Tennant Creek dancers will remember NAISDA artists, Kyle and Juanita, who worked at the Tennant Creek High school for four weeks in term one of 2014. Barkly Regional Arts (BRA) auspiced an Artist in Residence grant for the High School to have two dance artists from NAISDA teach students dance. NAISDA (National Aboriginal Islander Skills Dance Association) teach Aboriginal, Islander, and contemporary Western dance techniques and combine them together to create exciting contemporary dance performances.

Juanita Duncan Naisda GraduateFollowing the success of that project, BRA has been able to bring them back through an Office of Youth Affairs Holiday grant. NAISDA will spend a week in Tennant Creek (Monday July 14th– Friday July 18th) running dance classes for the youth. Their primary focus is to create opening and closing dance routines for the Desert Harmony Festival youth night – Deadly Dancing (Tuesday August 19th).

Deadly Dancing is an interactive dance show that showcases youth from four remote Barkly schools; Canteen Creek, Elliott, Epenarra and Murray Downs. NAISDA will host the show, present routines featuring students, teach dance routines to the audience, and run dance battles with prizes up for grabs.

The Tennant Creek holiday dance classes are open for all youth to get involved. Participants will learn two dance routines, create a dance video and showcase their moves at this years Desert Harmony Festival.



DATES: Monday July 14th  –  Friday July 18th

VENUE:  Youth Lynx building (Sport & Rec)

TIME: 10am- 3pm


Open to all young people (11 to 27 years)

Contact Kathy Burns to enroll: 08 8962 2799 or 0401 620 380.




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