Dance will have you learning and performing a range of dance sequences from different dance genres, e.g. jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and cultural dances. You will also choreograph your own dances in small groups, pairs or by yourself. Most practical tasks are group-based but all students are assessed individually. You will attend a live dance performance and participate in workshops run by guest choreographers.
Learning opportunities in Drama are divided into the following categories: Drama Creation, Drama Performance and Drama Studies (Theory).
"Drama is super-interactive and hands on – you need to be prepared to get creative and willing to put your heart into it.” “Drama is an empowering subject that begins at the edge of your comfort zone.” “Drama involves a balance of doing and thinking – it has broadened my knowledge and challenged my perspective.”
Music aims to develop your skills in Performance, Music theory, Composition and Music Knowledge. Music allows you to work within your areas of strength, such as Performance or Composition, while helping you to stretch and grow, to try new things.
Performing Arts Technology is for students with an interest in theatre, practical arts/design, technology or a desire to work backstage on productions. All of the internal assessments relate to an aspect of backstage theatre work. Unit standards include: costume design, lighting design and operation, stage management, set-design and stage make-up. Performances taking place during the school year may provide the context for some of these unit standards therefore requiring students to attend some rehearsals and performances out of class time. You will attend a live theatre performance.
Courses in this Learning Area
Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist,