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"When I do EduDance I get a really good beat stuck in my head for the rest of the day. I love coming to school on Wednesday’s because my class goes to EduDance."  EduDance student
"As Movement & Dance form part of the Health & PE Outcome Statements, I feel Colleen's program was an excellent form of assessment in this regard."  Julie McCarthy, PE Specialist
"What a wonderful experience for my students! The new kinesthetic challenges you presented were extremely valid in terms of extending their physical learning and problem-solving experiences."  Jan Clarke, PEAC Teacher
"I like EduDance because I use lots of energy and it makes me feel happy. It is fun when we all work together in patterns and work as a team."  EduDance student
"Outstanding! After many years of being involved in education, the quality of incursion programs that Colleen brought to our school would have to be up with the best."  Richard Wills, PE Coordinator/Teacher
"I really liked the dancing we have been doing. I wish we were doing dancing next term as well. I think it should be called 'FunDance'. I wish it would never stop!"  EduDance student
"The exercise is good for my lungs, heart and muscles. I have so much fun at my dance lessons."  EduDance student
"Thank you for your wonderful work in teaching EduDance this term. Our son's attitude has been totally transformed. The performances by all the classes today were outstanding."  Trevor & Sharon Taylor, Parents

"We had our assembly yesterday - it was great! We are all grateful for the effort you put into helping us get to know the steps to 'Wipeout'. So thank you for all your help."  EduDance student

Bringing dance to remote communities

Bathurst Island - 2014, 2015 & heading back in 2016!

"Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School (MCPS) is situated in the township of Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island, part of the Tiwi Islands, 80km north of Darwin. With approximately 200 students enrolled, the school looks to provide students with an array of new educational opportunities whilst maintaining a strong focus on Tiwi tradition and culture.

In 2014, Edu-Dance delivered a two-week intensive program to help develop student’s confidence and resilience through the learning of hip-hop dance. The program was a huge success, culminating in a huge community performance with over 200 very entertained audience members!

Edu-Dance returned in 2015 to continue developing the skills of the students and the program was received by the kids and community with the same enthusiasm and excitement, resulting in another spectacular community performance.

MCPS would like to thank Edu-Dance for taking on the opportunity to deliver such a great program to students in a remote location. The enjoyment and development our students have experienced has been huge – bring on 2016!"

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Christmas Island - 2007 & 2008

In April of 2007 Edu-Dance ventured north to the wonderful tropical paradise – Christmas Island. What an amazing place! The coral reefs are world class and its migrating red crabs have to be seen to be believed. This tiny Australian Territory is situated in the Indian Ocean some 360kms south of Java and is home to a small multicultural population (approx 2,000).

Christmas Island District High School - serving approximately 400 students - was our destination, and the school’s Chinese, Malay and European students anxiously awaited the arrival of Edu-Dance! With such a mix of ethnic backgrounds, religion and life experiences, our Dance program was about to test the theory that “the love of music and dance is universal and crosses all boundaries”!

Day 1... we were greeted by a mix of excited, nervous and, yes, a few reluctant faces - clearly concerned about who we were and what on earth was this thing called “Edu-Dance”. Many of the children had never left the island, so us arriving with our loud music pumping from our beat boxes and our “cool” jazzy/hip hop moves was somewhat of a shock!!

The nerves and self-doubts very quickly disappeared as the students started pumping out the moves and really working their routines. The enthusiasm and vigour was inspiring. Their smiling faces and the general buzz around the school said it all! The outcome was magnificent with the final performance attended by almost every resident on the Island. It was a very rewarding experience and a true celebration for everyone involved.

Edu-Dance returned to Christmas Island the following year with again outstanding results.

We will never forget our Christmas Island Edu-Dance adventure and we thank all the staff and children from Christmas Island District High School for their hard work, dedication and all the wonderful memories.

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