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Dance program

Rationale

  • One key learning area of the curriculum for Queensland schools is the arts, dance and music are elements of the arts.
  • A culture of performance has grown at Shailer Park State School. Over the past 10 years our Dance program has become a strong part of that culture.

Aims

At Shailer Park State School our Dance program aim to:

  • To educate students in the dance and music elements of the arts curriculum.
  • To give students the opportunity learn, practise, rehearse and compete through performance.
  • To promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • To provide opportunities to extend and develop dance skills and techniques.
  • To enjoy and foster the early development of movement and dance.
  • To expose students to a variety of styles and choreography in dance including, jazz, hip-hop, musical theatre and contemporary.

Implementation

  • Participation in the Dance program is open to Year 1 - 6 students.
  • Auditions are held at the beginning of each year to select students who wish to participate.
  • Regular practice sessions are conducted at lunch time and after school during the course of the year. A full commitment to these sessions is a prerequisite for selection into the program.
  • Dance groups perform at various competitions, Eisteddfods and events during the course of the year, such as: Annual Beenleigh Eisteddfod, Redlands Eisteddfod, Awards, Under 8’s Day, Shailer’s Got Talent, Gala Night, Shopping Centre Displays, Child Care Centres, Education Week, Royal Exhibition and school parades.

Our dance teams

Each year the Dance program aims to take on over 100 students from grades 1-6 to participate throughout the year. Some of the styles and choreography included into our curriculum include Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre and Contemporary.

This year the dance teams include

  • Senior/Performance Shailerettes (Years 4-7).
  • Intermediate Shailerettes (Years 4-7).
  • Junior Shailerettes (Years 1,2,3,4).
  • Musical Theatre Group (open ages).
  • Shailer Jets (Boys Years 3-7).

Dance teacher

Monica Beitzel