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Creative Industries - It's All About Dance!

18/04/2017
​It's All About Dance!
Almost  through Term 1 already! Dance has gotten off to a flying start for 2017 and it has been a pleasure to witness and work with the creative and talented students here at Victoria Point SHS. Congratulations also to the students who successfully auditioned for our 3 troupes - Contemporary, Tap and Senior Troupe; it's very exciting to see the dances taking shape already!
Year 7 and 8 Program of Excellence students are learning two dances this term - a Harry Potter themed hip hop dance and a contemporary dance about people standing up to and against the oppression they face. In Year 9, it’s been a pleasure to teach the enthusiastic Program of Excellence dance students who have been learning a hip hop dance and also creatively contributing to the choreography. Year 10 Program of Excellence dance students have the amazing opportunity to be working with award-winning guest choreographer, Beccy Fernando, on a new hip hop routine. In Year 11, we have been focusing on the functions of dance, specifically Artistic and Ritual, in connection with the internationally renowned contemporary dance company, Bangarra Dance Theatre. Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and "widely acclaimed for its powerful dancing, distinctive theatrical voice and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design". Finally the Year 12's are delving into the world of Musical Theatre, writing about the transformation of T.S. Eliot's poems into one the longest running musicals, Cats, and dancing up a storm in A Chorus Line, the musical which really gets to the heart of highs and lows of a dancer's life. I can’t wait to see the finished dances in each year level and troupe!