The Mt St Michael's Drama Club provides the opportunity for students to participate in drama and performance based activities with a focus on developing skills through voice and movement training, characterisation exercises, play-building, script reading and drama games.
It allows students to develop skills and confidence in performance, public speaking and group work in a relaxed and informal atmosphere outside of College hours.
The Drama Club embraces the college ethos by promoting co-operation, team work and College spirit amongst students from all year levels by encouraging participants to work together towards a common goal.
Students in the Drama Club do not need to be studying Drama or Performing Arts to benefit from the programme. It is open to all students regardless of experience or perceived skill, as it gives students the opportunity to choose to focus on areas of individual interest.
Members of the Drama Club may prefer to take part in the games-based and collaborative play-building aspect, focusing their abilities on the work involved in the preparation and production of a short play.
Dance Club (Terms 1 and 4)
Dance Club is a Co-Curricular activity open to students of all year levels and abilities. It is conducted by Past Pupils' of the College as well as the elected Dance Captains from Year 12. No prior dance training is required.
The main objective of this activity is to be active, have fun and gain dance experience. Members of the Dance Club gain valuable performing opportunities throughout the year, including Open Day, Australian Dance Week, Musicfest and the Year 12 Dance/Drama concert where members perform in an ensemble situation.
Rehearsals are held once a week in the morning at 7.15 am.
Stage Traffic (Junior & Senior)
Stage Traffic is a dance Co-Curricular activity which is essentially a performance-based dance ensemble. The group comprises of 16-20 members and is open to students from all year levels.
Girls must audition to gain a position in Stage Traffic and auditions are held at the start of the year. The standard is an advanced level and therefore experience in various dance styles is strongly recommended.
Stage Traffic is involved in many performing opportunities throughout the year and in past years the group has toured New Zealand and performed a production in various schools as part of the first Dance/Drama Cultural Tour.
Rehearsals are conducted once a week in the morning at 7.15 am.