About the project
The school's Dance Troupe program has proudly developed talented and passionate dancers for almost two decades. Since its inception in 2004, the Dance Troupes program has won numerous sections at various competitions, including the Beenleigh, Gold Coast and Brisbane Dance eisteddfods and Dance Life Unite, with many of its students going on to teach, perform and choreograph in a professional setting.
The Dance Troupes program aims to develop the dancer as a whole – technically, expressively, and socially. The program provides students with accessible, affordable, time-efficient and valuable opportunities to support students’ development across those key areas. The program also strives to improve the profile of dance in the State High community. This vision is achieved through student participation in rehearsals, industry-led workshops and performances, both at school and in the community.
The Dance Troupes program forms part of a vibrant community of performing arts excellence at our school. The program has three key goals:
- Culture – provide opportunities for students to demonstrate school spirit through engagement in a positive learning and community culture through dancing.
- Progress – the Dance Troupes program aims to engage dance students of all ages and abilities in group performance, enabling them to develop their own dance and performance skills while promoting development of self-confidence, creativity and critical thinking.
- Competition – enable school dance troupes to develop to a point where they find success at eisteddfods and are engaged to perform at events where they receive critical acclaim.
The P&C Dance Subcommittee provides financial assistance to the Dance Program through fundraising and sponsorships to purchase items that are more expensive than day-to-day operational expenses covered under student levies. This includes purchasing new costumes and equipment and supporting extra development opportunities for the student dancers.