On Friday June 7, our Performing Arts Dance Students showcased their talents as part of the Dance Alliance's performance - Nexus. The Dance Alliance has been together for quite a number of years and consists of 4 schools that have come together to present dance at a very high standard. This year we were invited to join the Dance Alliance and be a part of Nexus, along with Rossmoyne SHS, Shenton College and Balcatta SHS. I can honestly say, that our students deserved to share that stage with the students from those talented schools. Our students demonstrated professionalism, dedication, commitment and team work, and performed with energy, passion and enthusiasm.
The Year 7’s did a characterised Hip-Hop piece and all transformed into the most amazing collection of Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires and Demons. Their piece “Monsters” was greatly appreciated by all in attendance.
The Year 8’s addressed the issue of social acceptance in a theatrical contemporary piece. Encouraging people to be proud of who they are and their individuality, and being there to support those friends who are struggling with their self-confidence.
The Year 9’s celebrated the party life in a Hip-Hop piece, and learnt to just have fun. It was great to see so many of them actually smiling on stage and enjoying the performance.
The Year 10’s performed a very emotional contemporary piece about not letting the government and big corporates forget about all of us. With a focus on the difficult topics of bullying, domestic violence, refugee in detention centres, and so many people losing their jobs due to corporate cuts, I know for a fact that there were a few watering eyes in the audience.
The Year 11 & 12’s went old school Hip-Hop with an energetic lively piece that incorporated some tricky partnering work, Latin Salsa and one amazing dive roll that all received rapturous applause from the audience.
We had a large turnout of parents, and also quite a few staff who came to see the show and support the students. To those of you - THANK YOU.
Thank you to all the staff who supported or helped in any way.
Congratulations to all the Performing Arts Dance students for all your hard work. You all did an amazing job, and I could not be prouder.
Mr Trevor Ghouse
Specialist Dance Teacher.