Mount St Benedict College acknowledges and pays respect to the past and present traditional custodians and elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Ancestors have walked this country and we acknowledge their special and unique place in our nation’s historical, cultural and linguistic identity.
Visitors should be aware that this Research Guide may contain images or documentation relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are deceased.
Ozzie teaches kids about an important part of Indigenous Australian culture, Aboriginal Song & Dance. We learn traditional instruments such as the yidaki or didgeridoo, clapping sticks, along with various dances and their meaning and also the significance of the Acknowledgment of Country.
Short segment of this video where indigenous Australians discuss the importance of dance in their culture.
This list features examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance festivals and celebratory events.
For more information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander festivals/celebrations relating to the Arts more broadly, you may also like to visit:
Aboriginal dance, both traditional and ceremonial, has been a component of Aboriginal culture for centuries. Indigenous Australian tribes valued dancing as a spiritual practice, and each tribe had its own traditions for choreographing and performing these dances.