About REDed

For 25 years, Raw Energy Dance Education has been inspiring the next generation to get active through dance, delivering curriculum aligned and extra-curricular dance programs in schools across Australia.

Where it all began…

Raw Energy Dance (REDed) was established in 1999 by Dale Pope in Sydney, with Dale the sole program facilitator and business operator. Dale’s mission was to engage students in a positive dance experience that connects students to their peers, and promotes creativity, physical and mental health benefits.

“Turning the lights on in little people to become AWESOME big people”

REDed’s curriculum aligned dance programs and online teacher resources provide accessible and inclusive lessons for schools that meet requirements and make documentation straightforward for staff. This ensures more focus on the students’ dance journey; they will be challenged and inspired, and grow in confidence through movement.

REDed’s extra-curricular programs provide a nurturing environment for students to extend their dance skillset. These programs build flourishing dance communities in schools, supporting the arts and the school’s profile in the wider community.

The REDed Journey

In 2023, REDed officially joined the Australian School of Performing Arts (ASPA) family. Prior to this, REDed has provided choreography to The Australian Girls Choir and ASPA Education for 25 years. REDed now operates with a growing team of talented instructors  and offers programs in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

REDed has also worked with leading organisations and personalities including charity partner Girls from Oz, ImagiNATION, P&O Cruises and Bindi Irwin. Learn more about Our Community here.

For #throwbackthursday we are flashing back to sometime around 2000 (long before we documented things)! Head REDed Dale is on the ground instructing, building and growing REDed in its very early days.

As you can see from REDed`s history, we are practically the OG`s of Curriculum Dance delivery. 💁🏼‍♀️

The theme for NAIDOC Week this year, which came to an end yesterday (7-14 July), is "Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud". REDed is proud to collaborate with and work alongside @bangarradancetheatre to create our First Nations Lens Curricular program.

REDed deeply values this relationship that allows us to contribute to opening the minds of little people through stories, movement and dance, to recognise the cultural heritage that enriches our nation.

#NAIDOCWeek #NAIDOC2024 #BlakLoudProud #Collaboration

Come along with REDed Instructor Paige as she shares what it`s like to teach our Curricular and Extra-Curricular Programs! #dayinthelife #behindthescenes #teaching #sharingknowledge ...

Come behind the scenes with us as we wrap up our Competitive Troupe Dance Intensives! 🎬

#bts #dancerehearsal #excitement #costumes

This year REDed is facilitating 41 Performance Troupes comprising of a remarkable 913 dancers!

Our exceptional staff team have worked tirelessly to prepare for the competition season so that our Troupes, representing 14 schools across NSW, are ready to dazzle audiences in the upcoming term. ✨

To learn more about recent REDed achievements, visit the link in bio and read our latest news article.

#schooldance #passion #eisteddfod #inspire #rolemodels

Created in collaboration with @bangarradancetheatre, our enhanced curricular programs have been introduced this year and they are off to an empowering start.

Our approach includes a movement-based, land connected Acknowledgement to Country; movement exercises that explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ ways of living, being and sharing; and dedicated storytelling creations in relation to specifically created Australiana themed routines. 🍂

To learn more about recent REDed achievements, visit the link in bio and read our latest news article.

#firstnations #curriculum #education #storytelling #movement

As Term 2 rolls out, our REDed First Nations Lens Program for primary schools is settling in beautifully. Students are engaging with the Australian themed dances, discussing concepts in a cross curricular way, and sharing, learning and exploring, with exceptional outcomes of high value to the whole child. ✅

#education #nswedustandards
#australiancurriculum #learningthroughmovement