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Dance Program
Dance Director
Teachers

  • Ms Michelle Holden B.A. Dance
  • Ms Emily Ireland B.A. Dance
  • Aim
    Dance is co-ordinated by the Performing Arts Faculty. The aim is to train dancers in the following dance styles : contemporary, jazz, tap and cheer leading. High order accomplishment of skills and technique of these styles provides the basis for elective dance in the School Certificate and Higher School Certificate courses.

    Courses Offered Year 7/8 Sport Enrichment students are expected to be at dance class on time and with the correct dance attire (navy blue sleeveless leotard, black dance pants, 3/4 black tights and black jazz shoes or boots for all practical dance lessons. Year 9/10 Dance is an elective subject studied over two years as a component of the School Certificate. Dancers will be studying both the theoretical components (appreciation) and continuing the learning of dance styles (performance). Year 11/12 Dance is studied over two years as a 2U Higher School Certificate subject. Dancers will continue to study performance and appreciation and will have composition added to their studies. The practical component is worth 60% of the Higher School Certificate.

    Course Structure
    Year 7/8 Sport Enrichment participate in two practical sessions of dance per week. Year 9/10 Dance have one double period technique session per week and one double period of appreciation / composition on a rotation basis. Year 11/12 Dance participate in three double period lessons per week.

    Dance students are expected to be part of Dance Company or Dance Ensemble Group. These are multi year groups which train one afternoon per week. Students are expected to be available and in attendance at these training times.

    Performance Schedule
    An Evening of Dance Regional Dance Festival State Dance Festival

    Overseas Tours
    Members of the Dance program travelled to the USA in 2005
    Tour with performances in several cities in the USA 2008
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