Lake State High School prides itself on providing learning pathways which allow
students to pursue courses of study which support their academic and physical
performance goals. Our commitment to this philosophy involves a Dance Program of
Excellence to support the growth of the popularity of dance in the school and wider
The aim of
the Dance Program of Excellence is to provide students with the opportunity to
develop their potential along the elite pathway of dance performance whilst
maintaining their performance in academic studies. It provides students with
quality instruction and feedback on their development within the school
environment and allows access and opportunities to compete in dance
competitions across South- East Queensland. The program will allow students the
opportunity to develop their dance performance skills; expose them to industry standard dance
experiences and venues; develop discipline in all styles of dance; experience realistic
opportunities and realise their potential through the performance skills.
are selected to participate in the Dance Program of Excellence based on their
desire to learn advanced dance skills and showcase performance skills.
Applicants for this program need to demonstrate a high standard of dance
performance skills and ability and the capacity to work productively in a
positive team environment.
eligible to participate in the Dance Program of Excellence, students must:
attend a formal audition, performing a set
piece of choreography to determine their skill level suitability to participate
in the desired troupe;
- demonstrate commitment to lunch time and after
school rehearsals and performances and compete in all competitions across the
Conditions of Enrolment
in the Dance Program of Excellence must:
study curriculum dance and take part in the
junior or senior dance troupe in one or more styles (choice of musical theatre/jazz,
contemporary and hip hop);
- maintain a strong commitment to troupes and
attend all rehearsals outside of school time;
- maintain a sound achievement (C) or higher in
- consistently demonstrate our PRIDE
expectations of Prepared, Respectful, Inclusive, Dedicated and Engaged.
curriculum pathway is:-
Year 7 Dance →Year 8 Streamed class →Year 9 &
10 Advanced Dance →Year 11 & 12 Dance/ Dance in Practice
community partnerships, students in the Dance Program of Excellence will
receive external specialised training with:
HOOD Academy, where students will have access
to the House of Champions competition and the expertise of a professional
choreographer, who will attend regular sessions to mentor groups, provide
feedback before competitions and offer new initiatives in the hip hop dance
- RAW Dance Company will offer students
opportunities to study certificate courses both during schooling and
post-schooling in a range of styles and will also include regular visits from
accomplished, professional choreographers, dancers and directors.
For further information please contact Mr Sean Lubbers, Head of Department, The Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 3714 2333.