Dance for
Sick Kids

Bring your school together for Australia's new feel-good fundraiser

15 - 21 May 2021

Join schools from all over Australia during National Families Week and dance to make a difference for seriously ill or injured children and their families!

Our Teacher Resource Pack includes optional teaching resources for Years 5 - 8 aligned to the Australian and NSW curriculum, designed by teachers, for teachers! 


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Dance for Sick Kids combines the joy of dancing with the happiness we gain from giving back, for a uniquely feel-good fundraiser. Sign up today and receive a Welcome Kit to help you start planning for next year!

Get Your School Dancing!

You’ll receive exclusive access to virtual dance classes from celebrated dancers, as well as an optional unit of teaching resources to support years 5-8 Australian and NSW dance curriculum.

Support Sick Kids

All funds raised will help one of Australia’s most loved charities, continue to provide a home-away-from-home for thousands of seriously ill or injured children and their families, each year.

How to Get Your School Involved!

Dance for Sick Kids is a fun way for your school community to stay active and raise funds to support seriously ill children and their families. This exciting, new fundraising event is perfect to ignite your school spirit for a good cause - and we're here to help every step of the way! 

It's simple to get involved - Register your school to take on the challenge of dancing each day during National Families Week, 15 - 21 May 2021. Dance for Sick Kids is designed to be all inclusive and to allow children of all abilities to get involved and moving. Students can choose how long they dance for, 30mins, 60mins or 120mins - or any time limit they want! 

We'll make it super easy for your school to take part by providing exclusive access to virtual dance classes throughout the challenge week. As a bonus, our qualified Education Services team have created a Teacher Resource Pack! These are aligned and programmed according to the Australian and NSW curriculum, to implement lesson content in classrooms.

Register Your School Today!

Choose Your Challenge and Let's Dance!

During National Families Week (15 - 21 May, 2021) participants will take on the challenge to dance each day to help raise funds for sick kids. How much dancing will your school take on each day? Remember, these are just suggested time limits - it's up to each student to decide what challenge they are up for!

Baby Steps

30 mins a day

Host a daily dance-off at lunch time or dance on your way to each class! Don't forget to get the teachers involved!

Groove and Move

60 mins a day

Try 15 mins before school, 15 mins at lunch and a 30 minute dance party each evening. Get your playlists ready!

Dancing Queen

120 mins a day

You are serious about making a difference for sick kids. Find a routine you want to learn or have fun and freestyle!

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Teacher Resource Pack

Calling all teachers! Get exclusive access to the DFSK unit of work programmed for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) and Stage 4 (Years 7-8) aligned to the NSW PDHPE and Creative Arts syllabuses and the Australian Curriculum - The Arts (Dance) and Health and Physical Education - Movement and Physical Activity.

These easy to follow and deliver lessons have been developed by teachers for teachers. We understand that programming units of work can be stressful, so we’ve taken some of the workload off your shoulders.

Each lesson has an accompanying page in the Student Learning Journal for students to complete and a slide in the DFSK lesson presentation. We’ve even developed an assessment task at the end of the unit!

All you need to do is register your school to get exclusive access to these resources to use in your classrooms!

Download Teacher Resource Pack FAQs

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Do I have to choose one of the options for the amount of time I dance each day?

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Nope. When you register there's an option to 'Choose your own challenge'. Choose whatever you are comfortable with! If that's 15 mins a day, great! As long as you are safe and having fun there's no worries. For the keen dancers out there you might want to set yourself a bigger challenge with a dance marathon!

Dance for Sick Kids is designed to be all inclusive and to allow children of all abilities to get involved and moving so the challenge is super flexible. All students who sign up will have the option to choose their own time limit for dancing if they want to get in a few extra steps before and after school.

We can't participate during National Families Week (15 - 21 May 2021), can we dance any other time?

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You absolutely can! We understand schools all dance to the beat of their own drum, so you can participate when it suits you!

Most people will be hitting the dance floor 15 - 21 May 2021 but any time after that you'll have access to our exclusive dance tutorials for all levels of experience and of course, you'll have your free dance unit of work provided by our Education Services Team.

What does the Teacher Resource Pack include?

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  • A unit of work aligned with the Stage 3 (Years 5-6) and Stage 4 (Years 7-8) PDHPE and Creative Arts NSW and Australian Curriculums respectively.
  • Easy to follow, fully developed and planned lessons with little to no prior lesson preparation required- opportunity for lessons to be delivered remotely is also a possibility.
  • Lesson reflections embedded within the unit of work
  • Accompanying presentation slide for each lesson
  • Student learning journal designed to accompany each lesson
  • Assessment task at the end of each unit of work including marking rubric

Download full Teacher Resource Pack FAQs here

About Ronald McDonald House Charities

Unfortunately due to their child's injury or serious illness, over 10,000 families will stay at a Ronald McDonald House each year.

Located close to most major children's hospitals in each state, our houses provide a warm, safe, home away from home when these children require specialist care and treatment far from their home towns in regional and rural Australia.

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program helps seriously ill children to catch up on their missed schooling when returning to school after hospitalisation. Our Family Rooms assist families in hospitals around Australia to find respite during treatment and our Family Retreats across the country allow families to take a break after illness or bereavement. Find out more about all our programs here.

Register Your School Now

Something else we can help you with?
Get in touch.

Claire Gordon

Phone: 0431 967 130


Sign Up!

No matter your dance skill or style, this feel-good fundraiser is for everyone!

Sign up now to get started and join us to dance for sick kids!

Raise Funds!

Share your fundraising page and raise funds to support sick kids and their families staying at Ronald McDonald House to give them a place to call home. 

Get Dancing!

Get dancing from 15 - 21 May to achieve your target! You'll be part of our community of movers and shakers who are dancing together to make a difference. 

Check out our inspiration wall of everyone Dancing for Sick Kids in 2020!

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If you have any questions about Dance for Sick Kids or need a hand with anything, please reach out. We're here to help!