Unfortunately, due to a combination of factors caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, Wakakirri is only able to offer a live event to Victorian Secondary and Dance schools in 2020. Schools in other States and Territories around Australia will be able to participate in Wakakirri Online but no live events are able to be staged.
The cancellations are due to a combination of factors including ongoing crowd gathering restrictions at live indoor events, a crowded Term 4 schedule for schools and financial responsibility for Wakakirri’s long term future. This decision was taken in the best interests of Wakakirri being able to return in 2021.
The following Wakakirri events will take place in 2020:
The Wakakirri Online - Story-Dance Video event has been established for 2020 only. To allow any school that has created a Story-Dance or planning to create a Story-Dance to participate this year. Schools participating in this event will be eligible for awards including the Reconciliation Story Award, State Story Awards and the biggy 'Story of the Year'.
It is with a heavy heart that this decision has been made. We have tried our best to come up with alternative solutions so schools would have a chance to perform but it has proved to be a bridge too far. Rest assured that Wakakirri will definitely be back in 2021, bigger and better than ever! We would like to thank the hundreds of schools who did not cancel their registrations and held on to the last moment. We thank you for your support and hope to see you again soon.
If you require more information you know that our friendly staff are always there to help. Please stay safe and keep dancing!