Dance ground to host workshops for first time

Steve Taylor from Dinawan's Connection is excited to use the dance ground for workshops.
Steve Taylor from Dinawan's Connection is excited to use the dance ground for workshops.

The newly established dance ground at Cowra's Nature Based Adventure Playground will play host to its first Educating, Gathering, Gudhagalang and Sharing (EGGs) workshop next week.

Run by Dinawan's Connection, the workshop, which focuses on teaching local children about Aboriginal culture and dance, will be held on Wednesday, November 27 from 5pm until 6pm.

Dinawan's Connection dancer/teacher, Steve Taylor, said the group previously hosted the workshop at River Park and was looking forward to using the new space.

"It will be the same as the last time we did workshops, a bit of dance, explaining the stories, why we dance, talk about country, talk about lessons in the dance as well and getting our young kids involved," he said.

"It's even better when we've got a dance ground that we can use but it's also got a natural ampitheatre around it, you can dance to an audience."

The dance ground was created alongside the playground, with the assistance of Cowra Council and the Cowra Nature Based Adventure Playground Committee.

"They put it to us actually and we jumped on board," Mr Taylor said.

"We do our practice up here as well."

Mr Taylor said the focus of the workshops, which will be held every couple of months, was getting Cowra's children involved in culture.

"It's all for kids," he said.

"The more people that can learn about our beautiful the culture the better.

"Learn together, grow together."