Lift Dance Incursion

Available throughout 2024

Are you looking for a fun and engaging program for year 9-12 dance students? Funded by the Department of Education, through the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series, a LIFT Dance Incursion gives your students real-world performance experience with our expert-led dance workshops and mock auditions.

Students will be challenged and inspired at a higher level, increase their performance confidence and develop improvisation and choreographic skills. This is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen your dance education offering with an industry-led dance program.

Kyall Shanks teaching at VET Dance industry Day 2022
Kyall Shanks teaching at VET Dance industry Day 2022. Photo by Belinda Strodder

Choose Your Dance Style

Each session is led by a renowned choreographer and dance artist who expertly creates an inclusive atmosphere and educational focus.

Select your preferred dance style and we match you with an industry-leading choreographer.

Available Dance Styles
  • Broadway Tap
  • Broadway/Musical Theatre Jazz
  • Classic Jazz
  • Commercial Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop
  • Latin Fusion
  • Lyrical
  • Open Ballet
  • Street Dance
  • Street Tap

Incursion Outline

  • 1 x 60 minute dance workshop in your chosen dance style
  • Mock auditions (simulated audition process and casting brief)
  • Performance showcase
  • Q&A with the dance artist

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop audition techniques
  • Explore creative arts career and education pathways
  • Learn new choreographic and improvisation skills
  • Extend their knowledge of how to work with others in the creative arts industry
  • Learn to effectively collaborate in the creative process
  • Develop movement skills for performance
  • Extend their expertise in dance techniques
Industry Day Workshop. Credit Belinda Strodder
Industry Day Workshop. Credit Belinda Strodder

Lift Dance Incursion Eligibility

  • Year 9 – 12 dance students
  • Government Secondary School or Government Remote Provider


Lift Dance Incursion is FREE for eligible schools only. It is funded by the Department of Education through the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series.

Important Information
  • Each incursion runs for 2.5 hours
  • A teacher or school representative must be supervising at all times
  • Students will need to complete a registration and evaluation form
  • Students should wear comfortable clothing and dance appropriate footwear
  • A smooth, clean floor surface is required, free of any furniture or trip hazards. Dance room or school hall is most appropriate
  • Min 10 / Max 50 students per workshop. Additional workshops can be arranged for larger groups.
Lift Dance Incursions are funded through the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series