The Wakakirri Challenge is the national search for the best Story Dance created by Australian Primary and Secondary schools. This year is the first time that Secondary schools from every state and territory have been invited to participate, resulting in numbers for the Secondary School Challenge almost doubling year on year.

Wakakirri believe that participation in the arts is essential if students are to develop confidence in expressing themselves. Through such participation students experience the freedom, satisfaction and sense of achievement which comes from knowing that one can create something significant.

Through the creation of their stories, each student develops and strengthens invaluable life skills in collaboration, creative thinking, problem solving, self-confidence and team-work which culminates in a fabulous series of performances in professional theatres across the country.

In 2017, Wakakirri is celebrating 25 years and is launching an opportunity for Secondary students to gain accreditation in collaboration with Dance Factory – one of the country’s leading providers of Dance Education.
“This new initiative, in which participating students can earn credits that will be recognised within their future tertiary studies, is not only a great opportunity, but a validation of the work and effort that goes into the students and the schools’ artistic creations.”

Commencing in Victoria, each registered student, on fulfilling the required hours, will receive a Statement of Attainment for each unit completed that can grant them credits in their further studies, either towards a Certificate II in Dance or similar qualification.

Information about Wakakirri, the Secondary School Challenge and the Certificate II in Dance at