With a new Australian Curriculum now a reality, we have successfully made the case for dance to be resourced as a subject area in its own right. Dance now has equal status in the learning environment with other art forms, from early childhood through to the final years of schooling.
We achieved this through a united voice for arts education with our advocacy partners the National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE).
The NAAE, which represents the five art forms included as separate subjects in the curriculum, has been campaigning for seven years on behalf of arts educators across the country. The Arts were not initially included in the national curriculum at all, so the final endorsement in October 2015 marks a significant occasion when The Arts are not only in the curriculum, but they include all five art forms: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and the Visual Arts.