Dance is a form of communication which heightens awareness of, and develops respect for, the body and increases the quality of a person’s physical wellbeing.
Dance is a form of communication that heightens awareness of, and develops respect for, the body and increases the quality of a person’s physical wellbeing.
Dance education fosters the development of special interests and talents not emphasised in other educational areas and transferable social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills.
It provides opportunities for students to critically examine their experiences and understandings of dance both theoretically and practically. Creative and problem-solving abilities are fostered through analysis, synthesis, evaluation and communication of ideas, images and feelings. Students build self-confidence and the necessary social skills to work effectively, individually and in teams. Students have the opportunity to explore a range of technologies and their impact on the creation, performance and analysis of dance.
Dance Groups are regularly invited to perform at College events and liturgies, often collaborating or incorporating student work from the Music and Art departments to create uniquely expressive artworks.
The Co-curricular Dance program is co-ordinated by the Mt St Michaels Dance teachers with choreography and assistance by dance teachers, past students, and the current Dance Captains.
For more information please contact MSMDanceCocurricular@msm.qld.edu.au
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Performance Ensemble at Mt St Michael’s is an opportunity to showcase the exceptional dance talents of MSM students.
As a member of the MSM Dance Performance Ensemble students represent the College at Eisteddfods and perform at both internal and external events.
The group is led by Past Pupils and additionally works with guest choreographers and artists to produce and perform complex and challenging dance routines.
The group is open to students from all year levels. Girls must audition to gain a position in Performance Ensemble and auditions are held at the end of the year for current students and at the start of the year for new students. The standard is an advanced level and therefore experience in various dance styles is strongly recommended.
Dance Team is a dance Co-Curricular group that provides students with an opportunity to learn dance while developing team work, technique, strength, flexibility, and performance skills.
Dance Team performs at many College events including Dance Showcase, Arts Festival and Year 12 Dance Showcase.
The group is led by Past Pupils and works weekly to learn and refine challenging routines in a range of dance styles. The group is open to students from all year levels and auditions are held at the end of the year for current students and the start of the year for new students.
Liturgy Dancers is a dance Co-Curricular group which performs contemporary and ballet styles of dance for the four MSM end of term liturgies.
The group is led by Past Pupils and works as a collective, choreographing and performing together.
At times, Liturgy Dancers will perform at larger liturgies in Brisbane. The group is open to students from all year levels and auditions are held at the end of the year for current students and the start of the year for new students.
Dance Active is a dance Co-Curricular activity open to students of all year levels and abilities. No prior dance training is required.
The main objective of this activity is to be active, have fun and gain dance experience. Students will learn a variety of different dance styles and meet new people.
Dance Active occurs once a week each term. Registration information is communicated through Sport correspondence.