Dance is a valued part of every person’s education, offering creative, healthy and stimulating experiences for all Australians throughout their lives.
We are supporting dance in education through
- Contribution to curriculum development—making sure the benefits of dance are clearly stated and understood at every level of education, and that dance has parity with other artforms in the curriculum, from early childhood through to tertiary level.
- Accredited professional development courses for dance educators in schools and studios. Nationally recognised teaching standards for dance educators are delivered through registered training organisations and safe dance practice is embedded into teacher education programs.
- Certified teacher development courses for independent artists to gain skills and knowledge about the education sector, enabling them to make creative contributions at every stage of their careers.
- Improved access to quality artistic experiences for students in primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions, and youth dance projects that engage young audiences in the arts.