Dance is one of five subjects that make up the Performing Arts. Dance can be chosen as an elective subject each semester from Year 7 through to Year 10.
The Lower School Dance Program aims to provide students with a broad overview of dance in today’s society and teaches students the basic dance skills, techniques and processes.
Dance Theory focuses on the history and origins of dance, the elements of dance and safe dance.
Dance Practical focuses on Dance as a form of fitness and as a type of expression. Throughout the practical Dance units students will participate in a variety of Dance genres such as Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Cultural dance.
If you chose Dance in upper school the Dance course becomes a Certificate II VET Qualification. This is a nationally recognised certificate that is completed over 2 years (Year 11 and Year 12). Students need to complete 10 units of competency (booklets) and 4 major performances (one per semester) over the 2 year period. All students are given the opportunity to work both individually and in groups to complete the Certificate. In practical lessons, students will participate in a variety of dance workshops including Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre.
There are many events on the Dance Program Calendar such as:
South of the Swan Dance Festival (Term 2)
Sydney Dance Camp (School Holidays June/July)
Upper School Choreography Night (Term 3)
Lower School Choreography Night (Term 4)