 2: Week 9
Rehearsal and performance at the Royal Theatre

Term 2: Week 10
Certificates and celebration

NOTEPlease fill in your lesson preference time(s). We will do our best to provide your highest preference.

Lessons can be run before and after school as well.

Dance Nation 2018
Dance Nation 2018

Testimonials

‘’The positive outcomes from Dance Nation was the excitement and enjoyment the students experienced. They also cooperated together to make the performance so fantastic. The plaques each school received are beautiful and like everything else they are very professional. The advantage with Dance Nation is that dance is taught by dance teachers and the choreography is all done for us.”
Debbie Martins Principal Charnwood-Dunlop School

“A fantastic night for me watching all the schools dance. It also gave focus for my daughter through the whole year who looked forward to going to school and practising.”
Parent

“It has made me much more confident and made me nicer and a much better dancer.”
Dance Nation participating student

“Participation in Dance Nation developed positive self-image for our students. We were delighted to see the growth and enjoyment our students demonstrated during the program. All parents of participants were immensely proud. This was a truly worthwhile project which produced more positive outcomes then we were hoping for.”
Peter Galvin Principal St Jude’s Primary

Contact Us

Feel Free to email us! – dancenation@kulturebreak.com
Or speak to our awesome team – phone (02) 6291 8249