Cocurricular Dance offers a variety of classes for students from Years 7 to 12 which cater to girls of all abilities and interests. Classes include jazz, ballet, hip hop, musical theatre, salsa and tap. Our Eisteddfod dance groups are selected each year to compete at various eisteddfods. We have two jazz and two contemporary eisteddfod groups, and all dancers are welcome to audition.
The highlight of the year for all dancers is the Dance Spectacular production held usually in September. This event showcases every class as well as individual and eisteddfod performances.
Girls in Black
This program is available to all girls interested in learning technical theatre skills and provides backstage and technical support for College productions. Students learn and practice skills such as theatrical lighting, sound production and stage management. The girls provide support for College productions including the College Musical, Year 11 Play, Music Gala Concert and many more events.
The cocurricular Music program aims to encourage girls to develop an interest in musical activity, participation, teamwork and enjoyment. It provides an opportunity for every girl, regardless of her ability, to develop her musical potential. Girls will develop skills, knowledge and the theory of music across a diverse range of ensembles.
Students perform at numerous events and compete in a range of eisteddfods and competitions. A music tour occurs every two years and is available to all members of the Music program.
We offer private instrumental tuition including lessons in piano, voice, woodwind, brass, strings, guitars and drums. Students can enter AMEB exams or have lessons to simply improve and have fun.
The College musical is performed annually at the end of Term 1 in Bowie Hall. The cast is comprised of students from Years 8 through to Year 12, with auditions held the year prior. All roles are filled by the girls to maximise the opportunities for them to share their talents and participate. Between 80 and 100 students are involved as cast members each year, with additional opportunities for students to perform in the orchestra and to be involved in a technical capacity as part of the Girls in Black.
Year 11 Play
Drama offers students the chance to explore their creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and connectivity – all key skills required by 21st century learning. The Play is an annual tradition in the College and offers all Year 11 students an opportunity to be involved with their cohort to work on a major production. Auditions are held in Term 1 and rehearsals run throughout Term 2, with the production being staged in the Murray Theatre in June each year.
“I joined Girls in Black in Year 7 and have since learned a wide variety of skills that have allowed me to be actively involved in many of the school’s events and productions. What’s amazing about the experience is that you get to learn practical skills that are unique and specialised. Girls in Black has also allowed me to improve my ability to work cohesively within a team and with girls across all Year groups.” Teya Murray, Year 11