The dances tell stories about the community, of the land, relationships, and the culture of the people. There are different dances for different communities and they tell different stories. Many dances have been passed on century after century, generation after generation, and they are just as important to Indigenous people today as they were when they were first performed.
There are many Indigenous dance groups in Australia that perform to keep culture alive, to keep passing on stories to our young people and to teach non-Indigenous people about the diversity of Indigenous Australia Learning about Indigenous society and culture through dance is a great opportunity.
Nowra East Public School has been developing partnerships with people from the local indigenous community contributing significantly to the ongoing journey of reconciliation. Aboriginal Dance Instructor Mr Andrew McLeod, he has had a passion for his culture and traditions for most of his life. Learning different indigenous dances enables boys to become men and being honest with each other and asking for help if you need it. It's about helping men to understand each other. It's about finding yourself and helping each other through life.
Koori Dance Group
The Dance Group has conducted many public performances at other schools and for local events in the Shoalhaven. They have given outstanding performances at our NAIDOC Week assemblies and flag raising ceremonies.
If you are interested in our Koori Dance Group to perform, please contact our office to make a booking