There is an enormous amount of talent in dance at Trinity, and students are enriched by the co-curricular dance program offered at the college. There are eleven dance ensembles over both campus', with performance opportunities throughout the year, both internal and external. The first performance for Junior School dance ensembles is the ‘Future Stars’ concert held in the Trinity Centre on Friday 20June. This event includes students who are just 5 years old and for many of these very young students this will be their first experience as a performer. It is wonderful to see the students’ grow in confidence. They are all progressing beautifully.
Middle School dance ensembles (Locomotives, Express and Danzantes) have been working on their technical skills in preparation for their performance routines for our bi-annual dance concert, Dancefest (Week 3, Term 3). Students in Danzantes have also been working hard on mastering more complicated dance sequences, in both contemporary and jazz, in preparation for the Gold Coast Eisteddfod.
This year our Viva dance ensemble is a very large group of 27 extremely talented senior dancers. The first routine they have been working on is an abstract contemporary piece, which has challenged the dancers in both technical and performance skills. This routine will be presented at Dancefest as well as the Gold Coast Eisteddfod.
Our elite song and dance group, Fusion, have once again shown great commitment and dedication having learnt two new routines already this semester. The students are very excited to perform these routines as part of the Schoolyard Blues program at the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival on Friday 20 May and at other events taking place this term.
An extra performance opportunity for the year is the upcoming Performing Arts Tour in June. Students travelling to Sydney with the college, will perform in two concerts, along with music and drama students, to showcase the vast amount of talent at Trinity Lutheran College. Many students will be giving up their time next weekend to rehearse dance items specifically created for the tour. Students will also take part in several dance workshops run by prestigious dance companies such as Brent Street and the Sydney Dance Company.
It is certainly shaping up to be a wonderful year of dance and performance opportunities for all students in the Performing Arts.
Mrs Nerida Humm
Teacher KLA – Arts