Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub, based in Newcastle is a professional arts organisation for mid-career choreographers, emerging choreographers, multi-disciplinary artist, young people and the community

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workshops in dance, creativity, dance on film & theme based residencies
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Primary School Workshops


Childhood and youth are key times for exposure to the performing arts.

Our dance programs reach children, young people and their communities, engaging all as participators, creators and artists.

Creativity is the domain of all ages, backgrounds, and young people, and a crucial cultural resource that gives profound meaning and quality to life.


Participants are encouraged to play, learn and explore aspects of dance and contemporary dance theatre.


Years PP – 1

In a fun and playful atmosphere we introduce developmental skills including: warm-up; isolation of body parts; co-ordination and sequencing; shapes, spatial awareness and patterns.

Participants will be guided through creative play, and imaginative games with dance, movement, music, and rhythms.


Years 2 – 4

The focus is on dance sequences, creativity and collaborative team building games.

Based on themes linked to performances and/or curriculum, participants will be involved in performance outcomes;

building confidence, incorporating problem solving techniques; and higher order thinking.


Years 5 – 6

Students will be taught dance based on contemporary and dance popular culture.

Intricate dance sequences will be taught to challenge and inspire.

The students are given the opportunity to extend these phrases adding their own flair.

Workshops are physical, fun and funky.

Theme Based and Arts Residencies

Each classroom will create an inspiring dance piece to showcase to family, friends, and the school community.

Dance pieces connect to classroom content & school wide initiatives.

Let our dancers get your students up, moving & creative.

Our process is student drive, providing appropriate scaffolding of activities to engage all students

A residency will be created to fit your school.


Introduction to Dance

We can be in your school for a whole day to provide introductory dance classes for every year group.

Each class will incorporate highly physical, exciting and fun dance phrases to funky tunes, a great way to get the school up and moving.

This is a positive and healthy way to engage the whole school in an arts extravaganza.

Let us take over for the day, sit back and watch the whole school bust a move.


Yoga Classes are also available for all ages to build strength and flexibility, relax, and bring calm to any classroom environment.