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NAISDA Dance College

NAISDA Dance College

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A Songline is a journey, a recognition of place, of culture and history. Join us on the journey to build a new NAISDA precinct.

 

For over 40 years NAISDA has danced, shared and celebrated our Indigenous knowledge, stories, song and language.  From a six-week workshop in 1975 at the Black Theatre in Redfern to becoming one of our country’s most innovative arts-training organisations, NAISDA continues to play a prominent and unrivalled role in our cultural and creative lives.

Auditioning from across Indigenous Australia, our young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Developing Artists leave families and communities to study full-time for nationally-accredited qualifications at our campus on Darkinjung Land on the beautiful NSW Central Coast.

The unmistakable NAISDA influence surrounds us. We recognise it through our graduates’ creative and cultural expression; through the emergence of new, pioneering Indigenous companies, works and Independent artists; through an education completion rate triple the national Indigenous average; through 26,000 Australian school students, teachers and parents who experience our program of performances and cultural education each year; and through our unique representation as the only Indigenous member of the Australian Government’s ARTS8 – the elite peak body for arts training organisations.

Now is the time for NAISDA to take its next strategic step towards a major capital infrastructure expansion which will be called Naya Wa Yugali meaning “we dance” in Darkinjung language.

Naya Wa Yugali will undoubtedly change the future of Indigenous Creative Learning in Australia.

We seek support from government, corporate, philanthropic, cultural, creative and education partners. We ask you to join us and pledge commitment to our future generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and to our unifying Songline of land, dance, story, culture, knowledge and peoples.

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Contact Details

31 The Avenue Mount Penang Parklands
KARIONG NSW, 2250

(02) 4340 3116

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.